The Coincidence of Coconut Cake

  • by Amy E. Reichert
  • Narrated by C.S.E Cooney
  • 7 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lou works tirelessly to build her beloved yet struggling French restaurant, Luella's, into a success. She cheerfully balances her demanding business and even more demanding fiancé...until the morning she discovers him in the buff - with an intern.
Witty yet gruff British transplant Al is keeping himself employed and entertained by writing scathing reviews of local restaurants in the Milwaukee newspaper under a pseudonym. When an anonymous tip sends him to Luella's, little does he know that he's arrived on the worst day of the chef's life. The review practically writes itself: underdone fish, scorched sauce, distracted service - he unleashes his worst.
The day that Al's mean-spirited review of Luella's runs, Lou and Al cross paths in a pub. As they chat, Al playfully challenges Lou to show him the best of Milwaukee, and she's game - but only if they never discuss work, which Al readily agrees to. As they explore the city's local delicacies and their mutual attraction, Lou's restaurant faces closure, while Al's column gains popularity. It's only a matter of time before the two fall in love...but when the truth comes out, can Lou overlook the past to chase her future?

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What the Critics Say

"Deliciously entertaining!" (Meg Donohue, author of Dog Crazy)

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Customer Reviews

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A Delightful Read

Although the plot is similar to others, e.g. "You've Got Mail", and the ending was obvious, it was a fun diversion and a nice change from murder mysteries, dysfunctional families, and war. My only complaint was the narrator. Her voice was nice but she read without expression and mispronounced quite a few words.
If you want a light, fun read, look no further.
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- Vanda F. Wadsworth

Decent chick lit

More a love letter to Milwaukee than anything else. The characters and food are well described but the ending becomes predictable 1/4 of the way through. Additionally, the accenting choices of the narrator are tolerable after a few chapters - but the descriptions of the character's clothing could've used a little help (in what world is a brown T-shirt under a brown quilted vest with straight fit jeans SEXY?!). If you like chick lit this is a decent choice - otherwise skip it.
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- T. Bradley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-21-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio