Review of Caramel Crush

Caramel Crush

Cupcake Bakery Mystery, Book #9

Jenn McKinlays

5 Stars


When a breakup via cupcake threatens to crumble their friend’s life for good, Mel and Angie race to solve the murder as this New York Times bestselling series continues…

Love is in the air at Fairy Tale Cupcakes as Angie prepares for her wedding, but co-owner, Mel, is preparing for a breakup. Her old friend, Diane Earnest, is dumping her fiancé after discovering he’s only marrying her for her money. She wants Mel to personally deliver a batch of caramel breakup cupcakes to the louse and give her a play-by-play of his reaction.

When Mel finally tracks the man down, the look on his face isn’t the reaction she was expecting: he’s dead. After the police arrive and see the incriminating cupcakes, Diane becomes their prime suspect. If she hopes to taste freedom again, Mel and Angie must make sure the real killer gets their just desserts…



The characters are well rounded and well developed.  Mel and Angie are continuing to make plans for Angie’s big day. But not everyone is feeling the love.  Mel’s old friend wants to break up with her fiance so she wants Mel to take him breakup cupcakes. When Mel finally tracks him down, he is dead. Mel and Angie will have to figure out who the killer is so the girls can get back to wedding plans. 

The writing style flows smoothly and the book is an easy read. The author is very talented in her descriptive writing and these descriptions allowed me to see in my mind’s eye all the action taking place.  The mystery was well plotted and not easily solved.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well rounded cozy mystery.  I am really enjoying this series and cannot wait to read the next one.