Published February 24th 2018 by EG Publishing
This is a sweet novella about second chance romance, and finding something when you weren’t expecting it or wanting it. Not only does Victoria’s loved Grandfather die, but she is fired from her job in New York. She heads home to Florida and Sweet Blooms. There she finds Mark working for her grandmother. He has been dealing with the death of his wife and the “Blooms” have helped him heal. Victoria finds herself in a situation she did not want as it doesn’t fit in with her life that is in turmoil at the time. It is a romance that has its problems that must be overcome, but Sweet Blooms is a healing place. I requested and received a copy of this book from the publisher, EG Publishing, to read. The rating, ideas and opinions shared are my own.
About the Book (From Goodreads): Two souls have come to Sweet Blooms to heal and find themselves. They’ll have to get past their pain to discover love also blooms in this sweet shop.
Published August 2nd 2018 by EG Publishing
Another trip to Sweet Blooms Cafe finds Victoria and Mark now running the business while Grandma Rose is retiring. Their pastry chef also retires and unbeknownst to each other, both Mark and Victoria hire new ones. Grandma Rose suggest they both work to show what they can do, and then the cafe and the customers will select the winner. This story could have been a little longer dealing with the relationship and competition between Conrad and Lili. It happened just a bit too fast, and there was not a lot of substance to the story. If you are looking for a fast, clean insta-love romance, then this is it. If you want a little more meat and potatoes, you might want to pass on this one. This is a novella, but I enjoyed the first one in this series much more. The publisher, EG Publishing, generously provided me with a copy of this book to read. The rating, ideas and opinions are my own.
About the Book (From Goodreads): After six years of being the face of a three-star Michelin restaurant plus-sized pâtissier Lili Stephenson is told she doesn’t fit the new corporate image and is sent back to the kitchen. Frustrated about the new size requirements, Lili packs up her pastries and heads south to Sweet Blooms Café.
Conrad Rogers moved to Sweet Blooms to reinvent himself. When the head pastry chef announces his retirement David expects a promotion, not competition. When Lili arrives with her big city attitude and award-winning wine cakes things really heat up.
Two chefs with something to prove to themselves and each other, both fighting to make Sweet Blooms Café their new sweet haven.
About the Author: The only thing that could rival Dean’s love of Sweets in the bakery are strong, independent women. He writes about love in different phases of life and bold women who don’t believe in waiting for someday. His heroines believe in two ideas: every day is a gift, and true love is worth taking a chance on.