"[Lau's] trope-forward contemporaries are as sugary and irresistible as the desserts her characters create."—New York Times Book Review
A baker provides the sweetest escape for an actor in this charming romantic comedy.
Actor Ryan Kwok is back in Toronto after the promotional tour for his latest film, a rom-com that is getting less-than-stellar reviews. After years of constant work and the sudden death of his mother, Ryan is taking some much-needed time off. But as he tries to be supportive to his family, he struggles with his loss and doesn't know how to talk to his dad—who now trolls him on Twitter instead of meeting him for dim sum.
Innovative baker Lindsay McLeod meets Ryan when he knocks over two dozen specialty donuts at her bakery. Their relationship is off to a messy start, but there’s no denying their immediate attraction. When Ryan signs up for a celebrity episode of Baking Fail, he asks Lindsay to teach him how to bake and she agrees.
As Lindsay and Ryan spend time together, bonding over grief and bubble tea, it starts to feel like they’re cooking up something sweeter than cupcakes in the kitchen.
About the Author
Jackie Lau decided she wanted to be a writer when she was in grade two, sometime between penning “The Heart That Got Lost” and “The Land of Shapes.” She later studied engineering and worked as a geophysicist before turning to writing romance novels. She is now the author of over a dozen romantic comedies.
Jackie lives in Toronto with her husband, and despite living in Canada her whole life, she hates winter. When she’s not writing, she enjoys gelato, gourmet donuts, cooking, hiking, and reading on the balcony when it’s raining.
"The book is a perfect example of how realistic personal stakes — say, your disappointed dad starting a dry but hilarious Twitter account to roast you in public — can feel world-shiftingly large in the right hands."—New York Times Book Review
"Anyone who loves baking and rom-coms will breeze through this flavorful read.”—USA Today
“Jackie Lau’s Donut Fall in Love has the perfect proportions of emotion, heat, family ties, and romance to make one absolutely delicious treat.”—Courtney Milan,New York Times bestselling author
“Jackie Lau’s Donut Fall in Love is a quintessential comfort read, full of good, well-intentioned people attempting to navigate complicated family relationships, careers, friendships, and grief. This sexy, thoughtful story will also leave you very (VERY) hungry for donuts, so prepare your baked goods supply accordingly before reading.”—Olivia Dade, national bestselling author of Spoiler Alert
"Full of delicious food, relatable emotions, and a satisfying happily-ever-after, Donut Fall in Love is a real treat."—Vivian Arend,New York Timesbestselling author
"You’ll be rooting for Ryan and Lindsay. Their romance is like the best donut: a sweet, light confection wrapped around a rich, complex center."—Jenny Holiday, USA Today bestselling author
"As sweet as buttercream and as hot as fresh donuts from the fryer, Donut Fall in Love will fill up hungry readers looking for books with decadent cakes, mouth-watering donuts, charming movie stars, talented bakers, and most of all, satisfying happily ever afters. A fun, entertaining rom-com!"—Farah Heron, author of Accidentally Engaged
“Jackie Lau delivers a delectable love story with the perfect blend of humor and emotional depth...The heat between Ryan and Lindsay doesn't stay in the kitchen and Lau's use of baking fails as the catalyst for relationship success is *chef's kiss*!”—Denise Williams, author of The Fastest Way to Fall
"Donut Fall in Love is sweet, fun and utterly delicious. Ryan and Lindsay are well-developed loveable characters and their chemistry leaps off the page from the moment they meet. With a fantastic bakery setting and a warm family element, I loved every moment of this story!"—Sara Desai, author of The Dating Plan