This was a great, fun to read book! Jules & Cody are quite the pair in the kitchen & "other" places, too. Aunt Tulip is a stitch! D.D. Scott really brings the characters to life, as she's so descriptive with her words, that the reader feels as though he/she is right there. This book has such a unique, fun storyline-------it's a must read. I'm ready to read the third book in this fun series!!
Love love love this book! Some of the other reviewers said they liked the first book in the series better, but I respectfully disagree. Jules is funny, independent, and I'd love to meet her (and have some of the treats from her bakery). Cody has a special place in my heart because he reminds me of the hero of my first e-book, "Mr. Short, Dark...& Funny." They don't look the same, but they act the same. Does Cody have a long, lost brother in Cincinnati? LOL. The only way he isn't like my hero is that he keeps things inside. That's more like the hero of "Sweeter Than W(h)ine."
The people in the book that I love to hate...Jacques and Sienna. What great villains!
I loved the descriptions of the bakery and of all the sweet confections Jules baked. My favorite part of the description of The Lunch Box were the lunch boxes that decorated the place. I'm picturing them in my head.
The secondaries (Aunt Tulip, Midge, et. al.) were terrific and so supportive of Jules and Cody.
I had a few minor bug-a-boos -- repetition of the word ass...could have substituted another word for one of the "ass"'s like "he's a jerk," or something. And this...(example since I didn't write down the exact quotes because this happened a lot in the book..."Are you serious!? What were you thinking!? Y'know...!?" (Do you see where I'm going with this?) In all of my English classes in high school and college, and in all the books on writing I've read, I thought writers weren't supposed to do that. Here's my suggestion, but it's only my opinion and I've been told that I think I know everything but I don't know anything so take it with a grain of salt... "Are you serious?" Jay shouted. "What were you thinking? Y'know..." His voice trailed off as he thought about what Reese had just told him.
In spite of those few mistakes, I loved this book!
I was excited that there were more books in the series that focused on Roxy's friends, but this book did not meet my expectations. It was however better than the third book in the series, Buckles Me Baby. Usually series get better, this one gets worse.
I love anything by D.D. Scott. The perfect book for travel, relaxing on the beach, or commuting to work. I always made sure I had eaten before I picked this one up, however. There's a very creative pastry chef. Graphic descriptions had me drooling. And speaking of graphic, one of the hottest love scenes since Stuart Woods made me blush.
Just could not read this. Maybe if I could have stuck it out past the first few flips it would have settled down and actually told the story rather than having everything described in strange metaphors. This is the second book I've read where I've had to stop because the attempt to be descriptive overwhelms everything else to the point where it's hard for me to figure out what the author is even trying to say. After about the fourth time of having to re-read a sentence because six or more words [sometimes correctly hyphenated, sometimes not] were used instead of the one perfect adjective, I stopped. Seemed like the characters might have been interesting and likeable but I couldn't get far enough into the story to comment on much else.