Lane delivers a hot chocolate hug in book form
Fairy Cakes in Winter by Lane Hayes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
If you love the feeling of joyful happiness that you get from drinking a mug of hot chocolate, then this book will give you the reading equivalent.
From the off, Lane gives us a super sweet, but never overly sickly, romance when two strangers meet on a plane to England and fate takes a turn at influencing where their lives go from then.
This small age gap story is one which will put a smile on your face and keep it there throughout as Theo and Scott muddle their way to happiness.
It’s also a bit of a love story to the English city of Bath, with its Roman history, Jane Austen connections and the charming Georgian heritage which makes up its character.
As Scott fights to let down his walls, Theo unwittingly delivers killer blows that help to crumble them into tiny fairy cake size pieces as he provides marketing advice and sexual shenanigans in equal measure.
There wasn’t one bit of this novella I didn’t fall in love with, from the initial meet-cute, through Scott’s determination to ignore the fairy cake advice and the steamy hot encounters they fall into with regularly.
A nice set of secondary characters helps round out the setting and the Epilogue is a fabulous glimpse into their near future.
I also loved the little Easter Egg nod to the book which stars my favourite Lane couple, Wes and Nick from Leaning Into The Fall 😁
#ARC kindly received from the author via GRR Tours in return for an honest and unbiased review.
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