I love books! I also write them. FYI: I use this space for recs of books I wholeheartedly love only. My recs are honest, but I have social relationships with some of the romance authors whose books I rec.
OMG YES. I finished this book with a huge grin on my face. I just love the way Louisa Edwards writes food, and working with food. And Rosemary was a huge geek, which is always cute, and the romance was so, so satisfying, but my favorite thing, my very favorite thing, is that this book has one of my all-time favorite tropes:
the con artist dad.
The one who really does love you, who doesn't understand why you aren't more grateful for the wonderful training they gave you in childhood, who you haven't heard from in months and then breezes into town, fucks up your life and your emotions, and then hits you up for a couple hundred bucks on the way out the door. Cf. original Battlestar Starbuck, Van from Fastlane, Mac from Once a Thief, Cassel from the Curse Workers trilogy, etc. I love it every single time and it was so well done here.