Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Review: Buttercream Bumpoff by Jenn McKinlay

Second in the Cupcake Bakery Mystery series   
  • Berkley (Prime Crime), January 2011
  • ISBN-10: 0425239241
  • ISBN-13: 9780425239247
  • Paperback
As Angie and Mel return in this Cupcake cozy series, they are starting a class for couples in their Bakery. Their Bakery is  called "Fairy Tale Cupcakes".
As they teach the couples how to make yummy sounding cupcakes each week, ( starting with "Kiss Me Cupcakes" ) Mel's Mother stops by to announce that she has a date!  Mel is suprised but supports her Mother, and they go shopping for a new outfit for her Mom's Date.
But her Mom's first date does not turn out well....

There are also romances brewing in this cozy mystery..~Mel has been in love with Joe DeLaura since she was 12 ( Angie's older brother ) ..and their Romance is starting to grow strong, despite Joe's busy work schedule.
~Angie has liked Tate ( their Bakery Partner ) for years, but Tate dosent
want to admit his feelings for Angie.

I like the way that Mel, Angie and Tate stick by each other and support each other while also quoting famous movies that they have enjoyed watching together!

Also included are Recipes for "Kiss me Cupcakes", Orange Dreamsicle Cupcakes,
and more!

You can read Chapter One of this book by clicking here . Ive read the first in this "Cupcake Bakery Mystery series, and plan to read all of the series.
  I really enjoy it!

***This is part of my 2012 Cozy Mystery Challenge over at
Debbie's Book Bag

Jenn McKinlay
To read more about Jenn McKinlay's books, including 3 other Series,
 visit her website here.


  1. Very nice review.

    I also like the new look of your blog. Great work.


  2. This sounds like such a fun series!

  3. Amused - This series is really fun! I really enjoy it, and am anxious to read the 3rd book!

  4. Thanks so much for your sweet G+ comments and shares! I enjoyed your review as well! I am now following your blog thru Linky Followers & invite you to join me there as well!

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  5. Thanks Ramona!
    I love your blog! =D

  6. Great review! I haven't read many cozy mysteries like these, but my mother-in-law recently discovered them. She particularly likes that they include recipes. I'll have to recommend Jenn McKinlay's books to her.

  7. Thanks Allison! Ive been reading alot of cozies lately, and I really enjoy them. Some of them have a little bit of romance too!

    This Cupcake series really has some cute characters in it! =D

  8. I read the first in this series last year and really liked it. Good to see that the second is just as good.

  9. Stacy, This series is so cute!
    The 3rd book is on its way to me in the mail.. =D

  10. You did a great job on this review. Looks like a cute book.

    Stopping by from Terri's Little Haven to say Hello!!

  11. this look like something i want to read. stopping by from terri's little haven. new follower here


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