Publisher: Jocular Press
Characters: Donnie, Henry, Simon, Trev, Eric, Tez, Abi, Will
Donnie Watson’s baking disasters are legendary, but this Easter, his mismatched chocolate eggs bring accidental but astonishing results to four downhearted gay men. The chocolate sweets spill onto the pavement of a small parade of local shops—and go on a matchmaking tour like no other! From a bankrupt and betrayed baker, to a homeless but hopeful man, to a conceited bar owner in need of a reality check, and finally to the hapless but caring Donnie himself.
After all, Love means you can have chocolate too!
I loved these feel good interconnected stories, and the way they were connected by not just the eggs but people too. I enjoy stories about communities where everyone knows someone someone else knows. I also loved the description of the eggs, and the way they make a break for it.
The different characters were very endearing and all going through their own brand of problems. I thought it was very clever the way the author used the eggs to bring people together. Each character was very different, and they all had their quirks, which I enjoyed reading about. I enjoyed the sweet romances too.
I found The Accidental Baker great for a pick-me-up, short, sweet read, and although it hits the spot nicely at Easter, it’s a story I’ll enjoy rereading at any time of the year. 5 out of 5 stars.