What does one do with a matchmaking cat named Romeo?

Spirited and beautiful, Jillian Parker is one of Marietta’s newest business owners. Still, her mother worries about Jillian’s bare ring finger. So in order to give her mother something else to fuss over, Jillian adopts a cat named Romeo. He turns out to be anything but a docile lap cat.

One snowy night, Romeo makes a break for it. With Jillian right on his heels, they have a near miss with a passing pickup driven by Avery Wainwright, one of Jillian’s closest friends. A rodeo accident has the sexy cowboy returning home to recuperate, and he’s not happy about it.

So when Avery finds himself lassoed into the Bachelor Bake-Off, he turns to the one person who has always helped him out—Jillian. But will teaching him to take chances outside of the show ring have them both discovering that their feelings for each other run much deeper than they ever imagined?

Titles in the Bachelor Bake-Off series include:  A Teaspoon of Trouble by Shirley Jump – A Spoonful of Sugar by Kate Hardy – Sprinkled with Love by Jennifer Faye – Baking For Keeps by Jessica Gilmore – A Recipe For Romance by Laura Van Hulzen

Title:  Sprinkled With Love
Series:  Bachelor Bake-Off #3
Author:  Jennifer Faye
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  February 21, 2017
Publisher:  Tule Publishing
My Rating:  3 stars

Sprinkled With Love is a good story, well written and while not as lighthearted as the others in this series (so far), still an enjoyable read.  Unfortunately, I was unable to connect with either Jillian or Avery.  Without liking or caring about the main couple, it’s hard to love a romance.  So I’m going to stick with my “good” book opinion and simply leave it at that.

When in Marietta, Montana I expect a certain feel to the story, to involve the townsfolk in some way or another.  The sense of community, neighbors and people who care about one another is very strong in the ongoing adventures set in this country – cowboy – small town feeling place.  I also got very little impressions of the actual gearing up for Avery’s part in the bake-off.  What I did get was the impression of two people who kept missing the mark with each other, the timing off somehow.  While Jillian had feelings for Avery for a long time, he didn’t return them only friendship.  When Avery did decide to notice Jillian, he was all over the place in his indecision of whether or not to follow through on a relationship.  So, like I said earlier – while it’s a good stand alone kind of story in general – it wasn’t one that I got caught up in enough to care one way or the other about the outcome.  And it honestly pains me to say that, but this one missed that “it’s great to be back in Marietta” feeling  for me.

The true stars of this story were the adorable cats Romeo and Marshmallow.  Romeo certainly did live up to his name.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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