I received a free copy for my honest review.
About the Book:
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.
About the Author:
I’ve been avoiding these light, fluffy books from Christian publishers this year as I’m sure anyone who follows my reading has noticed. They all started reading the same. But I got sucked in by the cupcakes. I had hoped for more baking than I found but it wasn’t a total loss.
The main characters are stuck in a classic does she/does he kind of relationship. Kat has been burned by a past boyfriend so she is reluctant to trust again. Lucas has been in love with Kat for as long as he has known her but doesn’t want to risk their friendship. They think. A lot. About how much they love the other but they never talk to each other about their feelings.
To show his love and support Lucas signs Kat up for Cupcake Combat – he believes in her baking abilities even if no one else around her does. Kat suffers from a lot of self doubt too. She needs a baking assistant and she chooses Lucas to accompany her to LA for the taping. Will she win and will winning bring her the freedom she so desires?
This was an adequate read. Nothing ground breaking or new. The cupcake angle was interesting for the few chapters that showcased the taping of the Cupcake Wars knockoff show. The two main characters were somewhat immature for their ages if you ask me – but I suspect that my generation was very different from the young people of today – boy do I sound old! The book ended happily ever after as you would expect but all in a rush and a roar. It left a bit hanging and I was a touch confused.
You can purchase All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes on Amazon.com
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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