A new charming three part series for fans of sweet romance! Is this the start of something wonderful? Millie’s working all hours to make her seaside café a success, so when a rival multi-national café chain opens its latest branch just around the corner, stealing away her customers, it means WAR! Millie’s remaining loyal customers step up – and a new arrival in town, the gorgeous, enigmatic Jed Henville, is also keen on helping Millie solve her business crisis. But it’s only after Jed sweeps her off her feet that Millie suddenly realises how little she knows about him…
We all know that here at afternoonbookery i love a cafe book and stepping foot into Millie Vanillas Cupcake Cafe i instantly felt at home, with the fresh baked treats and a wonderful mug of coffee. It was welcoming, warming and the perfect solution to a breezy day at the seaside. Millie has been running the cupcake cafe since her parents died, and has put her heart, soul and love into it, so when a rival branch sets up just round the corner, and its set to be the next big thing, this could be a bit of a problem for Millie, throw in a handsome stranger who is creating new feelings for Millie, and some bickering loyal customers and what you are left with is, is a world you really want to help out in.
Millie Vanillia's cupcake cafe is a wonderfully delgihtful read with enough drama to give the reader something to get stuck into (i must admit i had guessed a few things but that didn't make it any the less enjoyable for me!) Millie is a strong independant woman who has coped alone for such a long time, that you really want something good to come her way, and it seems that is the case with Jed. Jed starts off as a bit of a mystery, turning up one day at the cupcake cafe (out of season and not a local!) but soon has us all swooning over him, but how much can you really know about a stranger?
Throw in a few regulars at the cafe, who have the same order and the same arguments everyday and you get a real sense of the community in the town. Georgia has managed to create such a wonderful atmopshere in such a short space of a read, its realistic - we all have friendship dramas, love issues and just want to be supported. There wasn't really one bit where i thought - well this is okay, it was all just what i wanted it to be for a cafe seaside book. Descriptive in its cakes, the beach and its characters. Its just a shame that there wasnt more too it, but that only means one thing - book 2 is going straight on my TBR.