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Publisher's Summary

“Lucy Parker writes deliciously fun enemies-to-lovers perfection!” (Tessa Bailey, New York Times best-selling author)

Beloved author Lucy Parker pens a delicious new romantic comedy that is a battle of whisks and wits.

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Four years ago, Sylvie Fairchild charmed the world as a contestant on the hit baking show Operation Cake. Her ingenious, creations captivated viewers and intrigued all but one of the judges, Dominic De Vere. When Sylvie's unicorn cake went spectacularly sideways, Dominic was quick to vote her off the show. Since then, Sylvie has used her fame to fulfill her dream of opening a bakery. The toast of Instagram, Sugar Fair has captured the attention of the Operation Cake producers...and a princess.

Set...

Dominic is His Majesty the King’s favorite baker and a veritable British institution. He’s brilliant, talented, hard-working. And an icy, starchy grouch. Learning that Sylvie will be joining him on the Operation Cake judging panel is enough to make the famously dour baker even more grim. Her fantastical baking is only slightly more troublesome than the fact that he can’t stop thinking about her pink-streaked hair and irrepressible dimple.

Match....

When Dominic and Sylvie learn they will be fighting for the once in a lifetime opportunity to bake a cake for the upcoming wedding of Princess Rose, the flour begins to fly as they fight to come out on top.

The bride adores Sylvie’s quirky style. The palace wants Dominic’s classic perfection.

In this royal battle, can there be room for two?

©2021 Lucy Parker (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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Sweet treat

This book was very sweet (pun intended). I’m a fan of the enemies-to-lovers trope. However, the author’s writing style does not necessarily transfer well into an audiobook. Sometimes the story gets interrupted by a character’s thoughts or memories and because it’s not directly expressed prior to the interruption, it can be very confusing. Might be more enjoyable to read this one.

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I had a hard time understanding the narrator and kept getting lost in the story. I finally gave up. Might like this if I read it instead of just listening.

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Again...Lucy Parker knocks it out of the park

Best romance I have read in a long time. The characters have depth, their motivations are clear, there is no ridiculous artificial drama provided by extraneous misunderstandings.

Simply excellent writing and narration.

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So cute!!!

This love story was perfect and adorable. The love story progressed in my favorite way - no breaking up and getting back together here. They take their time but it's so worth it. Voice actress made the story come to life.

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A wonderful Read

Absolutely delightful! I laughed, I cried, and enjoyed this story immensely!!! A wonderful story full of unexpected heart.