In Review: Baking Me Crazy (Donner Bakery #1) by Karla Sorensen

Posted October 14, 2019 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 2 Comments

In Review: Baking Me Crazy (Donner Bakery #1) by Karla SorensenBaking Me Crazy by Karla Sorensen
Series: Donner Bakery #1
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: October 8, 2019
Format: eARC, 252 pages
How I got it: From the author
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No curse can make you fall in love at first sight. No curse can force a true, deep, passionate, all-consuming love that will haunt you all the days of your life.

Then I met Jocelyn Abernathy and I realized how completely wrong I was.

The problem is, Jocelyn guards her feelings like well-armed soldier. She's the most beautiful, stubborn, infuriating woman I've ever met. Every time she talks, I want to kiss the living daylights out of her. But I can't.

Because when we met, she didn't need true love. She needed a best friend. And that's what I've been to her... for five years.

But when Jocelyn meets a handsome stranger her first day working at Donner Bakery and she lets him buy her a dill pickle cupcake, I realize with ominous regret that I may have missed my window with my best friend.

If I can't get her to see past our friendship, my new curse may be to watch the love of my life move on with someone else.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

In Review: My Thoughts

Y’all. I have a new favorite book of the year, Karla Sorensen’s Baking Me Crazy. Levi and Joss stole my heart and I never want it back. I read this book cover to cover in one sitting and laughed, cried and swooned my way through the entire thing. If best friends to lovers (with a bit of a “curse” twist) is your thing, you have to read this book. You won’t be disappointed.

There are plenty of things to love about Baking Me Crazy, but I really want you to discover most of them yourself. Joss was AMAZING. I can’t stress that enough. Her strength — both inside and out — was admirable. I have a total girl crush on her. (Can we be best friends?) And speaking of crushes? Levi. Oh, Levi. He’s the best of the best book boyfriends and I just loved him so much. His devotion to Joss made my heart so happy. I loved their friendship and I caught a major case of feels while their story progressed. There’s a good bit of a slow burn as these two work things out, but the payoff is worth it. Oh, the swoons! 😍

I had seriously high hopes for this new Smartypants Romance line and we’re off to an amazing start with Baking Me Crazy. I’m also super greedy and want to read all the others. Like, right this second. If they’re even a fraction as good as this book, I’m going to be one happy reader. I can’t wait to dive into them. I’m hoping for even more cameos from some of my favorite characters from Penny Reid’s books and some of the folks I meet along the way, too. I always have such a tough time giving up my faves, so seeing them again always makes me all mushy happy inside.

Favorite Quotes:

We all had shit we dealt with—things that made life hard sometimes—and mine was just simply more visible to the naked eye because I sat in it every single day.

“The worst part of going on a date with someone new is that you have no idea if it’s going to be the longest two hours of your life, or if you’ll walk out of that dinner feeling like you met the person you’re going to marry.”

“You are stunning, by the way. It’s like trying to look at the sun.”

About Karla Sorensen

Karla Sorensen has been an avid reader her entire life, preferring stories with a happily-ever-after over just about any other kind. And considering she has an entire line item in her budget for books, she realized it might just be cheaper to write her own stories. It doesn't take much to keep her happy...a book, a really big glass of wine, and at least thirty minutes of complete silence every day. She still keeps her toes in the world of health care marketing, where she made her living pre-babies. Now she stays home, writing and mommy-ing full time (this translates to almost every day being a 'pajama day' at the Sorensen household...don't judge). She lives in West Michigan with her husband and two exceptionally adorable sons.

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