Sunday, July 20, 2014

Death Takes the Cake

In the second installment of the Della Cooks series by Melinda Wells, Death Takes the Cake, Della Carmichael was off into a new adventure. When her boss Mickey Jordan wanted her to join a reality cooking contest show to help boost the ratings, she knew she'd gotten more into what she bargained for. The sponsor of the contest was her arch-rival from high school and the baking mix tasted terrible. Between her steaming love affair with Nicholas D'Martino and her cooking show, she discovered the dead body of her nemesis. It was up to Della to compete with tougher competition and uncovered who killed her and why, before she was the next on his list. This included yummy recipes to try at home.

This was another great culinary cozy mystery that dealt with reality show competitions being a cutthroat competition on live TV.  I loved how Della was in the spotlight, when she figured out who killed Regina.  The chemistry between Della and Nicholas was heated and intense and sizzling hot. I loved how we get to know more about Della, John, Eileen and Shannon. I didn't like Mickey's nephew Addison who was a bit of a hothead and too good to be true. The recipes are to die for as well. Another good read!

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