Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Always The Baker Never The Bride by Sandra D. Bricker

Review of Always The Baker Never The Bride by Sandra D. Bricker

To Be Released: September 1, 2010

5 out of 5 smirks

Synopsis: “Thirty-six-year-old Emma Rae Travis has been baking specialty cakes and melt-in-your-mouth pastries at The Backstreet Bakery in historic Roswell, just outside of Atlanta, for the last six years. But here's the rub about her job as a baker ... Emma is diabetic. When she tastes her creations, it can only be in the most minute portions. Emma is considered an artisan for the stunning crème brulee wedding cake that won her the Passionate Palette Award last year, but she's never even had one full slice of it.

When Jackson Drake hears about this local baker who has won a prestigious award for her wedding cake artistry, he tells his assistant to be sure and includes her in the pastry tastings scheduled at his new wedding destination hotel the following week. And for Jackson, that particular day has started out badly with two workmen trapped in a broken elevator and a delivery of several dozen 300-thread-count bed linens in the wrong size abandoned in the lobby. But when the arrogant baker he met a week prior in Roswell stumbles into the dining room with a platter of pastries and a bucketful of orders, he knows for certain: It's going to be a really rotten day.

Can these two ill-suited players master the high-wire act and make a go of their new business venture? Or will they take each other crashing downward, without a net? And will the surprise wedding at The Tanglewood be theirs?”

Always The Baker Never The Bride by Sandra D. Bricker was a compelling love story about being true to who you are and accepting challenges that life always seems to deal out. This book was very different from other romance stories I have read in the past, which is why I loved it. I gave Always The Baker Never The Bride by Sandra D. Bricker 5 smirks because I could not stop reading it until there was nothing left for me to read.

Jackson and Emma Rae are two characters who make a laugh out loud hilarious couple. I just love how Jackson and Emma Rae are individually before they become a couple and how they are together, they really bring out each other’s good sides and bad sides all the time. I also really enjoyed how the “dating” aspect of this book resembles and opens up insight into reality dating. “After Care” makes soooo much more sense now, and I just want to thank Sandra D. Bricker for finally naming something I could never understand.

Always The Baker Never The Bride by Sandra D. Bricker is a wonderful, romantic, hard working story that convinces even the most cynical readers (*cough, cough* me) that love is out there waiting. I would also like to mention how creative this title is, I mean really it is very catchy. Another thing worth mentioning is how great this book was with so many different characters’ personalities. These personalities were so polar opposite of each other, a reader wouldn’t think they could all get along, but Sandra D. Bricker makes it happen in the most unusual, surprising way.

Always The Baker Never The Bride by Sandra D. Bricker is a must read, simple as that.

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