Book Title: Bring Your Own Baker (Death By Cupcake Series, #2)
Author: DE Haggerty
Release Date: June 20, 2016
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
Come join us at Callie’s Cakes, where murder investigations are on the menu, but make sure to bring your own baker, because Anna’s a bit preoccupied at the moment.
Warning: This is NOT your mom’s cozy mystery. Bring Your Own Baker may be a ‘clean’ read, but if gangs, illegal gambling, and pimps make you turn your nose up at your e-reader, you might want to skip this one. Although you’ll be missing some sizzling chemistry between Anna and her protector. Not to mention a whole bunch of witty dialogue.
“You are beautiful,” Logan whispers. Before I can snort again, he places a hand over my nose and mouth. “Baby, how can you not know you’re beautiful?”
My eyes widen at his question. “You’re serious?” At his nod, I continue. “Because I’m a pink-haired pixie. No one thinks a pixie’s beautiful.”
Logan’s grin is wicked. “I always thought Tinker Bell was hot.”
I huff. “Tinker Bell’s a fairy, not a pixie.”
“Pixie, fairy, whatever.” He shrugs. “Hot,” he mumbles as his lips find mine. He wastes no time in sticking his tongue down my throat but then abruptly stops. He licks his lips. “Have you been drinking?”
“Vodka.” I nod.
“Vodka doesn’t taste like coconut.”
“It does if it comes out of my freezer,” I tell him with no uncertainty.
He rolls his eyes at me. “You’re a nut.”
“Technically coconut is a fruit, not a nut,” I clarify.
Arthur wasn't in a gang. He was a computer programmer. Unless there's some total nerd gang I haven't heard of.
Maybe we should get you a gun. No one's going to be intimidated by a sprite in Strawberry Shortcake pajamas holding a knife.
The last thing we need is a gang targeting Callie's Cakes because of our extracurricular activities. Stupid gang probably wouldn't understand that harming cupcakes is akin to sacrilege.
Holy coffee cake, you guys make me hot. Like smoking hot. I should probably carry a fire extinguisher in my clutch.
Not going to lie. I have no idea what I'm talking about. Most of my information about prostitution is the result of an obsession with Richard Gere and Pretty Woman.
Anna is a pink spiky-haired pixie sized baker who stumbles into several remarkably odd and dangerous situations once she becomes embroiled in solving her friend's murder, well she just has to since the police show no interest in the effort. She lives to bake and even uses the names of desserts to swear with. I adore D.E. Haggerty and her clever cozy mysteries! I adore everything about her work - the quirkiness of her lovable characters, the odd situations they find themselves in, the eccentricities of the secondary characters, the snarky inner voices they use in their heads, the humor, the banter. It is fun and clever entertainment start to finish, with an intriguing mystery as the buttercream icing on the cupcake.