5.0 out of 5 stars
Any book with cupcakes is a winner with me!
Never Trust a Skinny Cupcake Baker, a novel of romantic suspense, is a fun, easy read. Callie, the main character, is sassy but self-deprecating and finds it hard to believe that a gorgeous hunk of a detective would wait around a year to date her. Her best friend and fellow baker, Anna, repeatedly tries to boost her self-confidence and enrolls the two of them in a pole dancing class and that's where the trouble begins. The teacher is a skinny b*tch who publicly humilates Callie for her weight, which precipitates Callie's complaints to the manager. Shortly afterward, the teacher is murdered and Callie is blamed for the crime. The remainder of the novel is filled with Callie, Anna and Callie's detective/almost boyfriend investigating the crime to clear Callie's name so she can teach at the local university (her other job). It's a fun read and I didn't suspect the actual murderer until the reveal. I would read more from D.E. Haggerty, thanks to her flowing writing style and sense of humor. And, of course, because I love cupcakes too