Two stars mostly because I never really felt like the heroine, who is narrating, seemed to be a character. She simply seemed to be a mouthpiece more than anything else. I also didn't quite by the solve the mystery reveal (in fairness, there is acknowledgement of the far outness of the plot).
However, there were a few things here I liked. Even while feeling wooden, the character does grow. Furthermore, the heroine is not jealous of her best friend - they are best friends for real. I like the baker. I have book 1, and will give it a try.