Loving this series now come meet Owen is he as bad as they say with his reputation. Ginny sweet loving teacher with a secret of her own. Then there's Drew and Hayley starting there wedding life what happens so beautiful loving the Campbell brother's come read fall in love.
Owen and Ginny! He's a baker, she's a teacher. When they meet at his brothers wedding accidental sparks fly making a truly unexpectedly sweet love story and an unplanned parenthood. Definite must read!
Baker’s Dozen is Book 3 in the Wendy Smith’s Copper Creek series. This book features Owen Campbell, baker extraordinaire and Ginny, a local school teacher.
The book is well plotted and it’s easy to follow. I liked the writing style. It’s nicely paced and there’s a relaxed feel about it that is reminiscent of my knowledge of New Zealanders. I liked that the setting and characters live everyday lives; No one’s a billionaire ready to throw piles of money at a problem. And I liked the small town feel and it would have been nice to know more about the town and its inhabitants in general. The sexy moments are at times descriptive but not overly steamy.
Owen Campbell is a man-whore. His reputation precedes him and this causes problems when he falls for Ginny. Ginny, is also attracted to Owen but she has her own issues to contend with in addition to people around her continuously telling her Owen will never stick around. Even though there were a few wobbly moments, I liked than neither Owen nor Ginny played games. They were honest and communicated with each other. The book is set over several months so we get to see Owen and Ginny as they tackle individual issues they both need to address and we also get to see them grow as couple.
I did feel the continuing story of Drew & Hayley (Copper Creek Book 2) was an intrusion. While Owen and Ginny’s story can be read as a standalone, at least 3 chapters in this book are told from Drew’s point of view and the focus is on him and Hayley. This more than likely appeals to readers of the previous books in the series but as a first time reader, I felt like I was missing out.
Baker's Dozen is the story of Owen, the town baker and playboy, and Ginny, a school teacher.
Owen and Ginny meet at a town wedding and there is an instant spark. Owen is a little shocked that this woman is holding his interest. After a terrible accident, Owen's life is turned on it's head but with Ginny in his life, he can see that there's more to life than one night stands. The change in Owen after meeting Ginny is amazing.
As with Wendy's previous book, we get to catch up with Adam and Lily as well as Drew and Hayley.
I absolutely loved this book and, like past books, can't wait for the next in the series.
I loved reading Owen's story, and discovering just why he chose to be a player. What I also really like about these stories is that we get the continuing stories of the rest of Owen's family. In this book we see quite a bit more of Drew and Hayley too.
I flew through this book. The style of writing is so easy to read and the plot held my attention throughout. The pace is perfect and I really, really liked both Owen and Ginny, with their sweet personalities and big hearts. They are normal and so very believable that they feel like real people.
The books in this series are a wonderful blend of family saga and contemporary romance. The angst arises more from real life issues than the cliche of boy and girl get together, boy and girl fall out, boy and girl make up. Whilst this is part of a series it can be read as a stand-alone, though knowing all the back story would enhance the reading experience even more.