“Scrumptiously entertaining . . . Fans of a certain popular British baking show will be giddy with delight.”—Booklist
When two women meet as judge and contestant on the set of a TV baking competition, they must decide what they’re willing to risk for the ultimate prize in this wholesome and delectable debut. A POPSUGAR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR
Food is their love language, but can they follow a recipe for romance?
Tori Moore, high school chemistry teacher, avid home baker, and soon-to-be empty nester, auditions for the American Bake-o-Rama TV competition at the urging of her twin teenagers. The prize money could allow her to finally open her own bakery, but plagued by self-doubt after a messy divorce, it’s not only money standing between Tori and her dreams.
Once on set in Sonoma wine country, Tori catches the eye of Kendra Campbell, the notoriously ruthless celebrity chef and Bake-o-Rama judge. This show is Kendra’s ticket to financial security, but she’s been told to soften her approach for viewers seeking feel-good entertainment—quite the task after years of fighting for space in a male-dominated industry.
Tori and Kendra find it increasingly hard to keep their distance through six slow-burn weeks of cooking challenges and kitchen disasters. For both, the best prize of all might just be love.
About the Author
Lisa Peers is a writer with a passion for smart, funny love stories with well-deserved happy endings. She has acted professionally in San Francisco, produced TV and radio programs in Detroit, and is currently a creative director for an international marketing agency. A Harvard graduate with an MFA in acting from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, Lisa lives with her partner Dani in metro Detroit, not far from their three grown children, along with their beloved cats and way too much yarn. And plenty of sweets.
“This grumpy/sunshine romance is a delightful treat from start to finish. In addition to Tori and Kendra’s love story, Love at 350° is a love letter to food, to friendship, and to pursuing your dreams even when they scare you. For anyone who likes to de-stress with a romcom or a TV baking competition, this book is sure to hit the spot.”—Susie Dumond, author of Queerly Beloved
“Satisfies every craving as a GBBO fan.”—Smart Bitches, Trashy Books
“From the slow-burn love story to the unforgettable cast of supporting characters, this book is as warm and satisfying as the baked goods that fill its pages!”—Camille Kellogg, author of Just as You Are
“A sapphic romance for us gays who spend Saturdays baking pies . . . If you’re looking for a cozy read, Love at 350°is absolutely it.”—Autostraddle
“Love at 350° is a delicious mix of heart and humor. Peers delicately blends fun, romance, and new beginnings in her debut novel to create something truly enjoyable.”—Sophie Sullivan, author of Ten Rules for Faking It
“Scrumptiously entertaining . . . Fans of a certain popular British baking show will be giddy with delight, and romance readers will especially adore Peers’s superbly rendered protagonists and the insightful way she has them demonstrate that falling in love is not limited to those under 40.”—Booklist
“A delightful blend of romance and comedy . . . Offers a delicious narrative set in the scenic Sonoma wine country, filled with warmth, humor, and the intricate dance of budding romance, promising readers a journey as satisfying as a chocolate lava cake.”—Gobookmart
“Slow burn at its best; the tension between Kendra and Tori is palpable and jumps off the page. Fans of foodie romances and The Great British Baking Show will love this delightful novel.”—Library Journal
“A delicious kisses-only read . . . The competition will have readers turning pages, hungry to know what comes next and who will be sent home. There’s sabotage afoot as well, lending the story a little mystery beyond how the likable Kendra and Tori will finally get together.”—BookPage
“A classic case of grump meets sunshine . . . The high stakes of fame and money don’t stop the romance itself from being cozy, with endearing romantic notes and gifts reminding readers that it’s all about love. The supporting cast—including Tori’s children, her ex-wife, and her main baking competition, Natalie—add dimension and help propel the story. . . . Like the apple pie recipe included at the back of the book, this is a simple but satisfying treat.”—Publishers Weekly