If there’s one thing that might get my dad, a retired math teacher, to visit Toronto and have a real conversation with me for the first time in seventeen years, it’s a big nerdy Pi Day party. And hopefully this party—and seeing the tech company I built from nothing—will finally be enough to impress him and make him forgive me for everything I did when I was a teenager.
But it’s got to be a really great party.
That’s where Sarah Winters comes in. She owns Happy As Pie, a sweet and savory pie shop, and wants to get into catering. She makes an amazing lamb-rosemary pie, cherry pie, lemon-lime tart…you get the idea. She’ll provide the food and help me plan the party, nothing more. No matter how much time we spend together, I’m not going to fall in love with her.
At least, that’s what I tell myself…
Note: I’ll warn y’all now, I was seriously so hungry after reading this book so I recommend having some sort of treat or pie laying around just in case.
Review – Short story about Amrita & Holly – yes/yes?
More seriously, so very enjoyable. And heartfelt. Whether it was the honest communication between Sarah and Josh or how hard it was for the both of them to square the circle of what the other means in their life, this was a book about love from top to bottom.
The confession style narrative – with the point of view shifting between Josh and Sarah – works well here. Having a chance to “see” both of their sides of the story is helpful to understanding some of the complex emotions at play.
I appreciated the acknowledgement that love isn’t an easy street, that love doesn’t always equate evenly. Josh having to learn how to put his past behind him is no less valid then Sarah’s need to learn a work/life balance before a relationship is feasible.
The sex is smoking hot and the friendships they both have felt like genuine adult friendships. The struggle Sarah went through when making tentative outreaching to Valerie and Chloe struck home for me. Amrita pulling every embarrassing story out she could was also great.
Get you a friend who happily tells your new girlfriend the “dick burn” story…and get you a girlfriend who finds it amusing.
Warnings though – this book will make you crave pie. Or host a Pi Day Party just to have pie.
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Published by: Author-published
Release: March 5, 2019
Series: Baldwin Village Book 1
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