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The Look of Love

(Wedding Cake Mysteries #2)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  1,716 ratings  ·  189 reviews
“One of the most talented story tellers around.”
Associated Press

“Clark has perfected the suspense novel…in classic Christie fashion.”

New York Times bestseller Mary Jane Clark introduced readers to professional wedding cake decorator and amateur sleuth Piper Donavan in her acclaimed mystery novel To Have and To Kill. Piper’s back in The Look of Love, on cake creat
ebook, 384 pages
Published January 17th 2012 by William Morrow (first published December 27th 2011)
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 Readaholic Jenn
I absolutely love this book!
✨ Gramy ✨
You wait and wait to find out who is trying to harm Jillian, only to get a snippet of an explanation that wrapped up without any details. What happend ?!?!? Again, one and two page chapters are extremely annoying.
Dawn Michelle

I LOVE this series. LOVE. IT. And there were SO many people who COULD have done it that I just never knew who to choose! And then when it was revealed, I was surprised, but not shocked. Twisted. Very, very twisted. The things people do for what they believe is "love".
Feb 08, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012, blog
Originally posted at Nose in a Book

I picked this book up for the cover. If I had shame I wouldn’t tell you that. Good for all of you I have no shame. I was in a book slump. Sad but true. You’d think with 300+ books in my waiting to be read queue, I wouldn’t have that problem. Sadly, it happened.

So when I was at the library last week I picked this up.Late one night I decided you know what, lets read it. Then the problem happened I got sucked into this book and the next thing I know it is two am a
Jul 11, 2020 rated it liked it
A good mystery. I like the character, Piper, and happy she and Jack got back together at the end. Piper is invited to an exclusive spa in LA to bake a wedding cake for a couple who had seen the wedding cake Piper made for an actress friend of hers. Lots of mysterious happenings at the spa in the days leading up to the wedding. It was kind of easy to figure out who was causing the happenings but it was still entertaining! This is a fairly quick read. I love how Mart Jane writes the short chapters ...more
Aug 29, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Don’t like this series as well as the KEY News Mysteres by the same author, but still an enjoyable read
Dec 04, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Piper Donovan isn't the average wedding cake baker. In fact she's only made one wedding cake before, but what a cake it was. On the basis of that one cake, she has been asked to come to Los Angeles and make a cake for Jillian Abernathy, director of Elysium. A trip to LA, a wedding cake, some acid in the face and a few murders are all ingredients in The Look of Love by Mary Jane Clark.

Piper may not be a traditional wedding cake baker/decorator but she does have excellent skills. These skills are
I enjoyed reading this mystery. It didn't take long and was very light. Not as complicated as some other mysteries, but had a good twist ...more
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
New York-based Piper Donovan has aspirations of being an actress, so when the opportunity to fly to Hollywood with expenses paid, not to mention staying in the illustrious spa haven Elysium, comes her way in the form of a request for a wedding cake, Piper jumps at it. Gillian Abernathy, director of Elysium and the bride-to-be, was the recent anticipated victim in a nasty attack that left her housemaid with a face full of acid. When Piper's arrival is marred by the murder of the recovering housem ...more
Michele Hayes
Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Piper is offered the job of creating the wedding cake for the owner of a luxury spa in California, she jumps at the chance. Piper had recently broken up with her boyfriend and moved back in with her parents. Her father is worried, as someone has just tried to murder the bride-to-be, but Piper is determined to get on with her life. Once there, she gets a little too involved in the shady goings-on at the spa and it almost costs her everything.
Bunny Merrill
This was a quick read and kept me interested. I had a huge problem with the ending. It didn't make any sense, and the author didn't give any "wrap up" to explain the ending. (Spoiler ahead) There were no good suspect possibilities, I thought, because everyone would have know that the maid answering the door wasn't really Jillian. You can't make me believe for one second the step mom wouldn't have known this. She would have been my prime suspect except for this. Maybe she hired someone? Who knows ...more
Renee M
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
My feelings about the first book were tepid, but it was the first in the series, so I thought I'd give this one a try. It was pretty good, not a page-turner, but mildly entertaining. Unfortunately, the ending left me flat. I doubt I'll return to the series. ...more
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
These books and short stories are nicely written, and very quick to read, due to the short chapters. I enjoy the suspense of these stories, and was happy to find out that Piper and Jack are going to pursue their relationship. One to the next book in the series.
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So many twist and turns and then the hope that Pepper would get together with Jack.
I enjoyed Jack trying to get over Pepper but of course the interesting parts are who
was trying to kill Jillian. So many people had motives but it was the one who you
didn't suspect!!! Good mystery!!!
May 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kinda predictable

I do enjoy these books even if they're predictable. I am always a little disappointed that it has ended. Plus, the books all seem to end abruptly.
Mar 05, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Too many red herrings. I did enjoy the storyline.
Tabatha OConnor
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

love this book, love this Piper Donovan mysteries series! Totally worth the read! So enjoying Mary Jane Clark! You won't be disappointed
Audio book. I was desperate. It was better than I thought it would be, but still, not great.
Lynn Lustig
Feb 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My second book by this author. Like the way she writes. Not too hair raising, just enough to keep the heart rate at a normal level. Will look forward to more by her.
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Could not put this book down. Another great thriller.
Pamela Martinez
The ending was very anticlimactic
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love her Piper Donovan series. Quick fun reads with likable characters.
Kara Drake
Jul 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quick easy but interesting read. Ending was a bit predictable and cheesy but story was fun to follow.
Mary Jane Neff
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun read

This is a quick and easy read. Perfect for a couple of afternoons in a shady,warm place in the summer.
Patricia Grogan Bugher
Mystery, murder, wedding cakes

The Look of Love by Mary Jane Clark is such a good mystery. I was guessing right up until the end as to whom the murderer was. Loved this book.
Candace Apple
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Told you I would read more in this series and am glad I did. The story was good, kept you guessing until the end, and Piper's relationship is building. A good book. ...more
Sandy Gurile

I can't believe it left me hanging. Hopefully book 4 ties all together in a neat little knot. I can't get enough from this author!
Kate Beger
Sep 20, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mary-jane-clark
Good story, it kept me guessing. The killer was a surprise.
Sep 26, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So much fun to read. Got rest of series immediately
Nov 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An adventure out in Cali!
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Mary Jane Clark is the author of thirteen novels, including 12 in the KEY News media thriller series, and one in her new Wedding Cake mystery series. A veteran writer and producer for CBS News, Clark worked for almost three decades at the network’s New York City headquarters. Her books are published in twenty-three languages. She lives in New Jersey and Florida.

Clark's former mother-in-law and sis

Other books in the series

Wedding Cake Mysteries (6 books)
  • To Have and to Kill (Wedding Cake Mystery, #1)
  • The Bracelet  (Wedding Cake Mystery, #1.5)
  • The Friend (Wedding Cake Mystery, #2.5)
  • Footprints in the Sand (Wedding Cake Mystery, #3)
  • That Old Black Magic (Wedding Cake Mystery, #4)

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