The Confection Connection brings together two former rivals who realize that there is a fine line between love and hate, and creates a story that is sugary sweet.
I liked the idea of the plot for this story. A misunderstanding leads to these two rival bakers working together and pretending to be a couple. Taken out of their element, they realize that they have a deeper connection than anticipated.
Carly realizes that there is more to Michael than meets the eye. Her discovery that there is more depth to him is realistic and helps to balance out the fantastical elements of the book. These two get swept up in a series of romantic events, from staged dates to the celebrity wedding of the year.
I admit, it was a bit difficult for me to get into this story. I liked the concept, and the backstory of the two main characters. As the book progressed we got some more emotional-depth from Carly and Michael. There were also some touching moments that I thought were super sweet.
I wish we had seen a little more of the sub-characters. I thought Sequoia in particular was a great character and really added a bit of flare to the story. I also like Carly’ best friend and I have to wonder if we’ll be seeing a story of her own sometime in the future.
Overall, The Confection Connection made for a light romantic read.
Carly Piper is vying for the opportunity of her career. She has the chance to make the wedding cake for the celebrity wedding of the year, which would put her business Caketopia on the map! While she’s ready to meet with the eccentric bride-to-be, she is not ready to come face-to-face with her former nemesis Michael Welsh. Her rival on a televised cooking competition, Michael found a way to get under her skin in more ways than one! But a misunderstanding with the celebrity couple has these two pretending to be a couple in love in order to get the gig!
Michael Welsh can’t deny that he’s pleased to see Carly again. And pretending to be a couple is just the icing on the cake! Michael knows that he’s attracted to Carly and their fake romance gives him the opportunity to prove to Carly that there is a fine line between love and hate! As they spend more and more time together, the lines between fiction and reality start to blur. Is there something more to this pretend relationship or is it all for show?
After appearing on a popular reality cooking show, Carly Piper’s newly opened bakery is landing her in debt. Making the cakes for the celebrity wedding of the year might be the answer to all her troubles.
Problem is, her rival from the show, Michael Welch, is also pitching his bakery to the celebrity couple. When a misunderstanding leads the quirky bride to think they’re a couple, she wants to hire them both.
Stuck traveling together to keep up appearances, the pair finds themselves cozying up to the idea of making their fake relationship real. But a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity leaves these two wondering whether they have the right recipe for success after all. Can Michael and Carly create something lasting or is their love a half-baked proposal?
Sensuality Level: Sensual