Review: Baking Me Crazy (Donner Bakery #1) by Karla Sorensen

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I'm Levi Buchanan, and until five years ago, I thought the legend of my family's curse was a load of crazy, Southern nonsense.

No curse can make you fall in love at first sight. No curse can force a true, deep, passionate, all-consuming love that will haunt you all the days of your life.

Then I met Jocelyn Abernathy and I realized how completely wrong I was.

The problem is, Jocelyn guards her feelings like well-armed soldier. She's the most beautiful, stubborn, infuriating woman I've ever met. Every time she talks, I want to kiss the living daylights out of her. But I can't.

Because when we met, she didn't need true love. She needed a best friend. And that's what I've been to her... for five years.

But when Jocelyn meets a handsome stranger her first day working at Donner Bakery and she lets him buy her a dill pickle cupcake, I realize with ominous regret that I may have missed my window with my best friend.

If I can't get her to see past our friendship, my new curse may be to watch the love of my life move on with someone else.

'Baking Me Crazy' is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, can be read as a standalone, and is book#1 in the Donner Bakery series, Green Valley World, Penny Reid Book Universe.


Anyone who follows me knows I love Penny Reid so when she announced she was opening up her universe to other authors I was super duper excited. I mean more glimpses of the characters I know and love plus you get to know even more characters in the same world? What is not to love? Baking Me Crazy was the first release and oh my goodness did I love it! It was so much fun and I loved meeting more people in Green Valley. 

Levi was always told that when he met the person for him he would know it. He would fall in love at first sight, but he never really believed it. I mean that is just some story his family likes to tell right? But then he meets Joss and he knows how wrong he was. Because his heart is hers right from the start, only she is not in a place to accept it. She is not really thinking about dating and love and all of that because of some things going on with her so when he asks her out she asks to be friends. Which is fine with Levi because he is so sweet and kind and caring. 

When they first meet Joss is not ready for love, but she is in need of a friend as she doesn't really have any. So Joss and Levi become best friends. They are inseparable and Levi is happy being friends with her, at least he has her in his life. He would do anything for her and maybe one day she will see him as more than a friend.

Now I loved how this story played out. How after years of being friends Joss finally starts thinking about dating. Not Levi at first, but once he sees she could be ready for more he is ready to try and make her his. There were a few things that at first I wasn't sure about, but how the author wrote this, how everything worked out was so perfect. I loved it. So so much. Joss and Levi are perfect for each other and I am so so happy they figure everything out in the end. And now I can't wait to read the rest of the books as this was so much fun!

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★1/2


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