Today I’m reviewing All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes, by Betsy St. Amant.
Here is a brief synopsis from Goodreads:
Kat inspected rows of the same old cupcakes. They seemed to blink back at her, as if they knew she was capable of so much more.
Kat Varland has had enough of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry.
At twenty-six years old, Kat is still living in the shadows of her family in Bayou Bend, Louisiana. Still working shifts at her Aunt Maggie s bakery. Still wondering what to do with her passion for baking and her business degree. And still single.
But when Lucas Brannen, Kat s best friend, signs her up for a reality TV bake-off on Cupcake Combat, everything Kat ever wanted is suddenly dangled in front of her: creative license as a baker, recognition as a visionary . . . and a job at a famous bakery in New York.
As the competition heats up, Lucas realizes he might have made a huge mistake. As much as he wants the best for Kat, the only thing he wants for himself is suddenly in danger of slipping away.
The bright lights of reality cooking wars and the chance at a successful career dazzle Kats’ senses and Lucas is faced with a difficult choice: help his friend achieve her dreams . . . or sabotage her chances to keep her in Louisiana.”
All’s Fair In Love And Cupcakes was a fun book to read!
For the past few years, I have been following a series where the main character owns a cookie shop; however, I finally tired of the same old drama – with lots of relationships, but no closure.
And I’m not talking about three or four sequels… I’m talking about many, many sequels – almost twenty!
I’d rush out to buy every book – or pre-order them so I could read them right away – hoping that this book would be the one in which our heroine would tell the loser boyfriend to “take a hike” and commit to the “almost perfect” boyfriend.
But it never happened – ever.
And to be honest, there were too many mistakes in the stories… the author didn’t pay attention to details, such as the car the main character drove, or her friends, her goals or even her future.
And she never – ever – learned from her mistakes. In every book, she’s made several mistakes, almost getting herself killed. Next book… more mistakes. Again and again.
So you can just imagine how ticked I was to find a funny, romantic story about someone who bakes! And I’m looking forward to reading a delightful, new tale of baking and romance.
Kat is stuck baking plain old vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry cupcakes. No German chocolate. No dark chocolate. No lemon. She certainly finds a little variety in her life when her best friend Lucas signs her up for a baking competition.
This is the first book I’ve read by Betsy… and I can’t wait to read more by this wonderful author!
You can read more reviews and more about the book on Goodreads HERE
You can find more about Betsy… HERE
God bless you!
© Donna J. Mynatt 2014