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For Butter or Worse #ourgoodlifebooklist

An enemies-to-lovers mash-up of THE HATING GAME and THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE-OFF, in which two rival hosts of a massively popular cooking show have to fake a relationship to save their careers after an explosive on-air fallout, only to find their feelings for each other becoming real.


Their feelings are about to boil over...

Chef Nina Lyon dreams of cooking her way to culinary stardom and becoming a household name. She thought hosting The Next Cooking Champ! was her golden ticket, but she and her co-host/arch-nemesis Leo O'Donnell go together like water and oil and he undercuts her at every turn.

So when Nina unexpectedly quits the show--on live TV, no less--to focus on her restaurant, she doesn't anticipate the he-devil himself showing up at her door begging her to come back. Nor does she expect the paparazzi to catch them in what looks like a passionate kiss, but is actually Leo tripping into her. When the fans go crazy over Nina and Leo's "secret romance", keeping the ruse going might be the only way to save both their careers. That is, if they don't kill each other first…

Perfect for fans of THE HATING GAME and Netflix's GREAT BRITISH BAKE-OFF (…if Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood were hot thirty-somethings), FOR BUTTER OR WORSE is the escapist enemies-to-lovers romance we all need right now.


This reminds me of Lucy Parker books but maybe a bit steamier... It's that frenemy vibe, enemies, to lovers to friends.   A falling out in their professional relationship leads to them having to fake a romance, which is the base for the most delicious of dishes:  love!

It was fun, low-key, steamy, and since I am new to Erin La Rosa, I am now a fan of her books!  The plot is fun, the setting of a foodie show is a dream-come-true, and the interworkings of a real restaurant make for an entertaining book that kept me interested through the ending!


ERIN LA ROSA is a writer living in Los Angeles. As a writer for BuzzFeed, she frequently writes about the perils and triumphs of being a redhead. Before BuzzFeed, Erin worked for the comedy websites Funny or Die and MadAtoms, as well as E!s Fashion Police, Wetpaint, and Ecorazzi. Erin has appeared on CNN, Headline News, Jimmy Kimmel, and The Today Show on behalf of BuzzFeed. She is the author of Womanskills and The Big Redhead Book.

Social Links:

Author Website: https://www.erinlarosacreative.com/

IG: https://www.instagram.com/erinlarosalit/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/erinlarosalit

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/erin.larosa 

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@erinlarosawrites

Buy Links:

The Ripped Bodice (signed copies!): https://www.therippedbodicela.com/book/9781335506344 

Bookshop.org: https://bookshop.org/books/for-butter-or-worse-a-rom-com/9781335506344 


Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Butter-Worse-Novel-Erin-Rosa/dp/1335506349

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  1. this book sounds so interest i must add it to my reading list for the next new read.

  2. Love the title of the book. I also need to make that recipe.

  3. Thank you for sharing your review. For butter or worse sounds like a great book, I love books that have some recipes involved.

  4. Sounds like a very interesting book, I know my daughter would love this one. She loves reading anything that may turn into a love story!

  5. Richelle Milar12:58 AM

    This looks like a really great book to read! I’m surely gonna add this on my list!

  6. Rose Ann Sales12:59 AM

    What a really nice book! I would love to try their recipes! I’m surely gonna add this book on my list!

  7. This looks like a great book with such a unique content. It's great to have this kind of book, especially the recipe with it, is very innovative. Loved it!

  8. This sounds like such a cute setup and I enjoy the puns. Do they really include in-book recipes?

  9. Monica Simpson11:10 AM

    I've been reading a lot of serious books lately and need to switch things up. I'll have to check this one out!

  10. This is the type of book I like to read during my summer vacations. It is easy to read and it's perfect for my mood!

  11. This sounds like a fun read. I'll have to check it out. Thank you so much for sharing.

  12. Anonymous5:56 PM

    Oh Gosh, sounds like an interesting read! I love such hate-to-love kind of romantic stories (be it TV shows/books). The in-book recipes are a great addition too 😍.

    Everything Enchanting ❤️


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