Sugar, spice, and everything nice, foodie romantic comedies are a delight to read. This has been a big genre journey for me. It has a been a lot of fun to explore and learn what I like and what I do not like. Not ever romantic trope is what I like to read but I tried to compile a good mix of tropes and sub-genres for you to enjoy!
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Here is a list of some of the most popular foodie romantic comedies. My full list is here
Lights, Camera, and Pies?
If you like books with a little bit of movie magic, you're going to love Kerry Winfrey. She also has a book involving Tom Hanks! Ah!
So this book is perfect for the jaded grump in us all because our protagonist Chloe is a optimist but a realist. She doesn't have time to worry about love when she's got other things on her plate.
I think this book can be a little bit bittersweet and be careful if you are easily upset by those who are struggling with mental health or Alzheimer's. Still, I adored this book and I hope you enjoy it too.
Description from Bookshop.Org:
What happens when your life is a rom-com . . . but you don't even believe in true love?
Chloe Sanderson is an optimist, and not because her life is easy. As the sole caregiver for her father, who has early-onset Alzheimer's, she's pretty much responsible for everything. She has no time--or interest--in getting swept up in some dazzling romance. Not like her best friend, Annie, who literally wrote a rom-com that's about to premiere in theaters across America . . . and happens to be inspired by Chloe and her cute but no-nonsense boss, Nick Velez.
Okay, hands down this is my favorite romantic comedy of 2021. Just YAS YAS YAS!
Trope: Friends to lovers
The Great British Baking Show romantic comedy with a bisexual female single parent? Can I get a hell yeah? It was hilarious. I loved every second of this book and apparently it is only the first in a trilogy/series from Alexis Hall. The second book is slated for a tentative release in Fall 2022 as part of the Winner Bake All series!