37907046“Take a trip to New York and the best little bakery in Brooklyn for bagels, bakes, and more than a sprinkle of romance!

When Sophie Bennings arrives in New York, love is the last thing on her mind. Still reeling from a painful break up, she throws herself into her work as a food editor on a top-notch magazine.
Columnist Todd McLennan is everything that Sophie wishes she didn’t want. Like the gorgeous bakery below her Brooklyn apartment, he’s as tempting as the sugary cupcakes on daily display. Surely a little of something you fancy can do you good?
As Sophie and Todd get to know one another, a love of food isn’t the only passion they share. In the city that never sleeps, has Sophie finally met the man of her dreams…?”

My Review

What an absolutely fabulous read this was. I’m so pleased I got approved for this on NetGalley as I loved the first book in this Romantic Escapes Trilogy.

This second book is just as good as the first, how do authors do that? I fell in love with New York, the bakery and Todd, the Man About Town columnist who Sophie shares an office with.

I loved the bakery where Sophie helps Bella the owner, who also happens to be her landlady and Todd’s cousin. The descriptions of the cakes and bakes sounded delicious and had me reaching for something sweet as I was reading.

I got caught up in this story so easily as I read about Sophie exploring New York with a bit of help from Todd. I loved the banter and teasing that when on between them, it felt very natural and how it would be in real life. I loved how hard Sophie kept trying to stop herself from falling for him, in spite of the warning from both Bella and Todd that he would be no good for her.

It’s not just about Sophie and Todd though, as there are a few other fun story lines going on in Sophie’s office. There’s Todd’s ‘harem’, a very competitive member of staff and also possible romantic partner Sophie. I also I loved reading about the development of Bella’s fledgling wedding cake business and all the associated ups and downs.

This is such a fantastic feel good novel and one of my favourite reads this year. I can’t wait for the final book in the series set in Paris, roll on August!

Thanks so much to NetGalley and HarperImpulse for my digital ARC.

The Little Brooklyn Bakery by Julie Caplin is available now as an eBook.