Sunday, 19 August 2018

A Recipe for Disaster by Belinda Missen

So today it is my turn on this amazing blog tour for A Recipe for Disaster by Belinda Missen.

Meet Lucy, master wedding cake baker, idealistic school canteen crusader, and someone whose broken heart just wont 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 pst arrives in the form of her estranged husband, International celebrity chef Oliver Murray, Lucy's carefully constructed life begins to crumble beneath herblike 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 Matthews, Mhairi McFarlane and Carrie Hope Fletcher.

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Belinda Missen

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 read books for publication, and sleeping. in the digital world, she can be found online at Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. 

My review 
(warning, this book is best served with a slice of cake!)
Wow what a great read I was hooked from the first page. This is a very enjoyable read that will have you giggling at times. This book talks about marriage in a very modern way and about sometimes as an adult you have to make your own sacrifices to let those around you succeed. 
Lucy is a fantastic wedding cake designer and baking in her part time, and works in a school canteen as her main job. Lucy seems happy with her life and feels like she is putting the heartbreak she felt in the past behind her, That is until the man responsible for her heartache, Oliver, returns to the town they both lived in and is setting up a new business and offers Lucy the job of her dreams, but it means putting the past behind her and working with Oliver. Can they both get past the history they share or will it break their relationship forever?
To start with Lucy seems to be quite a mild character that is just getting over Oliver, however once he becomes around more in her life Lucy becomes stronger and more confident in tackling whatever life throws at her and maybe begin to learn to trust Oliver again, and even fall in love with him again too.
It took me while to warm to Oliver as I was very much team Lucy, however my view began to change as I read through the book. Both of the characters are very well written and you feel really drawn in to the will they won't they relationship which will keep you guessing right up the the end.
This is a fantastic debut novel from Belinda Messin and I am really looking forward to what she comes up with next.

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