Going, Going Ganache by Jenn McKinlay

This is the 5th book in the Cupcake Bakery Series by Jenn McKinlay.  In this outing, the bakery is invaded by a corporate group looking to have a team bonding experience.  Unfortunately, rather than bonding someone actually ends up dead.  Meanwhile, the bakery crew, Melanie, Angie and Tate are dealing with lots of personal traumas as well.  Angie has broken up with Roach, who is publishing songs lamenting their lost love.  Tate has his own crisis and chooses an ill advised way to try to overcome it.  Melanie and Joe hit a rocky patch as well.  In this book in the series, the recurring characters personal issues overshadow the murder mystery.

While I enjoy this series, this was not my favorite book in the series so far. I prefer the murder mystery to be front and center.  I will still continue this series because it has been very good so far and I enjoy the characters and the cupcake bakery setting.  Hopefully, book six will rebound.