Title: The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea: Cupcakes and Confetti
Series: The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea #1
Author: Jane Linfoot
Genre/Themes: Light Fiction, Contemporary, Romance
Blurb from Goodreads
Brides by the Sea, the cutest little wedding shop in all of Cornwall, has it all, including cake baker Poppy who lives upstairs. But wedding planning is not the piece of cake Poppy thought it would be, and when her best friend Cate’s wedding planner walks out, Poppy has to tie up the loose ends so her bestie can tie the knot.
Double-booked venues, ‘rustic’ locations and gorgeous but grumpy farmer Rafe have this wedding pro feeling like she could be Cate’s ‘something blue.’
Will the wedding, the shop and the cake all come crashing down on her? Or will Poppy pull it off to give Cate – and herself – the happy ever afters they deserve?
Hello female lead!
- Are you just getting over a painful breakup?
- Have you lost your self-confidence because of a guy?
- Left the bright lights of the big city behind you?
Well step right up to our beautiful quiet Cornish seaside town where you can indulge in every clichéd chick-lit stereotype of your dreams!!!!!!!
There are life long besties who will always be there for you, an understanding (part-time) boss (more of a friend or maternal character really….) which will lead to an “unexpected” career that will prove to be extremely profitable and as ever in small little country towns there are at least two hot single men who are willing to fight it out for the ‘right‘ to become your Mr Right!!
- Would you like cute guy number one? Mr Contemporary with oh so perfect blue eyes. His charisma could charm you all the way into next year.
- Or perhaps you would prefer Mr Traditional? Beneath this scowling exterior lurks a cute little kitty cat and abs of steel!
…..you get the idea, right?
I mean it’s romantic light fiction!! And I, for one, love my cute and fluffy romantic light fiction!!
So this book, The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea: Cupcakes and Confetti, was very sweet even though it was incredibly predictable…my favourite part btw ….the piercing blue eyes of cute guy number one turned out to be coloured contacts because ‘everyone loves piercing blue eyes’!!! I must admit, I LOL’d!
As I was saying, this was very pleasant and it could very easily have been a really entertaining read, if not for the fact that it did drag somewhat because the inevitably of the ending was just so glaringly obvious! Therefore, many of the book’s chapters felt unnecessary and became quite tiresome. Overall it was too long and poorly edited; the book could easily have been shortened by at least 20% which would have tightened up the storyline and given a better flow to the narrative.
In addition, humour was sadly lacking. In order for me to truly love my light romantic reads I need the laugh-o-meter to be ding-ding-dinging a little higher than it did with this one.
But I did enjoy The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea: Cupcakes and Confetti and will read the sequel; okay that’s mostly because I have already purchased it but this book hasn’t put me off continuing on the stories about the characters in this little wedding shop by the sea.
All in all it was a perfectly charming little piece of escapist fluffiness
*drifts off to my happy place*