Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Christmas Wedding Cake

The Christmas Wedding Cake: A Holiday Luv Short Story
5 Stars

Book Description
Natalie and Shane were inseparable sweethearts until a pair of mysterious emails tore them apart.
Years later, Shane, who topped the billboard charts with hit songs until his lifestyle landed him in rehab, is out to restore his image and reinvent himself for big screen rom-coms. His agent decides a celebrity cooking show will help clean up his image.
Natalie, now an award-winning master baker with two coffee shops and bakeries, lands a spot as a chef-trainer to a celebrity on the reality TV show BUT CAN THEY COOK?
And guess who’s coming to dinner?

My Review
Alicia Street brings us a wonderful Christmas romance.  Natalie D'Alessio lives in Peconic Bay located on Long Island where she runs 2 diners, 2 bakeries and a thriving catering company.  After winning the Great Cooks National Cake-Bake Award has been asked to be a chef trainer on the cable reality show "But Can You Bake". 
 Natalie has always loved cooking and feeding people, but after her break up with Shane Stone work has become her life.  I like her character, but would sum her up as a workaholic.  Shane didn't just break her heart, he shattered it.  To make matters worse for years she has concealed the true reason for their break up.
Fast forward 12 years.
With the recent opening of her second business location she feels this reality gig will give her more exposure and boost her business.  The celebrity she is assigned is none other than Shane Stone! She realizes they are paired in hopes their reunion will be perfect for the tabloids, but does she want to play into the reality show's plans just to get free advertisement? Can she bury her anger and hurt long enough to fulfill her contract with the show?

I really like this character.  She shows great strength and depth.  This was a quick read for me, but easily drew me into the story and the plot line kept me turning the pages.  This is a good clean read I would recommend to anyone.

Meet the Author
Alicia Street
Alicia Street writes romance/women’s fiction, mystery/suspense and YA paranormal. She often writes in collaboration with her husband, and together they have won a Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense.
“. . . a husband and wife writing team that has managed to capture the best in both men’s and women’s fiction” —Romance Junkies
Alicia spent years as a dancer, choreographer and teacher. She is a compulsive reader of every genre, loves watching old black-and-white movies, and inventing new recipes for soups.

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