I received this book for free For A Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Petit Four by Cindy Arora, Joel Zlotnik, Lucie Simone, Sue Watson
Also by this author: Snow Angels, Secrets and Christmas Cake
Published by Simon and Fig on 5th November 2014
Genres: Chicklit, Humour, Love & Romance
Source: For A Blog Tour
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Cake is often a major part of life’s celebrations, both big and small. From birthdays to wedding days, cake, in all its delectable concoctions, marks joyous occasions with a sweetness that can’t be beat. But even better is the love that is shared when two people connect over a sweet confection. Maybe it’s a cute new guy wreaking havoc on a broken heart, or a beautiful woman testing the limits of love, or an old beau stirring up long lost desires. Whatever the circumstances, cake can always be relied upon to save the day when it comes to affairs of the heart. In this collection of short stories, cake is the delicious center around which each tale unfolds and romance blooms.
When single mom and journalist, Olivia, sets out to find romance in Cindy Arora’s “Cake Therapy,” she gets a little help from her friends and more than a few slices of cake to coax her off the couch and into the arms of a truly great love.
Lucie Simone’s “Aprez Vous” finds success-driven Tara in Paris reminiscing of her long lost love, Jean Marc, and her niece bound and determined to reunite them.
In “The Heart-Shaped Secret of Raspberry Jam” by Sue Watson, cake enthusiast, Milly, meets her match in the kitchen, and other places, when new owners take over the tea rooms where she works and her talents and her heart are put to the test.
And Scott, mayor of a small seaside community, flirts with political suicide in Joel Zlotnik’s “Her Charms” when he falls for new-in-town Nicole, an entrepreneur with a passion for cupcakes, and whose latest venture proves a little too sexy for the sleepy beach town.
From San Francisco to Paris, from small towns to tea rooms, this anthology tempts readers with humor, style, romance, and the powerful aphrodisiac that is cake. Petit Four is four stories, frosted with love.
Firstly thank you to Kim for letting me take part in this blog tour.
I had heard about this book a bit on twitter and FB and I really wanted to read it so when Kim asked me if I would be part of the tour I knew I had to find time to fit it into my schedule.
This book consists of four short stories by four different authors. The first is Lucie’s Aprez -Vous. Lucie had me hooked from the very first few paragraphs and I honestly couldn’t read it fast enough I just need to know more and more about Tara and her summer in Paris when she was 18 years old.
The next story was Cindy’s Cake Therapy. I have to say I am a big lover of Cake therapy, both this story and the eating of cake.This was a wonderfully romantic tale which I really enjoyed. I loved Prince Henry and Olivia’s little girls tea party sounds amazing.
The fourth story was Joel’s Her Charms, it took me a while to get in to this one. Whether it be becuase it was last night and I had just returned fro the cinema and my head was elsewhere or that it was the story I don’t know but I came to find this a rather sweet story. I loved the charms.
The third story which I have saved til last as it was my absolute favourite was Sue’s The Heart-Shaped Secret of Raspberry Jam. I thought this was a wonderful story which incorporated all of my favourite cakes, how could I not love it. Milly and David were excellent characters and I was guessing the whole time about what was going to happen. It also had me longing for a nice piece of black forest Gateau.
These stories are a great little indulgence, if you love cake and romance then I urge you to pick up this book now.
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