Battle Royal by Lucy Parker
As a contestant on the baking competition show "Operation Cake," whimsical baker Sylvie Fairchild clashed in a battle of personality with uptight judge Dominic De Vere. Had her glittery unicorn cake not exploded in Dominic’s face, she probably would have made it to the finale, but he promptly voted her off the show. Four years later, Dominic and Sylvie are running competing bakeries on opposite sides of the same street, vying for the same opportunity to make the cake for the upcoming royal wedding, and judging the new season of Operation Cake together. Flour, glitter, and sparks fly.
This book is laugh-out-loud funny at times, yet also deals with grief and family trauma. The cast of characters is quirky and relatable, and Dominic and Sylvie are a classic grump-meets-sunshine couple. Recommended for fans of contemporary romance, The Great British Baking Show, and authors like Sophie Kinsella and Emily Henry.
--Katie, Reference Librarian