Love at 350°

Love at 350°

A Novel



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October 10, 2023 | ISBN 9780593821572

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About the Book

Food is their love language, but can they follow a recipe for romance?

When an unexpected and forbidden attraction starts to simmer between judge and contestant on the set of a TV baking competition, both women must decide what they're willing to risk for the ultimate prize in this debut rom-com.

Tori Moore, a popular high-school chemistry teacher, an avid home baker, and a soon-to-be empty nester, auditions for the American Bake-o-Rama TV competition at the urging of her twin teenagers. If she somehow makes it all the way, the prize money could allow her to finally open her own bakery. But still reeling from her divorce and being naturally risk-averse, it’s not just money that’s standing between Tori and her dreams. 
Once on the set in Sonoma wine country, Tori catches the eye of Kendra Campbell, the notoriously ruthless celebrity chef and Bake-o-Rama judge. Kendra is desperate to save her restaurant and expand her Chippy Chunk cookie empire. The show is her ticket to financial security, but she’s been told to soften her approach to appease viewers seeking feel-good entertainment. After years spent fighting for space in a male-dominated industry, Kendra finds it challenging—yet surprisingly rewarding—to make the shift from harsh critique to encouragement.
Tori is drawn to the uncompromising way Kendra moves through the world and senses a tenderness beneath her tough exterior. She and Kendra find it increasingly hard to keep their distance amid six weeks of cooking challenges and kitchen disasters. For both of them, the best prize of all might just be love.
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Praise for Love at 350°

“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

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
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About the Author

Lisa Peers
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. More by Lisa Peers
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