Thursday, November 5, 2020

Review: The Key to Love by Betsy St. Amant


Love doesn't always look the way we expect

The only thing Bri Duval loves more than baking petit fours is romance. So much so that she's created her own version of the famous Parisian love-lock wall at the bakery where she works in Story, Kansas. She never expects a video involving the wall to go viral--or for Trek Magazine to send travel writer Gerard Fortier to feature the bakery. He's definitely handsome, but Bri has been holding out for an epic love story like the one her parents had--and that certainly will not include the love-scorning Gerard.

Just when it seems the Pastry Puff is poised for unprecedented success, a series of events threaten not just the bakery but the pedestal she's kept her parents on all these years. Maybe Gerard is right about romance. Or maybe Bri's recipe just needs to be tweaked.

My Thoughts:

Author St. Amant has delivered with another heart warming love story of two people who are at opposite ends of the love spectrum. Bri Duval believes her late parents had the perfect love story and she has put them up on a pedestal. Especially her mother, and she will not settle for anything less. In fact I think she wouldn't mind an exact replica.

Gerard Fortier is much more cynical. He actually things true love is going extinct. His folks weren't exactly the best role models either, and he has gone through a rather bad break up as well.

Bri is a bakery chef and Gerard has traveled to her small Kansas town to write about the bakery and the love locks wall. As soon as they meet the sparks fly and they just can't seem to help themselves to their snarky repertoire.
As if matchmaking angels and vengeful ex's are not enough, Bri finds out some earth shattering news that changes her perception on love. Gerard on the other hand is being softened up by Bri and all of her quirkiness. Can Bri and Gerard put down their misconceptions and expectations enough to write their own story together? This was a delightful romance of true love, a little comedy, a tribute to France, and learning to live your own life.

I received a copy of this novel from the publisher. I was not required to post a positive review and all views an opinions are my own.

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