Sweet Pursuits – Review

sweet-pursuits SWEET PURSUITS

by: Pauline Wiles

Published: January 26, 2017

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What’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.


This was a sweet book. It was my first by Pauline Wiles but I don’t think it will be my last.

I absolutely loved the food aspect of this book; it’s what made it so sweet! And cute, funny, and adorable. It made me want to try all the different food!

Bella was on a mission. She’s a good hearted woman, learning the ropes to life. She’s determined to win back the love of her life, with some twists and turns in her way. Bella felt real, and often times I felt myself relating to her on many levels.

Although I did find it concerning she kept pining after a guy who supposedly loved her. Yet, he just up and moved across the world to take a job and didn’t even consider her! *Not a huge Owen fan. LOL. 

There was a huge British aspect to it, and at parts, I think it was too much. I’ve read books set in England before, so I know that’s not the issue. It’s totally hard to explain, but there was just something that didn’t sit right with me.

Overall, this was a comfy read. I did enjoy it, I’m thinking maybe I just wanted more.

*I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced reader copy. Thanks!

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  1. Avatar Pauline Wiles says:

    Thanks so much for reading and reviewing!

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