The Key to Love by Betsy St. Amant {Book Review}

 **I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for consideration. All thoughts are my own.




The only thing Bri Duval loves more than baking petit fours is romance. So much so, she's created her own version of the famous Parisian lovelock wall at her bakery in Story, Kansas. She never expects it to go viral--or for Trek Magazine to send travel writer Gerard Fortier to feature the bakery. He's definitely handsome, but Bri has been holding out for a love story like the one her parents had, and that certainly will not include the love-scorned-and-therefore-love-scorning Gerard.

Just when it seems Bri's bakery is poised for unprecedented success, a series of events threaten not just her business but the pedestal she's kept her parents on all these years. Maybe Gerard is right about romance. Or maybe Bri's recipe just needs to be tweaked.

Novelist Betsy St. Amant invites you to experience this sweet story of how love doesn't always look the way we expect--and maybe that's a good thing.

Betsy St. Amant is the author of more than 15 inspirational romances and a frequent contributor to iBelieve.com. She lives in north Louisiana with her husband, two daughters, a collection of Austen novels, and an impressive stash of pickle-flavored Pringles. When she's not composing her next book or trying to prove unicorns are real, Betsy can usually be found somewhere in the vicinity of a white chocolate mocha--no whip. Learn more at www.betsystamant.com.


If you enjoy sugary sweet romances, The Key To Love truly could not be any sweeter... pun fully intended. 

In The Key To Love, we meet Bri- a smalltown baker obsessed with Paris, romance and keeping the legacy that her parents had left behind. When the bakery goes viral because of their own version of Paris' love lock wall, it brings with it an unexpected surprise in the form of Gerard- a cynical travel writer tasked to write about the bakery. Theirs truly is a story of opposites attract in this sweet read.

To be honest, I went back and forth on this story nearly the entire time I was reading. I enjoyed the concept of the story, and enjoyed the quirky matchmakers and even Gerard with his skepticism. The banter between the two was fun and probably really what kept the story going for me. There was truly a lot to like about it. That being said, there was something about Bri that I just could not personally find myself connecting with. I wanted to, I just couldn't get there 100%. I'm not sure what it was about her, as again I so enjoyed the other characters, but unfortunately, that does just happen sometimes. 

Still, as I said the book had a lot of positive points, and I'd still give it a solid 3.5 stars. I would still certainly suggest that fans of sweet romances give this one a fair shot, you might be pleasantly surprised! 




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