I've been a fan of the Hannah Swensen’s books from the very beginning. While I did miss reading the last 2 books, I was able to easily pick up the series and keep up with no problems. I do plan on going back to read the books I missed, as I really love the characters in this series.
I really enjoyed Wedding Cake Murder. I got to spend time with all my favorite characters while getting to see Hannah prepare to get married and compete in a dessert chef contest. Of course, no Hannah Swensen novel is complete until we have at least one murder and the Swenson sisters work together to solve the crime.
Hannah has always been my favorite character from this series, but I love her sisters Andrea and Michelle as well. I love how each sister's mind works a little bit differently, but they can work so well together to solve murders. I also love that the police always know that Hannah and her friends and family are on the case just like them and actually look to Hannah for help with the investigations.
Since I had missed the last 2 books, I was a little surprised to see Hannah was getting married to someone other than Mike or Norman. I'm still not really sure how I feel about Ross other than to say I don't think we know enough about him at this time. Maybe because I like Mike and Norman so much, flaws and all, I wasn't ready for another man to be in Hannah's life, but I still think there is something we are missing about Ross. I’ll really be watching him in the next book to see if anything is revealed.
I'm still a fan of the Hannah Swensen books and absolutely love all the recipes that are included in each book. I do wish all the recipes were listed in one section at the back of the book rather than at the end of the chapters, but I can always skip ahead pretty easily while reading. With Wedding Cake Murder many changes happened that could effect upcoming books and I look forward to seeing where the author takes her fans.
Review copy provided by publisher
Everyone in Lake Eden, Minnesota, may have had their doubts, but at long last, Hannah Swensen is getting married!
Hannah is thrilled to be marrying Ross Barton, her college crush. And her excitement only grows when she learns he’ll be able to join her on her trip to New York City for the Food Channel’s dessert chef contest. They get a taste of the Big Apple before Hannah wins the Hometown Challenge and the producers bring all the contestants to Lake Eden to tape the remainder of the show. It’s nerve-wracking enough being judged by Alain Duquesne, a celebrity chef with a nasty reputation. But it’s even more chilling to find him stabbed to death in the Lake Eden Inn’s walk-in cooler—before he’s even had a chance to taste Hannah’s Butterscotch Sugar Cookies! Now Hannah has not only lost her advantage, she’ll have to solve a mystery with more layers than a five-tiered wedding cake…
Great little story. Wondering if there's a book of all of the recipes in one place?
This is the sequel to the free short story (which was written for "Don't Read In the Closet event and based from MY prompt), The Alpha and His Ace. As an asexual, I guess I wanted to read about asexuality in the genre. I was excited when I saw this being listed. Especially since this time, the narrator is Aidan, the asexual human mate of Bran, the Alpha Wolf.
Oh, how I loved this one!! Yes, it was only 8,000 words ... but you know why I loved this?!? Because this SPOKE to me in so many level. While the theme was basically about Aidan's doubts and worries regarding sex with Bran, but this was written from an asexual point of view. Our worries matter!
The ending was just SO adorable. Gah, I think at this point, Bran could easily be my book boyfriend. An Alpha who understands his ACE, give me that!!! And I want Bran's cake *haha*.
Yep, I loved this. It made me HAPPY ... for both the asexuality voice, the asexuality character, and ending. Thanks for the happy ending, Ana :).
I didn’t blame her, not really. She was only part of a society that was getting more and more comfortable with all the sex all the time, and that didn’t consider for a moment that some of us weren’t into all that. My mom wanted me to be happy. It was only hard for her to understand that I didn’t need the same things she did to be happy.
Peace ☮ Love ♥ Books grabbed this tag from suddenlylorna and marlinelina on youtube where they took the ingredients of cake and made book related questions out of them. It looks pretty fun!
Book Cake Tag: The Ingredients
1. Flour(A book that was slow in the beginning, but then really picked up)
This one was hard for me, Embers is a good book, but does have a sort of slow start where the main character is simply preparing to receive a guest. However, there is also a lot of foreshadowing at this point that will keep you reading.
(A book that has a really good rich plot)
The room beyond sucked me in with a strange mystery right away. Then, added some paranormal, suspense, horror and a dual-time story to the mix.
(A book you thought you weren't going to like but ending up loving)
I usually don't read a lot of books that I don't think I'll like (why bother?), but this book seemed a little out of my comfort zone when I read the blurb. However, the crazy and intriguing plot sucked me right in along with the wonderful lead character, Abel.
(A super sweet book)
This is a recent read with a really strange plot (but it works!), and it isn't sweet in a romantic relationship kind of way, but there is a super sweet relationship between nine-year-old Emmaline and famous explorer Meriwether Lewis that will just rip your heart to shreds.
(A book that covers everything you enjoy in a book (sad, funny, action,...etc))
I actually won this book here on Booklikes and it turned out to be great! It has magic, action, dragons, humor and a great heroine.
(A book that you can turn to to make you feel better)
My favorite animals are giraffes and this is a fun book about them!
7. Cherry on Top
(The best book you have read so far this year)
This one was really hard (it's only April! There are a ton more books to be read.) Anyway, I really enjoyed Sinful Folk, it is definitely my kind of book; historical fiction that is based on a true story with a strong female lead set in medieval England.
Let's see who does it next...how about:
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