Book Review: In a Pickle by Cindy Dorminy


In a Pickle by Cindy Dorminy

Red Adept Publishing, LLC (June 9, 2020)

246 pages

New Adult-College Romance/Contemporary Romance



After years of crying in her sweet tea, Regina finally has her life in order. She has a great job, wonderful friends, and a successful fiancé. But when the town council decides to do something special for this year’s Pickle Festival, life gets a little briny. As a former Pickle Queen, Regina has a chance to win fifty thousand dollars if she participates in a three-day photo scavenger hunt, but she must compete with her former Pickle King, Clint. He’s the guy who ripped her heart out when he left to play professional baseball and never looked back.

Clint Sorrow is as famous for starting bar fights as he is for stealing bases. Years ago, he vowed to never step foot back in Smithville, but when he finds out there’s a chance his baseball contract may not be renewed, he jumps at the opportunity to show his team he’s not a liability. As a bonus, he’ll get to spend time with Regina, the girl he left… and never stopped loving.

When Clint gets wind of Regina’s engagement, he decides he must stop it before she does something they’ll both regret. But Clint has a secret that will not only destroy her plans but may cause him to be benched for life.







Sometimes you have to leave to find out that what you really want is what you left.

A fun, second chance romance.  Has the small-town goodness as the setting. Very entertaining with wonderful secondary characters. Lots of up & downs, and up & downs. If you love Hallmark movies, this is for you. This is my first read by Cindy Dorminy and I’m eager to go read In a Jam (which is also set this same setting). A good read.

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (July 21, 2020)

ARC received from author



After several decades of writing medical research documents, Cindy decided to switch gears and write stories where the chances of happy endings are 100% and the side effects include satisfied sighs, permanent smiles, and a chuckle or two. She writes romance novels with a slice of humor that range from historical romance to southern fried romantic comedies. Her light adult romances are published through Red Adept Publishing. She is represented by Tina Schwartz (The Purcell Agency) for her young adult projects.

Cindy was born in Texas and raised in Georgia.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Kennesaw State University and her Master’s Degree from The University of Georgia.  Cindy enjoys gardening, reading, bodybuilding and a whole bunch of movies.  She can be overheard quoting lines from her favorite movies… a lot.  But her favorite pastime is spending time with Mark, her bass playing husband, Maddie Rose, the coolest girl on the planet, and  her mini-dachsie, Jethro.

She currently resides in Nashville, TN where live music can be heard everywhere, even at the grocery store.

Twitter: @cindydorminy

Facebook: @authordorminy

Instagram: dorminycindy



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