I received a gifted galley of DONUT FALL IN LOVE by Jackie Lau for an honest review. Thank you to Berkley Publishing Group and Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review!
Publication Date: 10/26/2021
Rating: 3.5 / 5
DONUT FALL IN LOVE follows an unlikely couple. Ryan Kwok is an actor best known for his fitness, in particular his abs. He’s had some success on the screen, but also some flops. He’s spending time in Toronto with his family between gigs after the loss of his mother. He’s invited to appear on Baking Fail, a celebrity cooking competition. He knows he needs help in order not to make a complete fool of himself.
Ryan’s first meeting with Lindsay results in spilled tray of gourmet donuts, so it’s less than ideal. Still, there’s some chemistry there and Lindsay is a baker who specializes in donuts, cupcakes and all sorts of goodies perfect for Ryan’s cooking show debut. Lindsay is convinced to give Ryan some private lessons to build his cooking skills.
This was a fun read and I loved Lindsay’s bakery. This is not a book to read hungry! They make all sorts of delicious sounding goodies – and I especially really want some of Lindsay’s espresso donuts! The cooking classes and the banter between the pair while baking were some of my favorite parts!
This book also hits on some serious subjects as well – grief, postpartum depression, family issues, racism abd body image, to name a few. It talks about the racism in casting and Ryan’s feeling responsible for doing well to open doors for more Asian leading men to get starring roles. It also addresses the issues of those with fame in the media and the internet trolls who feel free to comment on every last thing and create rumors out of nothing adding strain to life and relationships.
Overall this was a good book and I am glad to have had the chance to read it – even if it did leave me craving sweets even more! DONUT FALL IN LOVE is out today!