Disclaimer! This was an ARC from Netgalley. My views are my own, and I had already pre-ordered the book before getting the advanced reader copy.
Ryan Kwok is grateful for the opportunities he’s been given. While his latest movie, a romantic comedy, isn’t getting the ravest of reviews, he’s fully aware that it’s unusual enough for rom coms to star Asian actors and he’s lucky to have gotten the chance as a romantic leading man. He’d also like to be famous for more than his abs (which someone’s started a Twitter account on behalf of). He’s hoping to take some much-needed time off in Toronto, though, supporting his sister who just had her first baby, coming to terms with the loss of his mother, and trying, somehow, to reconnect with his father, who never seems to want to talk or fully acknowledge his grieving children.
Lindsay McLeod is working hard to figure out new flavours and keep customers coming to her donut bakery, while her best friend/business partner is away on honeymoon. Her mother insists on bringing her dates to the bakery, to the embarrassment of both Lindsay and said awkward suitor, not to mention Lindsay’s brother, who still shares a home with their mother. Lindsay certainly does not need some clumsy oaf crashing into her and knocking over two dozen of her specialty matcha tiramisu donuts, completely ruining hours of hard work. She doesn’t care how handsome his smile is or how apologetic he seems.
Ryan’s agent suggests that he do a celebrity episode of the popular show Baking Fail, and he agrees because it was one of the shows his mother really used to enjoy watching. He doesn’t want to make a complete fool of himself on air, however, so he’s clearly going to need someone to give him some baking lessons. Who better to ask than the very attractive, yet prickly bakery owner he’d love to have an opportunity to see again? If she’s giving him baking lessons, Ryan will have a chance to see her regularly and get a chance to get to know her better.
Full review on my blog.