Nothing says “oops” like your naked ass skidding in the salmon mousse…
A year ago, pastry chef Serafina Wilde’s seemingly perfect life fell to pieces. So now, when her eccentric Aunt Pauline calls from Santa Fe needing her help, Sera jumps at the chance to start over. Pauline even offers to let her take over the family business, “Pauline’s House of Passion,” and turn it into a bakery… provided she agrees not to ditch the “back room.” Cupcakes and sex toys don’t exactly mix but Sera is willing to try, and what she finds in the beautiful City Different is the best life has to offer — if she has the courage to go for it.
Bliss is one of those that is more women’s fiction than romance, although there is definitely a love story involved. Mainly though we follow Sera as she turns her life around and finds herself. It’s a fun and uplifting ride.
Her life implodes, well she implodes it, and she moves to Santa Fe to start over. She runs home to help her aunt, ending up in a wacky and wonderful world that is full of colorful characters. I absolutely loved the Back Room Babes and how they embrace their individuality and help Sera find a path that makes her happy.
Oh, and that love story? Asher is divine. He’s got his own troubles to overcome and although we don’t focus on those a lot we do get his involvement with Sera. He helps her see herself in a new way and look to the future in a different way. It’s sweet and fun and he’s sexy as all get out. Even though he’s not the main focal point of the book, he’s definitely one of the bright spots (along with the BRBs).
The ending, although a little predictable, is entertaining and humorous and fitting. It is that moment when Sera really gets things going right and realizes it and I loved every minute of it.
Bliss is funny and cute and zany and fulfilling and sweet and saucy. With a ton of silliness and heartfelt moments and tenderness, it’s perfect for just about any mood.