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Paris Daillencourt Is About to Crumble by Alexis Hall

PARIS DAILLENCOURT IS ABOUT TO CRUMBLE synopsis from the publisher:


Paris Daillencourt is a recipe for disaster. Despite his passion for baking, his cat, and his classics degree, constant self-doubt and second-guessing have left him a curdled, directionless mess. So when his roommate enters him in Bake Expectations, the nation’s favourite baking show, Paris is sure he’ll be the first one sent home.

But not only does he win week one’s challenge—he meets fellow contestant Tariq Hassan. Sure, he’s the competition, but he’s also cute and kind, with more confidence than Paris could ever hope to have. Still, neither his growing romance with Tariq nor his own impressive bakes can keep Paris’s fear of failure from spoiling his happiness. And when the show’s vicious fanbase confirms his worst anxieties, Paris’s confidence is torn apart quicker than tear-and-share bread.

But if Paris can find the strength to face his past, his future, and the chorus of hecklers that live in his brain, he’ll realize it’s the sweet things in life that he really deserves.

Note to the reader:

Book friends, before reading PARIS DAILLENCOURT IS ABOUT TO CRUMBLE, please make sure to check the content warning and be gentle with yourself when reading.

Alexis Hall is one of my favorite authors and I’m so excited to review his next book PARIS DAILLENCOURT IS ABOUT TO CRUMBLE. The title really says it all book friends. And in my other posts where the main character is dealing with mental health issues, readers should be cautioned when reading as it is very clear early on that our MC has difficulties with his mental health.

Paris is a wealthy college kid who has many insecurities and fears, but his roommate and only friend, enters him into a bake off in order to help him. Though it does the opposite, Paris eventually finds help after a panic attack that ends him up in a hospital.

Hall deftly writes a story about how people deal with crippling anxiety, relationships that have set boundaries, and new friendships that can help people feel seen.

If you’re a fan of Great British Bake Off and Alexis Hall’s seamless way of combining humor, romance, and wit into a deliciously baked story, then make sure to check this one out.

Happy Reading ~ Cece

RATING: ink blotink blotink blot – Satisfyingly Inked


MC with an undiagnosed anxiety disorder (that does get diagnosed), on-page panic attack, hospital stay due to panic attack, treatment plan for anxiety disorder discussed, Islamophobia (challenged), religious and racial microaggressions, emotionally unavailable parents, cyberbullying.

Publication Details

Pub DateISBNPage CountPublisherAge GroupSource & FormatReview Posted Online
18-Oct-22978-1538703335400ForeverAdultNetGalley, Digital ARCAugust 7, 2022

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. laura

    this cover is so cuteeee

    1. Cece Beckman

      I know!!! Illustrated covers are a favorite ❤️

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