Saturday, August 15, 2015

Batter Up by Robyn Neeley

Title:  Batter Up
Series:  The Bachelors of Buttermilk Falls #1
Author:  Robyn Neeley
Published:  June 15/15
Length:   172pgs
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

Bakeshop owner Emma Stevens has a secret. A delicious premonition she shares every Monday evening with the bachelors of Buttermilk Falls as they gather at the Sugar Spoon bakery for Batter Up night.

Investigative reporter Jason Levine just found himself as the man candy for a bachelorette party in Las Vegas. Roped into attending the Vegas nuptials, was he hearing things when the groom shares that the only reason he’s getting married is because a small town baker conjured up the name of his soulmate in her cake batter?

Sparks fly when Jason tries to expose Emma as a fraud, but reality and logic go out the window as he begins to fall under her spell.

My Review:

This novel was sweet, funny, and wildly romantic. It was absolutely priceless from premise to conclusion. Neeley develops the town of Buttermilk Falls, its inhabitants, and the Sugar Spoon in such a manner that readers can easily picture themselves there. At the same time, she tells a remarkably heartfelt novel that had me in stitches throughout. Neeley’s seamless storytelling painted this all before me, making it the type of story that I could easily imagine myself into.

Neeley creates the type of characters that walk their way into your heart & never leave. The banter and antagonism between the characters was so lifelike. Neeley’s multifaceted character development let me get up close and personal with them, while at the same time enjoying their story. Emma’s complete and utter belief in what she does & the little rituals surrounding her life may have type casted her somewhat, but at the same time, they made her someone easy to relate to. This was a main character who definitely carried the story forward well. I absolutely fell in love with her. Jason’s slowly changing belief system throughout made him someone who tugged at my heart. He was the perfect combination of sweet & sass, with a dash of that unnameable quality that makes the perfect male lead.

This novel has that touch of something magical that makes it stand out from the rest. Neeley has woven a tale that captured my heart & that I can’t get out of my mind.

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About the author:

Robyn Neeley is an East Coaster who loves to explore new places; watches way more reality TV than she cares to admit; can't live without Dunkin Donuts coffee and has never met a cookie she didn't like. If you have a must read romance suggestion or a fabulous cookie recipe, she wants to know.

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Contest is open internationally, where applicable by law. 
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  1. I guess it has to do with baking :P

  2. It sounds romantic and something I would like to read

  3. Batter Up Night would seriously disappoint me if Jason doesn't end up being battered - in the nicest possible way of course ;-p

  4. Sounds like a really fun read! Not sure about Batter Up Night...maybe she can read fate through a pattern of chocolate chips...?? :)

  5. I really think I need a Battered up night ;)

  6. I really think I need a Battered up night ;)

  7. I really think I need a Battered up night ;)

  8. I think she is a matchmaker/psychic that finds soulmate's for men. Just guessing by reading the blurb....

  9. This sounds like a really cool book and I just love the cover! I would love to try this one, especially.

    Check out my book haul post:

  10. Emma and Jason hook up, of course. :-)

    sherry @ fundinmental

  11. It sounds like she reads batter instead of tea leaves or Tarot cards:) This sounds like a delightful read that would most likely leave me hungry for cupcakes! Thank you for the great post and contest!

  12. Sounds like some matchmaking is going on! Definitely sounds like a sweet read! Thanks for sharing this! :)

  13. I wish there was a real Batter Up night where I live! :)
    I enjoyed both books tremendously and I especially loved Abby.
    Thanks for the chance.

  14. This looks to be a well entertaining book full of humor to keep you laughing and smiling. I can see this is going to be a must read just to find out what it is filled of.

  15. I would say there is strong attraction and sparks will fly as tempters raise as they come head to head over her batter details. They can't help falling in love as Jason comes to see things her way.

  16. Looks like a sweet read! I think they share their secret recipes (recipes to find true love? hmm.. maybe) and do some matchmaking! :)

  17. Sounds awesome :) I look forward to reading it

  18. It sounds like some magical matchmaking will happen on Batter Up Night. Where do I sign up for it?

  19. I guess you comment to enter? Hope so.

    1. Enter using the rafflecopter widget above. :)

  20. Hi Everyone! I have enjoyed all of your comments.Thanks so much for posting! I wanted to stop by to share that BATTER UP is part of an awesome bundle coming this fall that is available for pre-order for $0.99 - A HOT HOMETOWN HUNKS COLLECTION. Here's the link for Amazon (and it's also available at other e-retailers)


  21. Emma conjures up premonitions from her cake batter. Thank you

  22. Have no idea....but excited about finding out :)