#BookReview: Love at First Crepe by Heidi Renee Mason

love at first crepeAbout the Book

Who knew a delicious crepe, a kung fu attack, and an unexpected love could create such mayhem. In Heidi Renee Mason’s humorous romantic mystery, an easygoing chef soon discovers life can become complicated when you’re busy falling in lust and foiling murder plots.

Born into the wealthy Simpson family, free-spirited Willow is determined to make her own way in life. Cooking is her one true love, and she is content to keep it that way. Romance has never been on her agenda, but she suddenly finds herself in the middle of a deliciously decadent love triangle. With two gorgeous men vying for her attention, she vows to keep her distance from both, but the tantalizing chemistry is hard to ignore.

Unfortunately, it seems that someone wants to get rid of Willow, making her already tricky situation that much more difficult. One crazy night changes everything, and Willow’s life is turned upside down. Between thwarting her own murder plot, keeping her divinely tasty admirers at bay, and trying to stay on the good side of her finicky cat, Omelet, Willow’s plate is full. With far too many cooks in the kitchen, will she be able to stay alive long enough to figure out who wants to kill her?

My Review

I have read from Heidi Renee Mason in the past and I truly enjoy this author. From the sounds of the synopsis, I thought I would get along pretty well with this book. I will say this was fast-paced and funny, I read it in all in almost just one sitting and got quite a few laughs. The writing was strong but sometimes I felt almost too lighthearted. I found myself asking a lot of questions after the first murder attempt that weren’t addressed and almost made it just a little un-believable. Now, I’m also a big fan of thrillers so possibly more light-hearted mysteries are no longer my thing, which makes me sad, but I just had trouble connecting to the actual mystery part of the plot. Everything else – the romance, the secondary cast, the flow of the story – I thought was fun to read. If you are a fan of light-hearted, almost humorous-type mysteries, I really think you would enjoy this one.

3 stars