Kick off the next generation of Summerhills with this friends to lovers novel about love and the power of cake.
Cake is like sex: delicious and spicy.
And, according to Henriette Buchanan (wedding cake baker extraordinaire), a wedding cake should be doubly so. After all, it represents the lusciousness of a couple’s future, laced with intentions for a happy, fulfilled life.
If only someone would bake her a cake like that. Only the intentions she’d ask for would be success, because unless she manages a MAJOR coup, her fledgling cake business is going to take a dive before it’s even taken off.
Enter Liam Buckley, aka Hot Chef and Henri’s what if?
For Liam, Henri was the one who got away. Now he wants a second chance. Knowing her business is at a critical juncture, he creates an elaborate plan to help her.
Step one: have his big shot sister pretend to have a celebrity wedding (ordering a big cake and inviting big media to spotlight it).
Step two: invite Henri to their old Irish manor house to make it (the better to woo her).
Step three: steal kisses from Henri as they get cooking (yum).
Henri is tempted by what Liam is serving, but with the media coverage the wedding promises, she’s focused on her masterpiece. Love can wait, right? She doesn’t have time to have her cake and eat it too.
But things get out of hand: add a fake fiancé, an irreverent plumber, and a few Summerhill cousins into the mix, and it’s chaos in County Mayo. Will Henri and Liam be able to create their own perfect future, or will it collapse under the pressure?
The author did a great job of telling multiple, interrelated love stories. I thoroughly enjoyed the main character’s approach to cake!
Story is a little far fetched but love wins out
Love in my life
I was captured from the first page. It Was as if I was living in the time not just reading. This was the first time with this author but not my last. She brought the page alive!