Start with a warmhearted romance, add in two cups of refreshing frankness, and blend it all together with a healthy scoop of reality TV chaos. Adiba Jaigirdar's mix of wit and sincerity hits every sweet spot, and the world class puns are just the icing on the donut. * Becky Albertalli, award-winning author of Simon Vs. The Homosapiens Agenda * Deliciously funny and swoony, The Dos and Donuts of Love serves delightful slices of identity, community, redemption, and love. Adiba Jaigirdar delivers another pitch-perfect, must-have winner! * Julian Winters, award-winning author of Running With Lions and Right Where I Left You * Simply flan-tastic. A celebration of queer love, being brown, fat bodies, second chances, and delectable desserts, THE DOS AND DONUTS OF LOVE embodies the warmth and comfort of binge-watching your favorite show. An absolute must-read for baking show addicts - with puns that serve as the icing on the cake. * Crystal Maldonado, author of Fat Chance, Charlie Vega * I flew through this! Mouth-watering food, a romance that had me squealing, and a fun premise with a twisty plot - it's everything I love in my rom-coms! * Sophie Gonzales, author of Never Ever Getting Back Together * Charming, smart, and as sweet as a six-pack of doughnuts! * Simon James Green, award-winning author of Gay Club * A sweet, fluffy romance with a serious centre - Shireen's devotion to her dreams, as well as her courage to overcome hate and prejudice, will inspire aspiring bakers and non-bakers alike. A timely love story told with specificity and sincerity * Michelle Quach, author of Not Here to Be Liked * Filled with a gorgeous cast of memorable characters, The Dos & Donuts of Love is a sugar-sweet second chance sapphic romance perfect for summer * Lizzie Huxley-Jones, author of Vivi Conway and the Sword of Legend * 'A sweet and exceedingly wholesome tale of lesbian love and baking... From baking puns to love triangles, this book has it all.' * The Sunday Times Ireland * Praise for The Henna Wars: The scenes between Flvia and Nishat simmer, and their mesmerizing relationship unfolds with just the right amount of complexity. Most satisfyingly, each character gets the ending she deserves. Impossible to put down. * Kirkus * Hani and Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating is funny and warm, cleverly balancing skilled storytelling and romantic themes with an exploration of issues such as race and otherness, queer-ness and sexuality * Bookseller *
Adiba Jaigirdar is the award-winning, critically-acclaimed and bestselling author of The Henna Wars, Hani & Ishu's Guide to Fake Dating, and A Million to One. A Bangladeshi/Irish writer and former teacher, she has an MA in Postcolonial Studies from the University of Kent, England and a BA in English and History from UCD, Ireland. She is the winner of the YA book prize 2022, the KPMG Children's Books Ireland Awards 2021, and was a finalist for the 2022 Lambda Literary awards. All of her writing is aided by tea, and a healthy dose of Janelle Mone and Hayley Kiyoko. When not writing, she is probably ranting about the ills of colonialism, playing video games, or expanding her overflowing lipstick collection. She can be found at adibajaigirdar.com or @adiba_j on Twitter and @dibs_j on Instagram.