Q: Do you like donuts? I’m a donut all day girl.
Donut Fall in Love
Pub Date : 10/26/21
This is a cute rom com between a Hollywood star and a Boutique Donut baker. Ryan Kwok is a Hollywood actor taking a break in Toronto visiting his family after his latest rom com panned with critics. He runs into Lindsey McLeod, a bakery owner, literally in an adorable meet cute.
Ryan hires Lindsay to help him as he prepares for a Baking Show. Though it’s a celebrity baking contest and he doesn’t have to be perfect, he doesn’t want to embarrass himself and he wants to get to know her better.
This book brought up the racial issues in Hollywood and that Ryan’s movies success or failure meant the next Asian actor might not get a chance, which sucks and is so much pressure.
They both were grieving the loss of a parent as well. Ryan’s mother’s death was more recent. His sister was pregnant at her death (and if you read my posts you know that my father passed away during my 2nd daughters pregnancy). She lost a huge support system and her Dad couldn’t handle the grief. It was really hard on her whole family. I can definitely relate though my older sister has kids and my mom is amazing so I made it through but my Dad was the baby whisperer.
Lindsey’s late father was white and her mother is Chinese and her mother is dating again. I love that she helps out in Ryan’s life since they are struggling. We all need surrogate mom’s at times in our lives.
I’ve always wondered how celebrities handle the paparazzi and get so grossed out with they are just like us. Like well yeah they aren’t aliens, leave them alone.
The romance was steamy and hard due to his celebrity, and the baking competition training and show was fun.
I’m curious to see if Melvin will get his own story next. He seems like he has a story to tell.
Thank you @berkleyromance and @netgalley for the e-ARC for my honest and voluntary review.
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✨I had to take a picture of this cover with the donuts I bought for my daughters 4th birthday.
A baker provides the sweetest escape for an actor in this charming romantic comedy.
Actor Ryan Kwok is back in Toronto after the promotional tour for his latest film, a rom-com that is getting less-than-stellar reviews. After the sudden death of his mother and years of constant work, Ryan is taking some much-needed time off. But as he tries to be supportive to his family, he struggles with his loss and doesn’t know how to talk to his dad—who now trolls him on Twitter instead of meeting him for dim sum.
Innovative baker Lindsay McLeod meets Ryan when he knocks over two dozen specialty donuts at her bakery. Their relationship is off to a messy start, but there’s no denying their immediate attraction. When Ryan signs up for a celebrity episode of Baking Fail, he asks Lindsay to teach him how to bake and she agrees.
As Lindsay and Ryan spend time together, bonding over grief and bubble tea, it starts to feel like they’re cooking up something sweeter than cupcakes in the kitchen.