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Lacey Hathaway has it all -- a job she loves as a local radio DJ, a home with her adored, eccentric aunt and, best of all, a community after a childhood traveling with her musical parents. So what if her life is a little too safe? Marietta is everything to Lacey. Not only is she helping to organize the Bachelor Bake-Off and filming a documentary about the process, she’s also volunteered her brother as a Bachelor. But, when her brother backs out, Lacey has to find a last-minute replacement. And who better than her aunt’s lodger, gorgeous – if taciturn – Zac Malone?
Zac’s not exactly community-minded. In fact, he makes it clear that the sooner he’s out of Marietta the better. But when Lacey persuades him of the powerful impact the Bake-Off funds will have on local children, he decides to give it a go. On one condition. If he has to learn to bake, so does disaster-in-the-kitchen Lacey. Desserts aren’t the only thing heating up, and as the attraction flares and Zac makes plans to leave, Lacey’s beginning to realize that maybe there is a world beyond Marietta’s borders after all... if she’s brave enough to take that step.
Previously published as Baking for Keeps
Very enjoyable read! I really liked these characters. Lacey with her outgoing easy way and Zac's lone wolf persona are a perfect opposites attract couple. As with the other bachelors Zac is roped into the bake off. Having no skills for baking he definitely needs help and Lacey is the woman to help him. With more than just baking too! This is book 4 of the Bachelor Bake-Off series but each of these can be read standalone. I highly recommend this one.
Persistance Pays Off!
Zac Malone caught my attention in early stories and I was wondering about his mystery. He is the type of guy with a really hard exterior and in all actuality is a softy hidden deep with in. Lacey likes to play it safe but is very persistent. She is the opposite as she is very extrovert in public to hid her weakness, where Zac becomes an introvert. I enjoyed how she kept pecking at Zac to get him to open up.
The ending was my favorite part and the way Zac showed that he loved Lacey.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Best of series
Lacey Hathaway runs the local radio station while putting on her own show. When her brother unexpectedly backs out as a bachelor for the Marietta Bachelor Bake Off she turns to Zac Malone who is staying with her aunts temporarily. Zac doesn't do community but when he enters Marietta things begin to change. When he agrees to be part of the Bake off he puts his competitive nature to work by challenging Lacey to learn to bake right along with him not realizing he was also putting his heart out there too. Can the two escape the Bake off without a broken heart or will they find a life together?
I loved this book. It is my favorite of the series so far. It had me laughing and really rooting for the main characters.