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Worlds best muffins: Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 Step 2: cream the butter and sugar until light Step 3: Add eggs one at a time Step 4: Forget you have a new phone in a new area code and call a random guy Step 5: Continue to text random guy until you develop not-so-random feelings Aimees life was stable, normal, and loving; until it wasnt anymore. In the blink of an eye, she lost World’s best muffins: Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 Step 2: cream the butter and sugar until light Step 3: Add eggs one at a time Step 4: Forget you have a new phone in a new area code and call a random guy Step 5: Continue to text random guy until you develop not-so-random feelings Aimee’s life was stable, normal, and loving; until it wasn’t anymore. In the blink of an eye, she lost her childhood home, her best friend, and her sanity in one swoop. But a misdialed number brings her an unexpected friend and a lot of new feelings. Life is finally looking up and Aimee sets out to live life to the fullest with her newfound friend. That is until...Aimee’s text life and real life collide to ruin everything


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Worlds best muffins: Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 Step 2: cream the butter and sugar until light Step 3: Add eggs one at a time Step 4: Forget you have a new phone in a new area code and call a random guy Step 5: Continue to text random guy until you develop not-so-random feelings Aimees life was stable, normal, and loving; until it wasnt anymore. In the blink of an eye, she lost World’s best muffins: Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 Step 2: cream the butter and sugar until light Step 3: Add eggs one at a time Step 4: Forget you have a new phone in a new area code and call a random guy Step 5: Continue to text random guy until you develop not-so-random feelings Aimee’s life was stable, normal, and loving; until it wasn’t anymore. In the blink of an eye, she lost her childhood home, her best friend, and her sanity in one swoop. But a misdialed number brings her an unexpected friend and a lot of new feelings. Life is finally looking up and Aimee sets out to live life to the fullest with her newfound friend. That is until...Aimee’s text life and real life collide to ruin everything

30 review for Recipe for Disaster

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Mandina

    3.5 stars really. My first introduction to this author was with the 425 Madison series last year. This book had some really cute bits to the story, and I enjoyed the back and forth banter through the texting between Aimee and Muffin Guy. I also loved Sienna, she was a blast and I was so glad that Aimee found her right away, or should I say that Sienna found Aimee? There was a lot going on in this book. An ex-best friend that deserted Aimee, a huge move into a smaller home due to some family 3.5 stars really. My first introduction to this author was with the 425 Madison series last year. This book had some really cute bits to the story, and I enjoyed the back and forth banter through the texting between Aimee and Muffin Guy. I also loved Sienna, she was a blast and I was so glad that Aimee found her right away, or should I say that Sienna found Aimee? There was a lot going on in this book. An ex-best friend that deserted Aimee, a huge move into a smaller home due to some family issues, a flirtatious mix-up phone call and text messages, an overwhelming new best friend, not knowing what to do with her life since she didn’t go right to college after high school, and a guy who tried to get more from her than she wanted to give. The story itself was a good one, with some new ideas, even if a lot of it was a bit predictable. I definitely adored both Muffin Guy and the real person he turned out to be for sure, even if at times Aimee wasn’t necessarily someone that I always felt a connection to. Now, I had some issues with the writing. I know it was an advanced copy and so some of the errors could be blamed on that, but I had issues with how when she had to move we didn’t get what happened except through tiny bits and pieces in kind of a disorganized way. Then there was the fact that she would talk about herself in third person, even though the story was in first person. Normally I don’t have a problem with that, but the way it was done was confusing at first. The character pointed it out at one point a little ways in, I just wish she’d done that earlier to keep from making it confusing as you began the book. And, I hated the dogging on Twilight. Yeah, yeah, I know people don’t like it, but some people don’t like Star Wars either, yet the character was all about that. It’s my whole mantra of if you don’t like something, don’t spend time hating on it, spend your time on the things you love. Review first appeared on Lisa Loves Literature

  2. 5 out of 5

    Debbie

    Such a lovely story full of betrayal, friendship and love! Aimee is a bit of a misfit and sadly she is left high and dry by her childhood best friend Hali! Her mothers leaves them and her fathers moves them 4 hours away! Aimee has always been awkward, with few friends, so when she is forced to move away, the only thing she misses of her best friend! A mis-dialled phone call has Aimee talking to a stranger, and when she finally realises its not Hali, she apologises and hangs up, only for the Such a lovely story full of betrayal, friendship and love! Aimee is a bit of a misfit and sadly she is left high and dry by her childhood best friend Hali! Her mother’s leaves them and her father’s moves them 4 hours away! Aimee has always been awkward, with few friends, so when she is forced to move away, the only thing she misses of her best friend! A mis-dialled phone call has Aimee talking to a stranger, and when she finally realises it’s not Hali, she apologises and hangs up, only for the stranger to text her! That same night Aimee meets Sienna, another misfit who just happens to befriend Aimee and when she friends people she friends them hard! Aimee and MG carry on texting each other, and one night when she has no one else to turn to, she calls him for help, which he is more than happy to do, but when he arrives and they finally meet face to face, things just get complicated! Why does it have to be him? It will never work out, they cannot be together! And that is only confirmed when their is a big fall out and Aimee once again loses everything! Heartbroken, she is either working or in bed crying, life just couldn’t get any worse for her, but soulmates are meant to be together, Right? And Aimee and MG are meant to be together, but can it work out for them? I really enjoyed this book, it was hard to put down when I had to!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kari Hansen

    Aimee doesnt allow many people close but those she does she cares deeply about. When her family situation gets turned upside down that is only the first of many adjustments she will need to make. Finding herself in a new town and needing someone to talk to she contacts her best friend, but a misdialed number could either be the best thing to happen to her or the worst. When the person on the other end of the line starts texting her he becomes her support system and a virtual relationship begins Aimee doesn’t allow many people close but those she does she cares deeply about. When her family situation gets turned upside down that is only the first of many adjustments she will need to make. Finding herself in a new town and needing someone to talk to she contacts her best friend, but a misdialed number could either be the best thing to happen to her or the worst. When the person on the other end of the line starts texting her he becomes her support system and a virtual relationship begins but things are about to get a whole lot more complicated once all the truths are revealed. This is a sweet story about handling the obstacles that life throws at you and learning which people you should allow in your life.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    So, Halis a cunt. Sorry, not for the language because I love that word in all of its connotations, but I just had to get that off my chest because you have no idea how long that has been bottled up waiting for me to let it out. I feel so relieved. Ill touch on why Hali is a cunt in a bit, and dont worry; shes not the main character. So, Recipe For Disaster is a story about a young woman, fresh out of high school, who has no idea what to do with her life and feels aimless. Aimee is best friends So, Hali’s a cunt. Sorry, not for the language because I love that word in all of its connotations, but I just had to get that off my chest because you have no idea how long that has been bottled up waiting for me to let it out. I feel so relieved. I’ll touch on why Hali is a cunt in a bit, and don’t worry; she’s not the main character. So, Recipe For Disaster is a story about a young woman, fresh out of high school, who has no idea what to do with her life and feels aimless. Aimee is best friends with her mother, and best friends with the aforementioned Hali, and Aimee doesn’t think she needs anyone else besides them (and the rest of her family, of course). Then she’s hit by a betrayal that turns her life upside down, and the next thing she knows, her father is single and is packing up his family to move into an apartment in a brand new city that neither of them knows. All that Aimee seems to have is baking. Being in a new state, the first order of business? Aimee’s father asks her to bake a few dozen muffins for a fundraiser because he’s reserved a spot on the desserts table for his company later that night and, seeing as Aimee is the only person who knows her way around a kitchen, she’s the designated cook of the family. So, to take her mind off of missing her cunt of a so-called best friend, Hali, she gets started on the muffins. As she does so, at some point she decides to give this best friend a call to see what she’s up to, but Hali hightailed it out of their town and couldn’t get away from Aimee fast enough to live the stereotypical college experience. You know, parties, booze, sex. While Aimee is busy mixing her muffins, she decides to give her elusive best friend yet another call and gets the surprise of her lifetime when a male voice answers. Thus begins a back-and-forth text relationship with Muffin Guy. I will point out that this story is pretty predictable in that it’s easy to figure out who the mystery man is because there aren’t a whole lot of characters to keep track of, but the more that I think on it, the more I’m of the belief that the whole point wasn’t to keep him a secret in the first place. Eventually they figure out who the other one is, thanks to Hali the cunt, and then the story shifts to keeping their connection a secret from a mutual friend. You’re probably wondering why I keep referring to Hali as a cunt, and I know that I said that I would touch on that a bit, but I don’t know if I can without spoiling. In case you couldn’t tell, she’s a shit best friend who left her childhood friend in the dust for college and then ignored every single phone call that Aimee made as if Aimee wasn’t worth the time. There’s a part in the books where Hali shows up announced, lies to Aimee about what they’re doing and drags her to a nightclub, and despite knowing that she shouldn’t be there at all and that she feels uncomfortable with the idea of being set up with a random guy, Aimee goes along with it anyway because she missed her BFF and just wants to spend time with her. But then she gets abandoned by Hali to go hook up with a guy, leaving Aimee all alone at a nightclub she doesn’t want to be at with a stranger who’s too handsy for her comfort, and it’s just all such a mess and that’s the first time I said to myself, “Hali’s a cunt.” It wasn’t the last, however, as she only gets worse later on, but I’ll leave that for you to find out how. For this being Allie York’s debut as a YA author (she’s writes adult romances, too, you may remember a couple in past blog tours I’ve posted), I am so glad that I was correct in thinking that this looked like something that I would enjoy. The ending had me in my feelings so much so, I was practically bawling my eyes out, crying tears of happiness. I like how the conflict played out, and I liked even more the resolution and how that played out to where everyone was happy. I did end up giving this book 4-stars, mostly because the copy that I had had a lot of typographical errors that hadn’t been fixed yet, which is to be expected with ARCs, obviously — that’s the risk you take when receiving them — and they did take me out of the immersion on more than one occasion, but again, it’s nothing that can helped.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Pierson

    I became a fan of Allie York during the 425 Madison series last year, so I was completely down with reading Recipe for Disaster. There were just a few things which kept it from being a perfect read. But let me talk about what is going on her before I start talking about the things which bothered me a bit. Aimee is kind of a loner since she's socially awkward, so kind of a misfit really. Her loner status comes from abandonment issues which started when her mother left them, not to mention a I became a fan of Allie York during the 425 Madison series last year, so I was completely down with reading Recipe for Disaster. There were just a few things which kept it from being a perfect read. But let me talk about what is going on her before I start talking about the things which bothered me a bit. Aimee is kind of a loner since she's socially awkward, so kind of a misfit really. Her loner status comes from abandonment issues which started when her mother left them, not to mention a friend may or may not left her high & dry, so she keeps her circle small because she can't handle another heartbreak. Anyway, her father moves them to get a new start, Aimee was having a rough time, so she thought she was calling her bestie when she dials the wrong number, and some dude answers the phone. This starts her journey with that dude, as he starts to become important for her, as he's someone she can turn to when things get to be too much. However, when they meet face to face, all kinds of drama ensues, but I'm not willing to talk about it because spoilers suck. There are a lot of emotions that went on in me as I read the book, so yeah, I did hurt for Aimee more than once, and/or wanted to hug her in the worst way. Now, there were a few places that may or may not have been too cryptic(ish), since I got confused more than once about certain situations which felt like I only got bits & pieces of said situation. Remember, this is only my opinion, and I encourage everyone to actually form their own opinion by reading Recipe for Disaster for themselves! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Andrea Guy

    Recipe For Disaster is an absolutely sweet Young Adult novel. This is a genre that I don't usually read because well...because I'm 45 and I don't usually identify with teenagers anymore. I have to admit I kind of identified with Aimee, in that I prefer to stay home and didn't really know what I wanted to do with my life after high school (Even though I went to college) Aimee and Muffin Guy are perfect. I adored their texts and I really wanted them to have their meet cute ASAP. Speaking of Muffin Recipe For Disaster is an absolutely sweet Young Adult novel. This is a genre that I don't usually read because well...because I'm 45 and I don't usually identify with teenagers anymore. I have to admit I kind of identified with Aimee, in that I prefer to stay home and didn't really know what I wanted to do with my life after high school (Even though I went to college) Aimee and Muffin Guy are perfect. I adored their texts and I really wanted them to have their meet cute ASAP. Speaking of Muffin Guy, he was easily identified, but that made things even sweeter. I felt so bad for Aimee especially with her best friend Hali who was the biggest jerk. Her reappearance proved that she wasn't much of a friend. In fact, everything about her reappearance made me want to shake Aimee and get some sense put into her. (There are a few times when she didn't exhibit much sense at all) The mother situation was probably the only thing that didn't sit well with me. I wanted it to be a little fleshed out. Plus the time frame kinda freaked me out. Mom leaves and they pack up and move and then mom shows up..and knows exactly where they are now and everyone, except Aimee is happy about it. Truthfully I felt Aimee was the only one with the "real" reaction to her mother's return. This was really a fun story that will delight readers of any age.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Hines

    *I received this book free from Forever Write PR.* Aimee reminds me of Alicia Silvertone in Clueless or someone along those same lines. She's seventeen and going to parties and hanging with guys she doesn't really like. She's not really my cup of tea. Muffin Guy (can't ruin it by saying his name) is too sweet in the text world and even more so in real life and that's the problem. When they discover their true identities he'll do what's right by everyone but him. The ultimate sacrifice of a *I received this book free from Forever Write PR.* Aimee reminds me of Alicia Silvertone in Clueless or someone along those same lines. She's seventeen and going to parties and hanging with guys she doesn't really like. She's not really my cup of tea. Muffin Guy (can't ruin it by saying his name) is too sweet in the text world and even more so in real life and that's the problem. When they discover their true identities he'll do what's right by everyone but him. The ultimate sacrifice of a gentleman...his own heart. "Every time I see you, not kissing you gets more and more difficult. I know if I start, I'll never want to stop and obviously, my self-control is lacking." Recipe for Disaster is a cute-ish story, but it is definitely for the younger crowd. I'm entirely too old to have anything in common with the main character and it made it difficult to stay emotionally involved with the book enough to finish it. If you are in the 16-25 age range then I'd say definitely read it, but if you're not then don't say I didn't tell you so.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Gladys

    I really enjoyed this YA romance. The story line is a wonderful blend of cute and sweet with generous sprinklings of drama, angst and emotional turmoil. I thought that this book had a very likable cast of characters and I would love to see Sienna get her own book. I will admit though that I had moments when I felt some annoyance towards the female lead character, Aimee. Still, aside from a select few moments here and there of, "Can this girl truly be this clueless??!", I found this a really I really enjoyed this YA romance. The story line is a wonderful blend of cute and sweet with generous sprinklings of drama, angst and emotional turmoil. I thought that this book had a very likable cast of characters and I would love to see Sienna get her own book. I will admit though that I had moments when I felt some annoyance towards the female lead character, Aimee. Still, aside from a select few moments here and there of, "Can this girl truly be this clueless??!", I found this a really delightful read. This book is really all about the emotions, friendships, family and sweet romance. So do not go into it looking for lots of steam or heat because it is just not that type of book, but that is 100% OK because what it is a little bit different and a whole lot of fun. This is my sincere, volitional review.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Angie Klug

    Who doesn't love a sweet YA romance with a dollop of baking and a dash of growing up?! Aimee is the baker, dealing with a mom and best friend who abandon her after high school graduation. Her dad and brother move her to a new town...and then the fun begins. It's time to start her life, make a decision about her future, and make some new friends. Oh! and get ready...Muffin Guy. Meet cute with a twist! It's great. I'm giving it four stars because the story line with her mother started out Who doesn't love a sweet YA romance with a dollop of baking and a dash of growing up?! Aimee is the baker, dealing with a mom and best friend who abandon her after high school graduation. Her dad and brother move her to a new town...and then the fun begins. It's time to start her life, make a decision about her future, and make some new friends. Oh! and get ready...Muffin Guy. Meet cute with a twist! It's great. I'm giving it four stars because the story line with her mother started out disappointing and confusing, and never really got resolved in my opinion. It's a quick read, with fun quirky characters. Perfect YA escape.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kari

    Recipe for Disaster is a cute YA contemporary. It had a nice slow burn romance between Aimee and Muffin Guy. (I'll let you read to find out who that ends up being). It had just the right amount of teen angst to keep me reading. My favorite part of the story was the text messages. I love how they fell for each other before even meeting. This is also a good coming of age story where part of growing up is learning to find forgiveness when those we love make mistakes. I definitely recommend this Recipe for Disaster is a cute YA contemporary. It had a nice slow burn romance between Aimee and Muffin Guy. (I'll let you read to find out who that ends up being). It had just the right amount of teen angst to keep me reading. My favorite part of the story was the text messages. I love how they fell for each other before even meeting. This is also a good coming of age story where part of growing up is learning to find forgiveness when those we love make mistakes. I definitely recommend this one.

  11. 5 out of 5

    CL Westbrook

    I fell in love with reading this book. Recipe for Disaster was a complete page turner for me. I wanted to see more of MG as you read. More of Aimee and her dysfunctional ways, her quirky but lovely texting and her caring nature for her besties. You have your heart in your hands at certain parts as you read but then your ok. I cant recommend this book highly enough. I need another book from Allie ASAP. Just Amazing xx

  12. 4 out of 5

    Nicola J Hardy

    Loved this story so much! Aimee has to move away from her home and her best friend thanks to her parents split , what follows next is a series of events a wrong number and some getting to know you texts that makes this book unputdownable, I loved the characters in this book apart from 2 (I wont say more i dont want to give anything away) but they were all very important to the story An absolute must read !

  13. 5 out of 5

    Messy Bun Book Blog

    I'm not usually a big fan of YA books, but I ended up really enjoying this one. Yes there were some moments of angst, and a few times I was asking Aimee, "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!", but mostly there were some seriously sweet moments. I loved the meet cute between her & Muffin Guy! I had a hard time putting this book down! I just had to see how this was going to end! Definitely worth the read.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Chasity Williams

    Aimee is a baker who moved to a new town after graduation. She lost contact with her best friend. When trying to make a phone call she ended up getting the wrong number that changes everything for her. The wrong number man is drawn to Aimee but when they meet things go haywire. Will Aimee and her wrong number find love in each other?

  15. 4 out of 5

    Astrid Rudloff

    I voluntarily review an ARC. I loved this unique book. Dial the wrong number once and ramble about your kitchen duties, don't forget to call the stranger your best friend and hang up. With a bit of luck you've now started a series of unexpected events, friendships, banter, romance and disaster. A great storyline and interesting reliable characters are topped with StarWars references. Loved it.

  16. 4 out of 5

    lori

    I really enjoyed this story. I don't usually read YA stories but I'm really glad I read this book it really was good. I loved Fletcher and Aimee and the trials they had to go through to find their end.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Vickie Beams

    I absolutely love this book! I don't normally read YA but this book has changed my opinion of them! Awesome riting!!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Tracy

    Awe..for sure fell in love! Great characters..storyline pulls you in...didnt put it down

  19. 4 out of 5

    Heather Navarre

    I loved this story from the first words to the last. Aimee and Fletcher are a good match. This story was so fun and unique. Lots of emotions throughout the book.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Brandy Freeman

    This was a good quick read.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Wendy Livingstone

    This is a sweet, fun and entertaining story with a touch of drama, angst, and emotion, which all had me intrigued and hooked throughout.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Leah Blanks

    Omg this book was amazing I laughed and cried and I couldn't put it down and so glad it ended the way it did so glad I absolutely loved this book it was amazing cant wait for more

  23. 5 out of 5

    Gina Burkart

    What a cute read that will have you loving this romantic read that will take you on a up and down throughout this book. This is a fast pace read that will have you reading in one setting.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Tanya Vought

    Cute story that is filled with twists and interesting events!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Cali Gals

    If you are looking for a sweet YA with an interesting storyline then this is the book for you. It is a story about dealing with huge change not just through the reality of growing up but also when those closest to you fail you. Aimee is a sweet girl whose talent is baking. She is dealing with a mom who abandoned the family and a best friend finding a different life and leaving Aimee behind. This book is about Aimee discovering herself and her own life. How she meets Muffin Guy is so funny and If you are looking for a sweet YA with an interesting storyline then this is the book for you. It is a story about dealing with huge change not just through the reality of growing up but also when those closest to you fail you. Aimee is a sweet girl whose talent is baking. She is dealing with a mom who abandoned the family and a best friend finding a different life and leaving Aimee behind. This book is about Aimee discovering herself and her own life. How she meets Muffin Guy is so funny and begins this story in an intriguing way. I love the new friends she is making in her new town that she has moved too with her dad and brother. The only reason I four stars is I really wanted a better resolution with her mother. It felt like it left me hanging a bit there which truthfully might be more realistic but I NEED TO KNOW ALL. Haha. So yeah. Lovely read with a touching romance that is appropriate for all. Happy Reading Everyone! XOXO!

  26. 5 out of 5

    C Gray

    While trying to call her BFF back home, Aimee forgets the area code and a deep voice answers her call instead. For some reason he is drawn to Aimee and she to him but when she finds out who her mystery man really is her world starts to fall apart, again. 🖤🖤

  27. 5 out of 5

    Gabriella

  28. 5 out of 5

    Thien-Y

  29. 5 out of 5

    Angela Johnson

  30. 4 out of 5

    Wendy

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