My rating: 4 of 5 stars
What’s this story about? Avery is a new pastry chef. She just landed her dream job at a high-end restaurant in Manhattan. Since she is new in town, so her kind & handsome boss Trace set her up with his friend Rafe who rented a carriage house for her to stay. He seems to be basically unavailable and has baggage. She is new in town, eager to make new friends. Can she resist the handsome landlord?
What I like about this book is all the baking fun. I also enjoyed the hilarious banters between the characters – the author totally nailed that rom com. I adore the main characters Rafe and Avery. Rafe is strong, sexy, kind and good with his hands . Avery is super talented with baking. I was craving junk reading about all the cooking. Avery is beautiful, sweet, fun, and quirky. I love how their relationship was slow building and how they gradually fell in love. After that, the chemistry is totally sizzling. Their love story is sickly romantic.
At the beginning of the book I was a bit confused. The first couple chapters with all the hype of meeting/stalking the new boss Trace – it was as though there was something going on with Trace and Avery or Trace and Nat. I think the reason for my confusion is because I did not read the first two books otherwise I would have known he is married and therefore not the one!
I had a hard time keeping up with all the support characters. There were also many side stories with these supportive characters e.g. Rafe’s father came from jail, Avery’s father who she suddenly meets, the crazy ex-girlfriend and the kidnapping at the end. Again, not reading the first few books was such a disadvantage for me. I have to say that ultimately the author did a great job pulled it all together in the end – there were no loose ends so to speak. This book is a standalone – I just wish I read the others as well.
Over all, I enjoyed the sweet, fun, romantic love story. It was a nice short, light-hearted read with just a touch of drama which is refreshing for me.
Thank you NG for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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