Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala is a fast-paced debut cozy mystery that will make you laugh, cringe, and salivate simultaneously.
For Batter or Worse is the 13th enter in Jenn McKinlay’s oh so bingeable cozy Cupcake Bakery Mystery series. The cupcake crew has a lot on their plate – Angie and Tate have a baby on the way, Mel and Joe are just days away from getting married, and Oz is settling into his job as the pastry chef at an exclusive resort while planning the cupcakes for Mel and Joe’s wedding reception.
Dial A for Aunties is an absolute delight – dark humor, reunited lovers, and family ties. It deserves all of the stars.
erena Singh Flips the Script by Sonya Lalli is an own voices story told from two points of view. Serena is successful and feels fulfilled except that her friends are all at different stages of their lives – focusing on relationships and children. Serena doesn’t want those.
The Dating Plan by Sara Desai is a faux to real romance starring the smart and quirky Daisy from The Marriage Game.
Mousse and Murder by Elizabeth Logan is a fun start to a cozy culinary series with all of the components – small town, quirky, likable characters, a relatable amateur sleuth with an adorable pet. I’m looking forward to the next book!
Rafael is a fairly straightforward plot with several opportunities for Anita to demonstrate her increasing badassery.
Killer Content is the first in a new cozy mystery series. Odessa from a small Louisiana town is catsitting for the summer in her aunt’s swanky NYC apartment. To earn money, Odessa is a server at Untapped Books & Café, a Brooklyn bookstore, and cafe.
The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon ticks a lot of boxes for me: enemies to lovers, coworker romance, witty banter, sweet steaminess plus public radio and podcasts.