With Christmas season in full swing, baker Regina San Valentino is up to her elbows in cake batter and cookie dough. Between running her own business, filling her bursting holiday order book, and managing her crazy Italian family, she's got no time to relax, no room for more custom cake orders, and no desire to find love. A failed marriage and a personal tragedy have convinced her she's better off alone. Then a handsome stranger enters her bakery begging for help. Regina can't find it in her heart to refuse him.
Connor Gilhooly is in a bind. He needs a specialty cake for an upcoming fundraiser and puts himself - and his company's reputation - in Regina's capable hands. What he doesn't plan on is falling for a woman with heartbreak in her eyes or dealing with a wise-guy father and a disapproving family.
Can Regina lay her past to rest and trust the man who's awoken her heart?
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A funny and sweet Christmas story.
I liked this story. A lot. I love stories about bakeries, and it had a sad touch with Reggie’s past. I love a story about crime families and Italian families. The story was funny, sweet and romantic. I loved Reggie and all of her family. Connor is hot and very sweet. I recommend this story.
Now having said that. I listened to this on audio and usually recommend the audio over the book. In this case I am going to say the narration was just ok. It was just a person reading the book and quite choppily at that. If you just want to listen to a good story while you do other stuff, it still is ok because the story is awesome.
- RS 🌹
Loved this book, loved, loved. loved it!
Madonna mía! This book is so charming and sweet! I absolutely loved every minute of it! Being a 1/2 Italian girl myself, I got all the lingo, and author Peggy Jaeger knows her Italian! The story is so cute, about an Italian woman who made a mistake way back when she was just a young girl, got hitched to the WRONG GUY because whoops, they had sex 1 time and she got pregnant.
Our herione, voiced by Anna Marie Peloso, could not be cuter or spunkier, and I loved the new guy in her life, her Italian family (don't I know about those!) and the sweet story of how she finds true love when she's checked out of the business of even looking for it (fool me once... you know the drill)! ANYWAY, all works out so well and happy and sweet, and I have to put a danger warning on this review: don't listen or read this book unless you're close to a bakery! YUMMY! I was hungry for cake all the way through!
*Please note, I was given a free copy of this audiobook and this is my honest recommendation. If you are at all Italian, or wish you were, you will enjoy this to book! Sexy, funny, and just all-around fun!