Wednesday, September 17, 2014

# Alls Fair in Love and Cupcakes # baking

Book Review: All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes

Betsy St. Amant combines sweets, romance, and cooking wars and ties it all up in her new 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.

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.
Betsy is celebrating with a fun Kindle giveaway and a Love & Cupcakes Facebook party! One winner will receive:
  • A brand new Kindle
  • All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes by Betsy St. Amant
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 18th. Winner will be announced at the "Love & Cupcakes" Author Chat Party on 9/18. Betsy will be hosting a "sweet" book chat, giving away prizes, and answering questions from readers. She will also share an exclusive sneak peek at her next book project!

So grab your copy of All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes and join Betsy on the evening of September 18th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 18th!

While I really thought that I would love this book, I was felt feeling a bit flat after I finished it. It's been a few days now and I haven't quite figured out why that is. The writing was great, the characters were fun and getting a little behind the scenes into shows like Cupcake Wars was really cool but something just didn't come together for me with this one. Now that I think about it, I think it had to do with the character development. Kat's family dynamic is made to be a pretty big deal but the book doesn't really focus much on the interactions between family members. There are also mentions of her past relationship but it's also not really given any sort of focus. All in all, I'm dubbing this one a "sweet story" that is worth a read, but it's not going to make my top list this year.


I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this book. All thoughts, comments and opinions are my own.

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