"Pride and Prejudice gets a taste of The Great British Bake Off in this debut, which hits all the right notes."Booklist
Jennifer Yen is a Taiwanese American author who lives with her dog in Texas. She spends her days healing the hearts of others, and her nights writing about love, family, and the power of acceptance. Jennifer believes in the magic of imagination, and hopes her stories will bring joy and inspiration to readers.
A Taste for Love
To her friends, high school senior Liza Yang is almost perfect. Smart, kind, and pretty, she dreams big and never shies away from a challenge. But to her mom, Liza is anything but perfect. Compared to her older sister Jeannie, Liza is stubborn, rebellious, and worst of all, she’s determined to push back against all of Mrs. Yang’s traditional values, especially when it comes to boys.The one thing mother and daughter do agree on is their shared love of baking.
Mrs. Yang is the owner of Houston’s popular Yin & Yang Bakery. With college just around the corner, Liza agrees to help out at the bakery’s annual junior competition to prove she’s more than her rebellious tendencies once and for all. But when Liza arrives on the first day of the bake-off, she realizes there’s a catch: all of the contestants are young Asian American men her mother has handpicked for Liza to date.The bachelorette situation Liza has found herself in gets even worse when she happens to be grudgingly attracted to one of the contestants; the stoic, impenetrable, annoyingly hot James Wong. As she battles against her feelings for James, and for her mother’s approval, Liza realizes there’s no tried and true recipe for love.