If there's one thing that might get my dad, a retired math teacher, to visit Toronto and have a real conversation with me for the first time in seventeen years, it's a big nerdy Pi Day party. And hopefully this party—and seeing the tech company I built from nothing—will finally be enough to impress him and make him forgive me for everything I did when I was a teenager.
But it's got to be a really great party.
That's where Sarah Winters comes in. She owns Happy As Pie, a sweet and savory pie shop, and wants to get into catering. She makes an amazing lamb-rosemary pie, cherry pie, lemon-lime tart…you get the idea. She'll provide the food and help me plan the party, nothing more. No matter how much time we spend together, I'm not going to fall in love with her.
At least, that's what I tell myself…
About the Author
Jackie Lau decided she wanted to be a writer when she was in grade two, sometime between writing “The Heart That Got Lost” and “The Land of Shapes”. She later studied engineering and worked as a geophysicist before turning to writing romance novels.
Jackie lives in Toronto with her husband, and despite living in Canada her whole life, she hates winter. When she’s not writing, she enjoys cooking, hiking, eating too much gelato, and reading on the balcony when it’s raining.
That was fun and now I crave pie, a not unexpected consequence! Lighthearted, low angst and sexy romance about a tech CEO and a pie shop owner whom he hires for a 'Pi Day' party as a way to reconcile with his estranged father. Lots of great Toronto multiculturalism on display! Recommended for readers who like food, diverse cultures and honest family dynamics with their HEA.
Sweet as Pi love story! Josh and Sarah hit it off instantly, but he's got some leftover relationship issues that he needs to work through, and it's not what you'd think. I really enjoyed the glimpse into the city life of Toronto, and loved the secondary characters that added complexity and depth to the story. The author's writing style is instantly engaging and refreshingly realistic. No over-the-top insta-love or magically-disappearing problems, just honest attraction, steamy chemistry, and a grounded romance that still proves the power of love. I loved how the author showed the characters dealing with all their relationships - with each other, of course, but also with their friends and families, making these fully-developed characters seemingly come to life. The cultural differences - he's Asian, she's not - are touched on without becoming the main focus. There's quite a bit of humor laced throughout which beautifully offsets the necessary angsty scenes. It was a fun read, one that I read straight through non-stop. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.