A Taste of Trouble
Source: eARC/NetGalley for honest review
by Gina Gordon (Goodreads Author)When Liv Crawford decided to pursue her dream of owning her own bakery, it was no surprise that she forgot to add “maintaining a serious relationship” to her business plan. Not when she believes a cupcake can fix anything, even loneliness.
Jake Miller isn’t concerned about being lonely. He’s cast aside his playboy lifestyle to pursue something more meaningful, his passion for photography. So, when his boss asks him to pursue a beautiful woman and coerce her to his office for a disguised meeting—no matter what it takes—in exchange for the opportunity to turn his hobby into a career, he jumps at the chance. At first sight, Liv awakens his long-buried desire for commitment, but his secret mission could ruin his hopes of keeping her.
Despite Liv’s commitment to swear off relationships to run her bakery, Jake quickly becomes her number one distraction. Yet, even her misgivings can’t tame the heat as they straddle the line between love and ambition
Synopsis from Goodreads
I first read Recipe for Satisfaction so I thought I would give this a go. I did like it for the most part. It was an easy read with a good foundation.
You felt the chemistry between Jake and Liv right away but her stubbornness to open up and let anyone in got on my nerves a bit and can she have like the worst luck ever. Yikes!
Now let's talk about their friends. I think the interaction with their friends may be my favorite parts of the book. Yes their was some naughty baking/sex scenes but there was something magical about her friends. How for the life of me she couldn't get her head out of her ass sooner killed me a bit. And all because of one man who disappointed her then of course that means that all men were bad. Right ok I could see that if she had been let down before by others or didn't have any other good examples in her life but even her grandparents showed a great example of a solid couple but all she had was tunnel vision in her stubbornness.
In the end all worked out and of course a cupcake saved the world once cupcake at a time.
3 Thumbs up!