Hello, Sunshines, I have the pleasure to be today’s stop on the blog tour and sharing my review for; the Forget-Me-Not Bakery by Caroline Flynn. Why not go and have a look?
The Forget-Me-Not Bakery by Caroline Flynn
Genre: Small Town Romance
Release Date: 17th September 2020
From a small town called Port Landon comes a beautiful sweet romance about finding a place to truly call home.
Paige Henley has always dreamed of owning a bakery, but her busy life in New York City has never left much room for following her heart. So, when she’s given the chance to move to Port Landon to set up her own bakery, she’s ready to take a leap of faith and make her dreams a reality.
When single dad and local veterinarian, Cohen Beckett, enters Paige’s bakery for her grand opening, there is an undeniable connection, and Paige can’t help but notice an unfamiliar feeling in her chest.
But ever since his wife’s tragic death, Cohen has built his own defences around his heart. The last thing he expects is for a stranger to ignite a spark he thought was lost forever.
Yet Paige has a kindness the whole town finds infectious, and soon Cohen realizes that her gourmet cakes aren’t the only thing impossible to distance himself from.
Will Paige be able to fulfil her dreams and find love in her new home?
This is such a sweet, little small-town romance. It’s perfect for those lazy days when all you want to do is curl up and fall into a non-taxing, easy-to-read story.
It’s not the wham-bam, hits in you hard in the heart romance, it’s very a predictable, cute boy meets girl type, in fact, think of those cutesy afternoon films that everyone watches at Christmas and you will have an idea, there is nothing essentially wrong with it, the characters are very likeable and it is fun getting to know them and watch them fall in love, the plot is a little samey as other’s in the small town genre but enjoyable none-the-less it just didn’t give me the loved up buzz I usually get.
I did enjoy it, it was a nice stop-gap between other heavier books I am currently reading, the story flowed easily and the characters are very likeable, my heart went out to Cohen he lost a part of himself when his wife died and left in its a place was this thirst for revenge of some sort even though he knew it was a tragic accident, hulking that heavyweight around isn’t the easiest, especially with the addition of a confused little boy. I liked the friends-to-lovers trope romance that occurred between Paige and Cohan, both are looking for a fresh start and both are lonely, theirs is a sweet relationship and I really liked how they connected instantly.
This s all about finding a place to call home, a story of second chances and moving on, I liked the premise of it, there’s not really a lot more I can say about it, it’s sweet, heartfelt, with lots of emotion, the plot is steady and moves along at a gentle pace and the characters are relatable and well developed but it is a little too cutesy for my liking. I would go as far as saying this would be a perfect young adult, coming of age romance or it would be a great starter for those coming into the sweet romance genre.
I believe this is the first book by Caroline Flynn, and just because this one didn’t quite hit the spot, I will happily try her books again as I did like her easy reading and writing style.
If your looking for a more passionate and sexy romance then this isn’t the book to read, but if you want to just float away on fluffy cake-filled clouds then give it a go.
About the Author
Caroline Flynn is a Canadian writer from Northern Ontario. She doesn’t have to imagine what small-town life is like–she lives it every day. Caroline loves everything book related, whether it’s reading them or writing them, and she’s the dog-mom of an eccentric brindle boxer named Jazz (who makes a special appearance in The Forget-Me-Not Bakery!). Caroline uses her coffee addiction to fuel her writing passion, and the truth is, she can’t imagine devoting her life to being anything other than an author.
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