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Baking Bree [Kindle Edition]

Sarah West
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (135 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Drifting through life with no direction, Bree is sick of her dead-end job, her dull boyfriend, and her crappy Boston apartment. But when her grandmother dies in a hang gliding accident, leaving Bree a small fortune and a house, she uses the opportunity to reinvent herself.

Despite her family’s disapproval, and the fact she can’t boil water without a fire extinguisher nearby, Bree enrolls in a culinary course, taught by the dreamy Chef Simon. After a rough start, she is shocked to discover that she is actually enjoying herself…and Simon!

When things start to heat up outside the kitchen, Bree is faced with the difficult task of figuring out what she wants...before it’s too late.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1239 KB
  • Print Length: 305 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CLRWA9Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #151,194 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Baking Bree July 23, 2013
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This is an amazing book! I couldn't put it down. There were slot of emotions in this book. I was laughing my butt off in lots of it, then there were parts that I was actually really irritated at the characters( the mom and sister). Then times that I felt a tug on my heart. Not all books can do this, but when it happens, it is a wonderful combination. The love story is....wow....I was completely smitten. Can't wait to read the next book about the sister Emily. I will definitely be reading any books that Sarah West comes out with.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great New Author! May 16, 2013
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I am always excited to read novels by up and coming new authors and was very impressed by Sarah West's first novel, Passion's Tide After reading that book I contacted the author and asked to read more of her works. I was sent a free copy of this book, Baking Bree, and got a sneak peek about a month prior to publishing. What an entertaining, light, summer read! Though I thoroughly enjoyed "Passions Tide" I am not usually a fan of romance novels and tend to prefer typical chic lit. This fits the bill! I am looking forward to reading the future works of Sarah West. A truly great summer/beach read.

The free copy in no way influenced my review and the thoughts above are honest and mine alone.
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18 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed reading 60% of this book (the bedroom scenes were unnecessary for this book as it had so much comedy in it - that that alone made it entertaining, but I appreciate many reader require hanky panky).

Comedy:
There are too many hilarious scenes to recount - but a few of my favs (without giving too much away) is a scene at an Art Gallery party where Brie's friend Ray pretends to be Brie's lesbian lover. And another scene where clear references are made against the 50 Shades book - it's laugh out loud funny.
Additionally, the analogy to the breakup film moment was funny too (Brie watches Die Hard after a break up rather than cheesy chick flicks).

Cooking:
I loved reading how Brie learns to cook. That was awesome. Her journey was funny, enjoyable and refreshing to read. That was the best bit about this book. The author manifests Brie's journey of Life via her cooking independence. I also enjoyed reading about the other characters in the cooking school, particularly Mary and her husband. And Christian, the divorced dad learning to cook for his kids (that was a seriously aawwwww moment).

Romance:
The romance was a subplot and pretty ok during the beginning. It's not the high octane, melodramatic and engrossing kind. It's sweet and fun. However, what ruined the book and the romance for me was the ending. This isn't a spoiler - but don't read it - if you'd rather not know anything:
<spoiler>...Simon dumps Brie because she doesn't have a backbone to stand up against her family. But then she's the one running back to him - how is that learning to have a backbone? If a dude dumped me for such a lame a$$ reason - I would solider on and show him what he's missing.
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17 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible July 17, 2013
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This book left you wanting more. The characters were one dimensional. No growth. The main character was whiny and a push-over. I usually like any book I read one way or another, even if it is because you can see in their writing that they tried to make a good book but this wasn't even proof read. I was mad but thank goodness it was free. The love scenes were rushed and boring. I did like the nephew and TR. That was the only redeeming quality. Would not read another book by Sarah unless she put much more work into it. I do respect you for trying, but it was half-......ed

One minute he was Pop Pop then Paw Paw. One minute it was the Blue Line restaurant, then the Green Line then back to Blue Line.

To the author: How can you expect us to want to read it, when you didn't even read it yourself?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Little Story! October 15, 2013
By Evey
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I really enjoyed reading Baking Bree! I love the main characters and of course disliked the ones that were a little pushy! A good read for a rainy day!
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16 of 22 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars So-So August 14, 2013
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For some reason, I just couldn't get into this story. The characters didn't click for me. Also, I don't like books that have too much profanity that isn't needed and this one was it for me so overall, I really just kept hoping that it would get better but it didn't.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved seeing Bree find her passion June 24, 2014
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Bree is an empathetic young woman from a totally unsympathetic family. In this delightful book, she escapes from a dead end job when her grandmother leaves her a legacy. Bree learns to accept herself rather than internalizing the negative feedback of her mother and sister. Her new boyfriend pushes her into new experiences which help her build the self confidence to succeed in a new venture.

I think we have all experienced times when we are floundering, trying to find the right direction. This story handled this in a light, fun way. I enjoyed it immensely.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Romance July 9, 2014
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A lovely, easy read about blossoming independence and a romance. I would have given five stars but for the typical break-up common in most romance novels came at a terrible time in the story. The heroine's family is awful but the boyfriend is a dream come true. Fun story.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved This Book So Much!
I loved this book so much. I got it because it was being offered for free and I like books that deal with cooking and romance. Read more
Published 20 hours ago by Rhea Parsons
4.0 out of 5 stars Baklng Bree by. SARAH WEST
FUN BOOK TO READ. FAST PACED
.UPLIFTING WHEN YOUR LIFE SEEMS TO BE HEADING NOWHERE. Enjoyed the book and recommend it.
Published 5 days ago by Dreda Ballard
5.0 out of 5 stars A very enjoyable read
A really fun book to read, I enjoyed it so much I am keeping it on my kindle to read again. The main character is downtrodden but then she meets the hamsome chef who changes her... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Lyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful!
Enjoyed this story. My emotions were all over the place, I went from laughing, to frustration with some of the character, to sadness, to smiles. This is truly a delightful story. Read more
Published 16 days ago by N. O. Seyboth
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING!!!
This is the sweetest book I have ever read. You will not be sorry that you read this great book!!!
Published 19 days ago by queenbre
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Absolutely loved this book. The story line is great; anyone can relate. I loved Bree's fun personality throughout the story, never a dull moment. A must-read!!!! Read more
Published 20 days ago by Aileen Colon
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book!
This was such a warm, funny and inspiring story! You can't choose your family, but you do have to live with them. Read more
Published 20 days ago by Lisa Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book
I laughed I cried and I know I will be re reading this book. It is a sweet funny story and a must read.
Published 21 days ago by susan jenkins
4.0 out of 5 stars Great new author
I truly enjoyed the characters in this book. The growth and progression of the kept me interested and turning the page. Read more
Published 21 days ago by Miss Jude
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful
I loved this story! I loved Simon although I was annoyed at his dumping Bree as the separation plot is one of my least favorite
but I liked the rest so well that I found it... Read more
Published 23 days ago by Linda Hurst
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Maggie, I'm beyond thrilled that you liked Baking Bree enough to read it TWICE! And I am dutifully working hard on the sequel. I was a little overeager when I posted that it would be finished last fall, and the first chapter at the end of Baking Bree? That didn't even make it into the most recent... Read More
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