Synopsis

From the USA TODAY bestselling author of the “heartwarming and refreshingly sweet” (Lauren Layne, New York Times bestselling author) On the Corner of Love and Hate comes a story about a baker who takes her chances on a new town…and an old love.

After selling her famous bakery back in New York, Parker Adams visits Hope Lake, Pennsylvania, to figure out her next steps. And soon she’s wondering why she ever loved city life in the first place. Between the Golden Girls—the senior women who hold court—and Nick Arthur, her equally infuriating and charming former flame, Parker finds a community eager to help her get her mojo back.

But even though Hope Lake gives her the fresh start she’s been looking for, Parker discovers that it’s not so easy to start over again with Nick. Their chemistry is undeniable, but since Nick is a freshly taken man, Parker is determined to keep things platonic. With a recipe for disaster looming, Parker must cook up a new scheme, figuring out how to keep everything she’s come to love before she loses it all.

Perfect for fans of Amy E. Reichert and Jenny Colgan, The Ingredients of You and Me is a scrumptious romantic comedy that lets you have your cake and eat it too.

My Thoughts

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This is such a feel good story, I couldn’t get enough of it.  Parker Adams is one of those characters who is hard not to love.  A successful baker in New York City she gives it all up for a slower paced life, and a chance at love.  Oddly enough after Parker sold her business she hit a wall in the baking and romance department.

I loved the little town of Hope Lake, PA.  The author made it sound so picturesque with the Victorian Houses and the never-ending falling snow.  Little old Mancini and the rest of the old ladies, who are later named the Golden Girls, are just the cutest.  I couldn’t get over how hospitable they are to Parker and her friends. They sound like so much fun to be/have around.

Unfortunately for Parker, Nick, her top secret old flame who ghosted her, is also friends with Mancini and her crowd.  Parker is doing her best to get her mojo back in the kitchen and keeping her feelings for Nick a secret. As for Nick he has moved on with a Jillian.  Right away I found Jillian annoying, clingy and sweet to the point of fake. I loved every character with the exception of her!

I have never read a book by this author, and now I need to!  This was the perfect light and quick read I needed, and I feel like I keep saying that when I review romance…but it’s true.  

Grab your copy of this page turner on April 28, 2020.

Book Rating: 4/5 and it’s only a 4 because I wanted more steam! More action!

For the grand finale this would pair nicely with a Chateau Ste. Michelle Indian Wells.