In arc review

ARC REVIEW: Baking me Crazy

Title: Baking Me Crazy
Author: Karla Sorensen
Genre(s):  Romance, New Adult
Release: 8 October 2019
Rating: ✭✭✭✭✭/5

"There is no crying in the bakery."

Take some of the best friends to lovers trope, add some of Penny Reid’s universe with a pinch of spicy scenes, and Voila, a perfect recipe! Baking Me Crazy has it all and more. I think I haven’t finished a romance book this quickly in a while, and it’s all thanks to Sorensen’s writing. Prior to starting this book, I was intrigued to see how this concept would work: different romance authors all writing within the same well-loved universe. But, this book is 100% well worth it!

What is this book about?
Baking Me Crazy follows Joss, who works at small town bakery and her best friend Levi, who’s looking for a job after finishing his Master’s. The two met when they are in their teens, and have been best friends for over 5 years. However, what Joss doesn’t know is that Levi has fallen victim to the “Buchanan” curse and has been in love with her since the day they met. Levi thinks he’s content with being just friends, until Joss starts showing interest in one of her new customers.

What did I think of Baking Me Crazy?
I don’t know if it’s the trope, the characters, or both, but I absolutely adored this book. Set in Penny Reid’s beloved universe, Baking Me Crazy builds on all of the aspects I know and love, and adds its own twist.

Though nice seeing Jenn and Cletus again (my favorite Winston Brothers couple), the definite highlight of this book was the relationship between the two main characters. Best friends to lovers is my favorite romance trope and this particular story was executed so perfectly! Romance books are in danger of becoming boring once the couple gets together at the 50% mark, yet, I didn’t get that feeling with this one at all. Sorensen’s writing manages to keep everything exciting and fun from start to finish.

I also want to say that I enjoyed the dual perspective a lot, especially getting to read about Joss’ disability. The book contains some talk of ableism, which was refreshing to read!

If you’re looking for a quick, funny, heartwarming, and super sweet romance, look no further! I’m very intrigued to see what the next book in the series will be like, since each of them is written by a different author. But for now, this is a solid 4.5 stars, rounded up to 5!

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