Waiting on Wednesday (24): Battle Royal by Lucy Parker

Wednesday, November 25, 2020


Waiting on Wednesday was originally created by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Happy Wednesday, friends!

I hope you are all doing well. If you're in the US and are celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow, what are your plans for the day? Whatever you do, please remember to take safety precautions. Before I go on a mini-hiatus until next week, I wanted to share this Waiting on Wednesday post with you because I'm SO SO excited for this book!!

You all know what a big fan of Lucy Parker I am - she's quite possibly my favorite romance author. I'm so thrilled that she's publishing with Avon and I hope this means she'll reach a wider audience. Anyways, this book. It's got rival bakers, an icy grump of a hero, and a vivacious heroine. And then THIS COVER. I love it so much! It's so bright, colorful, and detailed! I can't stop staring at the cupcake she's holding! My friend Lisa also pointed out the grey in his hair!! I just can't believe we have to wait until August 2021. That's like a whole year away!! I'll be not-so-patiently (read refreshing EW or NG incessantly) for Sylvie and Dominic to show up on my Kindle.

Take a look at that cover and the summary!

by Lucy Parker
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: August 17th 2021

Beloved author Lucy Parker pens a delicious new romantic comedy that is a battle of whisks and wits.


Four years ago, Sylvie Fairchild charmed the world as a contestant on the hit baking show, Operation Cake. Her ingenious, colorful creations captivated viewers and intrigued all but one of the judges, Dominic De Vere, the hottest pastry chef in London. When her glittery unicorn cake went spectacularly sideways, Dominic was quick to vote her off the show. Since then, Sylvie has managed to use her fame to help fulfill her dream of opening a bakery, Sugar Fair. The toast of Instagram, Sugar Fair has captured the attention of the Operation Cake producers…and a princess.


Dominic is His Majesty the King’s favorite baker, the go-to for sweet-toothed A-List celebrities, and a veritable British institution. He’s brilliant, talented, hard-working. And an icy, starchy grouch. Learning that the irksome Sylvie will be joining him on the Operation Cake judging panel is enough to make the famously dour baker even more grim. Her fantastical baking is only slightly more troublesome than the fact that he can’t stop thinking about her pink-streaked hair and irrepressible dimple.


When Dominic and Sylvie learn they will be fighting for the once in a lifetime opportunity to bake a cake for the upcoming wedding of Princess Rose, the flour begins to fly as they’re both determined to come out on top.

The bride adores Sylvie’s quirky style. The palace wants Dominic’s classic perfection.

In this royal battle, can there be room for two?

What do you think of this cover? Will you be reading Battle Royal?
Let me know in the comments below!

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