The Awkward Path to Getting Lucky by Summer Heacock
Also by this author: Crashing the A-List
Published by MIRA
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Romance
Read in: October 2020
Reading Challenges: 2020 GoodReads
Source: Personal Collection
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Having sex wasn't a big priority while Kat Carmichael's successful cupcake shop was taking off. But when she realizes that it's been nearly two years since she and her boyfriend, Ryan, have been intimate, she makes a pact to break her dry spell-and cure her vaginismus, a muscular condition that can make sex physically impossible.
Out of guilt, Kat calls for a break in her relationship with Ryan, so that he can see other people while she attempts to fix the issue on her own. She throws herself into physical therapy, but soon discovers her solo mission is more complicated than she anticipated. Fortunately, Ben Cleary, the shop's best (looking) customer, is also a physical therapist, and volunteers to help out.
As time goes on, however, the boundaries Ben and Kat have set between friendship and love quickly become blurred, leaving her more confused than ever about what to hang on to and what to let go. - via GoodReads
I read and feel in love with Crashing the A-List. I vividly remember being completely alone in the house and giggling like a school girl. I was in a place where I needed that again so I picked up The Awkward Path to Getting Lucky by Summer Heacock.
I have to say that the biggest issue I had with this book is the concept that a woman would be completely fine with suggesting her boyfriend go find lovin’ somewhere else or that he would do so. Other than that I found this to be as funny as Crashing the A-List. Also Ben was an incredibly wonderful hero. I really like him. I liked that the story took place in a bakery and that the storyline incorporated that almost as much as the romance. Throughout the story Kat has quite a bit of pressure on her to win a contract that will really give the bakery the financial stream they need.
I have to say again that I really liked Ben. I thought he was above and beyond understanding and patient. Kat was a bit neurotic but honestly in her situation I probably would have been too. Not so much so to tell my significant other to go satisfy his needs elsewhere but to each their own. I also really loved the sisterhood that existed between all the women who worked at the bakery. They really rallied around Kat and each other when they needed it most.
I’m very sad that I’m caught up on Heacock’s backlist. But I look forward to the day when she’ll have more to read.
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- 2020 GoodReads