Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Tres Leches Cupcakes by Josi S. Kilpack

Tres Leches Cupcakes

Author: Josi S. Kilpack

Publisher: Shadow Mountain

Published: September 10, 2012

Paperback: 384 pages

ISBN13: 9781609071707

FTC FYI: Review copy which did not effect my review

Backcover summary: For Sadie Hollmiller, going undercover as an informant for the Bureau of Land Management on an archeological site in Santa Fe, New Mexico, seems like the perfect way to stay safe and busy while a threat against her life remains unsolved.  Sadie's days are spent digging up artifacts in the middle of nowhere, but she's also digging up information on her fellow "dirt geeks."  With the help of her baking prowess and Pete's cousin, Caro, who takes to the detective work wholeheartedly, Sadie is finding herself again.

But when recent burials are found on an ancient site, Sadie finds herself in the middle of an unexpected--and unwanted--investigation. The more she digs for the truth, the more secrets she uncovers--secrets that people would kill to keep hidden.

Before Sadie knows it, she's arrested for starting a bar fight (which was totally not her fault), her new friend is missing, and she's worn out her welcome in Santa Fe in more ways than one.  A trip to the annual hot air balloon fiesta in Albuquerque is supposed to give her a brea, but before long, she learns that when you're dealing with the black market antiquity trade, you're not really safe anywhere.

My Review

What I am going to do when Josi stops writing this series?  I love these books, and Tres Leches Cupcakes is no exception.  I enjoyed the whole book immensely, but the last half, there was excitement on every page.  When Josi throws in Sadie's humor and inner voice, which I love, I can't stop reading.  Add a little Pete to  the mix, and you've got yourself another awesome Sadie Hoffmiller thriller.

Sadie almost is back to her old self in this book, and I missed her.  But, I did appreciate the journey that she has taken in each book, and her experiences have made her a better person.  I loved reading about the things she has learned, and when she's in situations similar to past adventures, she can get keep her head and focus.  I loved everything about this book, and I can't wait for Baked Alaska next Spring.

5 out of 5 stars.  You will be on the edge of your seat, and finally able to breath again when you reach the end.  I loved Pete's cousin Caro.  She was a delightful character, and a great new friend for Sadie.

Josi S. Kilpack is the author of the 6 other books in the Sadie Hoffmiller series, and several other novels.  Including Daisy, from the Newport Ladies Book Club series.  Find out more about Josi on her blogFacebook, and Twitter.

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  1. I haven't actually tried baking any of her recipes, but they all sound super yummy! I love this series!

  2. I'm so excited to read this one!

    1. Oh, and I haven't tried making the pumpkin roll yet, but I was totally craving that last night.

  3. I haven't tried any of the recipes, because I haven't yet read any of the books (although I really want to!). I haven't been able to get a hold of the first one yet, and I just can't bring myself to read them out of order. :)

  4. I really enjoy reading Josi's Culinary mysteries. She really does a fantastic job of tying the story together and making her characters feel realistic. I want to own this one too.

  5. I definitely need to hop on the "culinary mystery" band wagon! I've heard such great things about these books.

  6. Loaded Bread Dip from Blackberry Crumble. Made it for a Christmas Eve appetizer and it was a huge hit!

  7. I need to get hold of the first book. I've heard such great things about these--I own one, but it's several downstream, so to speak. =D

  8. I haven't read any from this series but it sounds like a great one. In fact I have only read one of her books (Daisy) which I absolutely loved so I would love to read more from her :)

  9. They all look good, but I haven't tried any of them. I don't bake as much as I used too. In the old days I did. Thanks for the great giveaway!!