BOOK REVIEW: THE CUPCAKE DIARIES: RECIPE FOR LOVE by Darlene Panzera

The Cupcake Diaries:
Recipe for Love
By: Darlene Panzera
 

  • Avon Impulse
  • available May 14th, 2013
  • e-book ISBN: 9780062242686
For fans of Debbie Macomber comes Recipe for Love, the second installment in the Cupcake Diaries series
Relationships can be tricky, but will Mike the magician convince Rachel to break her two-date rule? Rachel Donovan believes first dates are fabulous, second dates are fun, but third dates? She never sees a guy three times in a row for fear he’ll break her heart, but she’s tempted to make an exception when her coworkers, Andi and Kim, hire Mike Palmer to drive their Cupcake Mobile. Mike meets Rachel when he’s wearing his black-masked magician costume at a Creative Cupcakes birthday party and then tries to saw her in half. He draws closer while helping Rachel devise promotion plans to outsmart the arrogant new French pastry chef threatening to put the shop out of business. When a rat runs through the middle of her glitzy promo party and the video is uploaded to YouTube, Rachel fears she won’t be able to save the shop, help her mother pay for her grandfather’s medical treatment, or win back the heart of the one guy she’s come to love . . . or will she?
About the Author          


Darlene Panzera is the winner of the “Make Your Dreams Come True” contest sponsored by Avon Books. The win led her novella, The Bet, to be published with Debbie Macomber’s Family Affair. The award-winning novella (chosen in a blind-read by Debbie Macomber) was then published as a full length novel retitled, Bet You’ll Marry Me. Born and raised in New Jersey, Darlene is now a resident of the Pacific Northwest where she lives with her husband and three children. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her family, two horses, and loves: camping, hiking, photography, and lazy days at the lake.

Author Links
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Reader review . . . 

Rachel has a firm two-date rule, but when Mike the magician comes along, she finds herself breaking that rule.  When he takes the job as driver of the Cupcake Mobile, they are thrown together on a regular basis, joining forces to fight the self-important  French pastry chef who is trying to put the cupcake shop out of businessHas Rachel found true love, or will her magician disappear?

Awesome sequel to Sweet on You!  Ms. Panzera knows what works and she is sticking with it.  Short chapters that seldom drag, cute and/or appropriate quotes at the beginning of each chapter, and engaging characters combine to make another great novella.   

4 stars

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