Fake It Till You Bake It by Jamie Wesley
Just the cover and the concept of this one had me picking it up. I would definitely recommend not reading this on an empty stomach, because it definitely made me want many many cupcakes.
Donovan’s scheduled, routine-oriented nature seems like it would be perfect for running a business, but he’s still struggling to find a way for his cupcake shop to thrive. So when a lovely woman comes into his shop and calls him stale, he’s forced to realize that having the best cupcakes in town might not be enough.
She shakes up more than just the way he runs his store, though. The attraction is as instant as the dislike.
Jada’s fresh off a stint on a reality show and trying to prove she has her life together in order to access her trust fund. In the meantime, she needs money, and she finds one at Donovan’s bakery. And then a reporter decides they must be dating.
Which they totally aren’t.
Until they are.
I really loved both of their complicated pasts, their struggles, and their banter. I loved watching the struggle to balance attraction and dislike. I cheered when they made their relationship real, and I could not believe how well the ending wrapped up the story so perfectly for these two characters.
I loved everything about this book and have no complaints except that it’s over and I can’t read more about these two lovebirds.
If you love enemies to lovers, celebrities, fake dating, or closed door romances with implied intimacy, I’d definitely recommend this one.
Your Romance Reviewer,
Release Date: June 21, 2022
A reality star and a cupcake-baking football player pretend to be a couple in order to save his bakery in this sweet and sexy romance from Jamie Wesley, Fake It Till You Bake It.
Jada Townsend-Matthews is the most reviled woman in America after turning down a proposal on a reality dating show. When she comes home to lick her wounds, Jada finds herself working at San Diego's newest cupcake bakery, Sugar Blitz, alongside the uptight owner and professional football player Donovan Dell.
When a reporter mistakenly believes Jada and Donovan are an item, they realize they can use the misunderstanding to their advantage to help the struggling bakery and rehabilitate Jada's image. Faking a relationship should be simple, but sometimes love is the most unexpected ingredient.
Fake it Till You Bake It is a sweet confection of a novel, the perfect story to curl up with and enjoy with a cupcake on the side.