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The Coincidence of Coconut Cake
The Coincidence of Coconut Cake | Amy E. Reichert
Youve Got Mail meets How to Eat a Cupcake in this delightful novel about a talented chef and the food critic who brings down her restaurantwhose chance meeting turns into a delectable romance of mistaken identities.In downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lou works tirelessly to build her beloved yet struggling French restaurant, Luellas, into a success. She cheerfully balances her demanding business and even more demanding fiancuntil the morning she discovers him in the buffwith an intern. Witty yet gruff British transplant Al is keeping himself employed and entertained by writing scathing reviews of local restaurants in the Milwaukee newspaper under a pseudonym. When an anonymous tip sends him to Luellas, little does he know hes arrived on the worst day of the chefs life. The review practically writes itself: underdone fish, scorched sauce, distracted servicehe unleashes his worst. The day that Als mean-spirited review of Luellas runs, the two cross paths in a pub: Lou drowning her sorrows, and Al celebrating his latest publication. As they chat, Al playfully challenges Lou to show him the best of Milwaukee and shes gamebut only if they never discuss work, which Al readily agrees to. As they explore the citys local delicacies and their mutual attraction, Lous restaurant faces closure, while Als column gains popularity. Its only a matter of time before the two fall in lovebut when the truth comes out, can Lou overlook the past to chase her future? Set in the lovely, quirky heart of Wisconsin, The Coincidence of Coconut Cake is a charming love story of misunderstandings, mistaken identity, and the power of food to bring two people together.
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CoffeeNBooks
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Eggs Love this cover🍰😋❤️ 2mo
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CoffeeNBooks
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I put this one on my TBR stack solely based on the delicious-looking coconut cake on the cover! I enjoyed this somewhat-predictable rom-com about a relationship gone wrong, a bad restaurant review, and an unexpected friendship that turns to love.

UwannaPublishme I need some coconut cake! 😋 3mo
Dragon I discovered our local Wholefoods has really good coconut cake ( I blame this book because it sent me on a search for coconut cake ) 3mo
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Kshakal
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Eggs Yum 🤤 🍰😋 3mo
CoffeeNBooks I want to read this now, just because of the coconut cake on the cover! 😂 3mo
CoffeeNBooks I just finished reading this- all because of this delicious-looking cover, lol! 3mo
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carylwaite
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I liked the book and Ms. Reichert‘s writing. I always enjoy a book with cooking, baking and romance in it. Plus, Wisconsin!

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SproutReads
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Enjoying this one!

SW-T I enjoyed it too. Welcome to Litsy! Happy reading to you. 😁#LitsyWelcomeWagon 14mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🥳👏🏻🌺 14mo
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Nessavamusic
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#curiouscovers #food

These covers make me hungry.

Cupcake12 Most definitely x 1y
SilversReviews Good ones!! 1y
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rebbyj
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Enjoyable.

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SW-T
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Mehso-so

Lou discovers her fiancé in a compromising position, has a horrible shift at work...and of course it‘s the day Al reviews her restaurant. Thanks to his review, her restaurant starts to lose business and she‘ll be forced to close if things don‘t turn around. Meanwhile Al falls in love with Lou, changes his outlook on Milwaukee, it‘s food, people and culture, and is scared to lose Lou if she finds out who he is. Very predictable, but not a bad read.

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Cinfhen
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Cinfhen I know you ALREADY completed this prompt @BarbaraBB 🙌🏻🧁💜 2y
Megabooks So would this which I‘m thinking of rereading. I read it as part of the 2017 BOTM challenge 2y
Cinfhen It‘s a great suggestion @Megabooks I still haven‘t read it yet... would it also work for #MagicalRealism ??? 2y
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Megabooks @Cinfhen yes, it would! Really enjoyable book. 2y
Megabooks @Cinfhen good on audio too! 2y
Cinfhen Yay!!!! Great @Megabooks because I wasn‘t looking forward to the book I had slated 2y
Amandajoy This was a fun book 2y
KarenUK Great suggestion 👍😊 2y
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audraelizabeth
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#readthestates wisconsin
I loved learning about the various local foods. I loved the characters most of the time hut part of the book they were infuriating.

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Kshakal
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Her books always make me crave yummy food... #foodonthecover #magicalmay @Eggs

Liatrek Yes! I still want to try and make that coconut cake 😊 2y
Eggs I adore coconut 🥥 2y
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dainarmb
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I love finding mentions of my real life favorites in fiction novels. I LOVE Bobby Flay! Does anyone else get excited at these kinds of references?

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Kshakal
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This was the first month in a long time that I exceeded my reading goals and while I liked many of them the tagged book was by far my favorite!! #favoritenovemberread #gratefulreads @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Liatrek I loved this book! I still need to try and make that cake 😊 3y
OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😊 3y
Oryx I want that cake 3y
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Kshakal
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A giant love letter to Milwaukee and I loved every page!!! Beautifully written with well developed character. A ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for sure!!

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Loric
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A sweet, clean romance and a charmingly wonderful story about Milwaukee and the food scene that truly makes me want to go back again. A perfect summer read.

Dragon I bought this one at a booksale because I liked the cover so I‘m glad to hear it‘s a good book 👍😀🐉 3y
Loric @Dragon I was a bit worried because I had been given the book The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake from a friend and it was soo sad. My daughter gave me this and I held off on reading because I thought it was going to be similar... and was pleasantly surprised 🤗 (edited) 3y
Dragon I‘ll have to move it up my tbr pile 👍😀🐉 3y
Loric @Dragon 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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bookish6
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Week 21: A book with food in the title
Reading: The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert

Liatrek I liked this one a lot😊 hope you enjoy! 3y
bookish6 @Liatrek I loved it! So happy the recipe for her cake is at the end too! 3y
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Kaila-ann
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Light and fluffy and just what the doctor ordered. Romance is no longer my go to genre but every once in a while you need some brain candy. The two main characters were charming and the supporting cast was absolutely adorable. Otto and Gertrude came very close to stealing the show in my opinion.

My only complaint was the narrators voice when doing Al - the male main character. A little too high pitched. Otherwise a solid pick in my eyes.

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Liatrek
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A predictable romance done well is always a delight and that is what you get with this book. Two charming main characters with a lovable supporting cast and lots of yummy food descriptions ❤️ I‘m looking forward to reading more from this author.

Freespirit Love that cover ! 3y
la_rose_noire Now I'm hungry! 3y
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Liatrek
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On to the next!

annkuch13 I love all her books! I hope you like it! 3y
kstadt929 I‘ve had this on my TBR pile for some time! Hopefully I‘ll see your post when you finish since I‘m curious to see how you like it 😁 3y
Liatrek @kstadt929 I loved it! It‘s predictable but enjoyable and pull at the right heart strings for me 😊 3y
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Liatrek @annkuch13 I just finished and loved it😊 3y
annkuch13 @Liatrek Awesome! 😁 3y
kstadt929 @Liatrek Awesome! Thanks for the update. Glad you enjoyed it! I‘ll have to try to get to it soon 😁 3y
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Mehso-so

This was a fun, light read, nothing exciting or memorable. Amy Reichert‘s A Simplicity of Cider definitely showed her growth as a writer when compared to this one. The true star of this book is Milwaukee, Reichert‘s love for the city shines through.

#booked2019 #foodorbevoncover
#MountTBR
#catsoflitsy 😻

LaraReads Look at that precious baby!! 😻😻😻😻 3y
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alisiakae
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Breezed through half of this book yesterday, hopefully I‘ll finish the rest today! No fancy breakfasts here this week, I have to make do with easy and convenient. Anyone else eat these? They‘re pretty good!

Finding it a bit ironic that the food item I pick for this #booked2019 prompt is the one food I am allergic to. At least it doesn‘t make me crave the cake! 😂😂

#booksandbreakfast #booked2019 #foodorbevoncover

JennyM I nearly picked this one for the prompt, too. It sounds great! Hope you are still feeling better each day xx 3y
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alisiakae
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#currentread is something light and fluffy!

Day 5 of recovery is not off to a good start. I would not be surprised if I go back to bed soon after I finish my morning tea. (which I‘m hoping will help get my digestive system back on track). #booksandtea

Thankful for no visitors today! A close friend popped by yesterday with a bunch of homemade healthy lunches. I‘m so grateful for her help, and she brought exactly what I needed! 💛💛 #endowarrior

Lynnsoprano Hope you can get some rest and the remainder of the day goes better 😘 3y
alisiakae @Lynnsoprano Thank you! 💞💞 3y
AmyG Get the rest you need. Feel better. 3y
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JSW Recovery has ups and downs. Ride the wave. ❤️❤️ 3y
alisiakae @AmyG 💕😘 Thanks! @JSW Yes, I had a day like this with my last surgery, so I know the routine. 😊 Netflix and cuddly blankets comes in handy. And cats. They‘re all over me today. 😽 3y
cobwebmoth Hope you're feeling better soon.❤ 3y
ravenlee Good luck today. You know best what you need. 3y
squirrelbrain Cats know when you need looking after.... 😻 3y
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alisiakae
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#ManicMonday on Tuesday! 😂 🍰

1️⃣ Tagged Book, which I own but have not read yet.
2️⃣ Marie Antoinette, with Kirsten Dunst
3️⃣ Any song by the alt band CAKE, which I loved in the 90s!

cathysaid Oooh...#3 👏 4y
JoScho 😊❤️🍰 4y
EleniKara Omg Marie Antoinette yes 4y
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This was the first book I‘ve read by this author. I enjoy books that center around food so much. I have another in my to reads called The Simplicity if Cider as well. This book has a unique story...got a little slow in the middle...but finished strong. A rather predictable ending, but had a few charming twists as well. A light read. Good for vacationing.

CrowCAH Welcome to the Litsy family!!! 📚 4y
BookwormAHN Welcome to Litsy 😺 4y
CoffeeNBooks Welcome to Litsy! 📚 4y
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Crazeedi Welcome to Litsy! 🎉🎉 4y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 4y
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 4y
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DakotaWilde
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Just started but already liking it so far ❤.
Also now craving cake 🍰🍰🍰

Kshakal I read her book luck, love, and lemon pie and craved pie the whole time...😊 4y
Dragon Cute nails! Great cover! 4y
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Christinak
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So since I am officially down 20lbs I will read about cake instead of eating it! 😊

JoScho 🎉💖🎉💖🎉 4y
Redwritinghood 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
mrp27 🎉🎉🎉 4y
Bookzombie 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🎉 4y
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Expandingbookshelf
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Mehso-so

Travel Ad for Milwaukee: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (I totally want to visit now)
Food Porn: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (🤤)
Romance: ⭐️⭐️
Writing: ⭐️⭐️
Sexiness: Negative ⭐️

All in all, this was a fun audiobook to listen to while I was cooking, but nothing I‘d recommend. Although now I do want to make a coconut cake...

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Lea
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This is predictable love story. You see it coming from almost the beginning. BUT!! The writing is delicious and so is the food and the tour of Milwaukee. I look forward to more from this author. #romantsy #readwomen

debthmpsn I loved the writing!! I was in Milwaukee recently and wanted to tour all the foodie spots she mentioned—sadly ran out of time. Fun read! ❤️ 4y
Lea @debthmpsn that would be so awesome! And a Brewers game! (edited) 4y
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Skyrimir
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Maybe it‘s the fact that I‘ve cut out carbs and sugar and I‘m really craving something sweet, but this is my next read.

Edit - This was a cute, quick read. I got major You‘ve Got Mail vibes! Likable characters, a fun plot, just an easy, breezy romcom.

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MommyOfTwo
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This book takes place in my state
#SetInYourCityStateOrCountry #RiotGrams

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Kshakal
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I just found out this is set in Milwaukee... I feel I need to move it up on my TBR!! #setinmystate #riotgrams

AJones Coconut creme cakes and pies are one of my favorites. Yum yum! 🍰 I like my sweets and I absolutely love toasted coconut! 😋 4y
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Bostonmomx2
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I liked this one. It wasn‘t “I can‘t stop reading” good but definitely an enjoyable ride. She definitely made Milwaukee at least somewhat appealing lol

Nuwanda That title just makes me want coconut cake, haha! 4y
Bostonmomx2 @Nuwanda there‘s a recipe for it in the back. I‘m a terrible baker but SO tempted lol 4y
Nuwanda @Bostonmomx2 My mom makes AMAZING coconut cake! Maybe she‘ll make some more for me, haha! 4y
Bostonmomx2 @Nuwanda lucky!!! 4y
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Bostonmomx2
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When one of your most favorite insults makes it into a book. Twat-waffle 😂😂😂 and I use asshat a lot too lol

theresidentromantic That's one of my favorites too! I feel like using language in books is so taboo, but I think it's more realistic if you do! 4y
Bostonmomx2 @theresidentromantic definitely. I swear way too much in real life but oddly don‘t like a lot in my reading but this was absolutely perfect! 4y
theresidentromantic @Bostonmomx2 Everyone whose ever edited something I write is like girl, you've got to stop f**king cursing! And I'm like why? It's part of our language! 4y
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britt_brooke 😆 4y
Bostonmomx2 @theresidentromantic as long as it‘s appropriate and not overused or put in just for shock factor, it‘s fine. That‘s just my opinion. Some don‘t care at all, some don‘t want any. Personal choice. 4y
Linear 🤣 my husband says that 4y
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Bostonmomx2
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I started this last night and while probably totally predictable, so far I‘m enjoying it quite a bit.

Crewgurl It‘s delightful fluff 😊 4y
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umbrellagirl
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I need something light after finishing State of Wonder last night. Starting this #arc I won from #goodreads

Bostonmomx2 I decided to start this I stead of another book I posted. Only a few pages in but I think I like it so far. 4y
Amor4Libros I liked this book! 4y
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MommyOfTwo
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I loved this book! Great story that takes place in my state.(I don‘t find many of those) it‘s a fast read and the cake in this book sounds amazing. The recipe is included so I will have to try it one of these days.

MommyOfTwo @Jennick2004 do you want to borrow this one? 4y
Jennick2004 I‘ll wait for now; have a big pile waiting lol 4y
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Nu-Bibliophile
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Don't read this book with an empty stomach. It will make you hungry! Otherwise I liked it, I thought the characters were funny 😁

KateFulfordAuthor If you like funny characters may I suggest my book :-) 4y
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umbrellagirl
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1. A quote I was going to post here anyway.
“You say I‘m a Muse. Have you noticed that this revered status is one consonant away from Mute?” from Hame by Annalena McAfee
2. No
3. Supplies for a Ragnar Relay Race 🏃‍♀️
4. Curry 🍛
5. Anything with chocolate, coconut, and/or pineapple 🍍🍫🥥
#humpdaypost

Cinfhen Your cake ingredients would make an awesome drink!!! 4y
ElishaLovesBooks Ragnar!!! Good luck!! 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️Doing a Ragnar is on my bucket list! 4y
Weaponxgirl I read an interview with rose McGowan and she was talking about being a muse. "I'm not your muse, your a thief! " and it made me laugh at how true it was. 4y
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umbrellagirl @Cinfhen I have thought the same. Add something chocolate to a pina colada and I‘d be a happy girl 🥥 4y
umbrellagirl @ElishaLovesBooks Yes! This is my first. We‘re doing the Niagara Falls Ragnar on 1 June. 4y
umbrellagirl @Cinfhen I‘d also throw in some banana. 4y
Cinfhen Banana in the mix sounds perfect 👌🏽 4y
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umbrellagirl
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What a nice message to wake up to! Thanks #goodreads

AmyG Yay🎉 4y
Pamwurtzler Yay for you!! 4y
umbrellagirl @AmyG @Pamwurtzler Thank you! I am excited. 4y
hwestfall Awesome! I would be so excited too 😊 4y
tammysue Great win! 🎉 4y
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jdenslow
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Lou is closing in on running a successful restaurant, but an upset in her personal life and a bad review sends her business sliding. While she struggles to keep her restaurant open, she finds distraction introducing a new acquaintance to the wonders if her native city, bit he may be the cause and not the cure for her troubles. Includes luscious sounding food descriptions & great travel tips for Milwaukee, "Coincidence" is worth adding to you TBR.

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hes7
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A cute romance between a chef and a food critic, full of delicious descriptions of food. 😋

#DinnerForTwo #Aprella #MountTBR

emilyhaldi Sounds fun!!! That coconut cake looks 🙌🏻 4y
Cinfhen Seems like a sweet read 😊 4y
Mdargusch Yum! That cover! ❤️ 4y
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Reviewsbylola This one looks cute and the title is great too. 4y
BookBridget I bought this awhile ago and never read it. Going on vacation in 2 weeks, this could be a great beach read! 4y
Dragon That cover looks so yummy I have to stack it. 4y
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Joysiam
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Charming. Perfect for foodies!

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Momlovesbooks
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Loved this book from the beginning. Definitely recommend this book.

bibliophagist89 Have this on my tbr for soo long lol 🙈 5y
Momlovesbooks I won the book from a giveaway & couldn‘t put it down. Good read. 5y
DebbieGrillo Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon 5y
RaimeyGallant Welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon And here's a compilation of Litsy tips that some of us put together:
http://litsy.com/p/aDJja2lMZFFY
5y
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EmilyChristine
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Such a good book! Lou is a chef and owner of a small restaurant. Al is a food reviewer that uses a pseudonym. Al reviews Lou's restaurant on the worst day. They become friends not knowing this. What will happen when they find out???

Worth a read!

FantasyEmma The books you read have some of the funniest quotes. 5y
EmilyChristine @FantasyEmma Haha they sure do. This was a fun one. 5y
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EmilyChristine
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Cue the tears 😭

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KatyAliceReads
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I'm in the market for something soft and sweet... has anyone read this one?

annahenke Great pic! 5y
ephemeralwaltz Pretty!! 5y
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Tameeka
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Pickpick

The main characters are foodies so prepare to drool as they eat their way through Milwaukee. This book will also make you want to pack your bags and take a quick trip out there. Cute, easy read.

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rubyslippersreads
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Some #icecreamandcake for #GypsyKatsBirthdayWeek. (Coconut cake is my cat Nicky's favorite. 😹).

GypsyKat Haha! I love that your cat has a favorite kind of cake! 🤣 But seriously, who doesn't love coconut cake? Now I want some!!! 🍰🍰🍰💗 5y
Jess_Read_This I loved this book and was happy she included the recipe at the end! 5y
rubyslippersreads @Jess_Read_This Maybe I should bake it for Nicky! 😹 5y
rubyslippersreads @GypsyKat I love it too, but next time I have it I'm going to be sure Nicky doesn't stick his giant paw splat in the frosting! 😼😹 5y
Jess_Read_This @rubyslippersreads Yes!!!! If Nicky is like most cats I know, he demands the best in anything coconut related. A cake is imperative! 5y
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Jen_Reads
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For #GypsyKatsBirthdayWeek here is #IceCreamandCake. I haven't read much of this one, but I do intend to read it soon. #books #thecoincidenceofcoconutcake

rubyslippersreads Great minds think alike! I picked this one too. 😀 5y
GypsyKat Mmmmm, I haven't read it either but it looks delicious! 😋🍰💗 5y
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