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This is an uber-sweet romance, perfect for all ages. I can always count on Rosemarie for a great read. Kristine runs the family bakery and is run ragged by a careless older sister (with a young song she barely has the time to take care of) who only thinks of herself, and a mother who is still coming to terms with the death of her husband (Kristine's father). Kristine loves her life, even though it's hectic and she doesn't have much time to sleep. One day Joe, Lori's ex-boyfriend in high school (Kristine used to have a crush on Joe) waltzes in the bakery and announces he's moved back home. Kristine, or Krissy as he calls her, assumes he's back to woo Lori.
Kristine is oblivious to Joe's overtures. He wants Kristine, not Lori. But Kristine doesn't want to hurt Lori, who may want Joe back. Kristine becomes friends with Joe and soon they bond. She even helps him with his new puppy and takes care of his house while he sees his sick father in the hospital. But then a fire happens at the bakery and Kristine can't help but wonder if someone close to her purposely started it to get the insurance money. Kristine then has to decide if she wants to rebuild the bakery or move on, and away from Joe, the man she has always wanted for herself.
The Icing on the Cake is a feel good romance. Kristine is an incredibly, kind and giving woman. Joe is her perfect mate. Lori and her mother are over the top rude and heartless to Kristine, so much so I wanted to smack them. But they change their stripes in a way that should make readers happy.
If you're in the mood for a fluffy feel good PG rated romance with adorable puppy antics and a true Prince Charming of a guy set in a small town, do check out The Icing on the Cake.