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The Baker

(Workplace Encounters #10)

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3.60  ·  Rating details ·  55 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Ian Wallace works as a baker for his tyrannical father in the family-owned Scottish Bakehouse in Casper, Wyoming. He wants to represent the bakery in the upcoming Tartan Day competition, but his father refuses to reveal the secret ingredients that make them so successful—unless Ian gets married and has a son, proving he is fit to continue the family line.

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ebook, 1st Edition, 133 pages
Published July 15th 2015 by Dreamspinner Press (first published July 1st 2015)
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Lena Grey
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“Bread – like real love – took time, cultivation, strong loving hands and patience. It lived, rising and growing to fruition only under the most perfect circumstances.” ~ Melissa Hill (Something from Tiffany's)

Ian Wallace, from 'The Baker' by Serena Yates, does everything his father demands, with no thanks or praise. He doesn't mean to be ungrateful, but a compliment, at least once in a while, would be nice. Ian has no time for a social life; he's lonely, but being gay limits his opportunities.
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Molly Lolly
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Original review on Molly Lolly
Four stars!
This story was so interesting. I enjoyed watching Cameron and Ian slowly come together and build a relationship. Plus seeing how they handle their decision when and where to come out. Ian’s dad was such a bad guy. I would have liked to see some kind of redemption at the end. But at the same time, it wouldn’t have made sense in the story. Ian’s dad was too set in his ways for any kind of redemption of his character. Ian and Cameron are so good together. Th
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Becky Condit
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The Baker is a sweet, romantic story with minimal angst. Ian works as a baker for his father’s Scottish bakery in Casper, Wyoming. Cameron is a police detective who walks into the bakery one morning when it is his turn to provide doughnuts for the officers on his shift. The chemistry between the two men is instant, although it isn’t love at first sight. They are simply attracted to each other.
Ian’s father is a tyrannical, domineering person who runs his bakery with an iron fist and no considerat
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Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie
*copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by author/publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Ian a baker in his family's Scottish bakery, meets Cameron a detective when, Cameron stops by the bakery for some doughnuts. Ian and Cameron are instantly attracted to one another. When the two come together the sparks fly. Cameron waste no time asking Ian out on a date. Ian agrees, and the two hit it off, but there's a slight problem. Ian is very much in the closet. His father, the bakery owner, is very tra
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Bo
Jun 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Not as Sweet as You Might Think

Oh, this one is a set-up from the get-go. Read the intro: bake shop in Casper, Wyoming, a sweet little very lonely young baker with a nasty SOB of a father, a large ex-Marine besotted detective, and a plot right out of one of those 1950s "State Fair" movies and you basically have it.

Despite some sour notes along the way, have a cuppa, grab a scone, turn the pages and smile.
Aerin
Jul 26, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m, mmgbr
2.5 stars

Disappointed....review to come
Serena Yates
Nov 28, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
The Baker is out today, 15 July 2015. It's a totally NEW Workplace Encounters story about Ian Wallace, a baker of Scottish descent (yes there is a kilt!), and Cameron Lewis, a former Marine turned detective.

Ian Wallace works as a baker for his tyrannical father in their family owned Scottish Bakehouse in Casper, Wyoming. He wants to represent the bakery in the upcoming Tartan Day competition, but his father refuses to reveal the secret ingredients that make them so successful—unless Ian gets mar
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Caroline Brand
REVIEWED FOR PRISM BOOK ALLIANCE

Ian Wallace works in a Bakery in Wyoming that specialises in Scottish produce. The bakery is family run and has been passed down through the generations. Ian’s father currently runs it and he is an egotistical and bigoted horror. When Ian wants to enter a local competition his father refuses to hand over the secret ingredients in the recipes unless Ian finds a wife and starts producing grandchildren. There are untold problems with this ultimatum – the biggest bein
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Chappy
3.5 stars

I quite enjoy this fluffy series by Serena Yates.

Don't expect much plot or deep dialogue but for what it is, I love it. Sometimes, I just want something light and sexy to read.

Who wouldn't love a cute Scottish baker? Cameron sure does. This lonely police detective fell for Ian right away. Really sweet (pun intended!).
Didi
Jul 07, 2015 marked it as maybe
A baker donning a kilt??
I'll consider it! ;p
Mia
Sep 22, 2015 rated it liked it
This was a nice little story.
Meggie
Oct 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: family, romance
This story was a sweet romance, with at bigoted father figure and slow developing romance between baker and a detective. I liked it.
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Jul 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Dreamspinner Press: The Baker by Serena Yates 1 6 Jul 15, 2015 08:54PM  
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I’m a night owl and start writing when everyone else in my time zone is asleep. I’ve loved reading all my life and spent most of my childhood with my nose buried in a book. Although I always wanted to be a writer, financial independence came first. Twenty-some years and a successful business career later I took some online writing classes and never looked back.

Living and working in eight countries
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