Please believe me when I tell you this is one of the most delightful books I have ever read. Funny, cute, unexpected, and adorably romantic, BATTLE ROYAL by Lucy Parker exceeded all my rom-com hopes and dreams!
If you don’t know by now, a starchy, uptight character paired with a fun-loving, chaos demon love interest is my kryptonite. It’s like grumpy/sunshine and opposites attract to the max! This book plays this trope to perfection AND adds cake!
Dominic is an uptight judge on a Great British Bake Off-like show and our heroine, Sylvie, is the woman he kicked off the show years before. They have shops down the street from each other. Sylvie is all unicorns and glitter and Dominic is stately, elegant minimalism.
Parker does a great job of showing the undeniable pull between our two main characters. The quiet moments and small touches are just as poignant as the drama of sexy scenes. The whole book is perfectly paced and an absolute delight to read.
Reading this book sent me on a spiral of reading Lucy Parker’s entire backlist in one glorious weekend. It was SO FUN. Highly recommend!
**I received a free copy of this book in order to provide an honest review**