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“Friends to lovers at its best– a sweet indulgence I couldn’t put down!” – R.S. Grey, USA Today Bestselling Author

Baking Me Crazy, the first in the romantic comedy Donner Bakery Series of standalones, from Karla Sorensen is available now!

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I’m Levi Buchanan, and until five years ago, I thought the legend of my family’s curse was a load of crazy, Southern nonsense.

No curse can make you fall in love at first sight. No curse can force a true, deep, passionate, all-consuming love that will haunt you all the days of your life.

Then I met Jocelyn Abernathy and I realized how completely wrong I was.

The problem is, Jocelyn guards her feelings like well-armed soldier. She’s the most beautiful, stubborn, infuriating woman I’ve ever met. Every time she talks, I want to kiss the living daylights out of her. But I can’t.

Because when we met, she didn’t need true love. She needed a best friend. And that’s what I’ve been to her… for five years.

But when Jocelyn meets a handsome stranger her first day working at Donner Bakery and she lets him buy her a dill pickle cupcake, I realize with ominous regret that I may have missed my window with my best friend.

If I can’t get her to see past our friendship, my new curse may be to watch the love of my life move on with someone else.

‘Baking Me Crazy’ is a full-length contemporary romantic comedy, can be read as a standalone, and is book#1 in the Donner Bakery series, Green Valley World, Penny Reid Book Universe.

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About Karla Sorensen

Karla Sorensen has been an avid reader her entire life, preferring stories with a happily-ever-after over just about any other kind. And considering she has an entire line item in her budget for books, she realized it might just be cheaper to write her own stories. It doesn’t take much to keep her happy…a book, a really big glass of wine, and at least thirty minutes of complete silence every day. She still keeps her toes in the world of health care marketing, where she made her living pre-babies. Now she stays home, writing and mommy-ing full time (this translates to almost every day being a ‘pajama day’ at the Sorensen household…don’t judge). She lives in West Michigan with her husband, two exceptionally adorable sons and big, shaggy rescue dog.

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My Review…

I was so happy to be chosen to read some of the new stories from Smartypants Romance. And Karla Sorensen is totally new to me author.

Baking Me Crazy is a fantastic story! It brings heart, heat and as the character, Joy says “So romantic…”.

This is the story of Levi Buchanan and Jocelyn Abernathy.

First off, I want to say that this story flows beautifully into the fictional world of Green Valley that Penny Reid created.  I loved seeing characters from Penny Reid make an appearance and it didn’t distract from the main story at all! It brought a layer of believability to the story.  That the characters that Ms. Sorensen created belonged there.

I was intrigued by Jocelyn.  She has a disability and she doesn’t let it define her.  She has vulnerabilities that she can’t seem to shake and has defenses that would scare off most, but not her best friend Levi. I learned a little when reading about Joss, her disease and I was able to really empathize with what she was going through.

Oh and holy crow, Levi Buchanan and the curse!  I loved reading his POV’s and what really made me swoon was the comparisons that he made with Joss’s eye color…read this and you will melt too!  He was what Joss needed him to be when she needed him.  I love the best friends to lovers trope and this story knocked it out of the park.


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