Sunday, 15 May 2016

Cupcakes and Confetti (The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea, Book 1) – by Jane Linfoot

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

The perfect romance to take on your summer hols! For fans of Milly Johnson, Jenny Oliver and Lucy Diamond.
Brides by the Sea, the cutest little wedding shop in all of Cornwall, has it all, including cake baker Poppy who lives upstairs. But wedding planning is not the piece of cake Poppy thought it would be, and when her best friend Cate’s wedding planner walks out, Poppy has to tie up the loose ends so her bestie can tie the knot.
Double-booked venues, ‘rustic’ locations and gorgeous but grumpy farmer Rafe have this wedding pro feeling like she could be Cate’s ‘something blue.’
Will the wedding, the shop and the cake all come crashing down on her? Or will Poppy pull it off to give Cate – and herself – the happy ever afters they deserve?

My Opinion:

*Book provided by the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

I think it’s safe to say that this is my favourite Jane Linfoot book so far. I liked all her previous ones, but this one is on another level, I just couldn’t put it down.

The story follows Poppy, who is a cake baker and works and lives above a little wedding shop. When her best friend Cate’s wedding planner quits, they all want Poppy to take over: Cate, their best friend Immie and also her colleagues at the store. Poppy is not sure, but does it anyway.

This means that she now works closely with Rafe, the farm owner, where the weddings will take place. Rafe is a really grumpy, moody and bad tempered person and he doesn’t like weddings at all. Of course this doesn’t make the situation easier. She suddenly has so much to do and things of course go wrong as well.
Rafe is another challenge, but she can handle him and spending time with also awakens other feelings. She is confused at first and also doesn’t want a relationship, because of what happened with her ex.
Rafe is actually really hot and he changes throughout the book. Learning about his past makes things clear and the things he does in this book are quite adorable actually.

All the characters in this book are well lined out, relatable and they have great chemistry. Reading about the wedding shop and about what the girls do there, was incredible. It felt like walking through the shop myself, Jane has such a vivid way to describe places and scenes and she added a lot of great humour in this book. I totally got hooked and adored this book from the first page onwards. It’s a sweet, romantic and adorable story, with wonderful scenes, deep thoughts and amazing characters.


My possible cast:

Poppy: Katherina McNamara

Rafe: Ben Barnes

Jane on Twitter:@janelinfoot

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