Blog Tour Review: The Wedding Cake Wish by Rosie Green

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Another cute and cozy mystery from the Little Duck Pond Cafe series!

Foreword

Thank you so much to Rachel at https://www.rachelsrandomresources.com/ and Rosie Green for allowing me to be part of this experience and also providing me with a complimentary eBook and blog tour media kit!

About the Author

Rosie’s series of novellas is centred around life in a village cafe. The latest, ‘A Summer of Surprises’, is out now.

Look out for ‘Snow Falls over Sunnybrook’, a heart-warming Christmas delight, out in November 2021. As snow drifts down over the village, will romance finally blossom for one very special pair?

Follow Rosie on Twitter – https://twitter.com/Rosie_Green88

Review

Book CWs: For a list of content/trigger warnings, tropes, and representation for this book, check out its page on BookTriggerWarnings.com.

Premise

Wedding excitement is in the air! With their big day approaching, Fen has her heart set on a gorgeous, intimate celebration with not much fuss at all. But strong-minded mother-of-the-bride Marjery seems to have considerably grander plans. There’s also the small problem of a missing best man, and when Fen tasks Hudson Holmes and Ruby Watkiss with the job of tracking him down, their investigations unearth far more secrets than they bargained for. Will the Big Day go ahead in the light of such dramatic revelations? Can a wedding cake wish save the day? One thing’s for sure – this will definitely be a wedding to remember!

Review (No Spoilers)

The Wedding Cake Wish is standalone book 17 in the Little Duck Pond Cafe series by Rosie Green. I will say, however, that it is book two in a sub-series about Ruby Watkiss and Hudson Holmes and there are a few references to the previous book, so I would definitely recommend giving that one a read before jumping into this one. I reviewed it a while ago, and you can find information on it and my review here.

Although I haven’t read any of the other books in the Little Duck Pond Cafe other than these two Watkiss-Holmes mysteries, this series is such a cute, fun, and quick read that I’ll definitely be picking up the others when I have a chance! It manages to give you major cozy mystery vibes while not relying on too many cozy mystery stereotypes to keep the ball moving.

The main plot of this novella follows Hudson and Ruby as they attempt to find the missing best man for their friend’s wedding. He left his apartment under seemingly strange circumstances and has refused to answer any calls or text messages since. Our lovable duo are tasked with finding out why he left, or if he was in fact taken.

I had a lot of fun with the main plot of the book and the twist and turns that came along with it. Unfortunately, I didn’t really care much for the two side stories dealing with Rob and Fen’s pre-marital problems and the love-triangle building with Amelia, Ruby, and Hudson. I found both of these side-plots to be a bit predictable and unrealistic. The easy-going and loving friendship building between Hudson and Ruby is by far my favorite part of this mini-series. I would have preferred to have that shine more throughout the novella.

The authors notes and acknowledgements at the end mention that this book is book 2 in the Watkiss-Holmes trilogy, and that the final book is coming out in November. I can’t wait! The slow-burn romance building between these two is almost too much to bear, and I have a definite need to see them find a happy ending together. Please Rosie Green, give us that happy ending!

The Wedding Cake Wish is out now! You can find it here for purchase (affiliate link)!


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