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!