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Spooning Daisy

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  25 reviews
It's a long way from Seattle to Otter Bite, Alaska. But if one woman can survive the trip--and the locals--she just might find what her heart has been searching for.

Her mango chutney is exquisite; her blueberry sauce is to die for. But right now, Chef de Cuisine Daisy Moon is a woman without a kitchen--and without a fiancé. Unceremoniously dumped from her place of business
Paperback, 316 pages
Published June 7th 2016 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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DJ Sakata
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Who could've predicted that only weeks after Jason had replaced his reliable television with a sleeker state-of-the-art model, he'd do the same with his fiancée?

Daisy caught her reflection in the small mirror. And oh, how she wish she hadn't. She and tears had never gotten along; even happy tears turned her face into a puffy, splotchy mess sure to cause nightmares among young children.

Moments like this don't come around all that often. Don't throw it away because you're afraid it
Lauren Seiberling
Sep 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A great, and quirky, contemporary romance!

The storyline of Spooning Daisy is so unique, which was an awesomely refreshing treat for a jaded book-blogger such as myself ;) Parts of it just sucked me right in and, before I knew it, an hour had passed and I wasn't ready to put the book down!

That being said, there were some parts that involved, let's just say, atypical "romance hero" behavior. But the chuckles I got throughout and the wonderful ending were well worth the scoffs I gave Max in the beg
Wall-to-wall books - wendy
Apr 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!
Oh I really enjoyed reading this book! I posted a showcase for this book a while back but didn't have the time to read it than. Boy am I glad I finally did read it!

This was exactly the type of book I love to read. It was a lot of fun and holy cow can that girl get herself into some trouble without even trying! I loved Daisy with all her quirkiness. I love characters like this - unique, fun, never a dull moment. I loved her aversion to sleeping on other people's sheets. I loved her non
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you are looking for a romantic comedy that has a mixture of wit, humor and romance, then look no further, Spooning Daisy is the book for you.

In Spooning Daisy, the first book in the Otter Bite Romance Series, author Maggie McConnell weaves a delightfully lighthearted tale set in Otter Bite, Alaska, that follows the unexpected romantic relationship between chef Daisy Moon and Wild Man Lodge owner Max Kendall. Daisy and Max meet at her garage sale in Seattle, where she is getting rid of her ex-
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Harlie Williams
This book is not what I was expecting. Nope, not all. The tropes are there for me; boss/employee, enemies to lovers (?), and opposites attract but at times I felt like the romance wasn’t there. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Daisy and Max in spades but at times, their romance seemed a little off to me. The comedy is there. The tragic comedy, oh my, is in spades, too. But I felt like the ending is a bit rushed. I would have liked a more solid ending to their romance.

Let me explain…when I read opposi
Molly Lolly
Feb 09, 2017 rated it liked it
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Three stars!
The start of this story was strong. I liked how Daisy and Max met and the crazy circumstances of their first almost-but-not date. Daisy very quickly got on my nerves and Max gave me the creeps at times. They both had some redeeming qualities about them that I hoped would be expanded on as the story progressed. Sadly that never really happened. Daisy was quick to dismiss all personal responsibility for pretty much everything throughout the story. Yes, she
Amy Shelton
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This was such a sweet little surprise of a read. Humor, romance, wit and charm, who could ask for more.

The story line was great. It was full of surprises, hilarity, and some serious frustration. Max was the most frustrating of a character but also one that you couldn’t forget if you tried. His character kept me reading. I had how his character grew and blossomed, if he even did. He is a character you’ll love to hate, for sure.

Details a
Scarlett Ian
Feb 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was my first book by author Maggie McConnell and I loved every minute of it. The characters were realistic and relatable; Daisy & her obsessive compulsive behaviors and controlling natures really resonated with me. I loved how the author delved into her thought processes making Daisy seem like someone I could be friends with. The chemistry she has with Max is off the charts but they clearly have a love-hate relationship. Max appears on the surface like a man who is set in his ways and only ...more
Jana at
DNF @ 38%

I did not finish this book, and will not be officially reviewing it. I loved the idea of the story, as I love books set in Alaska and aboard vessels, but this book was all over the place for me. It starts out with a rather unbelievable encounter in a bar between Max and Daisy, and Daisy's ex and current fling. Things turn violent and people are hurt. But Max decides to sue Daisy over it?? And then they randomly encounter one another on the ferry and she willingly lets him share her cabi
Black Butterfly
Mar 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: ADULTS
Shelves: comedy-romance

Nov 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just loved this hilarious, light romantic novel. Great writing with wonderful descriptions of the Alaskan landscape. McConnell really makes it come alive. Definitely a good read.
Oct 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was given this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Daisy is downsizing after a bad breakup, and holding a garage sale seems like the best way to get rid of her ex's stuff. Max attends her garage sale with his mother, and thanks to his mom's matchmaking, ends up going on a date with Daisy.

The date is a disaster, the latest event in the string of bad luck that has been Daisy's life for the last year. She is ready for a fresh start, and when she gets a job offer in Alaska, she grabs it
Claire Mc Partlin
Apr 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
What a pleasant surprise! I liked the blurb outlining the story but really wasn't sure what the book would be like, but I was chuckling along to myself right from the very beginning, I love the style of writing, so easy and amusing.

Daisy has been ditched by her fiancee, who now has another fiancee already, lost her place in the restaurant they both ran as he sacked her and a judge upheld it in court, even though she'd put in all blood, sweat and tears in their restaurant, and ostracized by the r
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just recently I was commiserating with another reader over the fact that romantic comedy author Jennifer Crusie hadn’t penned a book in years and how unfortunately there were very few writers who were capable of writing intelligent, quirky romantic comedies.

Enter Spooning Daisy by Maggie McConnell. From the pun in the title to the fast-paced dialogue to the different and compelling storytelling, I was captured and captivated.

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~lil maso~
Oct 08, 2016 rated it did not like it

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I read the blurb and loved it, I was ready for a great read. I find it very hard to get into, it was very slow pace. I do however like Daisy, she has a unique quirkiness to her. Max, I'm not sure how to take him.

It didn't pick up till I reached 50%.

I'm skimmed read till she got to her chef job. As I continued to keep reading Max becomes a complete asshole, there's is nothing redeeming about him at all. He's not charming, likable or anything. For me to enjoy a story I need to like th
Jennifer Hines
*I received this book free from Mark My Words Book Publicity in exchange for an honest review*

Daisy has the worst luck of anyone ever and she'll blame everyone, but herself. There's always a reason for her actions and never in million years would she ever consider that maybe she overreacted in certain situations, which caused them to go from bad to worse.  She is also one stubbornly determined woman who won't back down. Underneath all of that, she's actually pretty sweet.

No matter how hard he wi
Lena Hubin
Apr 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The sweet-simple front cover of this book hardly does justice to the multi-faceted characters, setting, and plot that intertwine on its pages. Daisy and Max grew on me as I got to know them, with their unique skills and talents, their captivating personalities, and their all-too-human foibles. I found myself caught up in their inescapable, off-and-on dance with its surprising twists and turns. I felt their highs and lows, from hilarious to dismaying to breathtakingly sexy--until a perfect ending ...more
Kathleen Gray
Jun 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Daisy is great, Charity is great, Rita is terrific= and Max is the sort of mysterious romantic hero you expect in this sort of novel. Spooning Daisy is well written and a page turner. Loved the Alaskan setting (especially liked the ferry ;) and Daisy's devotion to her unusual pet. My quibble comes from some of Daisy's behavior such as stealing, slapping, and generally behaving like a snot in some parts. Neither of these two is a dummy (witness their discussion about who's who) nor is Rita with h ...more
Bette Hansen
May 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a fun entertaining read that had me chuckling throughout the story. The writing was excellent and very descriptive. The author made the beautiful Alaskan setting come to life for me. The characters were all great. Daisy, Charity, and Rita were a lively trio and kept the pace of the story brisk. Then there was the mysterious Max. He seems to turn up everywhere and then when it turns out he's her new boss, things really get hilarious. This is a wonderful read as you get to go along with D ...more
Marcy Noren
Apr 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My reading genre is not typically romance, but since the story took place in Alaska I was curious. McConnell's description of Kachemak Bay was right on, to include the local culture. Being an Alaskan resident I was pleased she depicted the area as it really is. Her humor, wit and character development was wonderful and very entertaining. I loved the twists in her plots which kept me reading, to see what was going to happen next. Can't wait to read "Embracing Felicity". Cudo's for a not so stereo ...more
Suzanne Law
Jun 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading this book. I thought the characters were likable and interesting and you found out more and more about them as the story progresses. It is set in a small town in Alaska and the description of Otter Bite and it's surrounding towns will make you want to immediately book a ticket to Alaska. I thought the story really moved and I couldn't stop reading it. It is a perfect love story with just the right amount of intrigue to keep you reading each chapter. I would recommend thi ...more
Jul 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Cute read about finding love when life seems against you. Daisy has had some setbacks & is moving to Otter Bite Alaska to start over. Once there she finds the man in charge, Max, is someone that she has had a bad encounter with & life gets even more crazy for her.

I love the way the story ends...... Max's mom gets the couple back together in the most fun way.

Advanced Reader Copy provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Apr 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Spooning Daisy is a charming romantic comedy written by Maggie McConnell. It is the first in the series Otter Bite. I am looking forward to the next book. Thanks to NetGalley and Kensington Books for the advance copy.
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Golden Heart nominee Maggie McConnell spent her childhood overseas as the daughter of US diplomats. Attending college in Illinois, she earned a BA in Art and an MBA while working at the local humane shelter. At 26, she packed her dog and cat into a Ford truck and drove the Alcan Highway to Alaska, where she spent 23 years exploring The Last Frontier in a single-engine Cessna. A vegan and animal ri ...more

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