Cake Pop Crush by Suzanne Nelson
Reviewed by Clover Brooks
Amazon Rating: 4.5/5
Alicia Ramirez has always loved baking. Her family owns Say It With Flour, the small bakery in town. And Ali’s specialties are cake pops: delicious confections on a stick. But Ali’s sweet life turns sour when a sleek coffee shop opens across the street, giving her bakery a run for its money. Worst of all, the owner’s son, Dane McGuire, likes to bake, too. He’s the new kid in Ali’s school … and happens to be annoyingly cute.
When Dane and Ali engage in a bake-off to prove who is the cake-pop master, it’s Ali’s chance to save Say It With Flour. But will she be able to rise to occasion … and ignore what her heart might be telling her?
Aaaaaaahhhhhh! What do I even say about this book?!
This is the PERFECT cute, fluffy romance that should be picked up after a heavy novel. It’s a sweet, non-stressful journey about Alicia and her feelings for the boy who’s ruining her family’s business.
Okay, that doesn’t sound very relaxing, but trust me, it gave me so many feels. The feels were real. Plus, it was a great break from The Mortal Instruments and Lockwood & Co. Both of those series have a lot of baggage and can really weigh a reader down – no matter how good they are. I highly recommend this cute, short, and lovable romance novel. Keep in mind, the characters are between 12-15, so there’s some teenage drama involved. It’s only around 230 pages, and the text on each page is limited.
One detail that I thought was a great touch was this: the author includes the recipes to the food the characters make in the book.
YES! I’m not joking! You could literally make Red Velvet Mocha Fudge Pops. Needless to say, after finishing this book, I actually made some cake pops. And they were just as delicious as the book itself.
I picked mine up at a Scholastic Book Fair when it visited my school, but you can also find it on Amazon for, like, 6 bucks.
So yeah! Check it out!