Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Book: All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes

 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.


This book was not what I expected.  For a large part I just kept wanting them to have a conversation about their relationship already.  But really, that's what is driving the story.   What happens when you are lost in your head and don't really know what the other person is thinking?  Lots of hijinks along the way!

The premise of a reality TV show was a fun one.  I can't even imagine how nerve wracking it would be to go on one of those cooking shows blind and then be told what you have to cook and with a time limit!

And finally, what do you do when your life feels like it's not in your own control anymore?  Hmmm, that applies in real life too!

I enjoyed this book for very different reasons that I normally enjoy chic lit.  It was a good one.


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Betsy St. Amant lives in Louisiana with her young daughter and has a heart for sharing the amazing news of God's grace through her novels. A freelance journalist, Betsy is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. When she's not reading, writing, or singing along to a Disney soundtrack with her daughter, Betsy enjoys inspirational speaking and teaching on the craft of writing.

Betsy St. Amant All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes

I received this book from LitFuse Publicity in exchange for my fair and honest review.

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