Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake
by Alexis Hall
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Pub Date 18 May 2021 | Archive Date Not set
Fans of Casey McQuiston, Christina Lauren, and Abby Jimenez will love this scrumptious and sweet romantic comedy from the "dizzyingly talented writer" of Boyfriend Material (Entertainment Weekly)!
Following the recipe is the key to a successful bake. Rosaline Palmer has always lived by those rules—well, except for when she dropped out of college to raise her daughter, Amelie. Now, with a paycheck as useful as greaseproof paper and a house crumbling faster than biscuits in tea, she’s teetering on the edge of financial disaster. But where there’s a whisk there’s a way . . . and Rosaline has just landed a spot on the nation’s most beloved baking show.
Winning the prize money would give her daughter the life she deserves—and Rosaline is determined to stick to the instructions. However, more than collapsing trifles stand between Rosaline and sweet, sweet victory. Suave, well-educated, and parent-approved Alain Pope knows all the right moves to sweep her off her feet, but it’s shy electrician Harry Dobson who makes Rosaline question her long-held beliefs—about herself, her family, and her desires.
Rosaline fears falling for Harry is a guaranteed recipe for disaster. Yet as the competition—and the ovens—heat up, Rosaline starts to realize the most delicious bakes come from the heart.
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This book is sheer hilarious perfection. I laughed out loud several times and each time my wife asked “what’s so funny?” So if you would like to read a perfectly sweet, charming; and laugh out loud funny book this is the one.
I cannot stop smiling after finishing Rosaline Palmer... It was a wonderful read with lots of feels and I cannot WAIT for everyone to get their hands on it. Alexis Hall has created such memorable characters with their own unique characteristics - it's easy to feel like they all really are contestants on a very British baking reality show. My review copy is full of highlighted lines that are funny and clever. A bonus was the epilogue which updates the reader on what happens to the contestants after the show's finale.
Just loved everything about it.
A definite five-star read and it will be in beach bags and poolside everywhere this summer!
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