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


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


Dominic is His Majesty the King’s favorite baker, the go-to for sweet-toothed A-List celebrities, and a veritable British institution. He’s brilliant, talented, hard-working. And an icy, starchy grouch. Learning that the irksome 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.


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’re both determined 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?



Sighhhhhh, a book I just want to hug, sit in a café… drinking some coffee and enjoying delectable baked goods with.

Seriously I thought Sylvie and Dominic were absolutely adorable.

I think my mood over the past month has really hindered my reading, so it took a bit longer than normal to get through this one.

With being a big fan of The Great British Bake Off, I was quite eager to see what we’d get into with Battle Royal.

From the banter and different elements scattered throughout Sylvie and Dominic’s story, there’s definitely something for everyone to love.

There were some parts in the book where it felt like not a whole lot was happening and caught myself coming out of the story.

Still very much enjoyed this read and am looking forward to more.

New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean returns with a blazingly sexy, unapologetically feminist new series, Hell’s Belles, beginning with a bold, bombshell of a heroine, able to dispose of a scoundrel—or seduce one—in a single night.

After years of living as London’s brightest scandal, Lady Sesily Talbot has embraced the reputation and the freedom that comes with the title. No one looks twice when she lures a gentleman into the dark gardens beyond a Mayfair ballroom…and no one realizes those trysts are not what they seem.

No one, that is, but Caleb Calhoun, who has spent years trying not to notice his best friend’s beautiful, brash, brilliant sister. If you ask him, he’s been a saint about it, considering the way she looks at him…and the way she talks to him…and the way she’d felt in his arms during their one ill-advised kiss.

Except someone has to keep Sesily from tumbling into trouble during her dangerous late-night escapades, and maybe close proximity is exactly what Caleb needs to get this infuriating, outrageous woman out of his system. But now Caleb is the one in trouble, because he’s fast realizing that Sesily isn’t for forgetting…she’s forever. And forever isn’t something he can risk.



Okay historical romance, let’s give this a go. SO, HR isn’t normally my go-to, but I’ve been wanting to read more of them this year.

I didn’t realize how much I enjoyed mutual pining until this book, you feel it soooo much from the both of them. And you can’t help, but ask, why, why, why!!

With my reading all over the place this month, I managed to grab the audiobook and I simply fell in love. The narrator was so great, I normally prefer to have two narrators, but Mary Jane Wells did a phenomenal job.

And my goodness, everything between Sesily and Caleb is absolutely everything. I’m simply in love, definitely going to read their story again!

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