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Master Baker

(Bro Code #4)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  2,858 ratings  ·  412 reviews
They call me the sugar whisperer.

Anything your tongue desires, I can bake it. Scones? Child’s play. Cupcakes? I’ll frost them so good you won’t know what hit you. Donuts? Please.

You’re talking to a master baker.

But there’s one egg I’ve never been able to crack.

My best friend.

Former best friend, that is.

She’s the apple in my pie. The whip in my cream. The lemon in my mering
ebook, 310 pages
Published June 27th 2019
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Sarah K. I don't think it is officially apart of the Bro Code Series but the main character and the town are introduced in Flirting with the Enemy. They are al…moreI don't think it is officially apart of the Bro Code Series but the main character and the town are introduced in Flirting with the Enemy. They are also mentioned in America's Geekheart but do not play that big of a role. It is up to you if you want to read as a stand alone or not. It can be read as a stand alone. (less)

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Pippa Grant
Apr 26, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Author's note, 3 days before release:
Don't mind me. I'm just sitting here gorging myself on donuts and tearing up over all the early reviews...
CANNOT WAIT for the whole world to get to meet Grady and Annika and Sue!!! It was sooo fun visiting Shipwreck again, and creating a small part of Sarcasm, and gah, I just can't wait for release day!!! <3 <3 <3
And did I mention I am soooo in love with this cover?! Happiness all over the place!!!

Author's note, 2 weeks before release:
Feb 05, 2020 rated it it was ok
This is the spoiler free review for Master Baker. If you would like to read the spoiler full review full of ridiculous plot points and characters who are never explained please go to

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

For this V-Day I decided to have a little fun. I told my boyfriend to pick a sexy book for us to read together and he found Master Baker by Pippa Grant.

I can see why he picked it, he loves to bake, there's a sexy man in the apron on the cover, a
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book finally breaks my bad mood and shitty life choices I have to make. This book really saves my day. I mean with a hero who talks really dirty to his baked goods, it is very satisfying.

I love the relationship between Annika and Grady. They really cute together. But again, I am more focusing on Grady dirty obsession with his baked goods. Man those baked goods must be.... steamy. I want to be with Grady when he bakes. This book, like miss Grant's previous books, have her funny hilarious co
With Master Baker, Pippa Grant produces a funny and sexy enjoyable read from start to finish.

Grady Rock is the best at what he does, and what he does is dirty talk his baked goods into orgasmic treats for your mouth until his best friend and the girl who got away comes back into the feuding neighboring town and opens up bakery with her mother and younger sister and starts stealing his customers. Annika Williams automatically becomes the enemy. But honestly, his heart, cannoli and goat aren’t in
"And what's on your menu in the morning?" she asks, and I wish I could see her face more clearly. Know if her eyes are getting more calculated, or if she's just testing me.
"Banana pudding donuts. Town favorite. Sure sell-out. You?"
"Bailey wouldn't tell me, so I don't know."
"Bailey wouldn't-" I cut myself off with a bark of laughter. "Holy shit. You still can't bake."
"What? I can bake. I can bake your ass off."
"Christ, Annika. You're fucked."
"And thank you so much for helping by starting a bakery
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Just wow. I love Pippa Grant's books as it is, but this one immediately jumped to my top three. It's hilariously funny and deliciously dirty, with a good dose of "warped" involved. (I mean that in a good way.)

Grady Rock, the Master Baker of the title, runs the only bakery in Shipwreck. Of course, it helps that he really is an amazing baker. His secret? He practically makes his baked goods blush when he's making them...

His family founded the town and he's always prided himself on being the
Ivy Deluca
There are certain authors who can just hit that sweet spot every (or almost) every time you read them, and Ms. Grant is quickly becoming one of those authors for me.

I also like that there are certain tropes she can nail, and second chance romances are definitely one of them. Grady and Annika started as best friends in high school, even if they were from rival small towns. Annika always knew that she wasn't going to stay in Sarcasm because while she loved her single mother, she didnt' want to be
Angie Cottingham
Jun 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love Pippa's books. They always put a smile on my face and are laugh out loud hilarious. Grady and Annika's story is great. Pippa builds amazing images of her characters and environments that pull you in and make you want to stay and relax and get to know the characters. And can we be super excited that Honey makes an appearance? I can't wait to see what Pippa comes up with next.
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: missy
Fair warning, your facial and stomach muscles are going to get a workout while reading Master Baker! And so will your bladder! LOL

Take a pinch of unrequited love, mix it with a healthy dash of dirty talk, and bake it with a heavy dose of competition and you end up with a fun, smart, sexy, swoony, brilliant friends-to-enemies-to-lovers rom com.

I seriously couldn't swipe the pages on my Kindle fast enough to see just what would happen next between Grady and Annika and the crazies who call Shipwre
Kari Hansen
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Grady is the proud owner of the Crows Nest Bakery in Shipwreck, who has a way of talking to the sugary confections he is creating that is sure to make you melt. He was quite happy to be the only bakery in the area but now there is a new shop in town and to add insult to injury it is being run by the best friend he hasn’t seen for 10 years!

Annika left town 10 years ago to join the military and now she is back not because she wants to but because of her family. Her mom had purchased the bakery Duh
Megan Lowe
Jun 24, 2019 rated it liked it
This book fell a little flat for me. Yes, it’s a rom-com but I felt more emphasis was put on this book being funny, rather than getting a little bit of depth in it, which I don’t feel would’ve detracted from the humour.
The rivalry between the two towns was petty. I felt it would’ve been better if the focus was on how Annika and Grady had left things years earlier. It leaves a shallow feeling.
I didn’t really care for Grady, he came off a bit sleazy for me, and Annika was infuriating. She refused
DNF. Not feeling this one. Got about half way in and started skimming. May go back to it later. Maybe not. Good thing it was a kindle unlimited.
Apr 11, 2020 marked it as did-not-finish
I really thought that of the three books I impulse bought thinking they were by a different author, this would be the one I liked most because bakers are one of my favorite romance things. But I made it to 53% and I'm just not feeling it the way that the other two books worked for me, so I'm going to call it quits.
Erin Lewis
Jun 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Star reviews of Master Baker by Pippa Grant

Where do I start? I have not read a straight Pippa Grant book before and I have absolutely no idea why that is. From the first to the last chapter I was totally captivated with Master Baker. There was nothing that I did not love about this book. It is a second chance at love story that has fabulous characters, both main and supporting and I was disappointed when the story ended. There was just something about these characters that I could easily relat
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Funny and moving
What a beginning, I was laughing out loud. Some parts are more moving. I loved to find back the characters from other stories, during the baking contest,I also loved the character of Brady, but I wasn’t a fan of Annika. She had sometimes some good reason for her behavior, but sometimes she was just annoying.
What I like in Pippa’s stories, is that there always funny, with an animal who becomes a character. In this story, it’s Sue, a goat who acts like a dog.
Brady is sue’s owner, i
Robin Sweeney
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh em gee this book had me laughing so hard! First the way Grady talks to his baked goods will have you fanning your face with your reading device. As always the sidekick animals steal the show in most scenes, and Sue the goat is no exception. Sue the male goat who acts part dog, had me singing Johnny Cash's a boy named sue everytime he was stealing the scene. It was nice to see the male be a lot more vulnerable and open with his feelings rather than being a giant prick just to be one. Everytime ...more
Meryl Markowitz
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I read an advanced copy for an honest review.
Grady is considered the "master baker". He has this great little bakery in Shipwreak and for some reason, he speaks foodporn to what he is preparing to get it to bake wonderfully and give the public "foodgasims".
Annikia is the dutiful daughter, in the town next door, called Sarcasm. Even though she burns boiling water, she opens a bakery for her mother, who has suddenly gone blind, to help her fulfill her dream.
Grady and Annika used to be best friend
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
I love books about baking, cakes, sweet stuff and romance of course. This one had it all, plus a soupçon of gorgeous man, a pinch of crazy goat and a sprinkling of great characters.

The characters are all well written and easy to like. There is Grady, he was so sweet, a bit like his cookies!! He is so kind and thoughtful, I couldn't help but fall in love. Annika is having such a tough time, with her Mum, sister and trying to run the bakery when she can't bake for toffees...or brownies. The other
April   ♥"LOS" ♥
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobooks
This book is a fun and flirty friends to enemies to lovers story that I absolutely could not put down. There is just something about a man who knows his way around a bakery that is very sexy;)
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
In this much-anticipated return to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and the quirky small town of Shipwreck and their rival town Sarcasm, the Food Network's food wars have nothing on the war between Shipwreck and Sarcasm's rival bakeries. With business establishment names that would keep the Zon bots very busy, and clever, ironic street names, Grant sets the stage for a mayhem-filled, memorable read. You'll meet a foul-mouthed fowl and a billy goat named Sue who thinks he’s a dog, in addition ...more
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You know how you’re not supposed to go to the supermarket when you’re hungry? Yeah, don’t read this book when you’re hungry either. The descriptions of the food (mostly baked goods) are heavenly and I found myself wanting to visit my neighborhood bakery, even knowing that there’s no way whatever I got would measure up to those baked goods from Shipwreck or Sarcasm. ;o)

Ok, now, back to the book. So, superficially, this is a humorous book. There’s an adorable matchmaking goat (a straggler from our
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you’ve ever heard the expression, “Expect the unexpected” this book fits that description perfectly. This is definitely not you’re typical love story. You will laugh, tear up, blush, maybe become frustrated, and definitely swoon. It positively brings the heat in all kinds of ways.

Grady is THE Master Baker, handsome, talented in a variety of ways...his baking process is unique to say the least as is everything else he puts his heart and soul into. He always wants to be the best. To me he is.
Anne Heath
Jun 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pippa-grant
Master Baker is a Masterpiece!
This Book. Wow. Seduction on page one. It pulls at the heartstrings, makes you laugh out loud and want to be biscuit dough more than ever!
Grady Rock is fulfilling his life long dream of being a master baker in his hometown of Shipwreck. He sweet talks his ingredients into baked perfection. He has everything he's ever wanted, except the love of his life.
Annika Willams was Grady's best friend all through high school but he wasn't enough to keep her in the Sarcasm/Shi
Jun 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Pippa Grant sure has the Secret Recipe for outrageously hilarious steamy romcoms.
I could not stop laughing and smiling while reading Grady’s and Annika’s story - there is so much love, swoon, steam and laugh out loud moments in this book.
Two town rivalry to the tune of mortal enemies - check, two bakeries in said towns engaging in war for the best donut - check, dirty talking parrot - check,
domesticated goat, acting like a dog - check, Master Baker trying to win over his high school best friend’
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sweet talker!
Grady Rock is the sweetest dough wrangler ever! He’s a master at many things, except the one thing he wants more than anything, Annika. The one that got away, his best friend from high school. When Annika comes home from the Army to deal with a family emergency, Grady leaps at the chance to do better this time. Except that decision puts him in a head to head bakery battle that is full of kitchen mishaps that can only happen in a Pippa Grant world. You may need to have a snack ready
This was an okay read for me. I liked the premise and the setting. The rivalry between the towns was amusing and quirky. The romance was okay for me. I liked the two characters (for the most part), but it took me awhile to warm up to them as a couple. I felt like all the blame was placed on Grant, when Annika and/or her friends/family was just as responsible. Also it was highly repetitive in explaining Annika's situation which got annoying after awhile. Also, Annika's sister was a brat and highl ...more
Letras Lidas
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Tiera McMillian
Feb 10, 2020 rated it liked it
I think the title threw me on this book. I mean its obviously a super clever play on words there. I expect nothing less from Pippa Grant who has floored me multiple times with her writing. This book, however, was way more cute than uproariously hilarious as so many of Pippa's writings are. I have read some of the Shipwreck vs. Sarcasm books before so a lot of the characters were familiar to me but I don't think I would have had any problem sinking right in even had I not already been introduced ...more
Love N. Books
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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4.5 stars

This was a really cute story. It’s just as funny as her other books and has all the characters you love from previous stories, but this had a serious undertone that isn’t as prominent her other books.

Both Grant and Annika are living lives built on the hurts they experienced as kids. Grant seems like he’s lived the charmed life with all the opportunities he has, other than dealing with Cooper’s competitiveness, and Annika has learned that everyone you love leaves, so why put y
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Pippa Grant is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes romantic comedies that will make tears run down your leg. When she's not reading, writing or sleeping, she's being crowned employee of the month as a stay-at-home mom and housewife trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be productive members of society, all the while fantasizing about long walks on the beach with hot chocolate chip co ...more

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