Cupcakes, Butterflies & Dead Guys

Gianna Mancini Mysteries #3

"Cupcakes, Butterflies & Dead Guys" is the third book in the Gianna Mancini mysteries series. Gianna, a ghost whisperer and a shoeista, stumbles upon the dead body of her favorite celebrity in this latest installment. The police rule the death an accident, but Gia doesn’t believe that.

I love Gianna! She was my favorite thing about this book. There aren’t many plus-size main characters out there right now nor ones that are confident like her. I love how she radiates confidence no matter her size. She loves herself. I found her very relatable and hilarious.

Her family was very interesting and endearing too. The way they interacted with each other reminded me of my own family. I love their closeness.

I know this is the third book in the series, but this is the first one I’ve read and I really enjoyed it. I loved the funny characters, the quirky ghosts and the hot guys! The writing is simple yet reads like a movie. The mystery element of the story kept me guessing and I enjoyed the twists that the author through at me.

Overall, it’s a quick read, but it’s a hell of a ride. I will definitely be picking up the next installment.


Book Blurb for Cupcakes, Butterflies & Dead Guys

When Gianna Mancini, reluctant ghost whisperer and plus-sized shoeista, attends a bridal shower for a family friend, she doesn't expect to see her favorite movie star, Raina Stone in attendance. Too bad Gianna's gift of communicating with the dead doesn't give her the ability to predict the future. If it did, she'd have known she was about to stumble on Raina's dead body.

The police rule it as an accident, but something feels off to Gianna. With the help of her dead Aunt Stella and a grumpy ghost named Freezer Dude, Gianna discovers that the celebrity was harboring secrets from her past. Secrets that may have contributed to her death. Between spying on suspects with Aunt Stella to having to rescue her favorite boots from Raina's quirky manager, Gianna has her work cut out for her.

The closer Gianna gets to the truth, the more danger seems to find her, and if she's not careful, she may just end up crossing to the other side.


Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2016 4.00