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Review by Suze
Millie Vanilla's Cupcake Cafe in Berecombe is still open, but she has some serious competition and it isn't easy to keep her business afloat. Her cafe needs a makeover, but Millie doesn't have any funds. She took over the business after the death of her parents and has been running it ever since. When she met Jed she thought she'd met the love of her life, but she isn't sure if she can trust him. What will she do when he's back in her life once more?
Dora finally has the chance to stay in her hometown for a while and is spending as much time as she can with her friend Millie. Dora's childhood sweetheart Mikey is visiting Berecombe as well. Mikey is a director and he's working on a theater show. Dora is a famous actress. She's on a break and auditions for Mikey's play. What will happen when they're back into each other's lives? Will they be able to forget the heartbreak of the past?
Millie Vanilla's Cupcake Cafe is a wonderful place to read about. Millie is kind, generous and talented and I loved reading about her life. Baking is her passion and I could easily picture her delicious creations. However, something is missing. Millie only works and has no time for herself. I kept hoping she'd find her spark back and couldn't turn the pages quickly enough to find out what would happen between her and Jed. She deserves a chance at happiness more than anyone.
Dora is an actress and in some ways she's spoiled. She's made a name for herself in America, but circumstances have brought her back to her hometown for a while. I liked reading about Millie's interesting friend a lot. They have a close connection and it was fun to find out more about their high school years. Mikey is Dora's true love, but so much has happened between them. It's a lot easier to reconnect with friends than with an old lover, but Dora certainly tries to mend fences. I admired her spirit and enjoyed reading about her adventures very much.
Georgia Hill has chosen a great setting for her story. I love Berecombe and its inhabitants. Her vivid descriptions are making the place come to life incredibly well. It's a fun setting and I enjoyed reading about it again. Summer Loves has all the right ingredients for a sunny story, good weather, charm, cheerfulness, love, friendship and delicious food. I really liked this second Millie Vanilla's Cupcake Cafe story and can't wait to read more about this fabulous setting and main character.
Summer Loves is the second part of the Millie Vanilla's Cupcake Cafe series. I'd recommend you to read the first part, Spring Beginnings, before starting this one, so you'll have the complete story.