Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Cake at Midnight Sounds Like a Great Idea!

In this deliciously sweet foodie romance, a twenty-something pastry chef falls out of sync with her old childhood crush and falls into the arms of the quiet but charming boy next door.

Giovanna, Zoë, and Declan have always been a trio—their fierce friendship has seen them through every heartbreak and hardship and helped pave the way to brighter futures. Gio is a passionate baker of cakes, pastries, and all things delicious, Zoë a take-no-prisoners beauty, and Declan an ambitious businessman on the way up.

Best friends forever, Gio thinks—until Gio's lifelong crush on Declan is exposed, leaving her humiliated, and Gio realises she needs to cut him loose to get over him once and for all.

Enter Theo, Gio's neighbour...she's never met anyone like him before. He doesn't talk much, but he's kind, he's sexy, he's generous, and he's often awake in the middle of the night, like Gio. Theo has a sweet tooth and a mysterious history and Gio can't seem to stay away.

Thanks to the power of sleepless nights and chocolate cake, Gio thinks she's finally over Declan, but then his whole world turns upside down. Gio knows she can't desert Declan in his time of need, but how can she explain a lifetime of love to Theo?

Letting go of the past isn't so easy when your heart is breaking.
Cake At Midnight
Jessie L. Star
Pub Date: 1/15/18
Pocket Star
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 5/5
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Not only did this story leave me craving a big helping of chocolate rum cake, but I need more from Jessie L. Star, like yesterday! Set in Australia, Cake at Midnight is a foodie romance that centers around a trio of childhood friends and a sweet, budding romance.

Since Gio initiated a kiss with her best friend Dec, their trio has been strained. Zoe doesn't speak to Dec since he started taking advantage of Gio's unrequited crush, and Gio can't help but put his needs first. One night he takes it too far and Gio finally sees the light. She intends to cut him off for 30 days in an effort to get him out of her system. Enter Theo: tall, brooding, and incredibly honorable. Gio's neighbor is quite the opposite of Dec and full of secrets. His character adds layers to the plot that kept me intrigued and unable to stop reading.

Jessie L. Star strikes the perfect balance between quirky romance and foodie romance. The foodie aspect is a part of Gio's character that works along with the plot and there isn't too much foray into the technicalities of baking. Theo's family is outrageously scandalous and adds an interesting air of drama. Cake at Midnight is more than I expected it to be. It's a quirky, fun, and humorous read that adds heartbreak as a softening touch. You'll cry tears of sadness and laughter as much as you would from a Kristan Higgins novel!
*ARC provided in consideration for review*


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