#BookReview: Sweet Pursuits by Pauline Wiles

About the Book

sweet-pursuitsWhat’s the recipe for a second chance at love?

After six blissful years with scientist boyfriend Owen, Bella Beecham was convinced he was about to pop the question she’d been longing to hear. Instead, he accepted a prestigious job in California and left England without a backwards glance. Now, Owen’s back in the village of Saffron Sweeting, and appears to be more eligible than ever. Bella’s determined that the man of her dreams won’t slip through her fingers again.

But her plans to tone up, trim down, and tempt Owen back into her life prove bittersweet. Although Bella’s talent for baking wins her new friends, her tasty treats have a disconcerting tendency to sabotage her own intentions. And as her increasingly bold attempts to recapture Owen’s heart stumble, Bella must question whether she’s chasing a guy who wants to be caught.

A British romantic comedy featuring both familiar characters and fresh faces, Sweet Pursuits explores how a young woman seeking her soulmate must first learn to love herself.


I have also read Saving Saffron Sweeting from Pauline Wiles, and I was quite pleased to see this release because I enjoyed the first book so much. This romantic comedy is such a quick and cute read. We dive into the story right away and the fast-pace keeps up throughout the whole way. I loved all the foodie talk and how Bella was able to find a way to still love and bake food while trying to watch her weight as she tries to win her ex back. Loved the romance aspects to this story as well and it’s all topped with a super cute cover. I recommend this British rom com!

4 stars

pauline wilesAuthor Bio

British by birth, Pauline is now a contented resident of California, although she admits to occasional yearnings for afternoon tea and historic homes.
Her debut novel, Saving Saffron Sweeting, reached the quarter final of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and was a number one Kindle Best Seller. The stand-alone prequel, Secrets in the Sky, was reviewed by Publishers Weekly as ‘an enticing read’. Sweet Pursuitsis the third book in the series.
When not writing, Pauline can be found pursuing The Serenity Project, her year-long attempt to slow down and appreciate life. She also likes to ponder how many miles she has to run to justify an extra piece of cake, and is fond of daydreaming about flying herself and a reader to London for afternoon tea.

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  1. February 6, 2017 / 8:57 am

    Thanks so much for reading, reviewing and for kicking off the tour!

  2. February 7, 2017 / 1:27 pm

    Another great book by Pauline Wiles. I love, love, love the characters and charming English village at the center of all of her novels.

    Congratulations on the release of your third novel, Pauline!

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