I loved everything about this book starting with the gorgeous cover! I want to go to the Pastry Puff, order a macaron, sit at one of the tables, and just eavesdrop on Bri and Gerard and their banter, which just happens to be my favorite part of this story! I loved their first meet. It is full of humor, sparks, and, of course, that perfect banter!
Bri is a romantic looking for the perfect romance while Gerard doesn’t believe in love anymore. I loved Bri’s growth in this story and the lesson that things don’t have to be perfect, or what we think is perfect, to be really really good. I loved Gerard for his sarcasm and the way he made Bri “see” things that she couldn’t see and I loved when he, well let’s just say when he helped her during a dramatic moment in her life.
Actually, I loved everything about him and Bri.
This story has everything I look for in a romance - humor, character growth, an interesting story line, a great and believable romance, and Gerard - did I mention that I loved everything about him?
I really didn’t want this one to end. It left me with quite a book hangover. The Key to Love will be one of the rare stories that I will read again! I cannot wait for Betsy St. Amant’s next story. In the meantime, hello backlist!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. The faith element is light.
The only thing Bri Duval loves more than baking petit fours is romance. So much so, she's created her own version of the famous Parisian lovelock wall at her bakery in Story, Kansas. She never expects it to go viral--or for Trek Magazine to send travel writer Gerard Fortier to feature the bakery. He's definitely handsome, but Bri has been holding out for a love story like the one her parents had, and that certainly will not include the love-scorned-and-therefore-love-scorning Gerard.
Just when it seems Bri's bakery is poised for unprecedented success, a series of events threaten not just her business but the pedestal she's kept her parents on all these years. Maybe Gerard is right about romance. Or maybe Bri's recipe just needs to be tweaked.
Novelist Betsy St. Amant invites you to experience this sweet story of how love doesn't always look the way we expect--and maybe that's a good thing.
Revell Publishing, October 2020
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