Dying for Devil’s Food by Jenn McKinlay

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Traveling With T purchased this book for her own reading time.

Dying for Devil’s Food

Summary: t’s going to take every recipe the Fairy Tale Cupcake crew has to whip up a quick defense for Mel Cooper when her high school reunion goes from a cakewalk to a car wreck…

Melanie Cooper has zero interest in catering her fifteen-year high school reunion, but Angie insists it’s only right that they bask in the success of Fairy Tale Cupcakes–and Mel’s engagement to the delicious Joe DeLaura is the cherry on top!

Everything is going better than expected until Cassidy Havers, resident mean girl and Mel’s high school nemesis, picks a fight. No longer willing to put up with Cassidy’s bullying, Mel is ready to tell the former homecoming queen to shut her piehole and call it a night. But as Mel and Joe prepare to depart, Cassidy is found dead in the girl’s bathroom, next to a note written in lipstick that points right to Mel — making her the prime suspect.

Now, Mel must follow the clues to find the real killer and keep her reputation from being frosted for a crime she didn’t commit.


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

As we know, if you’ve read any of this series- Melanie did not have a good high school experience and she’s got lingering scars- even though she’s got Dear Joe and her great friends now.


I get it. School can be rough. The petty behavior. The bullying. The just wanting to get through the day without any incident. So, I’m glad that Mel went to her reunion and hopefully those demons she had lingering can be put to rest because while high school can suck- MEL, you are dawdling in your whole living your best life if you don’t get with the program and marry Dear Joe and adopt at least 5 more animals!

What I Liked:

The cover, Scrumptious.

How Mel and Angie are still best of friends.


What I didn’t love:

I figured out the bad person really early and it just seemed that the mystery was pretty “light” in this one (even for a cozy.) I personally hope this was Mel’s come to Jesus moment with her past and she’s getting ready to focus on all the good stuff in her present and future.


Bottom line: Long time fans will if not quite enjoy, appreciate some of this book- but if you are new to the series, start with one before this.


*Traveling With T purchased this book for her own reading. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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