Title: Baking Love
Author: Lauren Boyd
Category: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 2 stars out of 5
*I received this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review*
Three years ago, Kate Sullivan fell in love with her best friend, Eric Wagner. Before she could tell him, he abruptly ended their friendship. Now Eric has walked into Kate’s bakery and back into her life—but why? Is he here to confess his love for her?
No. He’s here to order his groom’s cake. He’s getting married…to another woman.
I did have high expectations for this book, but sadly, I wasn't that taken away by it. Now I really wanted to be, the author, Lauren, is such a sweet person and when she came to me asking if I would read her book I was pretty stoked. The summary of it sounded good, right up my alley. And as soon as I could I picked this baby up.
I don’t know if I was just feeling off that day, or because I had so much more on my mind, I just couldn't fall in love with Baking Love. If the book does sound like you would enjoy it, please, give it a try!! I know there are readers out there, who will just love this book; who will fall in love with Kate and Eric.
With tears in her eyes, Kate lifted her head and met Jess's gaze. "How am I supposed to make a wedding cake for the man I love... and the woman he loves?"
Now, Kate is definitely a character a lot of ladies can identify with. She does have spunk, that’s what really drew me into her character. Plus, her situation she gets thrown into, I just couldn't help but not feel for her. (Having to bake a cake for your former crush/love’s new fiancé… Who cannot just feel for her?) But as the story progressed, Kate showed amazing strength. And she did get an ending every girl wishes for. Also, being inside of her head was fun!
I don’t really know what to say about Eric. He definitely proved that the mind and heart don’t always agree with each other. What I enjoyed was the even though he shows up with someone else, the heat between Kate and Eric are there. In the end, I really did start to like his character.
This is a cute, short read; however, I did just have a few things I felt could have been better. To me, the characters could have felt better-rounded. Also the story just felt too simple at times, if that even makes sense. There could have been more depth to not only the characters, but the story as well. I DID LOVE all the cake talk, my god, I was craving me some cake while reading this book!!
"It turned out to be the greatest moment of my life... because you're the best thing that has ever happened to me."
Baking Love is about finding love, even in the places you least expect it, and that everyone can have second chances.Lauren Boyd can write, and I’m really looking forward to reading her other books!!