So, for whatever reason, the past few books I’ve read have all involved some form of baking or cooking. It’s been enjoyable and I’m glad to say that I can add With This Cake to that list of books I like with a baking theme!
Leanna “Lea” Baker (yep, she is a baker with Baker as her last name) has to bake a lot (A LOT!) for her cousin’s engagement party. Lea doesn’t mind too much but she does kind of think Charlene (the bride) is being slightly bridezilla-ish. But Lea is a professional and is making it work until she runs into cupcake tray first into a tall and sexy guy. Boom, there goes a whole lot of cupcakes to the ground and unfortunately, Lea also hits her head. What was going so well is suddenly not.
Brody King is a workaholic who is not pleased that he has to attend his brother’s engagement party. He can’t believe an engagement party can possibly be four days. But when he accidentally knocks Lea to the ground, he feels lower than dust. He wants to make it right with her and that means stepping up into her dessert breach and working with her. And this is where the fun and chemistry starts flying.
With This Cake is a great combination of fun and perfect uncomplicated romance. There are of course complications but all in all, it was a story I was able to dive headfirst into and just enjoy every page. The pacing worked for me, their slightly messy introduction to each other worked and the way Brody and Lea found their place with each other during the very busy weekend was fun. I think fun just sums up this book nicely. I liked both characters a lot. I was a little worried the book would be too saccharine sweet when I met “Lea Baker the baker” but don’t worry. There is a lot of sweetness but it mellows into the real world dynamics of being attracted to a man you definitely don’t see yourself ever settling down with.
This is a fun series! I think I will try the other books too. With this Cake is available now!
New York Times bestselling author Samantha Chase is bringing more wedding shenanigans with a new standalone story in the Meet Me at the Altar series. WITH THIS CAKE is out now and you don’t want to miss it!
About WITH THIS CAKE
Cheery baker dreams of finding Mr. Right…
When your last name is Baker, it’s really only a matter of time before it also becomes your job title. Some might see it as a self-fulfilling prophecy, but for Leanna, being the go-to baker for Meet Me at the Altar is a dream come true. There’s nothing she loves more than to create the perfect desserts to help couples celebrate their big days. But despite what they say about the way to a man’s heart being through his stomach, Leanna has yet to lure her perfect man with her sweet treats.
Uptight workaholic dreams of being left alone…
If Brody King is going to take time off, he would much rather it be to train for his triathlon and not his brother’s engagement party. It would be one thing if it was just a regular party, but no, his brother and his bride-to-be had to go over the top and plan a full week of family togetherness and ridiculous wedding games. There’s no way he’s going to survive it.
When Brody crashes into Leanna and a hundred cupcakes are ruined, he does the only thing he can–he offers to help her make more. All it takes is a few cups of sugar and a dash of vanilla before Brody is craving not just Leanna’s sweet treats, but the baker herself.
About SAMANTHA CHASE
Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina.