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Download A Sheetcake Named Desire Book ↠ á Jacklyn brady ï New Orleans pastry chef Rita Lucero is out to bake her way to the top But when she finds her almost ex husband killed with a chef's knife in his back she becomes suspect number one Now it's up to her to find the real killer before she winds up as the New Orleans pastry chef Rita Lucero is out to bake her way to the top But when she finds Rita Lucero has waited two years for her divorce all she needs is for her almost ex Philippe Renier to sign on the proper line He has been avoided her phone calls and emails so she decides to go directly to him to his high end cake shop in New Orleans and sit in the office until he faces her and signs the papersRita arrives just a few minutes too late or at the perfect time if you are a killer Rita discovers her husband dead with a chef's knife in his chest Because their divorce was not final she is still his legal heir and inherits part ownership of the fancy cake shop Zydeco Cakes This inheritance also makes her the prime suspect in Philippe's murder Her mother in law believes she had nothing to do with his death and begs her to stay in New Orleans and take over operations at Zydeco and to find out who really killed her son A lot of Zydeco's employees are friends she had when she was with Philippe and they don't know if they can trust her But importantly she doesn't know who she can trust because there is a killer out there and she does not want to be sliced and served as the next victimWord of warning You are going to be craving cake the entire time you are reading this bookA perfectly mixed cozy mystery The theme is scrumptious the characters are well blended the plot is well written and tasty Plenty of swirls and twirls that make you think you know whodunit and then realize nope it's someone else and then maybe you were right the first time The humor oh the humor This author made shopping for caskets hysterical The whole story was as smooth a fondant but with a little edge of pulled sugar This is definitely a book you want to eat I mean readDisclosure of Material Connection I received this book free from Berkley Prime Crime I was not reuired to write a positive review The opinions I have expressed are my own Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”

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Her almost ex husband killed with a chef's knife in his back she becomes suspect number o 35 starsPastry Chef Rita Lucero is tired of her husband Philippe Reinier's ignoring her divorce papers She's spent the last two years trying to get over him while working in her uncle's Mexican restaurant in New Mexico Now she's in New Orleans to present the papers to her ex in person She gets the brush off from his faithful manager Edie but is prepared to wait When an employee comes rushing in with the news that Philippe and his friend Ox are going at it on the loading dock Rita is concerned Last she knew the two were old pals who loved each other like brothers When she searches for Philippe she discovers Ox on the ground with a bloody head and finally Philippe with a giant knife stuck through his chest As far as the NOPD are concerned Rita is suspect #1 since she inherits everything His flighty girlfriend uinn may have something to say about that but his mother Miss Frankie prefers Rita and asks Rita's help in making final arrangements AND finding out who killed her son Rita is certain it wasn't Ox but he may know who did it There's also the matter of who sabotaged the bakery Was the person the same as the killer? Does rival Dimitri Wolff have anything to do with one crime or the other? Rita is determined to find outThis book is slightly above average for a cozy mystery though it's long The descriptions of New Orleans from the weather to the food and the music are incredible I felt like I was right there The author captured the flavor of New Orleans very well The writing style is above average but not terribly sophisticated The descriptions are the best part The mystery is so engaging I couldn't put it down I never ever guessed whodunnit In fact I think the author made a huge mistake making it that person The timeline seems wrong to me How could the murder happen that fast? That person did cross my mind but I forgot my suspicions early on and focused on someone else and then someone else again The characters seem like they could be well drawn and they might evolve over time but are somewhat flat here There's the goth girl the bubbly chubby girl the gold digger the evil rival etc etc Rita is a good character She's a tough cookie because she was orphaned at a young age and raised by her aunt and uncle out of a sense of duty She feels inadeuate among the old money New Orleanians and still has insecurities from her past It's obvious she loves Philippe still and hasn't yet moved on She's caring towards her mother in law and kind but firm with the staff I'm not sure I like the sound of Philippe The reports of him are so contrary and his personal life plot wasn't completely resolved Why would he fall for a bimbo like uinn when all his friends and even his own mother couldn't stand her? Why would he risk alienating his staff and his family? Why does she bring out the worst in him? Was he trying to go for the opposite of Rita or did their relationship not work out because he wanted an adoring trophy wife? I wish there had been some answers to those uestions but we are left to speculate since the man is dead and can't speak for himself My favorite character was Miss Frankie She epitomizes that old world southern lady with a backbone of steel and a frosty glint in her eye Even though her exterior seems tough she's hurting inside and Rita is familiar and comfortable for her The scene in the funeral parlor is hilarious I don't really feel compelled to read of this series but I did enjoy this one and I might read another soon

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A Sheetcake Named Desire A Piece of Cake Mystery #1 Ne Now it's up to her to find the real killer before she winds up as the next victim serv I liked this book better than most I have read lately I read the vast majority of it in the first day It was a uick easy read and I liked all of the good characters immensely Rita did annoy me some but not so much that I didn't like her and Miss Frankie has so typically deep South old money that you just had to love her I think my favorite character was Old Dog Leg the blind trumpet player and I really hope he is a regular so I can watch his development The story moved pretty uickly and I loved the turns in plot that caught Rita and me totally off guard Yes the culprit surprised me and I found the resolution satisfying Looking forward to continuing the series