BOYFRIEND BOOKMARK RATING: ★★★★
Mocha Chocolate Chip… Caramel Fudge…Strawberry Lemonade…Butter Rum…There’s no such thing as guilt when it’s another delicious bitch and bake session with the women of the Cupcake Club…
When Honey D’Amourvell inherits property on tiny Sugarberry Island, she’s prepared to start a whole new life. Her plan is simple—make a home, open a shop, and maybe, finally, find a place to belong. But the building she now owns is leased to none other than the owner of Babycakes, which means her spot is already occupied. Honey isn’t sure how to put down roots when she has nowhere to plant them. But sexy, softhearted mechanic Dylan Ross seems determined to help. He’s everything she never imagined she would find in a man, and each kiss is more persuasive than the last…
Soon enough, Honey is another important ingredient in the spicy mix of the Cupcake Club. But will Dylan convince her that what she craves most is his love?
STEPHANIE – ★★★★
Donna Kauffman has outdone herself with this one! I love these books so much and I cannot wait to devour every morsel of them. Honey Pie is no exception! I think after four delicious helpings from these books, I am ready to pack all my belongings and move to Sugarberry Island.
Honey is so sweet and naive and guarded. She spent so much time alone afraid of her “curse” that she really didn’t learn how to embrace life. This really a book about becoming the person she knew she wanted to be, but learning how to do it on her own.
Honey’s journey begins when her aunt Bea dies. But what she discovers along the way is how to love and trust and believe in what you have and the people around you. In the beginning I am not sure if anything else could go wrong for Honey. I was so sad that she was alone and fighting what was going to be a long battle…and how she was without home or car too. When she decides that she just needs to return to the farm and continue on with her life, her mechanic on the island gives her more bad news. Honey is a girl trying to break free from a life of self-inflicted seclusion and that is when everything begins to change.
That mechanic, Dylan, is a “cave-dweller” and has no plans of getting to know Honey and would really rather his life stay peaceful and the way it is. He has enough scars from his past and he doesn’t want to add any more. Dylan is a sexy man’s man and likes to help when he can for those in his community. But by helping out in the community, he finds so much more in Honey than he bargained for.
I could not put this book down. I loved the humor and the sarcasm and I felt like I belonged on that island with all of the characters. Now, I will say, I have been saying that since I first found the first book, Sugar Rush, but with each character and each book, I fall more and more in love with that island! This book is really telling of how far you will or won’t go for true love. It is about overcoming obstacles and learning to live, not just survive. Accepting all of yourself and accepting that others can accept you too. I loved Honey and Dylan just as much as I did all of the other characters in the Cupcake Club series and let’s face it, for a baker, those delicious little treats at the end of the book are seriously the icing on the cake!
This book was well written and I adored it so much. Very happy to add it to my Cupcake collection! It was a sweet treat that I was glad I got to read!
I received a complimentary ARC in exchange for an honest review