Jan 8, 2015

Batter Up by Robyn Neeley Review

Batter Up
By: Robyn Neeley
Releasing August 1st
Escape Publishing

She mixes more than flour and sugar into her cake batter, and he’s about to find out if a little bit of magic is to his taste…
Bakeshop owner Emma Stevens has a secret, a delicious, slightly unorthodox secret. Each Monday, she mixes up a premonition to share with the bachelors of Buttermilk Falls, and sets one lucky man on the path to true love.

When reporter Jason Levine finds himself mixed up in a Las Vegas bachelorette party, he hears the strangest rumor: the marriage is happening thanks to magical cake batter. Seriously skeptical and sick of frauds, Jason journeys to the backwater town of Buttermilk Falls to expose the baker and release the townspeople from her evil clutches.

But when Jason meets Emma, tempers flare and sparks fly. Will Jason cling to his logic, at the expense of a future or will he let himself fall under Emma’s spell?


So we start this story in a small town in New York State, called Buttermilk Falls, which on a side note, I think is so darn cute! I mean seriously, can you fall in love with a book just based on a name of a town? Because I think I did.
Anyway back to the story, in a bakery in town we find Emma, a small town baker, who loves the town that her mother raised her in. But she is no ordinary baker, oh no! She has a special batter that helps the bachelors of the town find their mates, she does this on a special Monday night event, for football and partner finding.
So now we will skip ahead to Jason. Jason and his friend Brandon are hanging around in Vegas when they are invited to a wedding. Jason, a reporter from the Miami Herald, hears the story of Emma and the special batter and decides to take a trip to Buttermilk Falls to expose Emma for the "charlatan" he think she is....we will stop there for now, as not to give the story away, but needless to say the story heats up (literally) as soon as these two meet.
So I really enjoyed this book, it made me laugh and tear up a little, it also made me want to run one particular character over with a steamroller (you'll know who I mean when you read this book). I am thrilled that this story is not just all about the main two characters, but the support characters are just as important to the story. My favorites are Abby with her sharp wit and Brandon for really being a bit clueless.
So that being said, I give Batter Up 9 out of 10. I encourage you to buy this book, it is a feel good read and I for one really enjoyed it.

Robyn Neeley is an East Coaster who loves to explore new places, watches way more reality TV than she cares to admit, can’t live without Dunkin Donuts iced coffee, and has truly never met a cookie she didn’t like. If you have a must-read romance suggestion or a fabulous cookie recipe, she wants to know.

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