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Hey friends! I hope that today has offered you up some sunshine and warmer temperatures like it has here in my little part of the Midwest.
Today’s book review is for The Ingredients of You and Me by Nina Bocci. This book is on sale today!
*Disclaimer – I received a copy of this ebook for free in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
Below you’ll find my review and star rating – but first, here is the description provided by NetGalley.
After selling her famous bakery back in New York, Parker Adams visits Hope Lake, Pennsylvania, to figure out her next steps. And soon she’s wondering why she ever loved city life in the first place. Between the Golden Girls—the senior women who hold court—and Nick Arthur, her equally infuriating and charming former flame, Parker finds a community eager to help her get her mojo back.
But even though Hope Lake gives her the fresh start she’s been looking for, Parker discovers that it’s not so easy to start over again with Nick. Their chemistry is undeniable, but since Nick is a freshly taken man, Parker is determined to keep things platonic. With a recipe for disaster looming, Parker must cook up a new scheme, figuring out how to keep everything 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.
My Review :
This was the perfect sweet read to devour during this pandemic. (All the puns intended.)
Reading about Parker and Nick – I totally got caught up in the small town living. A lot of times, everyone knowing everything gets a bad rap, but Nina writes it in such a charming way, I couldn’t help but be sucked in.
The friendships that are formed between Parker and the “Golden Girls” are so precious and endearing, it made me smile a lot to read their interactions.
The whole book was well written, but the way that the emotions were wrapped into each scenario really sealed this one for me.
We get to see Nick and Parker try and be friends after having been “more.” Even though Nick is dating someone else, their chemistry is undeniable to all those around them.
Parker is a brilliant baker who has lost her flair, and sold her business to boot.
She’s in Hope Lake to try and get her spark back. She gains a lot more in friendship, personal growth and love.
I really enjoyed this book. I had previously read On the Corner of Love and Hate by the same author, and seeing those characters pop up was quite a nice surprise as well.