Easy Bake Lovin’
(Play Dates #2)
by Maggie Wells
A straight-laced single dad just may discover he has a sweet tooth . . .
Mike Simmons had it all—until his perfect wife turned his perfectly ordered life upside down by leaving him and their two children. Now Mike’s struggling with the chaos of juggling his career as a security consultant with being a divorced single dad. It’s no surprise he’s not entirely comfortable with the anatomically correct treats their new client, Getta Piece Bakery, offers. And he doesn’t mind letting the client know it.
Free-spirited and spunky, baker extraordinaire Georgie Walters is about as far from a soccer mom type as you can get. She owes a lot of her success to the bachelorettes who have a special appreciation for her creations. But as Mike stands in her tiny shop nervous, but clearly intrigued, Georgie has to admit the guy is beautiful when he’s wound up tight. In fact, she finds she can’t resist getting a rise out of him. When she hires him to take care of her security needs—she gets so much more in the bargain. Now, her challenge is to teach him to look beyond the candy coating to all the warmth she has inside .
Mike Simmons got his hands full with his kids. Dating was certainly not part of his routine. But when a client who baked naughtily-designed pastries and created Big Kahuna & Va-Va Velma cakes contacted his security agency, he couldn’t say no, could not even tear his eyes away from the creative baker, with rainbow-colored hair, short shorts, facial piercings, curvacious bod and tattooed arms. Getta Piece bakeshop was truly one-of-a-kind bakeshop, and the baker was heavenly.
Georgie Walters opted to build her own business empire, Getta Piece Bakeshop, catering to adult men and women who weren’t easily offended with her intricately designed pastries. To the outside world, she’s full of spunk, she’s naughty and she’s a motor-mouth. And when her eyes landed on the man that made her knees weak, she knew she gotta get a piece of him, one way or another, regardless of what her family would say.
This has been hilariously fun, seriously delectable and amazingly scrumptious! I’m not only talking about the characters, but the whole story as well. Maggie Wells impressed me with her first book in the Play Dates series but I think I love Easy Bake Lovin’ even more! Mike’s uptight bedside manner and Georgie’s tantalizing baked goodies sure made this whole baking adventure a lot of fun and awesomesauce, and Getta Piece sure rises to the occasion.
This isn’t just a romantic tryst involving cakes and whatnots.. I loved that it also featured coping with dysfunctional families, earning one’s trust, dealing with politics, raising kids and kids-at-heart and living your dream by believing in yourself. Georgie is a force, Mike is an enigma, and their love story is appetizingly delightful! This is a must-read, must-eat story you shouldn’t miss!