Fairy Cakes in Winter By: Lane Hayes Narrated by: Michael Dean

"A short, but sweet read, and an entertaining listen." Jacquie listened to Fairy Cakes in Winter and shares her review.

From the blurb:

A grumpy baker, a quirky ad man, and a recipe for forever....


So this cute guy sits next to me on the plane and proceeds to talk my ear off for hours. Not good. I don’t like talking and I don’t like strangers. But Theo’s sweet, smart, and sexy—the perfect distraction from business woes and personal worries.

Okay, things got overly friendly, but we’re adults and we know the score. I’m too old, he’s too nice, and we live on different continents.

Then, out of the blue, he shows up at my bakery with that pretty smile and a list of wacky marketing ideas—like how to make fairy cakes a thing.

I don’t like fairy cakes.

But I do like Theo, so…maybe?


The new me takes risks. The new me is brave and confident. The new me flirts with hunky, imposing bears on planes while traveling to a foreign country.

It’s going well, thank you.

However, my plans to do some sightseeing, drink tea, and eat my weight in biscuits every day get derailed when I realize there might be a way to help Scott and prove a few things to myself.

Don’t worry. I won’t fall for the grumpy baker. No way. He’s complicated and broody and....

Uh oh…it might be too late. Help!

Fairy Cakes in Winter is a bisexual, age-gap, grumpy/sunshine MM romance featuring a sexy baker, a sunny tourist, and a few dozen fairy cakes.

Jacquie's Review:

Grumpy/sunshine is one of my favourite tropes, add in a holiday romance and Lane Hayes, and I was sold. Really, it was done well here. Scott wasn't grumpy for being grumpy's sake, he had legitimate problems that got him down. Theo was a sweet ball of sunshine.

It's clear that the author spent time in the area and fell in love with it. Reading the novella makes me want to visit Bath and the surrounding area, it also made me hungry for cake!

I loved the couple together. Them falling in love felt natural with all the time that they spent together, and the epilogue was so good!

I listened and read to Fairy Cakes in Winter. The narration was well done, though I did listen at 1.4x

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Fairy Cakes in Winter is available to buy from Audible and is Whispersynced.