It's a long way from Seattle to Otter Bite, Alaska. But if one woman can survive the trip--and the locals--she just might find what her heart has been searching for.
Her mango chutney is exquisite; her blueberry sauce is to die for. But right now, Chef de Cuisine Daisy Moon is a woman without a kitchen--and without a fiancé. Unceremoniously dumped from her place of business and her relationship, Daisy sells her belongings, plus a few of her ex's, and packs her bags. Maybe smashing all the china in her former restaurant was a bad move. Stripped of her Golden Spoon for "un-chef-like" conduct, she is now blacklisted all over Seattle. Her sole job offer is from the Wild Man Lodge. . .in Otter Bite, Alaska.
Too bad Daisy can't even get out of Dodge without incident. By the time she boards a ship for Alaska, she's got a trail of new troubles behind her, and suddenly Otter Bite is sounding pretty good. But the vessel turns into her own personal Titanic when a series of close encounters confirms her terrible taste in men--including one very good looking bad luck charm named Max Kendall. She vows to dedicate the rest of her days to chowders and brulée. Yet even Alaska isn't far enough away to shake the memories of the sexy shipmate who rocked her cabin--and her world. Thank goodness she's done with surprises--but they may not be done with her. . .
The sweet-simple front cover of this book hardly does justice to the multi-faceted characters, setting, and plot that intertwine on its pages. (5 stars)
Sexy, zinger romance! (5 stars)
The storyline of Spooning Daisy is so unique, which was an awesomely refreshing treat for a jaded book-blogger such as myself (5 stars)
A great and quirky contemporary romance! (5 stars)
Clever plotting, twists, surprises plus vivid settings like Alaska's Inside Passage and the fictional yet Alaska-true Otter Bite region complete with a tame bear named Yogi. McConnell is a smart, literate writer, another surprise for this non-romance reader. (5 stars)
Wanna go to Otter Bite, Alaska! (5 stars)
McConnell's description of Kachemak Bay was right on, to include the local culture. Being an Alaskan resident I was was pleased she depicted the area as it truly is. Her humor, wit and character development was wonderful and very entertaining. I loved the twists in her plots. I was very entertained and kept reading to find out what was going to happen next. Can't wait to read "Embracing Felicity". Cudo's for a not so stereotypical romance. (5 stars)
Spooning Daisy is simply rom-com at its very best! (5 stars)