book cover of Kissing Kosher
Added by 23 members

Kissing Kosher

A novel by

"An unflinchingly honest romance." —Kirkus, starred review

From the author of THE MATZAH BALL and MR. PERFECT ON PAPER comes this hilarious and emotional rivals-to-lovers romance.

Step 1: Get the secret recipe. Step 2: Don’t fall in love…

Avital Cohen isn’t wearing underpants—woefully, for unsexy reasons. Chronic pelvic pain has forced her to sideline her photography dreams
and her love life. It’s all she can do to manage her family’s kosher bakery, Best Babka in Brooklyn, without collapsing.

She needs hired help.

And distractingly handsome Ethan Lippmann seems the perfect fit.

Except Ethan isn’t there to work—he’s undercover, at the behest of his ironfisted grandfather. Though Lippmann’s is a household name when it comes to mass-produced kosher baked goods, they don’t have the charm of Avital’s bakery. Or her grandfather’s world-famous pumpkin spice babka recipe.

As they bake side by side, Ethan soon finds himself more interested in Avital than in stealing family secrets, especially as he helps her find the chronic pain relief—and pleasure—she’s been missing.

But perfecting the recipe for romance calls for leaving out the lies…even if coming clean means risking everything.

Genre: Romance

Praise for this book

"Jean Meltzer's writing sparkles! Kissing Kosher is a beautiful babka of a book, with multiple layers tied together by a romance that is as sweet as it is vulnerable." - Stacey Agdern

"Mix a backstabbing babka war, a romance, and a dose of real life pain. Bake until the tension is thick--and you get this soulful novel. Heartfelt and stirring. Delicious." - Rachel Barenbaum

"Kissing Kosher is funny, heart-breaking, hunger-inducing, honest and surprising in the best way. I loved this book but more than that, I needed it." - Jenny Bayliss

"Daring, poignant, brutally honest but also exquisitely romantic, Kissing Kosher is an absolute delight!" - Holly Cassidy

"Take the sweetest, most tender love story, braid it with the beauty of Jewish tradition, bake until it heats up with a family feud, and you've got Kissing Kosher. This delicious romance is more satisfying than the best dessert." - Amanda Elliot

"Kissing Kosher is full of heart, wisdom, and poignancy without sacrificing the fun and exactly what I want to read over and over again." - Felicia Grossman

"Kissing Kosher is everything readers could want a Jewish romantic comedy to be: sweet, soulful, spirited and stirring!" - Pam Jenoff

"Readers will devour this one-of-a-kind novel, that covers everything from relationships, intimacy, and sex, to family dysfunction and intergenerational trauma. Jean writes romance the way your Bubbe bakes challah--with devotion, delight, and loads of love." - Lynda Cohen Loigman

"Better than babka! A dash of Romeo and Juliet, a helping of much needed chronic pain representation, and a whole lot of love: Meltzer delivers the perfect recipe in this delightful romance! This book is an absolute treat." - Haley Neil

"A powerfully heartwarming, passionate, sometimes painful, but endlessly entertaining Jewish Romeo and Juliet with a happy ending that had me wiping away tears. Kissing Kosher is chronic joy!" - M J Rose

"Long after I finished Kissing Kosher, I found Avital and Ethan taking space in my head. Their love story is a triumph as delicious and sweet as a babka on Friday night." - Marilyn Simon Rothstein

"I loved every word of this proudly Jewish and sexy romance that highlights the importance of finding joy even in the most painful of times." - Meredith Schorr

Visitors also looked at these books

Used availability for Jean Meltzer's Kissing Kosher

About Fantastic Fiction       Information for Authors