No Whisk, No Reward by Ellie Kay

November 14, 2019

How do you know if a risk is worth taking? If you knew, there wouldn’t be any risk.


Following a disastrous appearance on a televised baking show, Sophie Copeland is certain things can’t get any worse. Several calamities later, Sophie finds herself in Green Valley, Tennessee with no plan, no place to stay, and no prospects. But at least she has a temporary seasonal arrangement with the famed Donner Bakery. And that's something, right?


It's not permanent, and it's not a home, but it's still something.

Enter Joel Barnes, a Green Valley mystery, wrapped in rumors, and a whispered connection to the local notorious biker gang. Joel’s got a name for being bad news, but he also has an apartment for rent.


Intrigued by the dichotomy of Joel’s reputation and sexy southern pull, Sophie can’t help but be tempted, even though she knows—given her (bad) luck—she should stay far, far away. . .


Yet as everyone knows, without risk, there’s no reward.



★★★★ 4 𝓢𝓽𝓪𝓻 𝓡𝓮𝓿𝓲𝓮𝔀 ★★★★


Out of the books I have read in Pennyverse, the bakery ones were overall my favorite. I still have a handful to read.


Onto the third book in the Donner Bakery books. We start this one a windy road in the mountains, a damsel in distress, and a mysterious mountain man...


This book is the first book, ever, from this author. I am just going to say that Kay hit this out of the park for her first published book. I love finding new authors. It's even better when I find new authors who show such great potential for great stories.


Can I just get the one thing that was a little lacking for me out of the way? Since I read the previous two books in this series, I was familiar with the other side characters in this one. Tempest was my favorite character from the books. I didn't quite feel her spunky, firecracker attitude in this one so much. Kay did a good job with the character, which was another author's character, but I just didn't get the same vibe from her. It can't be easy writing other people's characters though.


Enough of the negative. I jumped right into this book feet first. This book filled me with giggles throughout from start to finish. I always love a feel good book. And this one was definitely a feel good book. 


I don't really know what else to say about this book. I enjoyed the ups and downs in this story. They kept the book moving at a nice pace. I will most certainly be looking for more books from this author in the future.

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