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ARC Review: The Donut Trap by Julie Tieu
The Donut Trap

3.5 Stars

Book Info

Released: November 9 2021
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by Avon
Pages: 368
Format: Audiobook
 

“Talk about an adorable story. If you want something sweet, look no further.”

~ Under the Covers

Jasmine has been working at her family’s donut shop her whole life. Now, after college and with the donut shop struggling to stay afloat financially, she feels the pressure to keep helping her parents and put her wants aside.

While she’s trying to figure out her next path and a way to help her parents at the same time, love comes knocking. Or rather, the stranger she had a crush on during college happens to be the roommate of her friends’ boyfriend. 

Talk about an adorable story. If you want something sweet, look no further. And not only because of the donut references and the fact that the heroine works at her family’s donut shop. The romance is sweet as is the plot of the heroine finding her place in the world. I really liked seeing her understand her family better and also try and go after the things she wants. And did I mention the sweet romance?⁠

I do want to mention that even though there is a solid romance, I would say this leans more towards women’s fiction than romance. The HEA is there but I think Jasmine’s journey is definitely the central focus of this story. I still classify this overall as romance though. If that helps! 😉



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About Julie Tieu

Julie Tieu is a Chinese American contemporary romance author based in the Los Angeles area. Her debut novel, THE DONUT TRAP, is loosely inspired by the years she spent working at her family's donut shop. When she's not working, she's eating her way through new destinations with her husband and two energetic kids.

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Amy R

Thanks for the review.