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Posted February 10, 2013
I am always waiting for Tara's next book set in Laguna Beach. Wh
I am always waiting for Tara's next book set in Laguna Beach. While this one isn't part of the "Balls" series, it still has the same great quirky characters that all of the books in this setting do. And that is what I love most about these books. The sense of community and friends that live in these books.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
A troubled childhood has Micah living his life under tight health conscious control, not leaving much room for other's non-healthy life styles. After a crap-tastic day of his best customers coming to his raw food store with (gasp) cupcakes, finding his boyfriend in his bed with someone not him and kicking him out..well maybe it's time to go to an Anti-Valentine's day party and drown his sorrows in some organic wine.
Quentin with his Grandma Mary Beth have just moved to Laguna Beach from the South, where gay gentlemen don't come out to anyone. Even their very loving, hip Grandmas. And starting over with a cupcake bakery using Mary Beth's recipes, he still thinks he needs to keep his secret. Which he has always hidden using a drag persona named Queen. And it's as Queen he attends and catches the eye of Micah at the Anti-Valentine party.
What follows are misunderstandings, blackmail, re-evaluations of beliefs and reveling of secrets on a path to love. This is just a sweet story that touches your heart, like all of Tara's stories do. Her characters are warm, real people who are learning life lesson as you read their journeys to their happily ever after.
Posted February 10, 2013
This story was just heartwarming and adorable. The cross-dressi
This story was just heartwarming and adorable. The cross-dressing is a bit awkward for me, being new to reading about it, but even that’s kind of addressed in the book as Micah gets used to it too. Turns out to be kind of a fun quirk in the end and it wouldn’t have been the same without that element.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The raw food vs floury cupcakes battle was both funny and frustrating. Micah is almost obsessive about his food, so he loses his cool and takes it personally when his loyal customers show up with the treats that will ruin all the hard work they’ve put in to get healthy. The progression of that plot line actually turns out pretty sweet.
There were some heartbreaking parts, when the ex re-enters the picture and of course the confrontation over the dreaded cupcakes. However, true to Tara Lain’s style, they’re absolutely worth getting through as the resolution is satisfying and just so light-hearted.
Another beautiful and endearing story of self-realization, self-acceptance, and love from this author, Hearts and Flour is not to be missed. It’s compelling from the first word to the last, and will leave you with a smile.
Posted October 4, 2013
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