4/15/17

Spooning Daisy - Maggie McConnell


4.5 Stars!

ABOUT THE BOOK -
It's a long way from Seattle to Otter Bite, Alaska. But if one woman can survive the trip--and the locals--she just might find what her heart has been searching for.

Her mango chutney is exquisite; her blueberry sauce is to die for. But right now, Chef de Cuisine Daisy Moon is a woman without a kitchen--and without a fiancé. Unceremoniously dumped from her place of business and her relationship, Daisy sells her belongings, plus a few of her ex's, and packs her bags. Maybe smashing all the china in her former restaurant was a bad move. Stripped of her Golden Spoon for "un-chef-like" conduct, she is now blacklisted all over Seattle. Her sole job offer is from the Wild Man Lodge…in Otter Bite, Alaska.

Too bad Daisy can't even get out of Dodge without incident. By the time she boards a ship for Alaska, she's got a trail of new troubles behind her, and suddenly Otter Bite is sounding pretty good. But the vessel turns into her own personal Titanic when a series of close encounters confirms her terrible taste in men--including one very good looking bad luck charm named Max Kendall. She vows to dedicate the rest of her days to chowders and brulée. Yet even Alaska isn't far enough away to shake the memories of the sexy shipmate who rocked her cabin--and her world. Thank goodness she's done with surprises--but they may not be done with her…

ABOUT THE AUTHOR -
Golden Heart nominee Maggie McConnell spent her childhood overseas as the daughter of US diplomats. Attending college in Illinois, she earned a BA in Art and an MBA while working at the local humane shelter. At 26, she packed her dog and cat into a Ford truck and drove the Alcan Highway to Alaska, where she spent 23 years exploring The Last Frontier in a single-engine Cessna. Maggie continues to travel, using the countries she has lived in and visited as settings for her novels. A vegan and animal rights advocate, Maggie provides a sanctuary on her Arizona ranch for all creatures great and small, but her immediate family includes dog Molly, cat Sara, horses Quinn and Teena, and an ever-growing dynasty of chipmunks. Every year, like the Gray Whale, Maggie returns to Alaska.

Visit Maggie's website (this website is gorgeous!) - HERE

MY THOUGHTS -
Oh I really enjoyed reading this book! I posted a showcase for this book a while back but didn't have the time to read it than. Boy am I glad I finally did read it!

This was exactly the type of book I love to read. It was a lot of fun and holy cow can that girl get herself into some trouble without even trying! I loved Daisy with all her quirkiness. I love characters like this - unique, fun, never a dull moment. I loved her aversion to sleeping on other people's sheets. I loved her non-stop talking. I loved her turtle, Elizabeth (I had two turtles! For years they were my pets and I used to let them walk around my apt. just like Daisy did - awww). 

Max, I wasn't so sure about. He did end up redeeming himself in the end but the whole way through I was so unsure about him, he just wasn't winning my heart. I'm pretty sure that was the author's plan all along though - so job well done!

Yes this book is a chick-lit style romance, which I love. But it's also speckled with these beautiful detailed descriptions of the Alaskan wilderness, which I also loved. I felt like I was right there. 
This story is funny at times, and a lot of crap happens, it's kind of typical romantic comedy stuff. But, also very endearing, an absolute delight to read!

I am thinking that since it is "An Otter Bite Romance" there are more??? If so, I definitely would like to read them!

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from the Author Thank You!  


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