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---her---is suddenly in danger of slipping away.
The bright lights of reality cooking wars and the chance at a successful career dazzle Kat's senses and Lucas is faced with a difficult choice: help his friend achieve her dreams . . . or sabotage her chances to keep her in Louisiana.
Betsy St. Amant's new book, "All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes" is as light and fluffy as Kat's Raspberry Lemonade cupcakes. This is a simple read that I was able to whip through in about a day. If you're looking for a sweet little love story then this book fits the recipe. Personally I found the book a little vanilla, with about as much creativity as a pre-packaged cupcake. While the characters are likeable enough, it was the same-old story of best friends who fall in love and are too afraid to tell one another for fear it will mess everything up. So instead, we spend the whole book listening to their insecurities as they over-analyze every word, look, and gesture from the other. I just wanted to shake Lucas and tell him to man-up already and tell her how you feel! It ends exactly how you would expect, with everything wrapped up as nice and neat as a white bakery box.
I tend to be pretty hard on books and it takes a lot to impress me so be sure to check out other reviews, here, from bloggers who loved the book!
Don't miss Betsy St. Amant's latest fiction release, All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes. A "sweet" tale of two best friends and the choices they make between dreams and a possible "sure thing," St. Amant's novel is sure to satisfy your romantic-fiction craving.
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