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Summary

Teenage baker Syd sends ripples of heartbreak through Austin’s queer community when a batch of post-being-dumped brownies turns out to be magical - and makes everyone who eats them break up.

“What’s done is done.” Unless, of course, it was done by my brownies. Then it’s getting undone.

Syd (no pronouns, please) has always dealt with big, hard-to-talk-about things by baking. Being dumped is no different, except now Syd is baking at the Proud Muffin, a queer bakery and community space in Austin. And everyone who eats Syd’s breakup brownies...breaks up. Even Vin and Alec, who own the Proud Muffin. And their breakup might take the bakery down with it.

Being dumped is one thing; causing ripples of queer heartbreak through the community is another. But the cute bike delivery person, Harley (he or they, check the pronoun pin, it’s probably on the messenger bag), believes Syd about the magic baking. And Harley believes Syd’s magical baking can fix things, too - one recipe at a time.

©2021 A. R. Capetta (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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the best book ever

14/10. Best representation, great characters, every identity gets mentioned and is included. Original plot and great ending.

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  • 02-08-22

Very sweet and fun to read book

I really enjoy this book. I've already read it twice since getting it not long ago and I enjoy the recipes mentioned (I think it having recipes is one of my favorite things) and the idea of the baking having magic. I felt like it was written well, I was never bored with it, and the MC had some character development which I liked as well. I do recommend this book.

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  • TaSigmund
  • 18-04-22

Great Love Story

Syd and W had they're first fight in 4 years. Now W has broken up with Syd. Syd is a baker and every brownie Syd makes breaks people up. I liked this book so much. I got invested in Syd's life. I got happy about Syd and Harley and sad about Syd's bosses, Vin and Alec, at the Proud Muffin. The recipes were pretty cool. OMG this author makes me cry and then that's it. What happens now for Syd and Harley?

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  • Amanda
  • 29-12-21

amazing LBGT coming of age novel

Cyd works at their local queer bakery while going to high school hoping that they will be a professional baker one ay. Cyd's summer was turned upside down when their relationship ended with W abruptly. Things get infinitely worse when they bake brownies that might actually break up couples. It becomes their summer goal to bring back together couples and to also find their way through love, identity and their future.

Note: Cyd is not sure which pronoun to use, I used they instead of he/she but this will be a common theme throughout the novel.