Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Honey Pie: A Cupcake Club Romance by Donna Kaufman

Honey is walking away from her old life, leaving behind the family home and the barn she used to work in.  It's more like the barn she used to hide in but that's why she's moving to Sugarberry Island and taking over her aunt's old shop.  This new inheritance will be the start of a new life and give her the opportunity to be a bit more social. 

Kensington Books sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you).  It has been published, so check with your local bookstore for a copy.

This is a sweet contemporary romance that I enjoyed very much.  Honey has a special power and can see into the future or the past when she touches someone or someone touches her.  It has brought her nothing but pain in the past and she has a "hands off" attitude now.  That has isolated her from the world but it's the only way she can hold on to her sanity.

Dylan is a man that was the brunt of two abusive men's anger in his youth, and he's not going to get attached to anyone.  He'll just work in his mechanic shop and have a few casual flings here and there.  That works just fine until he meets Honey.  She looks so forlorn after she finds out her aunt's business has been leased that he can't just ignore her.  Helping her means he gets to know her.  And he doesn't run when she goes into trance because he touched her...

There are some steamy scenes in this book but they don't overwhelm the story or the growing romance.  Watching two introverts trying to overcome their past is entertaining.  Ms. Kaufman really does a good job of making you feel their romance blossom and grow.

This doesn't have as much Cupcake Club as the previous books, but I like it best.  This one just talked to me and I will be buying me a copy for my personal library.  Why not get a copy and see what you think?

Happy reading.    

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