The Key to Love
By: Betsy St. Amant
Publisher: Revell Books
Release Date: October 13th, 2020
Genres: Christian Fiction, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 336 pages
Where You Can Buy It: Amazon, Barnes and Nobles, Christian Book, Lifeway, and everywhere else books are sold!
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Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
The only thing Bri Duval loves more than baking petit fours is romance. So much so, she’s created her own version of the famous Parisian lovelock wall at her bakery in Story, Kansas. She never expects it to go viral–or for Trek Magazine to send travel writer Gerard Fortier to feature the bakery. He’s definitely handsome, but Bri has been holding out for a love story like the one her parents had, and that certainly will not include the love-scorned-and-therefore-love-scorning Gerard.
Just when it seems Bri’s bakery is poised for unprecedented success, a series of events threaten not just her business but the pedestal she’s kept her parents on all these years. Maybe Gerard is right about romance. Or maybe Bri’s recipe just needs to be tweaked.
Novelist Betsy St. Amant invites you to experience this sweet story of how love doesn’t always look the way we expect–and maybe that’s a good thing
Oh my word, I honestly did not know what to expect from this book when I started it the other day. I had heard mixed things about this book but I was executed to make my own opinion of this book. Honestly, this book was everything I hoped for and more. I found myself intrigued by the plot and in love with the characters right from page one. There were so many things to love about this book and I felt like Ms. St. Amant did a phenomenal job at writing this book.
The characters were honestly my favorite about this book. I adored Bri. At first, I was put off a little by her and all of her romantic expectations, but honestly, as we saw her mature and grow, I found myself relating to her a lot. I have really never had huge romantic expectations like her, but we both are definitely romantics at heart and I loved the conclusion that she reached in the end when it comes to romance. I loved Bri’s whit and hilarious remarks towards Gerard throughout this novel.
Speaking of Gerard, let me speak about him for a little bit. I just have to clear one thing up before I continue this man reminded of Bucky Barnes like no other human. He was so broody and dark that Bucky kept coming to mind throughout this novel. Also like Bucky, they both are huge softies once you get past their tough exterior. Honestly, I was so happy watching Gerard grow like Bri throughout this book. His character was so much fun watching grow and mature. This book definitely would not have been complete without a broody, dark, Gerard.
Gerard’s and Bri’s chemistry was one for the books. I loved the banter between them. They kept each other on their toes and from their meeting, you can’t help but cheer for them as their story progresses. I loved watching them grow each other and point out things in the other person’s life that those around them were afraid to point out. They were just so amazing!!
Although there was a lack of Christian content, there was some so it wasn’t completely lacking. Honestly, although this book did lack the spiritual aspect, this is the type of book that I would read on a bad day or on a rainy day and not really care about the minimum spiritual content.
Overall, I loved this book and I cannot wait to see what Betsy St. Amant has up her sleeve for us next!
*FTC: I received this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.*