Wednesday, January 13, 2016

So Much More - R.C. Martin (Made For Love #3)

I have a new favorite author to add to my list. I finished this book, followed R.C. Martin on Goodreads and every social media platform I could find, then added every book to my wishlist. There's beards, drama, love, friendship, baking, and so much more in this amazing bookand I am really looking forward to reading more.

Rating: 5 Stars
Published: December 2015
Many thanks to R.C. Martin and New Adult Book Club for providing a copy in exchange for my honest review.

Amazon Goodreads
Sarah's life is a mess and when given the opportunity to run from it, she takes it. Too afraid to even tell all of her friends, her best option is to bake away her feelings. She turns to her old college stomping grounds hoping for a fresh start, with people who don't know what happened to her heart or her teaching job. Thrust into an uneasy roommate situation and all new people, she definitely doesn't expect to walk into Little Bird Cafe looking for a job and meet handsome baker and owner, Brandon.
Brandon still can't seem to escape Olivia, despite the constant nagging from Daphne and even his own mind, he'll run to her when she asks. And she know he will. His dream has come true in Little Bird Cafe, but his plans are all shaken up when Sarah walks through that door with her long blonde hair, pained eyes, and love of sweets. That little rule of you can look, but not touch becomes a lot more difficult as they find themselves with more and more in common as both of their hearts mend and open up for new love in the kitchen.

I have both a girl crush (Sarah's just adorable) and a new book boyfriend (a baking man with long hair! just picture that man bun with flour in it), as well as a new author that I will be adding to my one-click list. R.C. Martin has an incredible way with words; everything felt real to me, from the characters to the locations. To start with, Brandon and Sarah are great characters. They're a little bit broken, they both have some baggage, and they both have a love of God. There is no over the top baggage, just two people with things weighing them down that learn to leave it behind and lean on one another. Their relationship is just plain cute, especially since it grows in the kitchen. They have the best dialogue and oh my goodness, some great sexy time. Add into that some amazing secondary characters and you have a perfect book. It was so easy to connect to this book and there were so many feelings!

I really liked the concept as well, because who doesn't love a man in the kitchen, especially a man who can make baked goods. I am totally a sucker for a good muffin, so sign me up. Yes, it was a bit insta-love, but it didn't drive me nuts like it so often does. The timeline, though short, works for the age of the characters and the situation they're in. The pace works well and definitely makes for an interesting, quick, enjoyable read. I, for one, have definitely met someone and a month later said this guy is it for me. There is definitely a unique tie into beliefs as well as sexual relationships, but I didn't find it too preachy or too overtly sexual. I genuinely enjoyed both parts and felt like it made for a really realistic relationship between the main characters.

I don't even care that I had a couple of things to complain about, forget those, I loved this book and that's about all that matters to me. It was cute, it was fun, it was downright sexy and had me blushing a times. I wish I had read the other books prior to So Much More, because even though it is a standalone I actually wanted to get to know the other characters. R.C. Martin has a way with words and if you're looking for a book with great details, compelling characters, and a lot of emotions, So Much More is definitely for you.

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