How to Bake a Man

How to Bake a Man

by Jessica Barksdale Inclán


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When Becca Muchmore drops out of grad school, all she has left to fall back on is her baking. Ignoring her mother's usual barrage of disapproval and disappointment, she decides to start a small business hand-delivering her wares. A friend introduces her to an office of hungry lawyers, who agree to give her a try. Her lizard-booted neighbor Sal is happy to help out when he can, and almost before she knows it, Becca's Best is up and running.

Before she can settle into a routine, things get complicated. The office ogress could easily be Becca's sister and has absolutely no patience with cookies or other frivolities. Even worse, her boyfriend is the man of Becca's dreams--kind, funny, successful, and brain-meltingly gorgeous. As the dark undercurrents threaten to pull her down, Becca swiftly finds herself neck-deep in office politics, clandestine romance, and flour. Saving her business (and finding true love) is going to take everything she's got, and more.

Packed with charm, sparkling humor, and a genuinely unforgettable cast, this delicious tale of a woman struggling to find her path might just be Jessica Barksdale Inclán's finest novel to date.

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Library Journal

Becca Muchmore decides that grad school isn't for her—she's a baker, and bake she must. Seizing an opportunity to get her foot in the door by delivering baked goods to a corporate office, she never expects to get involved in office politics. While her meek nature works for a baker, it's uncertain whether she can make it as a businesswoman. But with only a small loan from her mother to get her started, can she afford not to? Inclán's latest (One Small Thing; Intimate Beings; the "Believe Trilogy") is a lot like a baked good—sweet but not really filling. Two-dimensional characters carry a satisfactory plot; the real pleasure is in the brief chapter introductions in which the author describes particular desserts like sand tarts, blueberry muffins, or rum cake. The inclusion of a selection of recipes for the treats mentioned in the book is a welcome touch. VERDICT An optional purchase that may appeal to book groups or women seeking light fiction.—Amy Brozio-Andrews, Albany P.L., NY

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780957627154
Publisher: Ghostwoods Books
Publication date: 10/21/2014
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

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