Fake It Till You Bake It
by Jamie Wesley
Publication Date June 21, 2022
Published by St. Martin's Griffin
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Genres: Fiction / Romance / African American & Black, Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Reading Challenges: 20 Books of Summer 2022
***I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.***
A reality star and a cupcake-baking football player pretend to be a couple in order to save his bakery in this sweet and sexy romance from Jamie Wesley, Fake It Till You Bake It.
Jada Townsend-Matthews is the most reviled woman in America after turning down a proposal on a reality dating show. When she comes home to lick her wounds, Jada finds herself working at San Diego's newest cupcake bakery, Sugar Blitz, alongside the uptight owner and professional football player Donovan Dell.
When a reporter mistakenly believes Jada and Donovan are an item, they realize they can use the misunderstanding to their advantage to help the struggling bakery and rehabilitate Jada's image. Faking a relationship should be simple, but sometimes love is the most unexpected ingredient.
Fake it Till You Bake It is a sweet confection of a novel, the perfect story to curl up with and enjoy with a cupcake on the side.
Fake It Till You Bake It by Jamie Wesley is a light, romantic comedy that features a cupcake baking football player and a tough-talking woman. I enjoyed this fun book very much.
Jada Townsend-Matthews is back home after rejecting Dr. John on a nationally televised dating show. She’s the pariah of social media after the rejection, and it’s time she decided what to do with her life. Her grandmother gets her a job at the cupcake shop, Sugar Blitz, run by NFL football player, Donovan Dell.
After a reporter reports that Jada and Donovan are dating, they decide to go ahead and fake date in order to help promote the shop and to boost Jada’s popularity. Will all that time spent together at work, and at night change their feelings for each other?
Fake It Till You Bake is a cute enemies-to-lovers story that included a fun fake dating trope. I enjoyed Jada and Donovan and was rooting for them to get together, as they really complimented each other and had wonderful chemistry together. My favorite character is Grams, she’s one strong woman and she gave the best advice. I also enjoyed Donovan who loves to bake cupcakes, he’s smart enough to know the career of an NFL football play is not long, and he’s looking to find a way to do something he loves and support himself once his career is over.
I recommend Fake it Till You Bake it to anyone who enjoys romance. I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Fake It Till You Bake It contributes to my 20 Books of Summer 2022 Challenge. (Click on image to go to challenge)
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Great review Wendy. This one sounds like a lot of fun. I love when there are grandparents in the background supporting, giving advice and pushing their grandkids in the right direction.
Love the cover and the synopsis of this one! Can’t wait to get my hands on it. Great review!
A great review! I loved reading this book. And you’re right; it is a perfect summer read.
I’m always up for a fake dating story! Great review, Wendy!
This sounds like such a fun read.
I’ve been trying to stick to a sugar-free diet for health reasons, so books that feature bakeries or sweets of any sort are even more appealing at the moment. If you shouldn’t eat them, why not read about them instead? Haha.
Was this the first book you read from this author?
That makes total sense to me , Lydia!
This sounds so fun! I love cupcakes and fake dating and this concept just sounds so fun. Definitely sounds like a perfect summer read!
It is a great summer read! Thank you, Katherine.
The fake-dating trope can be a lot of fun! Now I want a cupcake! 🙂
I was craving cupcakes while reading this one!
Fake dating is my favorite troupe and baking is a plus! Fantastic review.
Thank you, Anne!
I’d read it based on the title alone! Sounds like a perfect, light-hearted beach read. Great review, Wendy!
Thank you, Teri!
AHHH I LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR REVIEW SO MUCH!!!!! The book sounds VERY MUCH LIKE PERFECTION ACTUALLY (like, what do you call enemies to lovers + fake dating + SET AT A BAKERY AND ALSO INCLUDES CUPCAKES???????) AND I NEED IT!!!!!! I’m so so glad you enjoyed the book and THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS FANTASTIC REVIEW ❤❤
Thank you very much!
Awesome review Wendy!📚💙
I’ve been wondering about this one. I do enjoy an enemies to lovers story, so it sounds wonderful. Excellent review!
This sounds like a great book. Enemies-to-Lovers and Fake Dating are my two favorite tropes. 😀
It’s a good one! Thank you, Jenni!
Fab review! I’ve been curious about this one and I definitely need to bump it towards the top of my wishlist after your review…
Thank you, Yvonne. I hope you like it.
I love enemies to lovers and fake dating – and I’ve heard nothing but good things about this one. I’ll have to check it out.
It sure is a good one, Kate!
Sounds like a lot of fun and I love thhe title!
Thank you, Cathy. I was a fun one.
Good review, Wendy. I’m glad this was a fun summer read for you.
Thank you, Linda!
You can’t go wrong with a book set in a bakery! I’m glad you enjoyed reading this.
I agree, Angela! I love books about food
This sounds fun and entertaining. I enjoy well written fake dating trope. Great review!
Thank you, Yesha!
The fake dating trope is one of my favourites and this book sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing your wonderful review Wendy!
Thank you, Jodie!
This does sound fun, great review 😊
Thank you, Jenny!
Did you find this one to start a little slow? I heard that and it’s kind of what stopped me from reading it. I’ve read great reviews like yours, so I should just do it.
Yes, it did start a little bit slow.
We’re you in a constant state of hunger reading this? I would be. It sounds so fun, great review!
Yes! Yes I was!
This sounds cute.
It is! Thank you, Kristi!
This sounds a fun read Wendy, and with a bakery involved I’m sure it’s full of cake 🙂
It sure made me hungry!