05 April, 2017

#BookReview :: A Spoonful of Sugar (Bachelor Bake-Off #2) by Kate Hardy

Tyler Carter is a healthy-eating gym owner who doesn’t bake. When his employees enter him into a bake-off contest to raise money for Harry’s House, an after school space for kids commemorating local first responder Harry Monroe, he needs to learn–fast!

Shy special needs teacher Stacey Allman loves to bake and often dreams of sharing her confections with her uber fit, gorgeous neighbor. So when Tyler sets off his smoke alarm and explains his dilemma, she can’t resist the temptation of playing pastry chef tutor. He offers boxing lessons in exchange. More time together? Yes please,

But when Tyler’s ex comes back to Marietta asking for his help, will it derail Stacey and Tyler’s chance at love, or will it make them see that they’re the perfect fit?

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Tyler Carter is a gym owner who knows nothing about baking. But when the community comes together for a bake-off with a cause, Tyler finds himself signed up for the contest. So, when he sets off the fire alarm while trying to practice for the bake-off and Stacey Allman, a local school teacher comes to his rescue, it is a boon for Tyler. He offers some boxing lessons in exchange, but spending so much time together in a way that neither of them could have prepared for; especially with Tyler’s ex-girlfriend back in his life.

I liked both the characters in this book. Stacey is a shy lady with grit. And Tyler is a caring hunk. Together they make a very nice couple. But what I liked about their relationship the best is that neither of them takes each other at the face value. They get to know each other closely and along the way help each become a stronger and confident individual. The fact that each of them had something to offer in the relationship made it feel real and durable. The way the author has handle the topic of special needs actually calls for a special mention. Kate Hardy has done a great job in handling Stacey’s hearing impairment all the while showing that irrespective of her own special needs, Stacey does her best to help others in need as well.

The plot did not really have a twist to offer other than the one mentioned in the blurb. But it was a pretty special read on its own with Kate Hardy’s beautiful narration.

Review Copy received via NetGalley

1 comment:

  1. Everything sounds pretty positive to me. I mean boxing and baking? A cute guy and shy girl? Yes, please. This looks very indulgent and I just love the title.