There are some books which must be read when one is sad. This is one such feel-good book which makes the heart go ga-ga over love and CAKES.
Meg is the baker of Seashell Cove, but the bakery needs a new owner for her to bake her cakes and run it. Her fiancé Sam is more busy with cycling, her would be in-laws are busy with arranging her marriage, her mother has agoraphobia, her father is presumed dead, but her friends Cassie and Tilly are extremely supportive. With so many people arranging her life, Meg is more than happy to go along with the flow, till the estate agent Nathan makes his appearance. He is cute in his ways, sweet in his words, and gorgeous to look at. Both Meg and Nathan have an instant connection but being the good girl that she is, she is loyal to Sam UNTIL THE KISS.
Karen Clarke is a fabulous writer with a gorgeous flow to her words. Her description of various cakes almost had me salivating (I don’t even like cakes much). There is happiness and sunshine when Meg is described. Her love for bakery and attraction to Nathan is instantaneous.
But there are the niggles, Sam and she have no zing between them, but Nathan and she have zing-zing between them. Yet she sticks to her comfort zone, her character does not become bolder as the story develops. Neither does she stand up for herself and make her wishes known till the end. Though Nathan is main lead, he is only present in 4 main scenes. He is almost absentee; I wanted more of Nathan.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Bookouture, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
My rating : 4 stars
About the Author
Meg Larson thought she had everything she wanted: she works in the local bakery, she’s months away from marrying her high-school sweetheart.
Except that the bakery is up for sale and her fiancé Sam’s more interested in bikes than their relationship. When Meg receives shocking news about her family, he’s on a cycling tour and ignoring her calls – and posting selfies on Facebook with a female cyclist he looks far too cosy with…
Luckily the bakery’s estate agent, Nathan, is understanding and funny, and as the summer goes on an unexpected friendship blossoms. When the bakery is given a second lease of life under a mysterious new owner, Meg realises a change might be exactly what she needs too.
Will Meg find the happy-ever-after she dreams of in Seashell Cove?
Publication date : 8th June, 2018
Publisher : Bookouture
A beach read with cake