Monday, March 4, 2013

Book Review: Tres Leches Cupcakes

I'm sorry I haven't posted before now. I've had my nose buried in a book.  Tres Leches cupcakes stars my favorite Josi Kilpack heroine, Sadie Hofmiller and her latest adventure in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  Sadie is still in hiding from a threat in Boston (I missed a book, so I'm not sure what that is!  I need to go back and read that one.)  She takes a job on an archaeological dig as a BLM informant.  Everything is going along fine, no bumps in the road at all, until two "fresh" bodies show up at the dig and one of the best people they have goes missing.  And she goes missing after a bar fight that Sadie is accused of starting.  Haha!


Seriously, the bar fight was one of my favorite scenes because it's so Sadie!  She's whacking people around, and taking a few hits herself, as she's trying to get to the exit and then, of course is arrested.  Her reaction to being in the cell with Bald Lily had me feeling so sorry for her and laughing all at the same time.

The thing that I like about Sadie, though, is how much she's grown and changed from the first book.  She seems so real in her reactions, her mannerisms, and how she just wants a normal life now.  I like her moxie, I like her romance, and I like how well the mysteries are written.  It was one of those books that I took with me everywhere I went today, so that even if I was stopped at a red light for a few moments, I could read another page or two.  I'm set to read and review Baked Alaska next, where Sadie goes on a cruise and I can't wait.

Here's the backliner:

For Sadie Hoffmiller, 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 unresolved. Sadie’s days are spent digging up artifacts in the middle of nowhere while also digging up information on her fellow “dirt geeks.” With the help of her baking prowess—no one can resist those amazing dulce de leche bars—and Pete’s cousin, Caro, who takes to the detective work wholeheartedly, Sadie is finding herself again.

But the bright Southwestern sunshine only serves to illuminate the danger that lurks in the shadows. 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 break, but before long, she learns that when you’re dealing with the black market antiquity trade, you’re not really safe anywhere you go.


Debra Allen Erfert said...

You must remember to look up when you're stopped at a street light. Reading a book while driving could be hazardous to your health!

Picturing Sadie in a bar fight is hilarious. Seeing her in jail is just plain sad--knowing who usually inhabits those places.

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Don't worry, my kids were kind enough to say GREEN LIGHT MOM! as soon as it turned green. LOL

It's a good scene, Debra, you would really like it. :)