Standing By: A Knight’s Tale #2 by Claudia Y. Burgoa

StandingByTitle: Standing By: A Knight’s Tale #2

Series: A Knight’s Tale Book 2

Author: Claudia Y. Burgoa

Blurb:

Mitch Knight

1. Loves a good challenge
2. Never turns his back on a dare
3. Loves to create nicknames
4. Nobody cooks better than him
5. Doesn’t believe in love

When Parker Welsh sells Mitch Knight his organic restaurant, Willows, he not only gives Mitch ownership; but everything entangled with it. Including the annoying pastry chef who supplies the muffins and cupcakes.

Hayley Roth-Welsh

1. Loves To-Do Lists and Five-Year Plans
2. Has her dream job of baking sweets
3. Always tries to make others happy
4. Never seems to succeed with her family
5. Is still a virgin, waiting for love

Hayley played by her mother’s rules for the first eighteen years of her life, instead of heading to college as her family expected, she rebelled and opened a bakery, Pieces of Heaven. Her family expects her to fail and head back to school and their wish may come true once Parker sells his restaurant to the handsome, arrogant Mitchel Knight. It’s either join forces with him or lose her dream.

My Thoughts:
Standing By was the first book I’ve read by this author and it was a great read. It grabbed me from page one and before I knew it I was done with the book. It left me wanting to read the first book of the series.
There was a physical attraction between Mitch and Hayley but it definitely wasn’t a ‘love at first sight’ for them. They were total opposites. Haley was serious where Mitch was living in the moment. He was all about having fun. The last thing he was looking for was love.
Hayley had a childhood where she felt inadequate or a failure. She has a mother who makes her feel as if she will never meet her expectations, brothers who have nothing better to do than to berate her, a father who is always looking for forgiveness. This has made Hayley appear tough on the outside but mentally she is a mess. She’s had enough domineering men in her family that she isn’t looking to fall in love especially with a someone like Mitch.

This story will leave you with the memory of it’s memorable characters and it’s one liners that couldn’t do nothing but give you a fit of laughter.
Grade A+
Danita
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