This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
The Ingredients of You and Me
Summary: From the USA TODAY bestselling author of the “heartwarming and refreshingly sweet” (Lauren Layne, New York Times bestselling author) On the Corner of Love and Hate comes a sizzling and sweet small-town love story that follows a bakery store owner who decides to take her chances on a truly hopeless romantic.
After selling her successful bakery back in New York, Parker Powell decides to visit her best friend Charlotte in Hope Lake, Pennsylvania, to figure out her next steps. As she acquaints herself with the people in town, she begins to wonder why she ever loved city life in the first place. Between the Golden Girls (a.k.a. the senior citizen women who hold court), the response from the town to her sweet treats, and Nick Arthur, the ever-charming local owner of a landscaping business she spent time with during her last visit, Parker finds a community of cheerleaders who encourage her to get her baking mojo back.
At first, everything is great—she collaborates with the Golden Girls to put new twists on traditional confections, and thanks to Nick’s advice, she quickly learns the stark differences between big city and small-town business practices. Although Nick has become her friend and confidant, Parker’s determined to keep things platonic—especially since his girlfriend isn’t a fan of their friendship. But just when things fall into place so they can finally be together, Parker’s dream bakery is threatened by a major corporation who wants to take her down using the very bit of advice that Nick gave her.
With a recipe for disaster looming, Parker must cook up a new scheme, figuring out how to keep the business—and man—she’s come to love before she loses it all.
Perfect for fans of Amy E. Reichert and Jenny Colgan, The Ingredients of You and Me is a scrumptious romantic comedy that lets you have your cake and eat it too.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
Ok so I enjoyed Meet Me On Love Lane by Nina Bocci which is book 2 in the Hopeless Romantics series so I bought book 1 (On the Corner of Love and Hate which I still haven’t read yet). Now why did I read book 3 before book 1? Two reasons: 1. Book 3 is on my Netgalley list of books I need to read and Book 1 isn’t. 2. A friend was talking about book 1 the other day and while I still do want to read book 1 since I’ve read book 2- I already kinda know how some things go in Book 1- so I was more interested in seeing how things progressed from book 2 to Book 3. Confused? It totally made sense in my head!
What I liked:
That COVER is gorgeous. PS: I SO want a cake like that.
Parker. She’s strong and feisty and I love it. I loved how determined she was to find her mojo again.
The Golden Girls. I so want to be them when I grow up. Particularly Mancini.
Bottom line: This was a cute and sweet book- a perfect break from some of the emotional and suspenseful type ones that I’ve been reading. Hallmark movie fans will love this book (heck, this series!) and I would love to hear from these characters in a future book. Now, I can’t wait to read book 1 🙂
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
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T @ Traveling With T