Saturday, June 7, 2014

The Great Brownie Taste-Off

Yolanda Carter comes from a family of artisans and lives in her deceased grandparent's cottage in Sherman Oaks, California. She works at a small cat shelter but dreams of owning a bakery. Her friend from high school, Teagan Mishkin, knows that Yolanda needs money and suggests better paying work as a cocktail waitress. The interview takes an unexpected turn and she stumbles across a scheme to close down the cat shelter.

The plan Yolanda concocts may be the only way to save the shelter. Helped by her parents, coworkers and friends, a rising young blogger also takes an interest in her plight. Will she bake the best brownies of her life?

BONUS ~ Includes the winning brownie recipe

My Review

Yolanda Carter loves to show her creative side with her delicious pastries. That and her cat friendly treats (home made, of course). Yolanda dreams of one day opening Yolanda Yummery's. For now, Yolanda's clients are the cats at the cat shelter. Yolanda learns that the cat shelter might be going soon. Yolanda knows she has to do something to save the shelter. She decides to have a brownie taste off. Yum, who doesn't love a fresh, warm, home made brownie. I know I do.

This book was a sweet, quick, read. I like Yolanda. I just wished that she was more assertive. Even towards the end of the book when she got her dream shop, she seemed passive. I hope she stands up for herself more and finds her voice in the next book. Also, I don't know what will happen between Yolanda and her boyfriend, Zac but here is Yolanda's chance to be strong and kick him to the curb. Lisa really does know how to cook up a yummy read with The Great Brownie Taste-off!

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Lisa Maliga has been writing ever since she learned how to put crayon to paper back in kindergarten. Since then, she has learned to type and uses a laptop, citing it as way more convenient. She still makes and uses her own soapy creations, and she sometimes bakes brownies, cupcakes, and cookies. You'll find more about her work at:  

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