How are you doing this Friday? Any plans for the weekend?
I was out all day, since early in the morning, so it took me a while to get to post this review and I apologize for that. But now I have the WordPress app on my phone and hopefully I will get to use it more and have post ready and published.
This weekend will be fun again, I will have cake! My great-grandpa’s birthday is this Sunday, so we are having lunch at a restaurant and then… cake! And I’m planing to take some more pics and prepare other posts and reviews, so stay tune.
Today I bring you my review of “Oh Crumbs“, by Kathryn Freeman. And I want to thank Kathryn and Rachel, at Rachel’s Random Resources, and Netgalley, for the eCopy of this book and for letting me be a part of this blog tour.
Sometimes life just takes the biscuit …
Abby Spencer knows she can come across as an airhead – she talks too much and is a bit of a klutz – but there’s more to her than that. Though she sacrificed her career to help raise her sisters, a job interview at biscuit company Crumbs could finally be her chance to shine. That’s until she hurries in late wearing a shirt covered in rusk crumbs, courtesy of her baby nephew, and trips over her handbag.
Managing director Douglas Faulkner isn’t sure what to make of Abby Spencer with her Bambi eyes, tousled hair and ability to say more in the half-hour interview than he manages in a day. All he knows is she’s a breath of fresh air and could bring a new lease of life to the stale corporate world of Crumbs. To his life too, if he’d let her.
But Doug’s harbouring a secret. He’s not the man she thinks he is.
A former pharmacist, I’m now a medical writer who also writes romance. Some days a racing heart is a medical condition, others it’s the reaction to a hunky hero.
With two teenage boys and a husband who asks every Valentine’s Day whether he has to buy a card (yes, he does), any romance is all in my head. Then again, his unstinting support of my career change proves love isn’t always about hearts and flowers – and heroes come in many disguises.
This is my first book of Kathryn Freeman and I’m not disappointed. First, if you read the blurb you may be curious about what secret Doug is hiding, and also what will happen to Abby, since in the blurb she’s described as “as an airhead – she talks too much and is a bit of a klutz – but there’s more to her than that“. And I was one of the ones that got curious by those two things.
Second, I always love when a book makes me connect with the characters and makes me have those fun moments when I laugh a lot and have to stop reading for a moment, of just a small chuckle that just lights up the mood. And Kathryn gave that touch of humor and interesting characters that make us connect to the story and stay concentrated in the book.
I really liked Abby. First of all, I could connect to her since she’s an older sister, and I know how much responsibility sometimes we (older sisters) may have because of our younger sibling. Even right now that I’m almost 24 and my brother will be 17, I still see my brother as my baby brother, and I feel responsible for him, and my mom trust me to help out at home and with my brother.
Besides that fact and similarity, I liked how Abby is honest and genuine, she made me laugh,and be excited to know more about her life or (specially) what she would say. I felt like I could be her friend in real life and that’s always something I think it’s always fun when it happens.
Then there is Doug, and he’s an intriguing character. Then he’s first described it got me very curious, I could imagine him and I thought that if he had the looks and a great personality this could go smooth, but I knew that would happen because it wouldn’t make it as fun to read. And his personality… honestly it made me laugh a couple of time, especially the interactions, because of different they could be for one another, and that just made things much more interesting.
And reading in his POV it was different and, even thought not as much as with Abby, I could connect with him too. Which means that the characters are believable and the storyline perfect and that goes in a good pace that makes it interactive.
From the title, to the cover, the blurb and finally the epic, sweet and yummy story… Kathryn gave us a book to enjoy and ask for more. One of those book that you know you will reread in the future and still love it after the 20th time reading it.
I totally recommend it to everyone that wants to warm up and enjoy a good afternoon, relax and with your beverage and snacks of choice.
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