Book Review: Always the Baker, Never the Bride

by - Friday, May 27, 2016

Author: Sandra D. Bricker
Contemporary Romance
Form: Kindle edition

Book Description: Always the Baker, Never the Bride

Always the Baker, Never the Bride by Sandra D. Bricker
Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle edition

They say you can’t have your cake and eat it too. But who would want a cake they couldn’t eat?Just ask Emma Rae Travis about that. A baker of confections who is diabetic and can’t enjoy them. When Emma meets Jackson Drake, the escapee from Corporate America who is starting a wedding destination hotel to fulfill a dream that belonged to someone else, this twosome and their crazy family ties bring new meaning to the term "family circus." The Atlanta social scene will never be the same.

Always the Baker, Never the Bride ~ Book Review

I love the recipes - just delicious! Unique set of characters. The story is alright, simple and entertaining in a way.Ara of My Book and My Coffee

Welcome to Emma Rae Travis’ world. Emma Rae is a diabetic master baker. Yes. It’s a bit sad, right? But you know, it’s also inspiring. 

Jackson Drake is an interesting ex-Corporate guy who’s starting a wedding destination hotel.  The ‘craziness’ begins right after their worlds meet. 

The story, as I’ve mentioned above, is just alright. It’s wonderful in its own way and I find it to be entertaining. There were a few scenarios where I got confused but after re-reading, I did get what was happening or who said what. 

[Spoiler Alert] When Emma Rae started working for Jackson, I knew already that it will start something special. And it eventually did. But since Jackson is still undergoing something painful, their ‘something special’ had to wait for a little bit. One of the things that I can say I’m not that thrilled of is how the story kind of took a long time to head to the direction it should be going. Maybe because of how the story was created but I feel like it could have been better. For me, the story got really exciting when that ‘something special’ finally started between the two main characters. 

This book has a unique set of characters and I appreciated them all. Of course, my favorite character is Emma Rae, our main character, because she did inspire me. I am not diabetic but what her character does is just inspiring. Imagine this: You’re a baker. Oh wait, not just a baker, an award-winning baker and yet you’re diabetic. So you cannot really have cake and eat it, too. Maybe just a taste though. A tiny bite. It’s just cruel, right? But this character proved that it doesn’t matter. If you’re passionate enough with something, do it. Even though you cannot really enjoy the outcome. That’s inspiring… and brave, don’t you think? 

Jackson’s character is also quite lovely. He is lucky to have his sisters and Emma. Jackson’s sisters are also entertaining. I can almost hear their accent and I love, love it! I also like Fee’s character because she's unique and dependable. 

There’s a wedding at the end so I’ll leave you to guess. 

Whose wedding is it? You’ll have to find out for yourself. :)

Thanks for reading!

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