The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert #XOXperts

  
OVERVIEW

You’ve Got Mail meets How to Eat a Cupcake in this delightful novel about a talented chef and the food critic who brings down her restaurant—whose chance meeting turns into a delectable romance of mistaken identities.

In downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lou works tirelessly to build her beloved yet struggling French restaurant, Luella’s, into a success. She cheerfully balances her demanding business and even more demanding fiancé…until the morning she discovers him in the buff—with an intern.

Witty yet gruff British transplant Al is keeping himself employed and entertained by writing scathing reviews of local restaurants in the Milwaukee newspaper under a pseudonym. When an anonymous tip sends him to Luella’s, little does he know he’s arrived on the worst day of the chef’s life. The review practically writes itself: underdone fish, scorched sauce, distracted service—he unleashes his worst.

The day that Al’s mean-spirited review of Luella’s runs, the two cross paths in a pub: Lou drowning her sorrows, and Al celebrating his latest publication. As they chat, Al playfully challenges Lou to show him the best of Milwaukee and she’s game—but only if they never discuss work, which Al readily agrees to. As they explore the city’s local delicacies and their mutual attraction, Lou’s restaurant faces closure, while Al’s column gains popularity. It’s only a matter of time before the two fall in love…but when the truth comes out, can Lou overlook the past to chase her future?

Set in the lovely, quirky heart of Wisconsin, The Coincidence of Coconut Cake is a charming love story of misunderstandings, mistaken identity, and the power of food to bring two people together.

Set in the lovely, quirky heart of Wisconsin, The Coincidence of Coconut Cake is a charming love story of misunderstandings, mistaken identity, and the power of food to bring two people together.

REVIEW

There are so many aspects of this book I enjoyed. First of all, the cover is wonderful and as you read the book, you understand the significance of the cake and the newspaper.
The characters are just precious, have a wonderful connection and work so well together.  Lou is a wonderful chef but, she is given a bad review by Al on one of the worst days of her life. Through a series of accidental meetings, Lou shows Al the wonderful side of Milwaukee.  Even though neither one knows who the other is, their relationship grows and the power of food is very enjoyable!

It was wonderful the way the author enhanced the reading experience with the trips around the city of Milwaukee. This, and the food, make this a very rich and rewarding read. 

What a wonderful debut novel! Cannot wait for more!

 I received this novel from Simon and Schuster as a member of the XOXperts.

 

PURCHASE HERE

Barnes and Noble

Amazon

Advertisements

About fredreeca

I am an avid reader and paper crafter. I am a mom of 2 children, 4 dogs and 1 cat. I am a huge St. Louis Cardinals Fan
This entry was posted in Reviews and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert #XOXperts

  1. macjam47 says:

    Great review. The title of the book is enough to make me want to read it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s