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Truly, Madly, Sweetly

(Sweet Love #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  254 ratings  ·  105 reviews
An inherited parking spot. That’s all it took to make Natalie Moran’s food truck dreams come true. But her dream space is attached to a bakery inherited by someone else—drop dead gorgeous Eric Schneider, a financial consultant who wouldn’t know a cupcake from a cannoli. And he wants to buy Nat out, no matter what she has to say about it.

Eric’s determined to build his own b
Published April 4th 2016 by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Lovestruck)
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This is the second book I've read by this author and I really liked her Loving her crazy, so I thought that I'd like this story, too. Unfortunately we don't always get what we want, right?

What I liked about this story was the idea of a cute romance that you can put yourself in it. We can't all be millionaires and god knows what but a baker, sure, why not. I also liked Gina and Natalie's characters. Gina is just a BFF you'd be lucky to have and one that can kick some se
I've enjoyed a few of Kira's other works and I liked the synopsis, so I was eager to start it.

Natalie and Eric are likable characters. They're both driven and playful when they're together. The BFFs, Gina and Jared, stole the show and I hope they get their own book. As always, there was a bout of miscommunication, parents meddling, and overreacting. Some of it was understandable, some was a bit clichéd.

Overall, it was quick, cute read. I will definitely be reading the next in the series if there
Mar 30, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Truly, Madly, Sweetly was a fun, sweet & entertaining read.

Both leads, Eric and Natalie were likable, sexy and fun characters.
They had great banter, a strong attraction and great chemistry.
It was entertaining watching them set up the bakery, especially with Natalie's OCD with her lists and her need with alphabetizing everything lol
I loved how they tried hard to keep things professional and not give into their want for each other, yeah right...


While I enjoyed reading Truly, Madly, Swee
Thanks to netgalley and Entangled for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I always had a soft spot for books about bakeries, restaurants or hotels. This is kind of weird because I neither have a cooking/baking passion nor the whish to open a business myself.

This book came as a wonderful surprise. It is the perfect feel-good romance you need for a cosy reading day.
I loved the characters. Natalie is wonderfully normal, a woman trying to stand her own but still dreaming about the man who is sw
Anne's Corner Book Blog (AC)
Jun 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!!
What a stinking cute book!
Natalie Moran has just inherited a parking spot for her cupcake food truck. The only problem is Eric Schneider, a business man, has inherited the bakery attached to the parking spot. Such an odd situation! Both want both spots, both refuse to sell…the only thing left is to work together. Natalie and Eric work out a plan where Natalie will help Eric set up his bakery (since he knows nothing about baking) in exchange for using his kitchen. The more time they spen
Suze Lavender
Apr 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Natalie owns a cupcake truck. She has seen Eric before and liked him immediately, but they never had the chance to talk. Until she accidentally bumps into him. Shortly afterwards they meet again. This time because Eric has inherited a bakery and Natalie the garage right next to it. Natalie's dream is to have her own bakery, but she has to sell a lot more cupcakes before that can ever happen. Eric knows nothing about baking as he's a financial consultant, but he wants to reopen the place and he l ...more
As usual, for every novel I have read by this talented author, my advice is very simple - if you enjoy superbly written romance, don't bother reading this review, just get yourself a copy of this book and read it instead! All of the stories I've read from Kira Archer have kept me enthralled with her excellently developed characters and plots with plenty of twists and turns, making the story an enthralling roller coaster ride from start to finish. I'm very pleased to say that this one maintains h ...more
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Feb 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Truly, Madly, Sweetly done! This was a sweet,fun and slightly angsty read. Natalie and Eric pretty much fall in love at first sight but are both hesitant. Eric's aunt passed away and left him her old bakery while leaving the garage to Natalie for her food truck cupcake business. Natalie's wants to rent the kitchen of the bakery to make her cupcakes while Eric wants the garage to use for deliveries of the bakery's treats. Despite the ins
Reviewed for Wit and Sin

An energetic baker, a handsome businessman with a sweet tooth, a quirky meet-cute, and a little matchmaking from beyond the grave – Truly, Madly, Sweetly has all the elements of a cute and fun romance. Unfortunately, Kira Archer’s first Sweet Love story left a sour taste in my mouth.

When baker Natalie Moran inherits the perfect parking space from a kindly woman, she doesn’t expect that the man who inherits the bakery the spot is attached to – sexy businessman Eric
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2.5 stars

Have you ever read a book where you wanted to slap a character up the head like Olympia Dukakis did in Moonstruck? Well, that was me about 15 times in this book with the hero, the sad thing is I rather enjoyed this story it could have been a great story with some minor tweaking but to the hero I want to say, "Grow the hell up! You are a well educated, well employed young man and you need to tell your parents to back the hell out of y
Feb 10, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Truly, Madly, Sweetly is a sweet, feel-good romance! It's a perfect quick, satisfying read in-between those long novels! I loved the characters both main and secondary too! Natalie is a normal girl, wronged by an ex, just working her way through life. She has some of the normal hang-ups girls get when they have been dumped or wronged in some way. Eric is a loveable man whose still living under his parents thumbs. He's content to let them manipulate him because he feels it's not worth his effort ...more
Maria Rose
I really loved the last book by Kira Archer that I read, Loving Her Crazy, which was one of my best of 2016 books so I was looking forward to reading this first one in her new series. It revolves around Natalie and Eric inheriting a combined piece of property from Eric's aunt who happened to have been Natalie's landlord. Natalie's portion is a parking space that is perfect for her food truck from which she sells gourmet cupcakes. Eric's part is the building that housed an old bakery. They strike ...more
Feb 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cupcakes and Gelato.

Truly, Madly, Sweetly by Kira Archer is about what happens when 2 people meet, which is true of almost all stories told in romance novels. But, it is also about people who have different goals, who are at cross purposes and who actually have wants and needs that interfere with those of the other person. There is no great, dramatic conflict, rather a slow simmer of the issues that both are encountering and that both need to resolve in order for any relationship to move forward
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Mar 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Listen up! If you're in the mood for a sweet and sexy romance—one of those feel-good ones that leave you with a smile on your face—then Truly, Madly, Sweetly is one I'd recommend. It’s aptly titled, easy to read, laced with sexiness, silliness and confusion, and marks the start of a fun new series.

I picked it up having loved one of Kira Archer’s previous books—Loving Her Crazy—making this only the second book I've read by this author. And while it didn't capture me as quickly or as vehemently a
Sarah Ballance
​I can't remember when a book has made me laugh so hard. Nat and Eric make gelato, bee-stings, fender benders, and the reading of a will (yes, even THAT) absolutely hilarious, and that's only the beginning. These pages are packed with laugh out loud moments, awesome banter, and the kind of sweet, steamy, sexy encounters that make it a one-sitting read. (Although you may need to break for dessert. Cravings become an issue here.) Between that and the totally addictive characters (I'm looking at yo ...more
Pamela Lilley
Feb 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A truly light, fun, enjoyable read. A predictable storyline that's stood the test of time. Love rom coms, and this is up there with the best of them. Eric's aunt leaves her old bakery to him in her will, unfortunately she leaves the garage alongside the bakery to cute cupcake maker Natalie. Natalie and Eric strike up a truce to get the bakery on it's feet again. Natalie helps Eric get the shop up and running in exchange for kitchen time. Their chemistry is fantastic, however I was a bit disappoi ...more
Feb 05, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a nice read, though I felt I didn’t love it as much as I wanted to.

Here Nat and Eric inherit a parking spot and a bakery, respectively, from Eric’s aunt. Because it’s an odd arraignment, they have to make it work somehow; so Eric lets Nat use his kitchen to bake the cupcakes for her food truck, and Nat teaches him what is necessary to start a bakery of his own.

As the story advances they start realizing they had more in common than they thought, and they share similar professional goals.
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I liked Kira Archer's Crazy Love series so much that when I saw this book, I didn't even bother reading the blurb. I just dove right in and I don't have a single regret about it. This just become my new favorite of her books so far.

The meet-cute between Natalie and Eric was so funny and well, cute. It really gave a good glimpse at their character right away. Natalie is the clumsy girl who wears her heart on her sleeve but is slow to get involved for fear of getting burned...again.
Apr 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I laughed, and laughed, and laughed some more :)

Natalie had been watching the sexy stranger buying his gelato from the food truck next to hers, while she dreamed up fantasies about what they could do with that sweet treat. The next thing you know she has an embarrassing encounter with such person after she accidently bumps into him and shove gelato up his nose.

Eric finds the woman from the cupcake truck easy to look at and after a rather funny meeting, he begins thinking more and more about he
Bette Hansen
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Laugh out loud funny, sweet, heart touching. This book is all that and more. The characters will stay with you long after you read this light quick read. It's wonderfully written with a great pace to it.

Neither Eric or Natalie know that their worlds will collide at the reading of a will! They may have noticed each other more than once when he took his gelato break daily but never have they met until that day. Eric has been guided by his parents his whole life. They pushed to have him join the f
3 stars.

Here's a confession: I've always wanted a food truck. So I really related to Natalie and her food-truck dreams. :D

My experience with Kira Archer has been hit or miss, and I'll say that Truly, Madly, Sweetly is a sweet, fast-paced story. A wannabe food truck owner and a wannabe bakery owner, Eric and Natalie were relatable and had good chemistry. There's miscommunication and a little unnecessary drama, but overall I liked this story.

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Apr 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wicked
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

3 1/2 stars rounded up to 4.

Where to start. First of all, the romance part of the story I LOVED. The angst etc, among Eric and his parents, not so much.

Both Nat and Eric are in their 20s, with lots of heartache and heartbreak behind them and seriously not looking for anything romantic when they meet. Yet, there's a spark and a little alcohol and dirty dancing leads the couple to more.

Taking a step back, they agree to get t
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is such a great story. It had me laughing. It's a fast paced book because you get sucked in with the characters. Natalie is working hard to have her dream of owning a bakery but is having to start over. Eric comes from money but is wanting to do something different with his life than what his parents expect from him. When his Aunt died she left him a bakery that hasn't been opened in years. She also left Natalie the garage. So when they both have something the other needs they come to an ar ...more
kim Park Lee
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Arc been gtanted from Netgalley

Cute, nice, sweet contemporary story.
The angst is pretty minimum and the steamy scenes are nice. Its wasn't very memorable and I would like to read more story from that author, if the MC will have more spunk.
Elizabeth Neal
Apr 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Natalie has accomplished her dream and now has her own mobile cupcakery. (I'm picturing a cupcake shaped food truck just motoring down the road, dropping crumbs and sprinkles as it goes. LOL) She has now also acquired another piece of the plan needed to continue achieving the success she's hoping for, thanks to her friend, landlord, and mentor, Franny Lambert. While floating on air thanks to how well things are going, she runs right into her obsession, Mr. Gelato, which is her nickname for him, ...more
Romancing the Book
Sep 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed by Danielle U
Book provided by the publisher

Truly, Madly, Sweetly by Kira Archer is truly just that. Her novel will turn readers into addicts for this sexy sweet yet highly funny read. This contemporary romance will leave readers feeling good. The characters are real and are easy to connect real life things get just as complicated and messy as the situations that occur, inside this delightful story. Kira Archer has a way, with adding just the right amount of heat, humor, an
Jenn Cunha
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Received an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review.

A super cute story, but it took me a bit to get into it. Once I got to the half-way point, though, I couldn't stop reading. Nat just wants to run her cupcake truck, so when she's left a garage, she's willing to work with the overbearing nephew to make it work. Eric doesn't want to live the life his parents have set out for him and decides to open the bakery. Sharing a plot of land leads to some fun, and definitely hot moments.

All in all, a dece
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: holiday-wheel
A little frustrating at times, but aren't the best of new relationships. I loved Natalie and Eric, and Courtney brings just the right amount of nastiness in her attempts to thwart the budding relationship. ...more
Jan 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Sweet read. She has a cupcake food truck and his aunt leave her a garage that is attached to the bakery that she leaves him. He has no idea how to open and run a bakery so they make a deal. A deal is deal until the chemistry starts and then well you will have to read.
Debbie Dodd
May 11, 2019 rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading.
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USA Today bestselling author Kira Archer lives in Pennsylvania with her hubs and two kids. And 3 ridiculous cats. She's one of those people who laughs at inappropriate moments (especially overly emotional occasions like weddings or funerals), and she has an insanely overactive imagination which is great when she's writing but not so great when she's shutting all the lights off at night and then ha ...more

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