Donut Fall In Love by Jackie Lau | Book Review


Donut Fall In Love by Jackie Lau

Donut Fall In Love by Jackie Lau
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: October 26th, 2021
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
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Rating: 3


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 the sudden death of his mother and years of constant work, 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.


First of all, I know we are already in 2022 but I have finished reading this book somewhere in December. Yes I do realize I am late in sharing my thoughts. Anyway, back in 2021, I think this is the second book I had read that is related to donut which makes me freaking hungry for donut. Now, I think I'm craving for krispy kreme original glaze. Yummy!

Back to earth, back with the book. First thing first, I love that this book has an Asian representatives! I love that. Secondly, which is really obvious is - FOOD, DONUT! The story follows with Lindsay who is a baker and has her own bake shop while Ryan Kwok is a popular celebrity and he is taking a break back to his hometown in Toronto. In Toronto he met Lindsay when he accidentally knock into her with her donut at her bake shop. That's how it all begins.

I like the story but I didn't love how the story goes on. It just an average read for me. The story is so slow which I seriously like honestly wanted to skip the pages but of course, I did not done that because I'm afraid I might skip something good. Besides that, I didn't feel the chemistry between the two of them. I mean there is something is lacking somewhere especially on the romance and even the jealousy part doesn't feel anything on that. 

However, I love the family dynamics portray in this book with Ryan and his father. I definitely heavily invested on that. Love how Ryan making a huge effort in trying to get close with his father. Those scenes really touched my heart. 

Overall, it is an okay read. Love the food description, love the family relationship and the friendship but not so much on romance between Ryan and Lindsay.

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