Following the recipe is the key to a successful bake. Rosaline Palmer has always lived by those rules—well, except for when she dropped out of college to raise her daughter, Amelie. Now, with a paycheck as useful as greaseproof paper and a house crumbling faster than biscuits in tea, she’s teetering on the edge of financial disaster. But where there’s a whisk there’s a way . . . and Rosaline has just landed a spot on the nation’s most beloved baking show.
Winning the prize money would give her daughter the life she deserves—and Rosaline is determined to stick to the instructions. However, more than collapsing trifles stand between Rosaline and sweet, sweet victory. Suave, well-educated, and parent-approved Alain Pope knows all the right moves to sweep her off her feet, but it’s shy electrician Harry Dobson who makes Rosaline question her long-held beliefs—about herself, her family, and her desires.
Rosaline fears falling for Harry is a guaranteed recipe for disaster. Yet as the competition—and the ovens—heat up, Rosaline starts to realize the most delicious bakes come from the heart.
Rosaline Palmer Takes the Cake by Alexis Hall is a great read. The beautiful cover was the first thing that drew me to this book. I wanted to see more. The book blurb sounded like my type of romantic comedy that I would normally read. I did not read any books by this writer before, so I had no idea what to expect. When I dug into the book, there were things I didn’t know would be inside…however, I could have figured that out if I had read the ravings on Goodreads. In the end, it came out just the way I had hoped. So, about the plot. There is Rosaline a single mom who is tired of not being able to take of herself and her daughter. Her parents make her feel bad when money is tight. She decides to go bake on a reality show. If she won, she would have enough money to take care of everything. Her friends make her rethink the idea a little bit. Rosaline is a good mother. Her worry about leaving her daughter with her friend while she did the TV baking thing was realistic. It made me like her even more so. Rosaline also gets to experience relationships with men. One of the men was absolute jerk. The other was wonderful. Henry is the type of man every woman deserves and dreams of spending life with…overall, this was an enjoyable and fun women’s fiction tale.