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.”
UPS: This book was written with excellent detail and amazing characters. The story was well thought out and I enjoyed reading about Kat and Lucas, cheering for them all throughout the book. Another bonus was that the very cupcake that had my mouth watering for in the book, has the recipe in the back of the book(!), cannot wait to try it!
DOWNS: However, I did find Kat and Lucas, and their friendship/relationship, kind of repetitive, and it bothered me that they would just assume what the other was thinking and never talking, especially since they were supposed to have been best friends since high school and supposedly told each other everything. There were also a few kisses (not necessarily “downs, but need to mentioned) and some conflict among other bakers that lead to nasty decisions.
OVERALL: I give All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes 4 out of 5 stars and I do recommend it to people who enjoy contemporary romance 🙂
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