The Key to Love by Betsy St. Amant: Book Review with Revell Reads
About the book:
Title: The Key to Love
Author: Betsy St. Amant
Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance
Release Date: October 13, 2020
The only thing Bri Duval loves more than baking petit fours is romance. So much so, she’s created her own version of the famous Parisian lovelock wall at her bakery in Story, Kansas. She never expects it to go viral–or for Trek Magazine to send travel writer Gerard Fortier to feature the bakery. He’s definitely handsome, but Bri has been holding out for a love story like the one her parents had, and that certainly will not include the love-scorned-and-therefore-love-scorning Gerard.
Just when it seems Bri’s bakery is poised for unprecedented success, a series of events threaten not just her business but the pedestal she’s kept her parents on all these years. Maybe Gerard is right about romance. Or maybe Bri’s recipe just needs to be tweaked.
Novelist Betsy St. Amant invites you to experience this sweet story of how love doesn’t always look the way we expect–and maybe that’s a good thing.
What happens when your expectations of love are nothing like what you’ve made them out to be? Bri is the glitter and sprinkles topping the romance cake while Gerard is the bittersweet notes of dark chocolate that shouldn’t work to make something better yet somehow always seems to work.
The Key to Love is a true enemies-to-lovers filled with sarcasm and hard truths. Bri and Gerard have their sights set on something more, and the other comes along just in time to throw chaos into the recipe they’ve written for their lives.
I love the depth of heart Bri shows, her stalwart support of love and all that she believes it entails, even if Gerard has a few points in his favor from a jaded past. The author perfectly blended their opposite viewpoints while mixing a heap of romance into the story.
I could gush for hours on the characters. Their depth. How Bri and Gerard were so emotionally well-rounded I expected them to walk off the page and into my living room. How Agnes and Mable made me snort with laughter at their wild match-making schemes. I could, but I’ll let you read the book for yourself.
Love is like the keys in the fountain. They’re unique, and only one will work to open the love story behind the lock, and God’s love is the universal key. He, above all others, can show us how to love and what TRUE love means. He is the key, and we are the locks.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via RevellReads. I was not required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.