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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Finished Off in Fondant (Courtney Archer #2) by Rosemarie Ross

Finished Off in Fondant

(Courtney Archer #2)

by Rosemarie Ross

Paperback, 304 pages

Published December 1st 2020 by Kensington Publishing Corporation

Goodreads synopsis: 

Hosting a friendly competition reality cooking show could be the perfect career boost for Chef Courtney Archer--but when her co-host is found murdered, Courtney must work through layers of deception to find the real culprit.

Despite a few early hiccups, Courtney is thrilled with her starring role on The American Baking Battle, filmed at a grand resort in the Pocono Mountains. The icing on the cake? The new season has a wedding theme--complete with formalwear. But the first day on set, the producer seems to care more about profits than pastry--and the topper comes when her cohost Skylar falls ill. Little does she know things are about to end in tiers...

When a barely coherent, blood-covered Skylar is discovered at the doorway of his room, Courtney is horrified to walk inside and find a towering wedding cake--thoroughly smashed by the body of a woman in a bridal gown. Now suspicion is filling the studio and falling on Skylar, and Courtney has to look at coworkers and contestants, working through layers of deception to find the real culprit...


4.75 stars

This is the second book in the Courtney Archer series by Rosemarie Ross.

I really liked book one in this series COBBLERED TO DEATH. By the end of that story, the cat was out of the bag that Courtney wasn’t actually a farmer’s daughter, like her onscreen persona claimed. As we get into book two, the audience is given a non disclosure document to sign saying they won’t reveal the truth the3y are about to discover during the taping of the American Baking Battle. An of course, that truth is about Courtney’s claim to be a farmer’s daughter.

This story was just as fun as the first one and I was saddened that it ended so soon. This is one of those series you just want to cherish and take your time with since it is over way too soon. I liked so much about this. The plot was amazing. Most of the characters were ones I would want to know more about in future books and the pacing was stellar. What flow this had. It is quickly becoming a new favorite series for me.

Definitely can’t wait for book three!

If you like cozy mysteries, check this one out. You won’t be disappointed.

I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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