It seems that Sandra D. Bricker has become one of my favorite contemporary romance authors. Thus, when she asks for reviewers for one of her upcoming novels, my hand goes up pretty quickly. Always the Baker, Never the Bride kept my faith in Bricker’s writing ability.
Emma Rae Travis is an award-winning baker waiting for her big break in life. It comes when Jackson Drake and his three older sisters purchase an old hotel in Roscoe, near Atlanta, with plans to turn it into a full service wedding destination. Emma, a diabetic who has never tasted one full slice of any of her cakes–even her famous creme brulee wedding cake–is just the draw they need at The Tanglewood.
But she and Jackson have gotten off on the wrong foot, and it is Jackson’s sisters who are determined to keep Emma on staff, no matter what. They’ll do anything, even invite Emma’s parents for the grand opening. Problem? Her parents have been divorced for years, and fireworks are sure to be present if both of them are in the same room.
Other chefs have discovered Emma’s talents, too, and do their best to lure–or threaten– her away. Still, she’s pretty committed to seeing The Tanglewood onto the map. Or is she?
One of the fun things about this novel are the ‘asides,’ in which Bricker offers various wedding tips and recipes. The version I’ve seen was digital, although I’ll be receiving a print copy soon. I’m looking forward to seeing these special additions in a clearer format!
Sandra D. Bricker has been billed the Laugh-Out-Loud Inspirational Romance Author. In her former life, she was a successful Hollywood screenwriter, and a personal assistant and publicist to some of daytime television’s hottest stars. She’s involved in fundraising for the Lost Angels Animal Rescue and currently resides in Florida.