Cover Design: Lori Jackson Design
Photo: Wander Aguiar
Release Date: June 27, 2019
Anything your tongue desires, I can bake it. Scones? Child’s play. Cupcakes?
I’ll frost them so good you won’t know what hit you. Donuts? Please.
You’re talking to a master baker.
But there’s one egg I’ve never been able to crack.
My best friend.
Correction: My former best friend.
She’s the apple in my pie. The whip in my cream. The lemon in my meringue. The
wish in my bone.
She’s the one who got away.
After ten years in the military, she’s back. She’s bruised and battered by
life, but she’s back.
Except she’s not my second chance. She’s gone to the dark side.
Running a rival bakery in a town not big enough for two.
So now I have to decide—which do I want more?
Or the woman I never should’ve let go in the first place?
Master Baker is a deliciously fun friends-to-enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy
featuring a smooth-talking baker, the one who got away, and a goat with more
matchmaking tendencies than a nosy old grandpa. It stands alone with no
cheating or cliffhangers.
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SASCHA DARLINGTON’S REVIEW
One of the best and favorite Indie discoveries of this year has been Pippa Grant. This lady writes funny books that have heart. The guys are not only delicious, they are sensitive and empathetic, and guys you’d like to meet in real life.
And, such is the case of Grady Rock of Master Baker. He’s loved Annika Williams for 14 years since their Freshmen year of high school, but he never got the nerve to tell her until the night of graduation when he opened his heart and soul to her and she shot him down. Because she misunderstood his intentions. But most probably because the time just wasn’t right for either of them.
Now, years later, Grady has a bakery he’s trying to keep afloat when Annika returns to the neighboring rival town of Sarcasm and seems to be setting up her own bakery despite the fact that she can’t bake.
Grady’s still harboring pain from her rejection, but soon realizes that there’s never been anyone in his life who could ever replace her.
Pippa Grant knows how to write heroes. I’ve read three of her novels in as many months and each time I’ve come away adoring the guy. I have a vague memory of a woman also being in the story, but it’s the heroes. Seriously, these guys are thoughtful, sweet, sexy. They might not always be Mensa stars, but they rock as far as being emotionally available.
I also love the fact that animals, in this case, Sue the male goat and Long Beak Silver the cussing parrot, add so much lively entertainment. Sue is like a dog in a goat costume, fetching and retrieving, putting his nose in unwelcome spaces. (I keep thinking of the Johnny Cash song, “A Boy Named Sue.” Heh) The parrot says the raunchiest things—I loved it!
Grant’s writing style is staccato and while that might not be for everyone, I think it works exceedingly well for the stories she tells, which are funny and heartfelt. While they’re mostly funny, there are moments when a character’s vulnerabilities rise and you can just feel their emotion sucking you in.
I believe that this novel is related to other Grant novels (I need to catch-up on her books! Can I read while I’m asleep?), but it can definitely be read as a standalone. Read this one if you need a pick-me-up, a laugh, a diversion.
If you are looking for a clean, sweet read without language, you probably want to give this one a pass. All others….onboaaaarrrrdddd!
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
4 butterflies and a ladybug out of 5 butterflies
romantic comedies that will make tears run down your leg. When she’s not
reading, writing or sleeping, she’s being crowned employee of the month as a
stay-at-home mom and housewife trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be
productive members of society, all the while fantasizing about long walks on
the beach with hot chocolate chip cookies.