Tangerine Street is a must-see tourist stop with a colorful mix of one-of-a-kind boutiques, unique restaurants, eclectic museums, quaint bookstores, and exclusive bed-and-breakfasts. Delilah's Desserts, situated in the middle of this charming collection of shops and cafés on Tangerine Street, is a bakery that offers a different variety of desserts each day. The emotions that Delilah bakes into these desserts have a strange effect on customers, sometimes altering the course of their lives . . .
My review: I LOVE these Tangerine Street books! They are so much fun. I love the way the authors weave the three stories together and it was so much fun to see other locations that I loved from the other books pop back up, The Mariposa Hotel, The Fortune Cafe, and The Boardwalk Antiques Shop. It's like seeing old friends again!
Anyway...I'll tell you a bit about each of the three novellas in this one. It doesn't look like any one author is credited to any of the novellas, that's kind of fun. I wonder if they write them together...
The first one is A Taste of Magic and that's where you meet Delilah, find out about her magical desserts and learn about her big secret! I enjoyed reading this one. I like Delilah, I like that she has a special dessert shop and that her treats appear to have magical powers. But she seems a little lonely, even though she has her son, Dylan. Her life is just missing something.
And then Luke walks into her shop and it is obvious what she was missing, him. I loved how you see their previous relationship through both of their eyes and you realize pretty quick what Delilah's secret is. Seeing her remedy that was my favorite part of the story. She becomes pretty unselfish and the ending is just perfect!
Next up is The Art of Love. This one is so cute! I love Roxy. She's an artist, she paints amazing pictures for people, like the nursery she's painting for Cheryl. That's how she meets Mark. When he finds her lunch in Cheryl's fridge and eats it. I love this part, especially how the two of them conspire and bring pizza into Cheryl's house knowing she would have a fit! But that's Roxy, she's spontaneous and fun. I love the way she changes her hair on a whim.
Mark isn't overly spontaneous, and he's on a sabbatical from dating. But that changes when he meets Roxy. He might do some dumb things (I love the scene where he eats the cupcakes!) but he knows what he wants and he goes after it in the best way he knows how.
Their ending is great too!
Last, but not least is Much Ado About Cupcakes. This one features KC and Michael. KC has written a book called No Cheat Days. I love the way there is confusion when Michael follows her because he wants to spend more time with her and finds her eating a cupcake. This is where "much ado" ensues.
I liked both KC and Michael. I loved the way they were both able to see each other's point of view and that they were each humble enough to admit they were wrong and change.
This is a perfect book to read on a winter's afternoon. The town of Seashell Beach beckons me again and again and even if it's nasty outside, I know I can enjoy it's beach in my house!
I was sent an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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