1/8/13

Vanity Fare - Megan Caldwell (Giveaway!)

4.75 Stars!
ABOUT THE BOOK -
Molly Hagan is overwhelmed.
Her husband left her for a younger, blonder woman; her six-year-old son is questioning her authority, and now so is she. In order to pay her Brooklyn rent and keep her son supplied with Pok√©mon and Legos, not to mention food and clothing, she has to get a job—fast.

So when an old friend offers Molly a freelance position copywriting for a new bakery, finding romance is just about the last thing on her mind. But the sexy British pastry chef who's heading up the bakery has other thoughts. And then so does Molly, when she meets the chef's intimidating business partner—who also happens to have a secret that might prevent Molly from getting her own happily ever after.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Megan Caldwell grew up in a remote town in New Hampshire where she devoured every book of fiction in her well-read parents' library. An English literature major at Barnard College with double minors in political science and religion, Megan wrote and edited reviews for a music industry magazine for fifteen years. Eventually, she became editor-in-chief and went on to develop conference programs for the industry. Now she is the community manager for Heroes and Heartbreakers, a romance novel website, where she blogs daily as Megan Frampton about the fiction she reads. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.
Visit her website - HERE

MY REVIEW -
Loooooooved! So close to getting 5 stars (probably more like a 4.75 stars, LOL) 
First - this book was hilarious! I was texting my daughter parts and she would "LOL" back. Then I had to just call her and read her a whole page because it was too long to text. There were parts where I was laughing so hard I had tears running down my face. This book was very quirky, quippy, snarky, and sarcastic and I loved it for it! A book after my own heart!

There was a bit of swearing, a bit of love (nothing graphic) and a bit of surprise! There were a few twists that threw me for a loop. I am glad that things worked out for Molly the way they did. I was rooting for her (and the guy), I had a feeling about him from the beginning.

The character development was great! I loved Molly and her cute son. Aidan, her 6 yr old son was perfect. He was a very believable kid. I liked her two BFFs too, although I kept getting them mixed up. I should have taken notes. The men certainly were interesting in this story! Her husband was a jerk, her boss, John was great, the British pastry chef was fun, and the "intimidating business partner" was interesting... and cute (I could tell, even with no pictures). And Molly's mom showing up threw a monkey wrench in everything.
"It was light, flaky, and had just enough cinnamon. I wasn't sure what it was, some sort of Danish muffin hybrid - a Duffin? a Manish? but I knew I was going to eat every bite. And, if I wasn't careful, I might end up licking the bag too."
I also loved the spin on all the book titles - "A Room of One's Scone", "Middlestarch", "The Bun Also Rises" to name a few. As well as all the references to coffee throughout the book!  :-) We all know what a fan of coffee I am.

THE ALL-IN-ALL -
All in all this was a very fun book to read! I really enjoyed reading it! I hope she writes more like this one. This book is really more for mature audiences only. there was no sex, just a lot of swearing and references to sex.

Thanks to Librarything early reviewers for this book to read and review.

THE GIVEAWAY - 1/15/2013
I am giving away my paperback copy of this book (it has a beautiful cover!)
To enter to win -
*Please use the form below
*Please be from either the US or Canada
*Please only enter your info once (I will add the bonus entry)
*Please comment on this post if you would like an extra entry.

24 comments:

  1. I would love to read this one, as I think it's just my speed right now. I need something funny and gentle, and this sounds like it would be perfect! Excellent review today!!

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  2. Snarky and hilarious - just my cup of tea!

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  3. I keep hearing awesomeness about this one. And I love love love the cover. (not an entry)

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    1. Well yeah... with books and cookies, where can you go wrong?

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  4. This has been on my to be read list for a while now, but your review makes me want to run out and pick it up right now! Thank you!

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  5. Oh my! It's not a 5 or a 4.5, but it's a 4.75!

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  6. Would love to win and review. jrs362 at hotmail dot com

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  7. I haven't read a real funny book in quite awhile!!! I would love to read this

    josiehink122026(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. 4.75?!?! Are you allowed to do that?!?! ;-)

    Yay for foodie books! I've never heard of it but it sounds good...and the cover's cute too *runs to GR to add it to my tbr*

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    1. Yeah... I looked it up in the blog book rating manual and .75's are allowed :-p

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  9. This book sounds really good. I would love to find out what the business partner's secret is, and the rest of Molly's story. Thanks for having this giveaway.

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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  10. Thanks for the AWESOME review! I am so glad you liked it, and good luck to the entrants!

    Megan Frampton (w/a Megan Caldwell)

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog!
      And for writing such a great book!

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  11. Love the sound of this book! I'm in the mood for something smart, fun, and witty. This seems perfect.

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  12. Sounds like a perfect one to add to my tbr!

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  13. I have not heard of this one before. Sounds good! I always love a book that has some relation to food.

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  14. Sounds like a good read. Ill have to check it out. :)

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  15. I love the sound of this one! Although I can't take part in your giveaways (I'm in the UK) I will be definitely looking to get a copy. As always, really enjoyed the review!

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  16. Sounds Good..I could use a good laugh!!!
    RJB

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  17. Sounds like a good read. I could use a little humor about now. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  18. I definitely want Molly to find her HEA. I'm curious as to the secret. The book sounds fun and easy to relate to.

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  19. FUN! I'll put this on the TBR :) Thanks for a chance to win!!

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