Book Review: Fake It Till You Bake It

Fake It Till You Bake It by Jamie Wesley ~ 336 pages ~ to be published June 21, 2022 by St. Martin’s Griffin

Goodreads Synopsis:

A reality star and a cupcake-baking football player pretend to be a couple in order to save his bakery in this sweet and sexy romance from Jamie Wesley, Fake It Till You Bake It.

Jada Townsend-Matthews is the most reviled woman in America after turning down a proposal on a reality dating show. When she comes home to lick her wounds, Jada finds herself working at San Diego’s newest cupcake bakery, Sugar Blitz, alongside the uptight owner and professional football player Donovan Dell.

When a reporter mistakenly believes Jada and Donovan are an item, they realize they can use the misunderstanding to their advantage to help the struggling bakery and rehabilitate Jada’s image. Faking a relationship should be simple, but sometimes love is the most unexpected ingredient.

Fake it Till You Bake It is a sweet confection of a novel, the perfect story to curl up with and enjoy with a cupcake on the side. 

My Thoughts:

*I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. Thank you so much to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Griffin for this ARC!*

This was such a cute contemporary romance! It was a combination of the ‘enemies to lovers’ and ‘fake dating’ tropes, both of which I am a big fan of. Add to all of that that it is set in a cupcake shop run by three hunky professional football players and you have a really fun story!

I liked both of the main love interests. Donovan was so serious and so ambitious. He reminded me a little bit of myself, so I kept finding myself telling him to loosen up! Jada was spunky and feisty, which made her a brilliant foil to Donovan. It was a fun romance to watch play out.

The two other football players were fun to get to know. I really felt like Wesley was gearing us up to have this be a series. I would love to see a book about each of these men’s love stories. I hope that my assumption is correct 🙂

All in all, this was a cute and sweet (no pun intended 😉 ) romance! If you are a fan of the ‘fake dating’ trope, you will enjoy this book!

My Rating:


I gave Fake It Till You Bake It 4 Stars!

Are you interested in learning more about this book? Check out the links below!

Jamie Wesley’s Website

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Have you read any other books by Jamie Wesley? What are some of your favorite books about fake dating? Let’s chat in the comments!

Love and happy reading,


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