Cookies for Courting (A Tale of the Curious Cookbook) by Amber Kell ~ Audiobook Review by PizzyGirl

Cookies-for-CourtingAUDLGTitle: Cookies for Courting (A Tale of the Curious Cookbook)

Author: Amber Kell

Narrator: Michael Stallman

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Reese Dante

Story Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 10/29/2015

Length: 02 hours 13 minutes

Genre: Contemporary, Fiction, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance


A Tale of the Curious Cookbook

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.

Story Review:

I thought this story was cute. I like stories featuring children, especially when the new parent is suddenly thrown into the situation. I felt this story was a good representation of that trope.  I liked that there was a bit of angst that was set up well. Based on the bit of history given, I expected something similar to happen and I felt it was appropriate for the set up. I did feel that everything was a bit rushed and I wish the cookbook was featured more, but the overall romance and family creation itself left me with a warm and fuzzy feeling and I would listen to this one again.

Narration Review:

Michael Stellman did a good job with this one. The accents were a bit weird and sometimes his pacing was odd, but overall, the characters came across well and the emotion was easily evident.


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

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