Review: The Pastry Warlock by Laura Greenwood

Posted February 22, 2023 by Lola in Fantasy, Review, Romance / 4 Comments

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The Pastry WarlockThe Pastry Warlock (Broomstick Bakery #2.5)
by Laura Greenwood

My Rating: 4 stars

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Age Category: Young Adult
Type of romance: MF

Ash has been in love with his best friend since the moment they met, but he’s never done anything about it for fear of ruining their friendship.

When Ellie is nervous about an internship interview, Ash takes things into his own hands and makes her croissants filled with hope magic.

Can a shared moment in the kitchen finally take their friendship to a romance?

The Pastry Warlock is a paranormal romance and part of the Broomstick Bakery series set at Grimalkin Academy. It includes a baking warlock, and a sweet friends-to-lovers m/f romance with a happy ever after.

My Review

I received a free copy from the author through Booksprout and voluntarily reviewed it.

This was a quick and fun read. It’s a bit shorter than the rest of the books in the series and I actually wish it was a bit longer as I liked getting to know Ash. Ash is the only brother in the series and he hopes to become part of the Broomstick Bakery. I would’ve liked to see a bit more about that and whether he joins the bakery or not.

The Pastry Warlock is set at Grimalkin Academy and features a sweet friends to lovers romance between Ash and his best friend Ellie. I liked how the book starts with their first meeting and the jumps forward to the current time. I liked reading about Ellie and Ash. They made for a cute couple and I liked seeing them finally take that step to something more.

I liked how supportive Ash was of Ellie and how he baked croissants with her to help her with her nerves. I thought that was a great scene. I liked the inclusion of baking in this book and the magic infused baking that’s been the theme of this series.

To summarize: This was a cute and sweet romance between friends who turn into more. I liked reading about Ash and seeing him interact with the other characters. I wish the book was long as I would’ve liked to read more about Ash and whether he becomes part of the bakery. I liked how supportive Ash was of Ellie and how he helped her by baking croissants with her. It was such a great scene and I liked reading about how they took the step to become more than friends. It’s a great addition to the series.

4 Stars


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