No Weddings by Kat and Stone Bastion
Review and Teaser
The No Weddings Series
(available September 8, 2014)
About No Weddings (Release Date Sep 8): Award-winning author Kat Bastion teams with her husband, Stone Bastion, in this first book in the No Weddings Series about Cade Michaelson, a successful man with his sights set on a new venture in business, and Hannah Martin, the woman who makes it personal. I think I have my act together as a successful bar owner, my master’s degree within reach, and a list of no-strings-attached women warming my bed. Turns out, I don’t. Hannah believes she has safeguarded her wounded heart by shunning men and focusing on her new baking business. The thing is, she hasn’t. When my three sisters and I start a new event-planning business with Hannah as our baker, I have no idea how my life is about to change. As Hannah and I work closely together, the attraction between us becomes irresistible. And complicated. I’ve promised my sisters I wouldn’t mix business with pleasure. But I’ve never been one to follow the rules.
I am so excited to share this review with all of you. No Weddings is my favorite Summer read!
No Weddings is a cleverly written story told in the male point of view. I am a huge fan of male POV. I love getting into the mind of the male protagonist. Kat and Stone, your male POV was simply perfect!
So how can I best explain how I feel about this book? Here goes…
The perfect recipe is made up of fresh ingredients, creativity, attention to details and passion (the love of the craft) which stirs the emotions, the taste buds, and allows you to enjoy the dish. Your story, No Weddings is just like that perfect recipe. No Weddings has all of the right ingredients, well written characters, a touching and entertaining story line, passion (which most definitely stirred my emotions) and the right attention to detail (through the delicious male point of view) which allowed me to enjoy this story so much.
Your cast of characters were all cleverly written. Cade and Hannah, I totally love them. Hannah is a beautiful baker, need I say more? Cade, he is the delicious business savy male lead. Cade’s three sisters and his roommates/friends each bring something different into the book. They are like the little dash of this or that added to a recipe to make it taste better. All together, these characters complete this fine book.
On a personal level, I connected with this story because I can relate with so many things. Catering, party planning and baking are all part of my life. I do however wish I had my own Cade giving me business advice.
This entertaining story will leave you feeling hopeful. I don’t want to give too much away in this review. You need to read this gem for yourself. Trust me, you will love this book. I am looking forward to the next book in this series. And as for Cade, he has officially been added to my list of book boyfriends.
No Weddings is filled with humor, family, heartbreak, cupcakes, cakes, charity, romance and hope. All of these topics combined made this a fantastic read that I highly recommend.
Congrats to Kat and Stone on a fantastic collaborative debut!
I gave this book 5 delicious stars!
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.