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- Publication date : April 20, 2019
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 63 pages
- Publisher : Jocular Press (April 20, 2019)
- ASIN : B07R1Q1G12
- File size : 4311 KB
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #260,689 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I won't delve into each pairing but I will say that there is something special about each one that makes them not only stand apart but makes them memorable and easily connectable to the reader. They are just so "everyday", you may not meet people like these guys every day but they certainly could be around every corner, in the house next door, outside the grocery store as you're going in and for me they are people you want to know.
Who knows, if we're real nice maybe Miss London will let us know how the men of The Accidental Baker are and what they are doing for Halloween and Christmas😉😉.
The premise – that all love occurs accidentally – moves the plot quickly and seamlessly. First, we find Donnie and his friend, Henry, as Donnie bakes scones, repeatedly burning them, while molding his chocolates into non-Easter shapes.
In transporting the delicacies, he drops them. While some gets on Henry’s pants, a stranger comes to Donnie’s rescue. Meanwhile, spare eggs roll to a homeless guy, who comes to the rescue of a disabled man, and into a bakery where two pastry chefs meet. Even cranky Henry encounters a prince. The result is charming.
London accomplishes a lot in few words. For example, both the disabled and homeless men have sunny dispositions, especially considering their somewhat dire situations. While Eric says, “‘I have issues I need help with. But so does everyone, right?’” Jez is grateful for the man who brings his dog weekly, to visit for petting.
Meanwhile, Henry, warns his admirer, “‘My word is my sword.’” But Abi isn’t put off. “‘All that pompous talk is just nonsense, a cover up.’” These little details profile men we’ve met, and demonstrate why they would be attracted to each other.
So much, packed into so little, just like the best Easter Basket! Need a quick pick-me-up? Need some sugar without the calories? “The Accidental Baker” will fit the bill.
The story starts off with Donnie and his best friend Henry in a scene that sparks off the rest of the stories:
Simon—whose brain-to-mouth filter doesn’t necessarily work as it should—and Trev, these two were my favorite of the bunch and the ones I thought showed the most promise to start on a relationship path. I’m really hoping the author decides to give them their own full story at some point.
Jez and Eric; they have the most unconventional meeting and were the ones who intrigued me the most given their unique circumstances. And that means that their scene was the most unsatisfying simply because that intrigue level means that the very short time they had on the pages wasn’t enough to sate my curiosity. Again—I’m hoping for them to get something more.
Henry and Abi…okay, so I really was not a fan of Henry after that first scene with him and Donnie. He just totally rubbed me the wrong way, and that translated into me not being invested at all in his character.
And finally back to Donnie, and his introduction to Will. After what transpired in the first chapter, I was glad to see things started going his way.
The very short glimpse into these four couples’ meetings did leave me wanting more (well, except for Henry), but this was still a fun way to pass some extra time. Overall, I’m giving this one 3.5 stars.