Author: Nina Bocci
Publisher: Gallery Books
Source: Kristin of Kritters Ramblings
Goodreads: From the USA TODAY bestselling author of the “heartwarming and refreshingly sweet” (Lauren Layne, New York Times bestselling author) On the Corner of Love and Hate comes a story about a baker who takes her chances on a new town…and an old love.
After selling her famous bakery back in New York, Parker Adams visits Hope Lake, Pennsylvania, to figure out her next steps. And soon she’s wondering why she ever loved city life in the first place. Between the Golden Girls—the senior women who hold court—and Nick Arthur, her equally infuriating and charming former flame, Parker finds a community eager to help her get her mojo back.
But even though Hope Lake gives her the fresh start she’s been looking for, Parker discovers that it’s not so easy to start over again with Nick. Their chemistry is undeniable, but since Nick is a freshly taken man, Parker is determined to keep things platonic. With a recipe for disaster looming, Parker must cook up a new scheme, figuring out how to keep everything she’s come to love before she loses it all.
Perfect for fans of Amy E. Reichert and Jenny Colgan, The Ingredients of You and Me is a scrumptious romantic comedy that lets you have your cake and eat it too.
Ope’s Opinion: This was the third book in the Hopeless Romantics series. Each one could be read alone, but following the group of friends from the beginning was really a lot of fun!
Being back in Hope Lake with all the friends made Nick’s and Parker’s story enjoyable. Their miscommunication made for a lot of difficulties that could have been avoided, but that would have taken the fun out of the story! Watching them figure out their relationship kept me reading.
The “Golden Girls” in this series really gave it another depth and a little more humor along the way.
I will be looking for Nina Bocci’s next book. They are perfect escapes for me.