Jasmine Tran has landed herself behind bars—maple bars that is. With no boyfriend or job prospects, Jasmine returns home to work at her parents’ donut shop. Jasmine quickly loses herself in a cyclical routine of donuts, Netflix, and sleep. She wants to break free from her daily grind, but when a hike in rent threatens the survival of their shop, her parents rely on her more than ever.
Help comes in the form of an old college crush, Alex Lai. Not only is he successful and easy on the eyes, to her parents’ delight, he’s also Chinese. He’s everything she should wish for, until a disastrous dinner reveals Alex isn’t as perfect as she thinks. Worse, he doesn’t think she’s perfect either.
With both sets of parents against their relationship, a family legacy about to shut down, and the reappearance of an old high school flame, Jasmine must scheme to find a solution that satisfies her family’s expectations and can get her out of the donut trap once and for all.
This is a story not to read when hungry, I was literally drooling over the tasty sounding donuts that Jasmine’s parents make at their donut shop. This was a nice easy story to read, away from all the thrillers I usually read. It was a light hearted read with characters that you want to make friends with, I liked the story, Jasmine’s parents run the donut shop and she feels as though she will be working there all her life, can she find a way out? I think this would be a good read for a teenager as it explores young love, and career ideas, and would help anyone that is struggling to find their place in the world. Also the donuts sounded divine. I cannot wait to read Julie’s next one.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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