Business is sweet for pastry chef Indira Aguilar. Her indie bakery, Cake Pan, is fast becoming the talk of the wedding circuit for its unique take on cakes and homespun creations for the modern bride, garnering national recognition and drawing in celebrity clients. But while her professional life is blossoming, her personal life is crumbling.
Indira may have a talent for blending buttercream into bliss, but when it comes to relationships, she’s got a lot to learn. Considering that the love of her life, Josh Oliver, is not only married, but also runs the award-winning pastry department of her fiercest competition, Crystal Cove Resort, Indira puts much more at stake than just her heart when she ends her affair with him.
Rumors begin to fly as the small seaside community of Long Beach learns of her secret relationship, and Indira must defend not only her actions, but her wedding business and her reputation while trying to maneuver the choppy heartbreak waters of starting over, finding new love, and facing her past. With the support of friends and family, a fondness for butter, and a determined spirit, Indira may just bake her way back to happiness and possibly into the heart of Crystal Cove’s dishy new chef, Noah. But one thing is certain. Where there’s heartbreak, there must be cake.
~Praise for Heartbreak Cake ~
“Thumbs up for Heartbreak Cake. It’s a charming debut novel with a very strong central character, a delightful cast of secondary characters – I particularly loved Simon and Pedro – and lots of baked goods (warning, though, this book will make you super hungry). And, in conclusion: croissants!” ~ A Girl, Books & Other Things
“Heartbreak Cake is full of tasty sweet treats that make you want to step into the kitchen and bake, bake and bake!” ~ A Book and Tea
“With a cast of quirky characters who are engaging; witty dialogue and humorous interactions that will keep you in stitches; and decadent descriptions of cakes, pastries, and other yummy desserts that are tantalizingly interwoven throughout the story and will keep you salivating and reaching for the nearest chocolate bar; Heartbreak Cake is a thoroughly enjoyable and romantic chick lit story that will leave a smile on your face.” ~ Jersey Girl Book Reviews
“Her journey thru finding out how to make her business work, finding what she really wants out of love, and all the yummy treats in between makes for the perfect 5 star read! I recommend this book to anyone who likes well written chick lit, that will make you laugh, cry, and want a tall glass of milk with a side of chocolate cake, xo!” ~ Keep Calm and Blog On
“This was a lovely story about heartbreak, learning from your mistakes, friendship and cake. A brilliant story if you have ever had your heart broken.” ~ Laura’s Little Book Blog