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A Taste for Love

Author: Jennifer Yen

Genre: Romance, Young Adult, Realistic Fiction, Food


Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Length: 322 pages

This book is so... sweet! (pun intended) A bake-off, boba, and a super cute boy. What book gets better that that?! Not only is this book relatable in so many ways, it's just enjoyable all around. The tension is so high, not just between the two love birds, but a parental tension, and internal tension. Approval plays a huge roll in this book which I find really fun and unique. A really cute and fun read for anyone who wants a little baking escape.


To her friends, high school senior Liza Yang is nearly perfect. Smart, kind, and pretty, she dreams big and never shies away from a challenge. But to her mom, Liza is anything but. Compared to her older sister Jeannie, Liza is stubborn, rebellious, and worst of all, determined to push back against all of Mrs. Yang's traditional values, especially when it comes to dating. The one thing mother and daughter do agree on is their love of baking. Mrs. Yang is the owner of Houston's popular Yin & Yang Bakery. With college just around the corner, Liza agrees to help out at the bakery's annual junior competition to prove to her mom that she's more than her rebellious tendencies once and for all. But when Liza arrives on the first day of the bake-off, she realizes there's a catch: all of the contestants are young Asian American men her mother has handpicked for Liza to date. The bachelorette situation Liza has found herself in is made even worse when she happens to be grudgingly attracted to one of the contestants; the stoic, impenetrable, annoyingly hot James Wong. As she battles against her feelings for James, and for her mother's approval, Liza begins to realize there's no tried and true recipe for love.


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