Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap by Donna Kauffman, Kate Angell, Kimberly Kincaid

Some people shouldn't be allowed in the kitchen.  Every time Clara tries to bake cookies, she sets something on fire!

Kensington Books sent me an ARC of this book for review (thank you).  It was published this month, so you can grab a copy at your local bookstore now.

This anthology has three stories in it and they will make you smile.  They are "sweetheart" stories and while the attempt at romance is amusing, everybody gets a beau by Christmas.  The stories contain sex, but the stories are so much fun you hardly notice.

Where There's Smoke by Donna Kauffman

Clara is trying to learn to bake so she can write a column about cookies.  Unfortunately, she's no cook.  Fortunately, the fact that she has a fire means she and a lost love from college find each other again.  And those flames are still alive, too.

The Gingerbread Man by Kate Angell

Imagine getting a gingerbread man at the bake sale and finding out he's anatomically correct?  She uses pieces of peppermint sticks to emphasize that.  And it's such a shock to the man who bid on her box of goods that he drives off the road and almost freezes to death.  It's a good thing Abby finds him as she drives home from the sale.

Sugar And Spice by Kimberly Kincaid

Lily is determined to win the cookie bake off so she can use the money to shore up her business.  The problem is that Pete is competing, too, and he's a very good chef.  The even bigger problem is that the judges pair them up on some cooking adventures and they don't cook the same!

I found all these stories fun and a good read.  This would be a good book for in between cooking or present wrapping.  Read a story, do some work, read another story.  It won't seem like you're working at all.  And have a cookie while you're doing it.

Happy reading.    

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