Title: Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake
Author: Alexis Hall
Publication: May 18, 2021
SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)
Following the recipe is the key to a successful bake. Rosaline Palmer has always lived by those rules—well, except for when she dropped out of college to raise her daughter, Amelie. Now, with a paycheck as useful as greaseproof paper and a house crumbling faster than biscuits in tea, she’s teetering on the edge of financial disaster. But where there’s a whisk there’s a way . . . and Rosaline has just landed a spot on the nation’s most beloved baking show.
Winning the prize money would give her daughter the life she deserves—and Rosaline is determined to stick to the instructions. However, more than collapsing trifles stand between Rosaline and sweet, sweet victory. Suave, well-educated, and parent-approved Alain Pope knows all the right moves to sweep her off her feet, but it’s shy electrician Harry Dobson who makes Rosaline question her long-held beliefs—about herself, her family, and her desires.
Rosaline fears falling for Harry is a guaranteed recipe for disaster. Yet as the competition—and the ovens—heat up, Rosaline starts to realize the most delicious bakes come from the heart.
**A copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review.**
After laughing my way through Alexis Hall’s last novel, I was eager for more. Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake provided everything I was hoping for and more.
Not only did Alexis provide quotes that I’ve repeated multiple times, she provided an entertaining novel that may be one of my new favorites. I loved Rosaline and the people around her. I loved her banter with the other characters as well as how sharp her daughter is.
One of my favorite quotes happens toward the beginning of the book when the daughter’s teacher pulls Rosaline aside to request that the daughter not use words like “bisexual” in class because the teacher didn’t want to discuss it with the other children. Rosaline’s response was eye opening and absolutely perfect. I felt this fit into our current culture perfectly and her response has really stuck with me.
I encourage all romance readers to pick this one up and read it!
STAR RATING: 4/5
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