Monday, 13 August 2018

A Recipe for Disaster by Belinda Missen @belinda_missen #BlogTour @rararesources #Review

Thank you for stopping by I'm delighted to be sharing my review for A Recipe for Disaster by Belinda Missen as part of the blog tour today. First of all let's take a look at the description for the book...

Meet Lucy, master wedding cake baker, idealistic school canteen crusader, and someone whose broken heart just won’t seem to mend…

Lucy is quietly confident that she has made the right choices in life. Surrounded by friends and family in a small country town, Lucy can easily suppress the feeling that something is missing from her life.

But when a blast from the past arrives in the form of her estranged husband, international celebrity chef Oliver Murray, Lucy’s carefully constructed life begins to crumble beneath her like overbaked meringue.

Is Oliver’s return all business or is it motivated by something more?

A Recipe for Disaster starts long after most love stories would have ended, proving it is never too late to offer someone a second slice of cake or a second chance.

Perfect for fans of Carole Mathews, Mhairi McFarlane and Carrie Hope Fletcher.

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I loved that this book was set in Australia I think that it really helped to give a more relaxed feeling to the story especially as it is set in a small town. After meeting Lucy and Oliver who are estranged I couldn't wait to see what would happen next. On the whole they are both likeable although they each have their flaws and could be stubborn especially when they find themselves spending time with each other again. I guess there is a slightly more realistic side to the story as we see that sometimes love doesn't always work out first time around. Life gets in the way and of course people do change.

The story moves at a good pace and was lovely to spend a few evenings reading and seeing how the will they/won't they plot would play out. In all this book is an enjoyable second chance story that has the perfect addition of cakes and delicious food with a bit of drama to keep things interesting.

A Recipe for Disaster is a light hearted look at how complex life can be. Showing the highs, lows, friendship and love!

Four stars from me!

With thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for my copy via Netgalley.

Belinda Missen is an award-winning and best-selling author, screenwriter, and freelance writer from Geelong, Australia.

A reader from an early age, Belinda began writing her own stories shortly after her love affair with Steven Spielberg’s film Jurassic Park began. What began as fan-fiction soon took deeper root, and she was scribbling out strange little stories in empty notebooks she found laying around the house.
With qualifications in transport and office administration, and a combined career of fifteen years in these industries, Belinda decided to uproot everything in 2013 and return to her first love of writing. She now writes full-time, between cups of coffee, binge watching television, and feeding her cats and husband.

In April 2016, she was awarded the JOLT Courthouse Youth Arts Award in the Inspire 26+ Category for her piece Obsession.

In February 2017, her book Love And Other Midnight Theories clawed its way to the top of the Amazon charts in its category of Performing Arts, beating JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. True story – she has the screenshots to prove it.

When not dabbling in the written word, Belinda can be found mentoring other writers, beta-reading, reviewing, helping others to ready books for publication, and sleeping. In the digital world, she can be found online at Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. 


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