Jessica Barksdale Inclán's 13th novel, How to Bake a Man, is now available in paperback and Kindle editions. A perfect read for foodies and lovers alike, this story is filled with mouthwatering recipes and a feisty heroine, on the hunt for the recipe for true love.

When Becca Muchmore drops out of grad school, all she has left to fall back on is her baking. Ignoring her mother's usual barrage of disapproval and disappointment, she decides to start a small business hand-delivering her wares. A friend introduces her to an office of hungry lawyers, who agree to give her a try. Her lizard-booted neighbor Sal is happy to help out when he can, and almost before she knows it, Becca's Best is up and running.

Before she can settle into a routine, things get complicated. The office ogress could easily be Becca's sister and has absolutely no patience with cookies or other frivolities. Even worse, her boyfriend is the man of Becca's dreams--kind, funny, successful, and brain-meltingly gorgeous. As the dark undercurrents threaten to pull her down, Becca swiftly finds herself neck-deep in office politics, clandestine romance, and flour. Saving her business (and finding true love) is going to take everything she's got, and more.

Packed with charm, sparkling humor, and a genuinely unforgettable cast, this delicious tale of a woman struggling to find her path might just be Jessica Barksdale Inclán's finest novel to date.



"Jessica Barksdale Inclán knows food and fiction. A sweet story that will have you longing for more."
- Mia King, best-selling author of Table Manners and Family Room

"Part love story and [part] journey to value oneself, How to Bake a Man is a lyrical, rich story that will please readers of all stripes (and tempt your taste buds with tasty recipes)."
- Jordan E. Rosenfeld, author of Forged in Grace, Night Oracle  and Make a Scene

"Becca Muchmore is much more than a talented baker of scrumptious desserts she s a captivatingly real heroine who ll win your heart with both her cinnamon rolls and her search for love. How to Bake a Man is one delightful read."
-Wendy Nelson-Tokunaga, author of Midori by Moonlight and His Wife and Daughters


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