The Coincidence of Coconut Cake || Not Worth It


Title: The Coincidence of Coconut Cake
Author: Amy E. Reichert
Page Count: 318 pages
Genre: Romance
Rating: ★ ★
Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date: July 21, 2015
Buy It: Chapters Indigo







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?




I pick up a chick lit every now and then, seems to be more often lately actually. Go with what you feel like reading I always say you’ll enjoy it more. Oh man, I could not connect with the characters in this one however. It felt…flat to me. I’m not sure I just did not find their personalities jumping off the page for me. 
What I loved about this one though was the food descriptions. Oh my gosh this was FULL of food I want to eat. Every description was so lush and made my mouth water. I would’ve preferred if it was all about food.
The plot was cute and I could see what the author was trying to do but it just didn’t work for me. The chemistry was off and I did not fully immerse into the story. It was just …eh for me.
And as movie directors say.. Next! 

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