I hope you all have been having a good weekend! I've got a sweet (pun intended) review for today. St. Martin's Press has been killing it with their romances this year so I was excited to get to read another one of their new releases. Fake It Till You Bake It released this past Tuesday so I would definitely recommend checking it out. Thank you St. Martin's Press and NetGalley for the arc!
This was such a sweet read (pun not intended) and had some of my favourite tropes which is always a bonus. It's hard to beat enemies to lovers combined with fake dating, as well as the slow burn which I felt fit the story really well and gave Jada and Donovan time to get to know each other. I don't know what it is about a romance set at a bakery but it always makes for the cutest story and this was no exception.
I liked seeing Jada start to find herself through the book and thought the last part of the book, while maybe a bit rushed, was important for Jada. She seemed to truly figure out what she wanted to do in life by the end of the book and that made me happy to see. Although I think because of her background, growing up in a wealthy family some of the problems she was facing were unrelatable and a bit superficial - this is excluding the social media harassment she went through as that was a serious and unfortunate matter she had to face.
Honestly I think one of my favourite parts of the book was Jada's grandmother who also happens to be the owner of the football team Donovan plays for. I guess it's really her to thank for the forced proximity between Jada and Donovan, and I would've loved to see her even more throughout the book since she only really appeared once in a while. Not to mention the other side characters were all quite enjoyable to read about.
As a whole I though the book was cute and a nice easy and fun read with great diversity. I also though the cover was very fitting for the book. Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for the Arc.
Until next time,