Jules Capshaw is still chewing over her husband Carlos’s return to Ashland, Oregon. Could there be too many cooks in the kitchen? Whatever is stirring between those two will have to wait. Despite the Oregon Shakespeare Festival being dark for the winter, the bakeshop is bustling, the dough is rolling, and there’s no rest for the weary…especially when murder is thrown into the mix.
When Mindy Nolan, the owner of a new restaurant in town, turns up dead, the batter at hand thickens. Jules knows that there was bad blood between Mindy and others in town, and tracking down the killer could prove to be an unwelcome treat. And to top it all off, there’s Carlos, who is pleading—with those delicious dark eyes and sexy Spanish accent—for Jules to take him back. Is home where the heart is or will she make a fresh start…and risk getting burned?
5 out of 5 stars
|I am obsessed with this series! I am enjoying getting to know the crew at Torte. They are all starting to feel like an extended family.
This book was a bit different from the others in this series but I loved it! I had all the feels while reading this book, y’all.
The angst was killing me, but in a good way. I cried while reading, too. Twice! Cozies never make me cry. Kudos to Ellie for making the emotions in this book feel so real. I love that we got some more time with Carlos in this book. He is really starting to grow on me and I was really sad to see him return to the ship, even though I knew it was coming. I am rooting for him and Jules to be able to work something out so they can save their marriage. I really like Thomas, but just as a friend for Jules.
The reveal of the killer and the take down scenes had my heart racing. I sped through the end of the book to see what happened next.