Book Review

Love Takes the Cake by Betsy St. Amant

She’s known for her delicious cakes, but there’s no recipe for dealing with the new man in her life.

Charlotte owns the best bakery in Louisiana, and clients come from near and far for her renowned wedding cakes. And while the wedding scene is Charlotte’s place to shine, her own love life is more dull than ever. After a string of failed relationships—and men who actually were too good to be true—she has decided to throw herself into her craft and leave love and marriage to her clients.

Will is a successful entrepreneur but devotes much of his spare time to caring for his ill mother. He knows he doesn’t have much time left with her, so he has done everything he can to guard his heart from relationships. And what girl would understand that he needs to spend all his time with his mother? But when his best friend calls in his help for his September wedding, Will can’t refuse. He’s always been there for those closest to him. And when he finds out they don’t have a wedding cake yet, he knows exactly where to go—the bakery owned by the beautiful, mysterious young woman he buys treats from.

Charlotte assumes Will is just another party boy who flirts with all the bridesmaids. But is Will hiding something that explains his behavior? And despite their reservations, will they be able to deny the chemistry between them?

**I received a copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**

There were certainly many things to enjoy about this novella… the charming story, the well-developed characters, the baked goods…

Love Takes the Cake was a sweet story. At it’s heart, is a story about two people who have pasts that they aren’t proud of and leaves them in a situation that makes it difficult for them to acheive happiness. I found the characters relatable and the story well written. This novella contains all the elements of a good read and it’s short length makes it a fast read. It is a wonderful addition to the previous stories of the Year of Weddings Novella Collection.

“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a woman in possession of pastries is in need of a hungry man.”

-Love Takes the Cake

About the Author:

Betsy St. Amant lives in Louisiana with her young daughter and has a heart for sharing the amazing news of God’s grace through her novels. A freelance journalist, Betsy is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. When she’s not reading, writing, or singing along to a Disney soundtrack with her daughter, Betsy enjoys inspirational speaking and teaching on the craft of writing.

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If you interested in the first series, here are the links to my reviews–I reviewed three novellas at a time according to their seasons:

Winter (December, January, February)

Spring (March, April, May)

Summer (June, July, August)

Fall (September, October, November)

If you are interested in my review for previous novellas of the second collection, please click the links below:

December: Love at Mistletoe Inn by Cindy Kirk

January: A Brush With Love by Rachel Hauck

February: Serving Up A Sweetheart by Cheryl Wyatt

March: All Dressed Up in Love by Ruth Logan Herne

April: In Tune With Love by Amy Matayo

May: Never a Bridesmaid by Janice Thompson

June: Picture Perfect Love by Melissa McClone

July: I Hope You Dance by Robin Lee Hatcher

August: Love on a Deadline by Kathryn Springer

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