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
Lucas and Kat are friends. For years. You know -- easy relationship, lots of camaraderie. They can almost finish each other's sentences. Who wants to mess with that? The agony of knowing that Lucas is falling in love with Kat but doesn't want to tell her in case it wrecks their friendship and Kat is in love with Lucas but doesn't want to tell him in case it wrecks their friendship...oy...the tantalizing attraction zinging across every page. I was ready for them to kiss and declare undying love around page 18! What exquisite torture that it took nearly three hundred pages. Three hundred toe-curling, heart-palpitating pages.
I was an inanely blathering pile of mush by the end. Emotionally exhausted, with very few finger nails left and a permanent nervous twitch under my left eye. The lengths this reader will go to for a good book! And this book is more than good. It's if-you-don't-read-this-book-now-you-will-regret-it-the-rest-of-your-life good. I could say more. Wax poetic about complex characters, riveting plot, laugh out loud humour, emotional angst of every kind and a whole lot more but I'm not going to. Just. Read. The. Book. 'nuf said. :-)
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My thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group and Zondervan for my review copy of this book.