Blog Tour and Review with Giveaway!
The Sweetest Match is a small town romance with a clever little twirl of frosting piped on top…in the form of secret messages piped onto pastries and cakes by Sandy Miller. Sandy is our character who has just recently rejoined her small and way too cozy community of Apple Bottom.
After spending as much time away from the town as she had before Sandy was carelessly “knocked up” by the guy everyone else loved, she has just recently returned to town. Enter Andrew, now the high school history teacher, who will give this heroine a hero, not that she needed one.
Sandy has raised her son and he is off to college, while she has grown in confidence and made her way back to Apple Bottom. She also found her talent as a cake decorator who has developed a pension for delivering secret messages through her cake and desert decorations.
The fun begins as we watch the quirky townspeople react and interject their opinions as to where she ought to be placing her attention. Sandy works hard to provide a life for her college age son who has a talent in college football. She is surprised to find herself the center of attention in other places as well. This is where the clean, fun romance begins.
It’s the best to watch unrequited love meet its destiny. Not without any obstacles of course. This is what I appreciate about The Sweetest Match. It gives us the feel of small town romance with just enough steam to get on board the romance train without going overboard when you’ve got a teenage sitting in the car or the couch next to you…
The Sweetest Match by Abby Tyler was a romance with a really clever plot centered around her secretly placed messages.
I enjoyed this book and actually wanted it to go on even longer!
It’s a refreshing read that comes in handy when you’ve finished a heavy long read-when you just want to read a feel good story. It’s just steamy enough to get your angst rolling without the graphic sex the romance genre has offered to us. The supporting cast of characters are an extra bonus with their funny banter. I found the setting, plot and characters full of spunk and small town wit.
Take a break and relax into a small town romance and see a girl get what she deserved all along!
The Sweetest Match
Publication date: March 7th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
She hid secret messages in frosting, thinking no one would notice.
Abby Tyler welcomes you to the witty, well-meaning busybodies of Applebottom, Missouri, where the community takes its pies — and its matchmaking — very seriously.
Sandy Miller became an outcast at fifteen years old. Pregnant, confused, and blackmailed into silence, she spent eighteen years raising her son away from the disapproving stares of her hometown.
But Caden has left for college, and Sandy needs a job. When Applebottom’s tea shop owner sees Sandy’s decorating sketches, she hires her instantly in hopes of putting her little bakery on the map.
And then the town starts spotting secret words of love and longing on her cakes.
Andrew McCallister is the first to admit that he never got over Sandy Miller. In high school, another boy swooped in and snatched her right up. Everything that happened afterward filled him with regret. The town’s censure. His failure to check on her. Her struggle.
But now she’s back.
When the town summons the pair to a meeting to plan the school’s centennial bash, Andrew and Sandy discover they are the only two members of the committee. As they attempt to rekindle the long-lost flame, they realize the community must come together for more than an anniversary party. For their new relationship to flourish, the old guard must learn to support their most vulnerable members even when times get hard.
Abby Tyler is the new small-town romance pen name of USA Today bestselling author Deanna Roy / JJ Knight.
Abby Tyler loves puppy dogs, pie, and small towns (she grew up in one!) Her Applebottom Matchmaker Society books combine the sweet and wholesome style of romance she loves with the funny, sometimes a-little-too-truthful characters she remembers from growing up in a place where everyone knew everybody’s business.