A Legend in the Baking

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Pub Date Nov 19 2024 | Archive Date Dec 03 2024
St. Martin's Press | St. Martin's Griffin


In A Legend in the Baking, the new romance from Jamie Wesley, a cupcake-baking football player gets assistance from a social media maven—and his best friend's little sister—to help promote his new bakery after accidentally going viral online.

August Hodges was supposed to be the silent partner in Sugar Blitz Cupcakes. Emphasis on silent. That is until his impromptu feminist rant about how women bakers are the backbone of the industry and baking cupcakes isn’t a threat to masculinity goes viral, making him the hottest bachelor in town. With a new location in the works, August and his partners decide to capitalize on this perfect opportunity to help cement their place in the community. But the hiring of his best friend’s younger sister, the woman who has haunted some of his best dreams for years, was as much of a shock as his new-found fame.

Social media manager Sloane Dell fell hard for her brother’s best friend the moment she met him more than a decade ago, but that teenage infatuation cost her dearly. Still, she accepts her brother’s request to revamp the bakery’s social media presence to take advantage of August’s newfound popularity, knowing it’s the big break her fledgling career needs. She’ll just ignore the fact that August is still August, i.e. sexier and sweeter than any man has a right to be. And that he drives her crazy with his resistance to all her ideas.

They vow to leave the past in the past. But when an explosive make-out session makes it clear their attraction burns hotter than ever, Sloane and August are forced to reconsider what it means to take a risk and chase your dreams.

As they’re both about to find out, all’s fair in love and cupcakes.

In A Legend in the Baking, the new romance from Jamie Wesley, a cupcake-baking football player gets assistance from a social media maven—and his best friend's little sister—to help promote his new...

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A Legend in the Baking is the second book in the series about a trio of pro football players who also own a cupcake shop. When the quieter one of the trio, August, unexpectedly goes viral after a rant in the shop one day the friends know they need some help managing the chaos. Enter Sloane Dell aka Donovan’s (book 1) younger sister and social media guru to help bring more exposure to the shop and their second location while capitalizing on August’s viral moment. What makes this matchup more interesting is that there’s history between the two of them in the form of unrequited love from a young friendship them formed. Now August knows he will do anything to help Sloane secure her new job even if that means embracing social media because he just wants to make her happy. Sloane has walls up around August because of the past but he’s slowly breaking them down and she doesn’t know if she can trust herself to put herself out there again.

Cute story to add to this series and I look forward to the last book. I always love a book about baking so this was an easy pickup for me.

Thank you @stmartinspress and @netgalley for this eARC in exchange for my honest feedback.

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Super cute, incredibly easy to read. Very real and relatable characters! I really enjoyed this one and will be reading from this author again!

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this book was so adorable! august and sloane has such a good dynamic 🥹 i always love a good brother bestfriend, enemies to lovers, second chance type of read and this book delivered. it was a feel good, up beat, easy read that i’ll easily recommend!

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This was a really well done romance novel, I was engaged with the characters and how the overall concept worked with them. The romance element worked overall and enjoyed getting to read this. Jamie Wesley has a strong style for the genre and can’t wait for more.

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You get five stars you get five stars yoou get five stars. round of a freaking applause. so so good.

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I absolutely loved this book. The romance was so cute and I really enjoyed the baking part of the story. I would highly recommend this book!

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This was such a cute story. Thank you Netgalley for the gifted copy. A football baker is the cutest 😀 and the ending was amazing.
I recommend this book!

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I absolutely adored this book!! I read the first one in the series right before this one and out of the 2, this one was definitely my favorite! I love that the stories are based around pro football players with their own cupcake shop. It’s such a different story than others out there and the relationships are more than just romance. Friendship is a huge part of the book and it’s so powerful. In A Legend In The Baking, August finds himself accidentally going viral and becoming “SugarBae.” His teammate/business partner’s sister finds herself helping with their business’ social media and has to figure out a way to use this buzz from August to their advantage while they navigate opening a second shop location. With a tense history between the 2, they try their best to ignore it and work professionally, but feelings are still there and continue to grow with each encounter. This is a beautiful story of second chances and I just know everyone who reads is going to love it!

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This was a great read. It kept me engaged and I finished it easily. The characters were developed and the story line was great.

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How absolutely fun! Big football players making cupcakes. Love it! And then there is the whole simmering romance, social media and picketers. So much going on. A delightful story!

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