Devon King has a strict life plan. Making partner is top on his list of career goals so to prove he’s a team player he decides to take part in the upcoming office baking competition. Only problem, he doesn’t know anything about baking.
Pastry chef Reba is surprised when Devon asks for her help with a potential baking crisis – he’s not exactly been receptive to the adorable cat pictures she’s been texting him. When her friends bet her that she can’t get the stoic Devon to lighten up, Reba sets out to prove them wrong and show Devon how to have some fun.
As the competition draws closer, their baking sessions start to heat up. A one-night stand turns into two nights, then three . . . But Reba doesn’t fit into Devon’s carefully crafted life plan. And, as Devon tries to focus on winning the contest, he realises that his perfect plans are crumbling . . . and sweet treats aren’t the only thing getting hot in the kitchen.
Don’t Go Baking my Heart is the wonderful follow up to Sweethand. It’s funny, entertaining and has an adorable steamy romance. Reba and Devon are hilarious together and I loved their interactions. Reba is outrageously flirtatious and knows how to push Devon’s buttons, revelling in the fact he gets adorably flustered. This is very much an opposites attract relationship. Devon is a workaholic, he’s very serious and doesn’t know how to have fun. He finds it very difficult to interact and make small talk and shies away from parties and get-togethers. On the other hand, Reba is a force to be reckoned, she’s chaotic, loud and aside from her pink hair, she wears bright, bold and figure hugging outfits. She likes to stand out from the crowd and enjoys the attention this brings. The build up of their relationship is good and I really enjoyed their banter and sexual tension. The more time they spend together, the more they begin to realise they have feelings for one another.
This is a great beach read and in the fabulous setting of Trinidad and Tobago. You don’t need to have read Sweethand to enjoy this second instalment as it’s focused on entirely different characters. It’s well written, light-hearted and fun and I would recommend to readers who love a good romcom.
Publication Date (UK): 21 June 2022
Series: Island Bites #2
Page Count: 384
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Thank you to the publisher for the gifted advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
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