The Sweetest Match
Publication date: March 7th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
She hid secret messages in frosting, thinking no one would notice.
Abby Tyler welcomes you to the witty, well-meaning busybodies of Applebottom, Missouri, where the community takes its pies — and its matchmaking — very seriously.
Sandy Miller became an outcast at fifteen years old. Pregnant, confused, and blackmailed into silence, she spent eighteen years raising her son away from the disapproving stares of her hometown.
But Caden has left for college, and Sandy needs a job. When Applebottom’s tea shop owner sees Sandy’s decorating sketches, she hires her instantly in hopes of putting her little bakery on the map.
And then the town starts spotting secret words of love and longing on her cakes.
Andrew McCallister is the first to admit that he never got over Sandy Miller. In high school, another boy swooped in and snatched her right up. Everything that happened afterward filled him with regret. The town’s censure. His failure to check on her. Her struggle.
But now she’s back.
When the town summons the pair to a meeting to plan the school’s centennial bash, Andrew and Sandy discover they are the only two members of the committee. As they attempt to rekindle the long-lost flame, they realize the community must come together for more than an anniversary party. For their new relationship to flourish, the old guard must learn to support their most vulnerable members even when times get hard.
Abby Tyler is the new small-town romance pen name of USA Today bestselling author Deanna Roy / JJ Knight.
My Musings :
Date read : March 1,2019
Source : ARC from Xpresso Book Tours
Rating : 5/5
Reread factor : 4/5
My eye refused to move from the blurb as soon as I saw the first line. A very interesting premise to base a story on. I loved the idea of finding secret messages and add the town people acting as match makers, I believed it would an instant hit and it was so! I got to read one of the sweetest romances in recent times.
I really loved the protagonists in spite of their insecurities. They aren't perfect. But they are real with realistic characteristic features. Sandy won me with her strength and Andrew with his steadfastness. This is the second book I believe I have read with mature characters this year and I am gratified that I loved them both.
The story had me turning the pages at an increasing pace since I was so into the pair that I wanted to know how they got together. It was a pretty enjoyable journey which made for a great read. I am glad I found another author to add to my list. I am looking forward to more of her romances and I hope she keeps up with this tempo.
I received an ARC from Xpresso Book Tours for reviewing purposes.
Abby Tyler loves puppy dogs, pie, and small towns (she grew up in one!) Her Applebottom Matchmaker Society books combine the sweet and wholesome style of romance she loves with the funny, sometimes a-little-too-truthful characters she remembers from growing up in a place where everyone knew everybody’s business.
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