I was given a copy of this ARC for a fair and honest review.
Every now and then I like read something different, Sometimes I pick up a cozy mystery or erotica So when a Spoonful for Sugar by Kate Hardy came my way I decided to take chance on this new to me author.
Stacey Allman is a special needs teacher, not only that but she is hearing impaired and has a stutter this made me sit up and take notice because it’s rare you find a heroine who isn’t completely perfect, and before anyone says anything you all know exactly what I mean by that . Stacey agrees to help her neighbor Tyler Carter who has been entered in the Bachelor bake off which is a charity fundraiser for Harry’s house which is a place for kids in the town to go the place was created in honor of Harry Monroe a first responded who killed while helping an elderly couple fix a flat tire. Stacey agrees to teach Tyler how to bake after he sets off the smoke alarm while trying to making a layer cake. It’s obvious the guy cannot even make a grilled cheese without almost setting the place on fire. And apparently this because he owns a gym and is very healthy? and yet he eats a lot of takeout… okay..
The book is a slow burn type there is a lot of, I like him but he could never like me and I like her but I’m not sure I’m ready for a relationship after my ex. While I liked the book there were a few things that I didn’t. Stacey’s family treated her horribly calling her dumb constantly because of stutter and hearing impairment, and it stuck with her sadly she could tell everyone around that they weren’t dumb but internally she struggled with her inner voice telling her she was. Which is very common with self esteem issues ( I know this first hand) but it took so much way from the good that was going at times that it made want to shake her and tell her she’s not dumb! The next thing I didn’t like was Tyler’s ex she comes back in the picture pregnant to a married who now doesn’t want her, so she comes to Tyler because she has no place to stay what gets me is this, They broke up because The ex was pregnant before to Tyler and miscarried then left him because she hated the small town and Tyler couldn’t deal with his feelings about the miscarriage and how to comfort her. So now she comes back to him and is all like I have nowhere to go, but I’m pregnant so we can pick up where we left off and you can raise this baby, and not to mention she treats Stacey horribly. But thankfully Tyler ships that Ho back to her mother.
Now for the good! The baking is three rounds
- Cookies- chocolate chip
- Pie- blueberry
- Cake- Orange glaze
I thought the teaching him to bake was adorable and gave the book a fun feel to it. This was an overall sweet and clean romance, there is sex is in it but it’s not in your face and not the focal point the book, the book is more centered on the relationship between Stacey and Tyler and it progressing . This book two in the series there are five books all together It’s priced at $2.99 and for me that always a great price when trying out a new author. So if you liked sweet clean romance with baking this book is for you!
I gave this 4 stars on good reads