The Great Christmas Cook Off by Helen Buckley


It’s the festive showdown to end all festive showdowns …“Queen of Chocolate” Beatrice Wodehouse, known for her decadent desserts, is ready to go head to head with her social media nemesis, clean lean baking machine Charlie Simmonds, in the Great Christmas Cook Off TV show.Beatrice is fed up of Charlie’s sanctimonious attitude and is ready to show him that food is there to be enjoyed. Surely she’ll blow his keto, low sugar, low-carb mince pies out of the water with her chocolatey creations?Except filming for the Cook Off turns out to be anything but sugar, spice and all things nice when the contestants realise there’s a festive saboteur in their midst – leading to melted ice cream, trifle mishaps and private stories leaked to the press.As the countdown to the final commences, suspicions run high and sparks are bound to fly – and not just from the flaming Christmas puddings!Part of the Spotlight series but it can be read as a standalone story.

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I love the Great British Bake Off, Sugar Rush, Nailed It and all the baking shows that follow so the idea of a book based on this with possible contestant sabotage, count me in, I’m pretty sure you’ll be drawn by this too, it sounded such fun and intriguing too.

I loved the history of the rivalry/angst between Bea and Charlie, the Chocolate Queen versus the Health Machine I loved how they have to work together, get beyond their pasts, their judgements of one another and come together. It really is a great story, deals with serious issues and shows such growth of the pair. So heartwarming.

This is a fun read, with great character chemistry, a slow burn romance (which are my favourite) and I fully recommend this to any romance fans, bake off fans and those who love a great read.

Thanks to Helen Buckley and Rachel’s Random Resources for a free copy in return for an honest and voluntary review, all opinions are my own and freely given.

About the Author

Ever since I was little I wanted to be a writer, to turn daydreams into books. I’m fascinated by fame, in love with Happy Ever Afters, and enthralled by slow-burn romances. I squeeze in time to write around looking after my two sons. Find out more about me on my website

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