ABOUT THE BOOK -
Molly Hagan is overwhelmed.
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.
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 Pokémon and Legos, not to mention food and clothing, she has to get a job—fast.
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.
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."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."
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!)
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