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The Coincidence of Coconut Cake

Narrated by: C.S.E Cooney
Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
4 out of 5 stars (671 ratings)
Regular price: $27.99
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How steamy is it? Simmering

Publisher's Summary

In downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lou works tirelessly to build her beloved yet struggling French restaurant, Luella's, into a success. She cheerfully balances her demanding business and even more demanding fiancé...until the morning she discovers him in the buff - with an intern.

Witty yet gruff British transplant Al is keeping himself employed and entertained by writing scathing reviews of local restaurants in the Milwaukee newspaper under a pseudonym. When an anonymous tip sends him to Luella's, little does he know that he's arrived on the worst day of the chef's life. The review practically writes itself: underdone fish, scorched sauce, distracted service - he unleashes his worst.

The day that Al's mean-spirited review of Luella's runs, Lou and Al cross paths in a pub. As they chat, Al playfully challenges Lou to show him the best of Milwaukee, and she's game - but only if they never discuss work, which Al readily agrees to. As they explore the city's local delicacies and their mutual attraction, Lou's restaurant faces closure, while Al's column gains popularity. It's only a matter of time before the two fall in love...but when the truth comes out, can Lou overlook the past to chase her future?

©2015 Amy Reichert (P)2015 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Deliciously entertaining!" (Meg Donohue, author of Dog Crazy)

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A Delightful Read

Although the plot is similar to others, e.g. "You've Got Mail", and the ending was obvious, it was a fun diversion and a nice change from murder mysteries, dysfunctional families, and war. My only complaint was the narrator. Her voice was nice but she read without expression and mispronounced quite a few words.
If you want a light, fun read, look no further.

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Cute story, terrible narrator

This is a good comfort read, but the narrator was very monotone and mispronounced many words.

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a refreshing romance story

This was a pleasantly refreshing romance. The characters were very likable. The story itself had sweet, funny, sad, romantic, and heartbreaking moments. It really was nice to find a real romance again.
The book narrator was great! Cooney is definitely someone I now have on my list of voices I dig & look for.

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Feminine male character voice

Male voice was way too feminine. The attempt at the English accent made it go higher and therefore sounded more girly than the female character voice.

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Two foodies

The story was a bit predictable, but still enjoyable. I kept thinking ‘this is going to be bad’—you know when someone lies and/or keeps the truth hidden and then it comes out. It was hidden, hidden, hidden and then bam. The main female showed strength of character over and over. It was a good story. Hope you enjoy it.

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narrator is TERRIBLE and the book SNORE

This author needs a good editor, needs to not use the word gulp, and get to the DAMN POINT. word count, word count, word count.

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Wonderful story<br />

A great read. You will be dazzled and a little hungry for cake after you read this.

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I think I love coconut cake

This book was a great taste of romance, honesty and true love at first sight. I could not put it down after reading. It was super addicting and tasteful.

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A Must Read!

this book was so entertaining, with the love story and the seeing it in ordinary City filled with blue collar workers, and delicious Tales of restaurants, I can't wait to visit and Sample some of those Foods myself.

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Weak!

Uggg I could only get through the first few chapters because it was just that annoying. I despise weak female main characters and Lou is weak and dumb! She is engaged to an ass like it’s no big deal but she’s not sure if she can move in... such a waste of time...
Delete! Do not buy!

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