Jun 15, K. I can commiserate since my in-laws live in Illinois and I try to avoid visiting during summer months at all costs! One of the contestants, a guy Annie used to babysit as a kid, is murder Cupcakes, Pies, and Hot Guys, by Pamela DuMond, is a quirky, cute culinary cozy with baker Annie Graceland flying back home to Wisconsin in July…to hot, humid unbearable weather. One of the contestants, a guy Annie used to babysit as a kid, is murdered and his ghost begs her to solve the crime, which she does.
Plus there are many, many delicious sounding recipes to try! Cucakes, Pies, and Hot Guys, the newest entry in Pamela DuMonds's Annie Graceland cupcake series has all the charm of her first three books, plus a little something extra. Along with the humor, great relationships and fun mysteries we've come to expect from this writer, Ms DuMond's latest book has a bittersweet element that makes the story all the more endearing.
I don't want to give anything away, but Annie's feelings for two men is believable and poignant. Good work, Pamela DuMond. Looking for Cucakes, Pies, and Hot Guys, the newest entry in Pamela DuMonds's Annie Graceland cupcake series has all the charm of her first three books, plus a little something extra. Looking forward to more from this talented writer. Annie's return home to judge a contest results in mayhem as she shares a room with her two wild best friends, looses her luggage in transit, reconnects with former classmates and kids she babysat as well as the murder of one of the contestants who also happened to have been a kid she loved to babysit.
Fun story although so e of the drama was a bit over the top for me. Love how they solved the murder. They are funny and quirky with a nice mystery in each one. I love her heroine, Annie and all her friends.
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Mar 27, Mary M. This was a fun read with great characters. I am looking forward to following Annie's adventures and hope we're all invited to the wedding. Nov 06, Cornerofmadness rated it liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. I picked this one up free when the author gave it away. I lived not far from there as did the author. Instead of a plane ride, the contest popped for bus tickets and at the end of it Annie has the bus drive off with her luggage. Annie is clothes-less and stuck in a hotel room meant for two when there are three people. She spends a lot of time missing her cop boyfriend back home.
Soon one of the hot guys, the local town hero is found dead in his home. Annie is broken up because she used to babysit him. Did I mention she sees ghosts?
I do like a paranormal mystery. The local detective is another of her babysitting boys all grown up.
Cupcakes, Pies, and Hot Guys by Pamela DuMond
They start looking into the murder, which does seem to be tied to the hot guy contest. It felt like she had no idea what to do with them. They were very two-dimensional. Not one of them offer a pittance to help buy her clothing. And at the very end, her girlfriend buys Annie a plane ticket back home to Rafe and goes with her as her only purpose was to fall into bed with one of the hot guys and get dumped as quickly. They left him stranded in Wisconsin.
Is he getting a plane ride too? Is he going back on the stupid bus? Did he hook up with any of the hot guys? At the end of the day, it would have been a stronger story without her friends. Sep 22, Jo-Anne rated it liked it Shelves: Annie moved to California after her divorce and didn't miss Wisconsin one bit.
But when her mother volunteered her to be a judge in the Wisconsin Hot Guy contest, she had no choice but to go back, telling her boyfriend it would just be a quick trip. It turned out to not be quick after all. Because one of the contestants was murdered. Since Annie could see and talk to ghosts, this one asked her to find his murderer. Annie just had to help, especially because she used to babysit the man when she w Annie moved to California after her divorce and didn't miss Wisconsin one bit. Annie just had to help, especially because she used to babysit the man when she was a teen.
Of course, the police are investigating the murder so Annie has to be careful that she doesn't talk to the ghost when the detective is around. He is another one of the boys she used to babysit. Wow, has he grown up nicely. He tries to get her to see he's not the boy she once knew and shares his feelings with her.
This was a fun story, even with a murder. The supernatural touch was a nice twist. I didn't care for Annie much and found her a bit scattered. After seeing so many positive reviews, I expected to love this mystery.
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But, sadly, I didn't like it as much as other readers appear to have. I was especially surprised by the ending. It wasn't really a cliffhanger but definitely left things open for following books which I would understand if this was the first book in the series but this is book 3! My rating for Cupcakes, Pies, and Hot Guys is 2.
Hot guys contest anyone? This is a cute quirky book with hot guys in a "beauty contest". Annie and her 2 besties go back home to judge the contest. Lost luggage, long bus trip, murder, psychic abilities, and mom and her wild women best friends all help solve the murder, judge the contest, say goodbye to new guy wanting to be the guy and reconnecting with the guy she left at home. This story was well done and is not done. Can't wait till the next book. Never read any of her books before but will look for more of her books. She writes like you are in conversation with her and you can't wait for her answer or for her to finish the tale she is telling you.
Great stand alone Got this book free. So glad it was a stand alone or I just could not have read it. As was there's enough information so as I could keep track of who was who. Loved the pushy moms, the dreamy men and the dash of romance. Well written, thoughtful , slightly provocative and a good read.
A fun cozy mystery that keeps you guessing untill the end! Annie goes home to judge the first Wisconsin's Hot Guy contest. But when a contestant and good friend is murdered Annie is contacted by his ghost to find out who murdered him. With the help of friends, her mom's Wild Women's group and a cop she used to babysit, the hunt is on. Would make a great Hallmark movie.
To describe the love scenes… Best to read them out of left field. And the clues, right there in front of me, so how did I miss them. Just thought the old teacher was being a grump. I'm definitely onto the next cupcakes book. And definitely going to try those cupcakes. Charmingly Delicious and Humorously Mysterious I love this book! Characters, scenarios, oddities, and surprises. Absolutely delightful from beginning to end. Hot guys, a pageant and a Murder First book that I have read by this Author, very interesting, characters are wonderful, plot and solving the murder was interesting and let's not forget the romance.
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