Goodreads Monday: Battle Royal by Lucy Parker

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme where you chose a random book from your Goodreads TBR and show it off. This meme is hosted by Budget Tales Book Blog.

This week, I’m spotlighting Battle Royal by Lucy Parker. This is the first book in the Palace Insiders series, and it sounds so fun! I’m always up for a good rom-com, and a few of my book blogging friends recommended this one.

About the Book:

Title: Battle Royal

Author: Lucy Parker

Series: Palace Insiders

Page Length: 397

Publication Date: Aug. 17, 2021

Publisher: Avon

Synopsis: Beloved author Lucy Parker pens a delicious new romantic comedy that is a battle of whisks and wits.


Four years ago, Sylvie Fairchild charmed the world as a contestant on the hit baking show, Operation Cake. Her ingenious, colorful creations captivated viewers and intrigued all but one of the judges, Dominic De Vere, the hottest pastry chef in London. When her glittery unicorn cake went spectacularly sideways, Dominic was quick to vote her off the show. Since then, Sylvie has managed to use her fame to help fulfill her dream of opening a bakery, Sugar Fair. The toast of Instagram, Sugar Fair has captured the attention of the Operation Cake producers…and a princess.


Dominic is His Majesty the King’s favorite baker, the go-to for sweet-toothed A-List celebrities, and a veritable British institution. He’s brilliant, talented, hard-working. And an icy, starchy grouch. Learning that the irksome Sylvie will be joining him on the Operation Cake judging panel is enough to make the famously dour baker even more grim. Her fantastical baking is only slightly more troublesome than the fact that he can’t stop thinking about her pink-streaked hair and irrepressible dimple.


When Dominic and Sylvie learn they will be fighting for the once in a lifetime opportunity to bake a cake for the upcoming wedding of Princess Rose, the flour begins to fly as they’re both determined to come out on top.

The bride adores Sylvie’s quirky style. The palace wants Dominic’s classic perfection.

In this royal battle, can there be room for two?

LINKS:   Goodreads   |    Amazon

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2 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday: Battle Royal by Lucy Parker

  1. Yaaaaaaas! This was one of my favourite romances last year and I find it’s somehow so underrated? I loved that the characters are older and I mean, it has lots and lots of baking in it and it’s just… *swoony sigh*. I hope you love it 😍

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