Saturday, January 16, 2016

Review: A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love by Linn B. Halton

Book Blurb:

Life isn’t all love and cupcakes …

Katie has had her fair share of bad luck, but when she finally realises her dream of opening a bakery it seems things can only get better.

But the reality of running a business hits Katie hard and whilst her partner, Steve, tries to help she begins to sense that the situation is driving them further apart. Could Katie be set to lose her relationship and her dream job?

Then, one winter’s day, a man walks into her shop – and, in the space of that moment, the course of Katie’s life is changed.

But nobody finds happiness in the blink of an eye. Sometimes it takes two Christmases, three birthdays and a whole lot of cake to get there …

My Review:

I really liked that A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love is set over a longer period of time.  There is a lot happening for Katie and it was fun to dive into her life with her for a year.  I watched her struggle, grow, question, and love.  Nothing about this could have been rushed.  The pace of A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love is perfect.

I loved, loved that Ms Halton wrote from various POV's in this book.  I loved knowing what the other characters were thinking, planning, and feeling.  It makes for a very interesting, well rounded read.  She introduces characters to us this way and I could feel so much more for these characters through their words.

Katie and Adam are both going through a lot in their lives, and the time for a new romance is not right when A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love starts.  But as they progress through a year, they both grow and change...and maybe a little time is all they need before they move on to the next step.

Katie is a strong heroine, although a bit frustrating at times.  The relationship she is in at the start of the book left me shaking my head at times.  Katie grows and strengthens significantly though and became someone I really wanted to see things work out for.

I really liked Adam.  He has his priorities and is sticking to them, but at the same time isn't locked in one place.  He is struggling too...but walking into Katie's cake shop might end up being the best thing that happened to him.

The secondary characters all add strength and feeling to the plot.  I especially loved Adam's Grandma.

A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love made me feel a variety of emotions - hopeful, frustrated, sad, and happy.  It was a really good read with memorable characters in realistic situations.  The writing flow was smooth, and easy to read.

I'd recommend A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love to any romance reader.

4/5 stars

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  1. Oooh, lovely review! Well done, Linn! Thanks for sharing! :) xx

  2. Ah, thank you Sue for taking the time to read and review A Little Sugar, A Lot of Love. Adam's Grandma was based on a person I know, and I'm so glad you felt how special she was - that means a lot! Lx