The Baker by Serena Yates ~ Book Review by Caroline

23631188Title: The Baker

Author: Serena Yates

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 3 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 07/15/2015

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: M/M Romance

Blurb:

Ian Wallace works as a baker for his tyrannical father in the family-owned Scottish Bakehouse in Casper, Wyoming. He wants to represent the bakery in the upcoming Tartan Day competition, but his father refuses to reveal the secret ingredients that make them so successful—unless Ian gets married and has a son, proving he is fit to continue the family line.

Just before New Year’s Eve, Cameron Lewis, a former Marine turned police detective, comes into the bakery for donuts for his department and some black buns for himself. Cameron is hooked, and as his visits become more frequent, they stir Ian’s father’s suspicions. But threats can’t stop Ian from donning his kilt and entering the competition anyway—to show his father what he can do on his own. Though he he might not have the secret ingredients, Ian and Cameron might still discover a recipe for happiness.

My View:

Ian Wallace works in a Bakery in Wyoming that specialises in Scottish produce. The bakery is family run and has been passed down through the generations. Ian’s father currently runs it and he is an egotistical and bigoted horror. When Ian wants to enter a local competition his father refuses to hand over the secret ingredients in the recipes unless Ian finds a wife and starts producing grandchildren. There are untold problems with this ultimatum – the biggest being that Ian is gay.

Whilst all this is going on a rather good looking police detective has started coming into the shop to buy donuts for his colleagues and although they all love the donuts at the police station hunky Cameron has more than delicious cakes on his mind. Cameron is still in the closet but Ian has definitely caught his eye and unless he does something about it soon his waistband will be out of control with all the cakes he keeps stopping by to purchase!

This is a short and sweet story about two men finding something important enough that it pushes them to be honest with their families and friends and gives Ian the impetus to defy his father and prove that he can do it on his own.

Links

The Baker on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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