Today I'm reviewing Sugar and Iced by Jenn McKinlay.
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Summary from Goodreads: Sugar and spice and murderous vice.
That’s what pageants are made of…
Normally Melanie Cooper and Angie DeLaura wouldn’t be caught dead at a beauty pageant, but when Mel’s mom asks them to provide cupcakes for the seventy-fifth annual Sweet Tiara contest as a favor for her best friend, they can’t say no. Plus, between cooking up a daily display for the three-day event and sponsoring a cupcake creation challenge for the participants, Fairy Tale Cupcakes will get great publicity.
But the world of pageants is even hotter than Mel’s kitchen. A high-strung judge and a pushy stage mom target Lupe, a young friend of Mel and Angie’s, at the competition and aim to take her out—by any means necessary. When the same judge shows up dead underneath Mel and Angie’s cupcake display, Lupe is crowned the lead suspect. Now Mel and Angie will have to find the real killer quickly or Lupe may be strutting the catwalk in prison pinstripes…
Review: Ok, I think that Sugar and Iced has restored my faith in the Cupcake Bakery series. It was more exciting than some of the other books in the series, and if that means ending on a cliffhanger then I'll take it! Also readers get to learn more about Oz and a friend of his when she competes in the pageant that Mel & co. are catering. Would definitely recommend!