Book Review Baking Me Crazy by Karla Sorensen

Oct 082019

Baking Me Crazy (Donner Bakery #1) by Karla Sorensen

I’m Levi Buchanan, and until five years ago, I thought the legend of my family’s curse was a load of crazy, Southern nonsense.

No curse can make you fall in love at first sight. No curse can force a true, deep, passionate, all-consuming love that will haunt you all the days of your life.

Then I met Jocelyn Abernathy and I realized how completely wrong I was.

The problem is, Jocelyn guards her feelings like well-armed soldier. She’s the most beautiful, stubborn, infuriating woman I’ve ever met. Every time she talks, I want to kiss the living daylights out of her. But I can’t.

Because when we met, she didn’t need true love. She needed a best friend. And that’s what I’ve been to her… for five years.

But when Jocelyn meets a handsome stranger her first day working at Donner Bakery and she lets him buy her a dill pickle cupcake, I realize with ominous regret that I may have missed my window with my best friend.

If I can’t get her to see past our friendship, my new curse may be to watch the love of my life move on with someone else.

‘Baking Me Crazy’ is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, can be read as a standalone, and is book#1 in the Donner Bakery series, Green Valley World, Penny Reid Book Universe.

Title: Baking Me Crazy (Donner Bakery #1)
Author: Karla Sorensen
Publication Date: October 8th, 2019
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (252 pages)
Rating: 8/10

I fell in love with the Winston Brother’s world by Penny Reid, and I am extremely happy to get front row seats to the authors who continue to write into their world.

In Baking Me Crazy, the story takes place in Jennifer and Cletus’ world at her Donner Bakery and we see glimpses of them on and off.

I feel like this book has been a breath of fresh air.

The heroine is struggling to learn how to walk after being in a wheelchair for the past 7 years, due to a virus that caused damage into her spinal cord. She was an athlete, still is, and her struggles are real.

I enjoy the stories that feel real to me, even if this is a love at first sight / family “curse” one love type. I connected with the characters and this is what matters to me most in a book.

18-year-old Levi Buchanan meets 16-year-old Jocelyn Abernathy while assist coaching her basketball team. He realizes right there that the curse of his family is real, and he falls in love. When he asks her out, he gets turned down and get friend zoned. After 5 years of being best friends, he finally feels something has changed and Joss is ready to be confronted with his feelings.

Levi learns to live with his feelings and wait until she’s ready.

The Donner Bakery Series will have 2 more books and I can’t wait to get my hands on them!

Baking Me Crazy

audio (1)

Stud Muffin

audio (1)

No Whisk No Reward

audio (1)

Beef Cake

review soon

Batter of Wits

review soon


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