• Baking Me Crazy by Karla Sorensen
Baking Me Crazy Book Cover Baking Me Crazy
Donner Bakery (Book 1)
Karla Sorensen
Contemporary Romance
Smartypants Romance
October 8, 2019
ebook, paperback

'm Levi Buchanan, and until five years ago, I thought the legend of my family's curse was a load of crazy, Southern nonsense.

No curse can make you fall in love at first sight. No curse can force a true, deep, passionate, all-consuming love that will haunt you all the days of your life.

Then I met Jocelyn Abernathy and I realized how completely wrong I was.

The problem is, Jocelyn guards her feelings like well-armed soldier. She's the most beautiful, stubborn, infuriating woman I've ever met. Every time she talks, I want to kiss the living daylights out of her. But I can't.

Because when we met, she didn't need true love. She needed a best friend. And that's what I've been to her... for five years.

But when Jocelyn meets a handsome stranger her first day working at Donner Bakery and she lets him buy her a dill pickle cupcake, I realize with ominous regret that I may have missed my window with my best friend.

If I can't get her to see past our friendship, my new curse may be to watch the love of my life move on with someone else.

'Baking Me Crazy' is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, can be read as a standalone, and is book #1 in the Donner Bakery series, Green Valley World, Penny Reid Book Universe.

Prickles + Persistance = a Recipe for LOVE

Baking Me Crazy by Karla Sorensen is the very first release in the Smartypants Fall Launch. Set in the world of Green Valley (which was originally created by The Evil Overlord of Smartypants Romance: Penny Reid), Baking Me Crazy falls seamlessly into the Pennyverse, with brand new characters that are just as easy to fall in love with as the citizens of Green Valley that readers already adore.

The first book in the Donner Bakery Series, (which can all be read as standalone novels) Baking Me Crazy is a friends-to-lovers romance that is sweeter than The Banana Cake Queen’s signature treat. Don’t worry, I believe Miss Jennifer would completely agree with me, after all she hired Joss!  Jocelyn, known as Joss but only to her friends, is pricklier than a hedgehog. Her best friend Levi doesn’t mind the prickles of his friend, instead he finds her sass and standoffish attitude endearing. Levi has been biding his time for five long years, ever since Joss brushed off his first attempt at asking her out on a date. If Levi was an emoji, he would be the one with heart eyes, just waiting for the time where Joss is ready to date and is ready to tackle more in her life while living with her disease (Transverse Myelitis). Imagine the shock Levi gets when after starting her new job as the newest pair of helping hands at Donner Bakery, Joss has a swoony encounter with a handsome stranger!

I was completely smitten with Levi, and being able to experience his plan to make Joss swoon over him, without freaking her out was as charming as it was funny! Speaking of funny, Joss’ new coworker, Joy, is a delight! She definitely works double time to help smooth out Joss’s transition from a sour dill pickle to a sweet, yet tangy dill pickle cupcake! If you don’t get the reference, read Baking Me Crazy, trust me on this one. Not only is this the perfect first glimpse into the new lineup of 12 new novels in the Smartypants Fall Launch, but readers will also get a glimpse of the residents of Green Valley that we have all grown to love.

Baking Me Crazy by Karla Sorensen is available now on e-book and paperback, go out and snag a copy for yourself! Scurry, little hedgehogs, scurry!