Monday, August 19, 2013

Blog Tour: The Icing on the Cake (Review)

It takes skill and talent to write a humorous novel, that weaves in a fun story line as well as laughter.

Janice Thompson is well, quite gifted in the art of storytelling.

Once again, Thompson has created a novel that is full of humor, grace and real life.

In The Icing on the Cake, Thompson tells the story of Scarlet, a baker who doesn't always feel like she lives up to the recipe card which makes up her life.

Scarlet has a dream - to become an extravagant baker. To get there, she has to endure the leavening
agent of her aunt, a successful baker who sometimes comes across as, well grumpy and set in her ways.

Along the way, Scarlet sorts out her feelings for Armando, and how the unexpected spice of his love, could impact the future direction of her life.

In all, this book is quite enjoyable, humorous and well, just what the baker ordered. The book pulls in just enough pieces from Thompson's previous works to some extra spice to the work.

On the scale of one to five, this book is a solid 3.5 to 4. Humor, grace and charm. All wrapped up in one package.

More about the book
Scarlet isn't sure if she has just the right ingredients for true love--or utter disaster

Scarlet Lindsey is busy making her dreams come true. She's moved her bakery to a prime spot on Galveston's most popular street, she's planning an extravagant cake for her best friend's wedding, and she has a great relationship with Bella Neeley, the island's most popular wedding coordinator. Business is booming and Scarlet is enjoying the ride.

But when Bella's dangerously handsome brother Armando breezes into her life, Scarlet is faced with a sticky situation. Should she stay with the safe, sweet guy who's been a fixture in her life for years? Or will this brash Italian hunk melt her guarded heart?

More about the author
Janice Thompson is a seasoned romance author and screenwriter. An expert at pulling the humor from the situations we get ourselves into, Thompson offers an inside look at the wedding business, drawing on her own experiences as a wedding planner. She is the author of the hugely popular Weddings by Bella series and the Backstage Pass series, as well as Picture Perfect and The Icing on the Cake. She lives in Texas. Visit for more information.

Online Resources

Weddings by Design
Book 1: My review of Picture Perfect
Read an excerpt online: here
Buy at Amazon
Check out her website here:

Note: As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail. 

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