Tasha: The Coincidence of Coconut Cake made me want to take a trip for Wisconsin! … the cover of Luck, Love, and Lemon Pie has stuck in my mind. Since I read the Coincidence of Coconut Cake, I have a feeling this book is just as yummy.
Lori: Thanks for all of the great finds! Just finished The Coincidence of Coconut Cake and LOVED it. What a sweet, fun book that I would have never discovered on my own. And being from Wisconsin, the Milwaukee setting made it extra cool! Now what to read next…
Bonnie: This was a good book. And I know of someone that made the coconut cake from the recipe at the end of the book and they said it was DELICIOUS!
DG: I loved The Coincidence of Coconut Cake! Great read!
bev: I have had my eye on it since reading a positive review when it came out, so one click when it went on sale. Love the cover though makes me hungry.
Ela: I LOVE ALL THING COCONUT, well maybe not all, don’t care for coconut shrimp or the water that seems to be all the rage, but cake HECKS YEAH
Michelle: I didn’t know there was a 3rd book. Yay!!
Susan: I haven’t tried the foodie genre yet…but I love food and I love romance, so I have to try, right? 😛
About book #1:
In downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lou works tirelessly to build her beloved yet struggling French restaurant, Luella’s, into a success. She cheerfully balances her demanding business and even more demanding fiancé…until the morning she discovers him in the buff—with an intern.
Witty yet gruff British transplant Al is keeping himself employed and entertained by writing scathing reviews of local restaurants in the Milwaukee newspaper under a pseudonym. When an anonymous tip sends him to Luella’s, little does he know he’s arrived on the worst day of the chef’s life. The review practically writes itself: underdone fish, scorched sauce, distracted service—he unleashes his worst.
The day that Al’s mean-spirited review of Luella’s runs, the two cross paths in a pub: Lou drowning her sorrows, and Al celebrating his latest publication. As they chat, Al playfully challenges Lou to show him the best of Milwaukee and she’s game—but only if they never discuss work, which Al readily agrees to. As they explore the city’s local delicacies and their mutual attraction, Lou’s restaurant faces closure, while Al’s column gains popularity. It’s only a matter of time before the two fall in love…but when the truth comes out, can Lou overlook the past to chase her future?