Honey Pie

Honey Pie

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by Donna Kauffman
     
 

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"One incredibly sweet read!" –Mariah Stewart New York Times bestselling author

Mocha Chocolate Chip. . . Caramel Fudge. . .Strawberry Lemonade. . .Butter Rum. . .There's no such thing as guilt when it's another delicious bitch and bake session with the women of the Cupcake Club. . .

When Honey D'Amourvell inherits property on tiny Sugarberry Island

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"One incredibly sweet read!" –Mariah Stewart New York Times bestselling author

Mocha Chocolate Chip. . . Caramel Fudge. . .Strawberry Lemonade. . .Butter Rum. . .There's no such thing as guilt when it's another delicious bitch and bake session with the women of the Cupcake Club. . .

When Honey D'Amourvell inherits property on tiny Sugarberry Island, she's prepared to start a whole new life. Her plan is simple—make a home, open a shop, and maybe, finally, find a place to belong. But the building she now owns is leased to none other than the owner of Babycakes, which means her spot is already occupied. Honey isn't sure how to put down roots when she has nowhere to plant them. Yet sexy, softhearted mechanic Dylan Ross seems determined to help. He's everything she never imagined she would find in a man, and each kiss is more persuasive than the last. Will Dylan convince her that what she craves most is his love?. . .

"Expanding her Sugarberry series. . .Kauffman dishes sweet desserts." —Kirkus Reviews

"A fun, romantic, passionate tale, sure to be a favorite of contemporary romance lovers." —Affaire de Coeur, 4 1/2 stars

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Kirkus Reviews
An artist moving to a new town meets a man who encourages her to give love a chance. Although her name makes her sound like a real sweetie, reclusive Honey D'Amourvell has never been a people person. She's been blessed with the familial gift of being able to see into others' pasts and futures, though she views this gift as a curse. In fact, it's only the death of her favorite relative, Aunt Bea, that gets Honey out of her Oregon art studio. Bea's bequest of an apartment and store in the quaint town of Sugarberry Island, Ga., encourages Honey to make the cross-country trek in the hope of starting a new life, but no sooner does she arrive in town than her ancient car goes kaput. That's not the only thing that seems to be going wrong for Honey. Apparently, the store and apartment she's been planning on have been leased to Leilani Dunne and her cupcake empire. Though Leilani's sweet as frosting about the misunderstanding, Honey's at a loss for what to do next. Meanwhile, the usually aloof mechanic Dylan Ross finds himself thinking about Honey so much that he hopes the special parts he ordered for her car never come in. Dylan hopes he can talk Honey into letting her guard down and embracing her gift, and him, as much as she feels that she's starting to embrace Sugarberry. Expanding her Sugarberry series to include a new character, Kauffman (Babycakes, 2012, etc.) dishes sweet desserts. Though she breaks no new ground, audiences will find the cast of regulars and newcomers easy to like.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410461896
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
10/09/2013
Series:
A Cupcake Club Romance, #4
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
502
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

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Honey Pie 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
cjp0 More than 1 year ago
Good story but I likes the others much better.
Fieldvue More than 1 year ago
This is the fourth installment in the Cupcake series and features two new characters, Honey and Dylan. As always, Donna Kaufman imbues their story with rich details and an interesting story line. It's a fun and sexy read, filled with the characters and places we've come to know in the other Cupcake books. I want to buy a summer house on Sugarberry Island just so I can go visit with them all!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of Donna Kauffman and have read all of her books. I was thrilled when this one came out, but have been so disappointed. It is such a slow read and definitely not one of my favorites
tsmb02 More than 1 year ago
I love the Cupcake series books. Sugarberry Island is a place I would want to visit. This story is about Honey Pie and Dylan. They are both very withdrawn people for their own reasons. Honey Pie decides she has had enough of living without friends in her life. One of the first people she meets is Dylan. Dylan is content living his secluded life, but something about Honey Pie just draws him in. Going through their journey was sweet, sexy and emotional. All of your favorite characters make appearances and it left me wanting to read the next book in the series. Get this book...you will not be disappointed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AWESOME BOOK!!
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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Karen Pirnot for Readers' Favorite Donna Kauffman's latest edition of the Cupcake Club series is Honey Pie, a book about two seeming misfits who find one another. Honey has come from Oregon, following the death of her Aunt Bea whom she loved like a parent. Her old Volkswagen Beetle breaks down and she then becomes acquainted with Dylan, the town misfit. In reality, Dylan had a tough upbringing and has now gotten his life in order. He is almost immediately attracted to the somewhat bohemian Honey and spends a lot of time attempting to deny this attraction. While Dylan goes about getting the car repaired, Honey finds herself liking a town that seems to offer just what she missed in her childhood. This is a cute story but most readers will guess the outcome long before the epilogue. It seems a bit slow out of the starting gate but it is a delightful story which points out the need for second chances and going after what you have wanted and been denied. I liked the character of Dylan, who seemed to have a bit more insight than his counterpoint Honey. He dealt with issues as they came and would be a good role model for young adult males who have been through rough times themselves. The cohesion and acceptance of the small town population is a delight. Honey Pie gives the reader an easy afternoon in a favorite chair while author Kauffman gives us a feeling of good things yet to come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey sis!
TSteiner More than 1 year ago
Two loners are drawn together.  Dylan is a long time resident of Sweetberry and Honey stumbled into town in a broken down VW bug and a dream.  Neither seen what was coming their way.  If they did, both would have run in separate directions.  Honey has taken her Aunt Beavis’ advice; “Love yourself enough to give it a true and honest chance”.  She packs up her VW Bug and travels from Oregon to Georgia only to find her dreams crushed.  The new start she was promised has a great big road block set in her way.  The apartment and new shop she has planned to open has been leased from under her.  Though she now owned the property, her hands are tied.  Now thousands away from her safe haven, she is homeless, carless, jobless and clueless to where to start.   Dylan is not a stranger to turmoil.  Father, uncle and brother were all negative components in Dylan’s live and after ten years of freedom from the chaos, he doesn’t desire the pull that a certain Ms. Honey has on him.  With her odd behavior and personal life in a mess, he does his best to stay away, but not for long. Usually Sweetberry residents are more involved in the formation of budding of romance, but this time Honey and Dylan found it themselves.  Each are alone and prefer it that way.  One wants to come out and finally get involved in life and the other would rather stay hidden and not deal with the BS of people.  They see their similarities and there is a special draw to each other.  With a little personal work and enlightenment they have the potential of something great.  Honey Pie is one sweet treat! I really loved the feeling of this book.  Even though the potential of drama was high, Ms. Kauffman thankfully didn’t go down this road.  Yes, there was drama, but it had a natural feeling to it.  Both of these characters had some major baggage, but once their minor hurdles where conquered they accepted their fate.  Throw in a few insecurities and a sweet love story was told. Personally, I think if you read Honey Pie as a standalone you wouldn’t like it as much as a series novel.  The story alone wouldn’t have been as fun without the background of the other characters.  Even though they took the third row of back seats in the party van, knowing their stories made little things more special.   The Cupcake Club series is great and simply delightful.  Sweet romance, light humor and a feeling of community that makes you want to join the fun.  I have enjoyed every one of these novels and I can’t wait for the next installment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
RomanticReadsandSuch More than 1 year ago
Honey Pie is a feel-good, sigh-worthy, laugh-out-loud, gooey confection of a romance that will make your summer that much sweeter. - Full review is available on BookTrib or RomanticReadsandSuch on wordpress.
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Kat-WitandSin More than 1 year ago
Honey D’Amourvell is looking for a fresh start. When her aunt dies, leaving Honey her shop on Sugarberry Island, Honey picks up and moves across the country in the hopes of opening her own shop, becoming a part of the island’s community, and maybe, just maybe, finding the sense of belonging she’s always wanted. Unfortunately, Honey’s first day in Sugarberry is anything but sweet. Her car dies just as she gets onto the island and, what’s worse, she discovers that her aunt’s store has been leased to the owners of Babycakes and has been turned into a cupcake shop. Part of Honey wants to turn tail and run back to where she came from, but at the moment she’s trapped. Her luck begins to change when sexy mechanic Dylan Ross takes it upon himself to help her. As Honey begins to venture out of her self-induced isolation she finds that maybe she can have it all; a home, friends, a store, and even the love of one gorgeous, kindhearted mechanic. Small town charm combined with endearing protagonists and a pitch-perfect romance makes Honey Pie an irresistible read. Donna Kauffman made me want to pick up and move to Sugarberry Island… But only if there’s a hero like Dylan waiting for me at the end of the journey ;) Honey just about broke my heart. She’s a lovely person with a lot to offer, but she has a psychic gift which makes it nearly impossible for her to get close to people. She desperately wants to make friends and be a part of Sugarberry’s community and I wanted that for her. Though Dylan helps her with this in part, it’s Honey’s determination to emerge from her shell that gets her what she wants. And speaking of Dylan… Wow! He’s pretty much the perfect hero — generous, kind, and so sexy he’ll make you melt faster than chocolate on a hot summer’s day. There’s nothing not to love about Dylan. As a couple, he and Honey are fantastic and their love story makes me smile just thinking about it. Honey Pie is the fourth book in the Cupcake Club series but it can easily be read as a standalone. The heroines from the first three books play at least a small role in Honey Pie, something that should please readers who’ve already enjoyed Sugar Rush, Sweet Stuff, and Babycakes. I started the Cupcake Club series with Honey Pie, but by the time I finished the book I was adding the rest of the series to my wish list. Honey Pie is an engaging, sweet story and I hope Ms. Kauffman has plans to write more Cupcake Club books. Kimberly Review courtesy of Wit and Sin
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im breaking up with u bye
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My name is Laura, do u guys have a nook? If so what kind? Anyway i reallyclove this book it is okay. I hope i can talk to u guys again because i have no friends bye Thank u
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
U on
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thanks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! NOT AJ!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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