Wedding Cake and Big Mistakes by Nancy Naigle Review
About the book:
For years, Carolanne Baxter dreamed of a life beyond Adams Grove. Being the daughter of the town drunk was no picnic, so when college offered her a chance for escape, she took it. Now Carolanne has returned home, finally ready to make amends with her father, Ben, and to celebrate the wedding of her best friends Jill and Garrett. Of course, the fact that Connor Buckham, her sexy new law partner and Garrett’s best man, happens to be the same guy the town matchmaker named as Carolanne’s perfect match...well! That’s just icing on the cake.
But Carolanne’s hopes for a fresh start are dashed when a dead body surfaces during Jill and Garrett’s wedding reception...and Ben Baxter becomes the prime suspect. The murder throws the town into uproar, threatening to destroy the tentative peace between father and daughter--and to derail the budding romance between Carolanne and Connor. Has the matchmaker’s perfect streak come to end? Or will the truth finally bring Carolanne the happy ending she’s dreamed of for so long?
I had read the first book in this series by Nancy Naigle and I really enjoyed it so I was looking forward to reading another Adams Grove novel. Unfortunately I did not end up enjoying this one as much as the first one. I did enjoy reading about the great characters from Adams Grove again and the main characters were likable enough, Connor especially was adorable. I think the main problem I had with the book was the murder mystery. I was confused a lot about the death of the girl, why the murderer killed her, and how they went about getting the killer. I think some more depth into the girl and why she was murdered would have helped me enjoy the book more.
The romance between Connor and Carolanne was sweet and I enjoyed reading about these two. Naigle does a great job of describing the great town they live in and it makes you want to visit Adams Grove to experience it for yourself. I think I just needed to understand more about the mystery part of the book to enjoy it more. If you enjoy cozy romances set in small towns I think I would still recommend this one though I would suggest reading the first one in the series, Sweet Tea and Secrets more.
I am a stay at home mom of three kids who loves to read. I have always been a reader, but I have been reading even more recently and have found some amazing books. My favorite genres are historical fiction and classics. I also try to read lots of other types of books, but I always come back to my favorites.