Trouble Brewing by Suzanne Baltsar

Trouble Brewing

This sweet, savory, and satisfying novel—perfect for fans of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy Reichert—follows a smart, ambitious woman making her way in the male-dominated world of beer brewing.Piper Williams is used to being the only woman in a room full of men, but she isn’t used to being instantly drawn to someone she’s in business with.After working long hours brewing in her garage, Piper is determined to prove herself—and to...


Details Trouble Brewing

TitleTrouble Brewing
ISBN9781501188329
Author
Release DateSep 25th, 2018
PublisherGallery Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreRomance, Fiction
Rating

Reviews Trouble Brewing

  • Jamie Rosenblit
    1970-01-01
    3.5 stars!Cute rom-com centered in the food/beverage world - Piper is a craft beer brewer who is working on getting her brews sold in local bars when she meets Blake, owner of The Public, a new hot gastropub in town. Given that this is a rom-com, sparks fly but Piper doesn’t want to mix business and pleasure. Will it be possible for these two to work together without it leading to more? For those who are fans of Amy Reichert (who isn’t?!), be...
  • Megan Lyons
    1970-01-01
    1 1/2 starsI was pretty excited about this book, as I am a huge craft beer fan. Craft beer still feels like a pretty male dominated industry, for workers and to a lesser extent, customers. I have had random guys come up to me in the liquor store to “help” me pick out a beer, when they knew less about beer than me, and been condescended to by servers who decided I wouldn’t like a certain kind of beer, so I was really looking forward to this....
  • Gaele
    1970-01-01
    I’ll be honest, at this point in my life and reviewing career I should know better than to take the advice of publisher blurb-recommendations, but I live in hope and occasionally find a gem. But the comparisons in this blurb don’t connect on any level with the exception of food and drink. And that isn’t to say that this book was horrible, but using a story that contained both depth and emotion, and comparing it to a far lighter and less wel...
  • Kate
    1970-01-01
    **I requested and received an eArc through Edelweiss**3.5 ☆A cute romance set.in the brewing world. I really loved that Piper was a brewer and loved the Out of the Bottle brewery she was trying to launch. Blake was suitably hot. Loved the supporting characters, especially Bear and Conner. The romance was more cute and charming rather than sexy and hot, but cozy romances work for me. Super fast read- just wish I'd saved it for Memorial Day weeke...
  • Maureen
    1970-01-01
    This is a pretty cute novel about Piper, who is a brewer and Blake, who owns a gastropub. There is a lot of beer-related jargon and banter. It is an easy read. Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for allowing me to be an early reader in exchange for my fair and honest review.
  • Brei
    1970-01-01
    *****I received an advance reader copy of this book from Netgalley for an honest review.*****Piper is a brewmaster in a male dominated world. Blake is an owner of the new gastropub in town. Romance ensues with a side of beer. I thought this was a cute, charming book. I ended up really liking this book and finished it in a couple of days. I don't read a ton of romance novels but I liked the story description. As mentioned in someone else's review ...
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    more on www.amysbooketlist.blogspot.comThe first word that I think of to describe this book is cute. The story is cute. The couple is cute. The ending is cute. That’s not to say there isn’t substance, because this novel really delves into some important topics: feminism, sexual harassment, money, and obviously love and what that looks like for a modern woman trying to have a career in a male dominated field. In the end, though, this is a fun,...
  • Paul Pessolano
    1970-01-01
    “Trouble Brewing” by Suzanne Baltsar, published by Gallery Books. Category – Romance Publication Date – September 25, 2018.I am not really into the Romance Genre but this book caught my eye due to its subject matter. I love my beer and a book on making craft beer seemed like a sure winner.Piper Williams became a Master Brewer in Germany and had a failed love affair. She returns to the United States and is determined to own her own label a...
  • Karen
    1970-01-01
    I requested this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. It is not my normal genre, as I mostly read nonfiction, but it looked fun and cute and I’m a huge fan of craft beer, so I thought I would give it a whirl.It’s just not the book for me. I’m too much of a beer snob, which made me critical of the mentions of types of beer and methods of brewing. I think someone who has a mild interest in craft beer would be more the audienc...
  • Rebecca
    1970-01-01
    Thanks to the publisher, via Netgalley, for an advance e-galley in exchange for an honest review.I have been wanting to read this book from the moment I saw comparisons to Amy Reichert's books, and when I saw that Amy Reichert herself gave this book 5 stars on Goodreads, I was absolutely sold. And wonder of wonders, this book truly delivered. I spent nearly 10 great years living in the Twin Cities, and thoroughly enjoyed the setting of this book,...
  • Rachel
    1970-01-01
    I really enjoyed this book! Set in Minneapolis, MN, it appealed to me because of the familiarity with the location, but the author's writing style kept me hooked. Piper and Blake were well written, believable characters, and their friends made awesome secondary characters. I appreciated Piper's struggle and Blake's drive to support her brewing, and I had a blast with their journey throughout the book. This book had laugh out loud moments as well ...
  • Jenny
    1970-01-01
    I have to admit that I knew it was a romance going in but the title made me think some sort of mystery would happen. I was wrong. Not being a beer drinker this story was rather interesting because I had no idea what all goes into brewing beer. I think having the main character be a girl in the brewing world shows exactly how sexist some people still are. Much like most Hallmark movies the girl has to make a choice between her career and her new b...
  • LaToya
    1970-01-01
    I received this book as an advanced read copy from Edelweiss in exchange for a fair review.In Suzanne Baltsar's, Trouble Brewing, Piper Williams is a trained master beer brewer looking for her big break in the male-dominated brewing community, which may come with handsome pub owner Blake Reed who is impressed with Piper's wit, charm, and beer. I found this book to be charming and adorable and it gives us an inside look into the brewing community....
  • Linda
    1970-01-01
    I just finished reading Trouble Brewing and gave it a 4 star rating which maybe is a little high when putting it in the company of the books I usually choose to read, but I knew opening it up that it was a light romantic story that didn't pretend to be more and in that respect it delivered. I liked that the main character, Piper, was a strong female lead. I also liked that although the backstory is that she is a brewer it doesn't hit you over the...
  • Jody
    1970-01-01
    I wasn't sure if I was going to like this book because there was a lot of talk about gastropubs and brewing beer. I am not all that familiar with the process. But, I absolutely loved it. The characters were great, including the supporting characters. I didn't want to put the book down and found myself really enjoying every minute of it. This was the first book that I have read by this author, but it won't be the last. I received an ARC of this bo...
  • Heidi
    1970-01-01
    Piper Williams is a female beer brewer in a world dominated by men. Blake Reed is an attorney turned pub owner with a Senator for a father. When Blake introduces Piper's beers to his menu he's opening up a lot more than a business relationship. If you're looking for a sweet romance with closed door bedroom scenes, Trouble Brewing should hit the spot. Just make sure you have a beer nearby while you read. You'll be craving one.
  • Elle
    1970-01-01
    I received an Advanced Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest feedback. TROUBLE BREWING is a light, satisfying romance about a 27-year-old woman who dreams about owning her own brewery and whose developing relationship with a sexy bar owner may affect her reputation in the small male-dominated brewing community. The story follows the romance tropes, the characters are fully fleshed, the dialogues are quick witted and punctuated with a...
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    This is a fine "When will they get together?" romance. The characters are likable and I liked that the chapters alternate between the viewpoints of the two main characters. There isn't much plot beyond the love story, so it didn't hold my attention, but you'll enjoy it if all you're looking for is a good love story.I received an ARC from NetGalley.
  • Marion
    1970-01-01
    I received an advanced copy of Trouble Brewing as a Goodreads Giveaway. I honestly enjoyed this delightful book of a woman pursuing her passion and finding true love along the way. The characters were likable and the book was fast-paced. I can see a “Brewing” series in the making.
  • Jenny Ferguson
    1970-01-01
    Super sweet romance with beer! So if you like beer and sweet romance, this book is a treat!Some of the conflict was resolved too easily for me--but I needed something warm and sweet and TROUBLE BREWING is exactly that. I'd make a beer metaphor if I could, but I can't.
  • Lisa
    1970-01-01
    Light, easy to read romance with a brewery twist. Set in the Midwest but could be the Pacific Northwest for all the Micro brewery/pub connections. Some of the characters could be my neighbors. Good beach/vacation read, nice brain break.
  • M.C.
    1970-01-01
    Suzanne Baltsar crafts a fun, flirty tale about a brewer and a pub owner falling for each other. Full of heart, humor and 'Friends' references, this novel is sure to entertain and hit you straight in the feels. Also, be prepared--this book will inspire you to down your favorite brew as you read.
  • Mdalton
    1970-01-01
    Cute story. Nothing particularly different other than Piper's occupation. Easy read.
  • Lisa
    1970-01-01
    review to come
  • Amanda Rawson Hill
    1970-01-01
    Great characters and a unique set up. i really enjoyed this fun romance!
  • Sara
    1970-01-01
    Originally reviewed for Chick Lit Central (www.chicklitcentral.com)There is a fighting spirit within Piper, an entrepreneur who wants to do it all, and do it all on her own. I appreciated that drive within her, even in the moments that begin to feel a bit like self sabotage. Coming from a background of having a really hard time asking for and receiving help, I could relate and identify with Piper in that way, although she takes it to higher extre...
  • Jenea Whittington
    1970-01-01
    Trouble Brewing tells us the story of Piper and Blake who are just trying to make it in their dream jobs. Piper has dreamt of becoming a successful beer brewer while Blake is working hard to make his new Gastro Pub a success.Piper is a characters that can frustrate you and make you root for all at the same time. She is extremely independent and strong as well. She is a woman who wants no outside help when it comes to her brewery business. At firs...
  • Pat
    1970-01-01
    An unusual cast of characters make this story a delight to read. Piper, a brewmaster, makes her Out of the Bottle craft brew inside her garage. Being a female she seems to always have to fight harder to be recognized Her dream of owning her own brewery is a goal she is fighting for. Blake, a lawyer by education, but a pub owner at heart just opened his dream of a gastropub, Public. His best friends, a former professional hockey player and a high ...