⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ (4.5 Stars)
This book is just like a slice of Triple Chocolate Cake – comforting and oh so sweet.
Levi Buchanan didn’t think that his family’s ”curse” to fall madly in all-consuming love only once in their lives was real – until he met Jocelyn Abernathy.
Jocelyn or Joss as she likes to be called wasn’t having a great time when Levi saw her for the first time and asked her out on a date. She was still recovering from the consequences of Transverse Myelitis, an inflammation to the spinal cord that led her to lose most of the movement in both legs. While adapting to a completely new lifestyle she wasn’t confident enough to go on dates, but she desperately needed a good friend by her side.
That’s how Levi became her best friend, and stayed that way for five full years, until, Joss started to have date feelings – but not for him.
That’s when Levi decides it’s time to step up the game and see if he can finally win over the girl.
I loved how Joss was a great heroine, that despite her struggles was determined, strong and independent. Levi was one of the sweetest characters I ever read about. He was so thoughtful, careful, and full of passion, all while still challenging Joss and respecting her needs to do things on her own.
I give this book 4.5 stars. The only thing that could be slightly better is that there were no real conflicts, and everything was resolved pretty smoothly. But if you don’t enjoy drama or angst in romances, this is the book for you.
The overall cast was pretty interesting too. I loved Joy and Levi’s family. I’m very curious about his brother and the cousins moving from LA to Green Valley. Even Andy/Brad/Chris was nice and charming. I really tried to hate him to no avail. Hopefully, we’ll see more of them in the books to come.
Baking Me Crazy in the first book in the Donner Bakery series, but it lives inside the Green Valley Universe created by Penny Reid. There will be a few books that will come from Penny’s new collaborative publisher – SmartyPants Romance.
This was an ARC sent to me in exchange for an honest review. Baking me Crazy is out now on all platforms
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