About the Book
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.
In My Opinion
Way back at the beginning of 2020, I was thrilled to see Betsy St. Amant had a new book releasing this year. The cover was sweet, and the premise of the story was enticing.
But for me, The Key to Love fell in the middle of the road. I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it either. Bri and Gerard’s banter is entertaining from the get-go, but their romance felt unnatural and forced.
The supporting characters were the ones who stood out in this story. There are the requisite matchmakers, the small-town villain, and everyone in between. Oh, and the petit fours and macarons, too.
In the end, this is a sweet story with a happy ending that fans of Hallmark movies may enjoy.
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