Book Review: Ms. Baker by Lea Coll

Eastern Shore Book 2

Samantha and Jack have been friends since they were young children when he protected her from bullies that hasn’t changed for them into adulthood. Samantha has crushed on the hot firefighter who has always protected her. Sam’s childhood wasn’t ideal even though she grew up in a very affluent section of town. Her parents are emotionally unavailable to her. Her mother was hyper critical of everything Samantha did. And Samantha tended to go along with what others wanted including her boyfriends. She never chose them–they chose her whether she wanted the relationship or not. The one thing that Samantha loves–is baking. She expected to take over the Bakery she has worked for since she was 16. Instead, the owner’s son–Justin runs it now. A man who bullied her all through school.

Jack has held a crush on Samantha since they were little. There’s a few problems with starting a relationship with Samantha. The first being, he’s only living in town temporarily to help his father out at the marina and volunteering at the local fire department to keep his skills. Local politics mess with various aspects of his life. Someone is ruining his father’s business. Justin, the jerk who used to bully Sam keeps implying that he and Sam are an item. Jack knows how Samantha feels about him. He needs her to choose him. He doesn’t want to be like all the other men in her life and push himself on her or pressure her into being in a relationship with him.

Can Samantha stand up for herself with Justin?

Can she make her baking dreams a reality?

Will Jack take his old job back and leave Samantha?

Will the town’s politics and the marina sabotages ruin Samantha and Jack’s relationship?

About Ms. Baker:

Ever since Jack protected Samantha from a high school bully, the two have been friends. But she wants more from the sexy firefighter. Too bad Jack has always seen her as the shy sweet girl, who can’t stand up for herself.


She can’t resist his boyish smile when he stops by the bakery for coffee. Or stop herself from bringing baked goods to the fire station.


It’s time to prove she’s all grown up and can take care of herself.


And show him, she’s done being friends


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About the Author:


Lea Coll worked as a trial attorney for over ten years. Now she stays home with her three children, plotting stories while fetching snacks and running them back and forth to activities. She enjoys the freedom of writing romance after years of legal writing.

She grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania and currently resides in Maryland with her family.


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I love to read! I review books for contemporary fiction, young adult, and romance novels. I read the majority of my novels on my Kindle.

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