Monday, August 26, 2013

The Icing on the Cake by Janice Thompson ~ review

16153369Scarlet Lindsey’s aunt Wilhelmina may be Texas’s most popular cake baker extraordinaire, but she’s also getting on in years. When Scarlet decides to take on the role of cake decorator at her cranky aunt’s bidding, it’s just the beginning of a series of misunderstandings and mishaps that will lead her to compete in a cake challenge on national television-and might even lead her to finding true love.
Fan favorite Janice Thompson is back with more wit, more weddings, and more of what her readers love best-bridal business drama. Bella and the gang are all here and readers will fall in love with the newest quirky characters straight from the creative mind of a fantastic storyteller.

My take on this book:
I always count on a good clean read with a contemporary romance whenever I pick up a book by Janice Thompson and "The Icing on the Cake" met my expectations and then some. What I found was a fun filled read with snappy dialogue where the main character is so easy to relate to and her baking skills had me hankering for cake. 

Scarlet Lindsey is a preachers daughter who knows a thing or two about baking cakes. She runs her own  business thanks to her aunt Willie whom reminds her of that almost daily, called Let Them Eat Cake and not tooting her own horn she is great at what she does. She not only bakes the cake but is a pretty mean decorator as well. While she has a sweet job that she loves she isn't as keen or her personal life. She has always been a bit self conscious about her body image and well finding true love is like finding a needle in a haystack. Sure she could settle for Kenny the guy who works for her, thing is she likes him but just not like that!  When something happens that lands her on national tv what will she do? Will she ever be able to see herself as others see her, and what about love is it in the cards for her?

I loved Scarlet she was someone that was so easy to connect with, because she is like most women I know who have issues with body image.I loved her references to Lucy! Aunt Willie was a character for sure and I thought Hannah was the girlfriend that we all want! I found "The Icing On The Cake" to be a fun filled, yet light read, a great book for anyone looking for a few laughs, romance and a quirky cast of characters! A perfect read for a lazy afternoon!

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

"Available August 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group."

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