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Batter Up Blog Tour : Review & Giveaway

Hi everyone! Today I have a stop on the Batter Up blog tour. There is a review of the book and a giveaway for you all.

Batter Up
By: Robyn Neeley
Releasing August 1st
Escape Publishing

Blurb
She mixes more than flour and sugar into her cake batter, and he’s about to find out if a little bit of magic is to his taste…

Bakeshop owner Emma Stevens has a secret, a delicious, slightly unorthodox secret. Each Monday, she mixes up a premonition to share with the bachelors of Buttermilk Falls, and sets one lucky man on the path to true love.

When reporter Jason Levine finds himself mixed up in a Las Vegas bachelorette party, he hears the strangest rumor: the marriage is happening thanks to magical cake batter. Seriously skeptical and sick of frauds, Jason journeys to the backwater town of Buttermilk Falls to expose the baker and release the townspeople from her evil clutches.

But when Jason meets Emma, tempers flare and sparks fly. Will Jason cling to his logic, at the expense of a future or will he let himself fall under Emma’s spell?

My Review
When bachelors are ready to settle down they go to Emma Stevens. She has a little magic ability to show one bachelor the name of the woman he is to marry every Monday night. She has never been wrong yet or had a match end in divorce. Jason hears of her shoppe and looking for a story decides to go see what it is about. He thinks he is going to prove her wrong. Emma is not what he expected and the small town begins to grow on him as she does. When she meets Jason she doesn't like him even when she is attracted to him. She has been burned n the past and won't allow her self to get hurt again. Both will have to move on from their past and learn to believe in the magic to have a chance.

Emma loves to help others but isn't looking for love her self. She is stubborn, has a temper and sometimes doesn't listen. She also can make you laugh even when she isn't tying to. Jason likes to go after a story and does not like to give up. He doesn't believe in what he can't see and really doesn't have his heart to give away just yet. He is very sexy and at times he can be just as stubborn as Emma.

This was a sweet read. i enjoyed both Emma and Jason. The idea of revealing a soul mate in batter is awesome and I wish it was real. the whole town is small and I love the feel of it. Emma and Jason butt heads many times and I love how they do. It's nice to have a couple that isn't perfect and two people who stand up for what they want. Granted at times you want to say Emma open your eyes but then she will do something that will get you laughing. i love how Jason learns to let go of his past and that he took that step. For Emma even if she doesn't realize it she is holding on to her ex. Between these two and other town members it is never a dull moment. If you want a light hearted read, with romance, laughter and a little magic try this one.

4 out of 5 Stars


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Excerpt
Emma spooned up a huge dollop of batter. “So, Jason, are you ready?” she asked in a suggestive voice.

“Sure.” He closed his laptop. His eyes danced with amusement.

“Here’s what I need you to do. Close your eyes.” 

He obediently shut them. Emma couldn’t help but take this opportunity to stare at his handsome face. Her eyes lingered on his full lips. Stop it, Emma. He’s the enemy.

“Everything okay?” Jason opened one eye.

“Shut them.” She reached for his hand and inserted the spoon. “Repeat after me. Batter 

I’m about to taste. Show me my true love, and make haste.”

Abby giggled. Emma put her finger to her lips, motioning her cousin to be quiet.

Jason repeated the chant, eyes still closed. “Now what?”

“You eat the spoonful. You have to do it in one large swallow, got it?”

“Okay, easy enough.” He shoved the spoon into his mouth. Within seconds his eyes 

flew open and he reached for his throat, gasping for air. “Water,” he choked out.

Abby rushed over with a water pitcher and glass. He drank the full glass and 

demanded another. His eyes were red and watery. Little droplets of sweat began to form on 

his forehead.

Emma smiled and picked up the mixing bowl, hugging it tight to her chest. “I think you 

should leave now. This stool is no longer available.”

Jason stood and shook his head. “You got me good, Ms. Stevens.” He grabbed his laptop 

and started for the door, still coughing. 

Abby rushed over and handed him a bottle of water. “For the road.”

“Thanks.”

Turning back to Emma, she grinned. Something was forming in her cousin’s pretty 

little head. “So, Jason, does anyone call you J?” 

“What?” Jason turned around. He twisted the bottle cap and took a large swallow.

“You know. Just by your initial?” She handed him a napkin.

“My mom did.” He took another drink and wiped the sweat from his forehead.

“I see.” Abby shot Emma a smug expression. 

Emma walked over and crossed her arms, her voice firm and in control. “Get out of my 

bakery, Mr. Levine. There’s no story here.”

Author Info
Robyn Neeley is an East Coaster who loves to explore new places, watches way more reality TV than she cares to admit, can’t live without Dunkin Donuts iced coffee, and has truly never met a cookie she didn’t like. If you have a must-read romance suggestion or a fabulous cookie recipe, she wants to know.

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