Thursday, June 26, 2008

Book Review: Icing on the Cake by Elodia Strain

Icing on the Cake by Elodia Strain

Annabeth Pleasanton is desperately trying to please her boss so that she can be promoted from being a recipe editor to a full-blown writer for Central Coast Living. Her chance comes after she brings a sweet little Portuguese cake to a work party. Her boss gives her the opportunity to write an article on a high class restaurant, but her friend’s engagement, a new love interest, and her own clumsiness begin to make things a little bit too complicated. Now Annabeth isn’t just worried about writing an article, but losing her job.

This chick-lit novel is an entertaining read. I got sucked into the story and the characters and didn’t want to put the book down. I like that this book has a bunch of little sub-plots, and intrigues going on. I thought that the character were more developed then the typical LDS romance novel and I really liked that. One thing that bugged me was that the main character was always describing what clothing she was wearing and the bargains that she got on the clothes. I mean it was okay the first few times, but the frequency of it went a little bit overboard in my book, but that really is a minor complaint.

I’m still trying to decide whether or not I like this genre. I don’t usually read funny chick-lit. I find that embarrassing situations are more painful for me to read than funny. I know a few people that refuse to read “embarrassment” stories because they hate that feeling. I’m not that bad, but I don’t find embarrassing stories really all that funny. Interesting how different people find different types of stuff funny. Though, there were a few really funny lines in the book that I really liked. I gotta say I also loved the scene with Arnie the sea-lion because how can a random sea lion not be funny?

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LDS Publisher said...

Great review. Thanks for participating.

Jennie said...

I don't usually like chik liot either, but I enjoyed this one.

Danyelle Ferguson said...

I really enjoy chick lit - and this book was just soo funny! I loved it. Thanks for the review!