Book Review, Romance Review

Review: Baked Inn Love by Erin Branscom

Friend’s to lovers, fake marriage, epic road trip, millionaire, single parent, different worlds.

Single-mom Allie’s only bright light is her son, four-year-old Caleb. When Allie is fired from her job, and Caleb’s previously absent father returns to fight for custody, she knows it’s time to leave San Diego. To get closer to her support systems, she needs to move across the country to her family inn in Freedom Valley, New Hampshire. Enter Logan Nolan, a handsome Canadian literary agent. When a good friend begs him to help bring Allie and Caleb home, he can’t say no. During the road trip, Allie and Logan realize they have something to offer each other: A marriage of convenience.

Before they know it, Allie and Logan live as a family in Freedom Valley. Allie, a passionate baker, starts her own business, and Logan learns how to balance his career with his new pretend family. Logan never saw himself as a family man, but as he spends more time with Allie and Caleb, he begins to rethink his views. Allie has always gotten by on her own, but with Logan around, she’s starting to wish her marriage was real, especially as Caleb’s father’s efforts to take his son intensify. Can Allie and Logan give in to their true feelings and turn make-believe into something real?

*Baked Inn Love is a complete stand-alone and can be read without reading any of the other books, but if you prefer to read in order, start with Falling Inn Love as the characters and families are connected

This story is adorable. Allie needs to move cross-country with her pre-schooler, who just received a kidney transplant. Money is tight and life is tough, thanks to his deadbeat dad so her family wants to help. Her sister-in-law has a friend who’s coming home for the holidays so she asks Logan to drive cross-country with Allie instead of flying back as planned. Logan says sure and the adventure begins.

These two are adorable together from the very start when he bakes dozens of cinnamon rolls so she can get some sleep just minutes after they meet. Their trip is flirty and fun and before they get home, they realize a marriage of convenience could help them both. But with his overbearing, disapproving family interfering and her conniving baby daddy trying to steal her son, their plan is anything but simple.

This story is full of heart, laugh out loud funny and so very sweet. Allie and Logan are great characters who pulled me in right away and the supporting cast is fun. This was my first book by the author but certainly won’t be the last. I received an ARC from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review.

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