The Great Brownie Taste-off (The Yolanda's Yummery Series, #1)

The Great Brownie Taste-off (The Yolanda's Yummery Series, #1)

by Lisa Maliga

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BN ID: 2940149262366
Publisher: Lisa Maliga
Publication date: 05/01/2014
Series: Yolanda's Yummery Series , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 373,633
File size: 359 KB

About the Author

Lisa Maliga has held a wide variety of jobs. She has worked as a cashier, library clerk, telemarketer, store detective, and Hollywood office temp. Other fields include construction, architecture, law, publicity, financial planning, gymnastics, banking, insurance, and as a bath & body products designer. Since 2001, she has created and maintained her own websites. She still makes and uses her own soapy creations. You'll find more about her work at:

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The Great Brownie Taste-off: (The Yolanda's Yummery Series Book 1) 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book but was surprised it ended abruptly at 101 pages, but definitely looking forward to reading next in series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eas ok but not a story i liked
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cute story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very slow starting, primarily because of heavy-handed descriptions of, well, everything. In a story that is only 108 pages, short even for a novella, it's probably not a good idea to take 10 pages to even first get out of the house.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is only 102 pages, but it took me forever to finish reading it. The author goes into great detail about minutia not relative to the development of the story. The book could have easily been a 50 page short story if one edited out the unnecessay details. The main character's actions and thoughts make little sense. She supposedly loves cats but constantly comments on how much they stink. She thinks her best friend is vain and self involved. Her boyfriend is a jerk, yet she keeps seeing him. The story drones on, only to end abruptly with no explaination as to whether her cat is truly magical and as to the identity of her secret baking ingredient (an ingredient which is unknown to her and apparently constantly replenishes itself). There are four books in this series, but i won't waste any more of my time to learn the answers.
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wazi More than 1 year ago
The Great Brownie Taste-off by Lisa Maliga I had a problem getting drawn into this story. Ms. Maliga spent way too much time describing scenes, apparel, and what street or route Yolanda took to work, her friend’s house, or back home again. None of this moved the story forward and seemed to be added for word count value alone. Yolanda’s boyfriend Zac was an egotistical slump who cared more about himself than anyone else. He holds himself in high regard being the golf pro at Green Palms Mini Golf Course. Yep, you got it. He is the pro at a putt-putt golf course. I found his arrogance off-putting and Yolanda’s tolerance of his attitude did not sit well with me. This is not the kind of role-model I like to promote in books. Yolanda could have been an interesting person if she had shown some emotion or a little backbone. She has a knack for baking and dreams of opening a bakery of her own. It will be called Yolanda’s Yummery because everything she bakes is yummy. The Brownie Taste Off gains her some notoriety and temporarily helps the cat shelter. There is more going on than meets the eye with Whisker, Yolanda’s newest cat that she adopted from the shelter. This storyline could develop into something bringing in an element of fantasy to the tale. Yolanda’s brownie recipe is included at the end of the story, however there is one secret ingredient that is withheld. It seems to be a “magical” something that was left by her grandmother in the back of the spice cabinet. Format/Typo Issues: I found no significant proofing errors. **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy.** December 4, 2014
specialangel87 More than 1 year ago
Yolanda dreams of owning a Yummery. What is a Yummery, you ask. A Yummery is a bakery/café where no matter what you eat, it is yummy. Only problem is, she doesn't have the money to open her own business and will never have enough working for $9/hr at a cat shelter. Yolanda's friend Teagan offers her a solution: work with her as a cocktail waitress at Wicked Fun Gentlemans Club. When Yolanda goes for an interview she finds out the job involves stripping and she won't do that. While there, she discovers the owner, Rocky, intends to run the cat shelter out of business using any means necessary. He wants to open a storage facility for his frozen brownie business. Yolanda offers Rocky a challenge: The Great Brownie Taste-Off. If her brownies beat his in a taste test he will leave the shelter alone. This is a light, breezy story. Nothing at all serious. Yolanda, her parents, and her best friend all have a creative ability of some kind. Mr Whiskers has some sort of magical power that helps Yolanda. Her boyfriend, Zac, is a loser. Blogger Patrick Stewart champions her brownies on his blog. Everything works out perfectly in the end, which is what I expected when I started this book.  If you are looking for a fun, lighthearted book, I recommend this one. It fits the bill for a lazy afternoon read.