Posts Tagged ‘#LucyLovecake’


Published: 19 January 2017
Reviewed: 13 January 2017

4 out of 5 stars

Copy supplied by Black and White Publishing



Daisy Delaney’s life is pancake-flat. A talented baker and passionate lingerie specialist, she has wound up with no one to bake for and a career that hasn’t proved successful. But when she starts a delicious relationship with famous French author-chef, Michel Amiel, everything begins to look a bit more exciting.

That is until Michel’s bestselling cookbook is knocked off the top spot by newcomer ‘Lucy Lovecake’. His outdated recipes slide down the charts, while the popularity of Lucy Lovecake’s new dating cookbook is rising like the perfect sponge.

As Daisy teeters on the brink of love, how can she ever tell Michel that she is the mysterious Lucy Lovecake? Could he ever forgive her for finishing off his career? And more importantly, does Daisy even want to be with a difficult, egotistical, down-on-his-luck Frenchman just as her career is beginning to take off? Especially when she has some other very interesting offers…

My Thoughts & Review:

The Secret Life of Lucy Lovecake is the perfect book to start your year with, it oozes charm and appeal that has a reader grinning from ear to ear at the wonderful highs and commiserating with the protagonist when it comes to the lows but overall it’s a great  book for an escape from the drudgery and rubbish weather of late.

Daisy Delaney is a fantastic character, a budding author, talented amateur baker and lingerie sales assistant – she’s a busy lass that’s for sure!  She’s just the sort of character that readers will warm to and relate to.  Her enthusiasm is infectious, I found that I was excited for her when it came to the launch of her book ‘French Fancy’ under her nom de plume Lucy Lovecake.
The chemistry between Daisy and her new love interest Michel Amiel makes for interesting  and entertaining reading.  Michel is a character that definitely stands out in this book, his behaviour is somewhat prima donna-esque, and so to see the success of Daisy/Lucy makes him all the more grumpy – delightfully entertaining for the audience.  

The writing itself is so flowing and easy to read that this is a book you can read in one sitting (if the outside world gives you peace and quiet!), it’s the sort of book you can pick up and become utterly lost in.  The plot is fun and well thought out, the characters are a breath of fresh air (even the grumpy Michel!), but best of all it’s full of optimism and the idea that you can take hold of the reins of life, give them a good pull and decide where you want to go.
The author is spot on with her quote “It’s a modern day fairytale – I want to promote the idea that women’s financial independence can dive them emotional freedom.  It’s about empowering femininity”.

You can buy a copy of The Secret Life of Lucy Lovecake here.

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