Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Cookies for Courting
Author: Amber Kell
Narrator: Michael Stellman
Series: Tales of the Curious Cookbook
Heroes: Marshall Hunter/Pace Barlow
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 2 Hours, 13 Minutes
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 29, 2015
Available at: Amazon, Audible and iTunes
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: After his sister’s death, businessman Marshall Hunter gains custody of his niece. Unused to children, Marshall struggles to connect with her. In an effort to make her more comfortable in her new home, he hires professional muralist Pace Barlow to personalize her room.
Pace is intrigued by his tiny client, and even more interested in her handsome uncle, but Pace isn’t certain he’s ready for the commitment of an instant family.
When Marshall decides to move for the sake of his niece, will he be able to keep his relationship with his young artist, or will he have to give up love to become a good father for a lonely little girl?
The love baked into an old-fashioned recipe might bring the two men together, but some things take more than magical cookies to fix.
Review – Book: Marshall is a rich businessman who finds himself suddenly a single father. In a bid to help her with the grief of losing her mother, he commissions Pace to paint a mural for her room.
Pace and Marshall immediately succumb to an intense physical attraction. What remains is to sort through Marshall’s commitment issues and his new fatherhood status and Pace’s artistic nature.
If you let the “magic” of the cookies sweep you away, it’s easy to “swallow” the insta-love and HEA.
I enjoyed this for what it was – a fanciful, sweet, light-hearted romance.
Review – Audio: Michael Stellman does a really nice job with the narration. He subtly changes the voices and does a great job “acting” the emotions (including the sad little girl parts!).
All in all I give it 4.5 of 5 stars for the audiobook.
Overall Impression: I loved it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*