Sweet, light, and as fluffy as a chocolate croissant, Legends and Lattes was the perfect D&D coffeeshop AU fantasy. I have a soft spot for big scary orcs with hearts of gold, and watching Viv assemble a community of people was so heartwarming and lovely. I'm throwing this one at D&D folks, at coffee shop employees, at anyone who wants to reinvent themselves and challenge people's perceptions of self. -Jessi
For this recipe you’ll need:
* One agender baker fresh off a breakup
*One cute as heck genderfluid delivery driver
*Magical baking skills
Combine all ingredients well, and bite your nails waiting to see if everything comes out ok.
When Syd, the baker at the Proud Muffin, gets dumped seemingly out of the blue, Syd bakes her feelings into some brownies at work - and accidentally breaks everyone up who eats them.
With the help of Harley, the cute delivery driver, Syd and Harley concoct the perfect recipe to get everyone back together and maybe find love in an unlikely place.
With delectable recipes, a slow burn queer romance, and a cast of queer characters that feel like home, Heartbreak Bakery is as light and fluff as the homemade whipped cream. The commentary on gender struck home for me and made me feel seen in a way that I rarely am in a book, and made me wanna visit Austin, Texas. AR Capetta knows how to write delicious recipes and sweet love stories. -Jessi
Chef's Kiss is straight up Bon Appetit fanfiction. I love me a food-centric romance!
Big grumpy/sunshine vibes! While I loved Ray IMMEDIATELY, I spent a lot of the book disliking Simone. She started out very self-absorbed and judgmental, but I eventually warmed up to her.
This is a slowwwww burn, so if you want banging in the first half, look elsewhere lol. I enjoyed watching things play out, the reluctant friends to lovers, the flirting, the dual "oh they only see me as a friend" lack of communication. Very stinking cute. -Jessie