Securing the Handyman’s Heart


Securing the Handyman’s Heart
Written by: Katie Clark
Publisher: Independant
Month, Year: February 21, 2017
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A brief summary from Katie Clark:
Local cupcake queen Kayla Dobbs is feeling the heat—just as her bakery is finally taking off, her retired parents start pressuring her to move to Florida. Determined to prove her success, she takes on extra work at the bakery and fibs a little about the depth of her love life. When her mother announces an upcoming visit to meet the lucky guy, Kayla makes a pact with her friends to get a proposal from George Marks, town handyman extraordinaire. The problem is, George seems totally indifferent. 

George Marks has enough on his plate with running his business, taking care of an ailing but feisty grandmother, and the possibility of a new business venture on the horizon. But when bumping into Kayla becomes a strangely routine thing, he’s surprised to realize it has also become the highlight of his days. As business spirals out of control and Granny takes a turn for the worse, he’s sure he made one too many commitments. 

With a dash of matchmaking granny and a pinch of secret cupcake recipe, Kayla and George find themselves in one messy kitchen. But will they find themselves in love?

My Thoughts:
Securing the Handyman’s Heart is chocolatey goodness precariously frosted with relationship confusion and sprinkled with a meddlesome grandmother who means well. Deliciously sweet like the cupcake shop our heroine, Kayla Dobbs, runs and owns, this novel is a perfect spring/summer read. OR a perfect dreaming-of-warm-weather read if you’re one of those poor souls currently buried in snow! 🙂

Striving to prove to herself and her parents that her cupcake shop is successful, Kayla works 7 days a week to build her brand. When a new opportunity lands in her lap, Kayla jumps at the chance to create a signature cupcake – one that will wow her new client. As busy as she is, Kayla finds herself daydreaming about her on-again, off-again boyfriend, the local handyman, George Marks. If only she could peg him down for a consistent relationship, but he always seems to go missing after a really good date. Its enough to make a gal wonder if she should stick around or keep trying.

Overwhelmed with bills, a sick grandmother, and needing a better financial situation, George takes on more handyman work than he could possibly handle. Being too stubborn to turn down the work, George finds himself at his wits end and no free time. Free time he’d rather use to date the cute baker with luscious hair or spend more time with his grandmother. But when Granny persuades him to ask Kayla out again, George struggles to be the man he believes Kayla deserves.

Will George and Kayla ever open up to one another and let this relationship progress or will the past 3 years be tossed aside like a used cupcake wrapper?

Releasing on February 21, 2017, Securing the Handyman’s Heart is full of endearing characters, a sweet plot, and is an all-around fun read. Pre-order your copy today!

I was graciously provided a free copy of this novel from Katie Clark in exchange for an honest review.  I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. 


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