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Series: Bachelor Bake-Off #3
Title: Sprinkled With Love
Author: Jennifer Faye
Publisher: Montana Born, Tule Publishing
Published: February 21st, 2017
This series, set in Marietta, Montana concerns the participants in the Bachelor Bake-Off which is being organised to help finance ‘Harry’s House’, a house where it is planned children can go, take part in activities, learn key life skills and be helped with their studies. A safe place for them all being created in memory of Harry Monroe, a first responder who was tragically killed whilst endeavouring to help an elderly couple. Each story in the series has one of the bachelor’s participating in the bake-off as the focus.
This is the third novel in the series and stars Romeo, the matchmaking cat! As you might guess from that, the story has many laugh out loud moments as Jillian Parker is the daughter of Romeo’s human – come on, cat’s always seem to choose the human they relate to rather than a human being their owner! Whilst cat sitting, Romeo, a house cat, makes a break for freedom – closely followed by a chasing Jillian racing through the snow and out onto the road. This is where Avery Wainwright, an injured rodeo star, is driving home and almost hits Jillian. The two have a history. After his parents were tragically killed in a car crash, he raised his younger siblings with Jillian acting as their housekeeper and carer. She always loved him but he never showed any interest in being more than her employer. Now the youngsters have left home, he’s usually riding the rodeo circuit and she’s just set herself up in business so she’s determined not to succumb again. However, his sister has entered him into the Bachelor Bake-Off. He can’t not support such a great community cause but he needs help and turns to Jillian for lessons in baking. Working together again, could this prove to be their recipe for love?
This story has great characters, a real sense of humour, plenty of angst and turmoil and is a fantastic read. I thoroughly enjoyed escaping into it and highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys romantic comedies with an injured cowboy and independent but loving lady. There will be a few burnt offerings and mix ups on their spicy journey but, with Romeo’s help, baking will prove their recipe for romance and the ending is swoon worthy!
Many thanks to the publishers for gifting me a copy of this novel, via NetGalley, with no obligation. This is my honest review.
What does one do with a matchmaking cat named Romeo?
Spirited and beautiful, Jillian Parker is one of Marietta’s newest business owners. Still, her mother worries about Jillian’s bare ring finger. So in order to give her mother something else to fuss over, Jillian adopts a cat named Romeo. He turns out to be anything but a docile lap cat.
One snowy night, Romeo makes a break for it. With Jillian right on his heels, they have a near miss with a passing pickup driven by Avery Wainwright, one of Jillian’s closest friends. A rodeo accident has the sexy cowboy returning home to recuperate, and he’s not happy about it.
So when Avery finds himself lassoed into the Bachelor Bake-Off, he turns to the one person who has always helped him out—Jillian. But will teaching him to take chances outside of the show ring have them both discovering that their feelings for each other run much deeper than they ever imagined?