New Release Review | Kiss My Cupcake by Helena Hunting

Kiss My CupcakeKiss My Cupcake by Helena Hunting
Contemporary Romance
Forever | August 11, 2020

About the Book:

Blaire Calloway has planned every Instagram-worthy moment of her cupcake and cocktails shop launch down to the tiniest detail. What she didn’t plan on? Ronan Knight and his old-school sports bar next door opening on the very same day. He may be super swoony, but Blaire hasn’t spent years obsessing over buttercream and bourbon to have him ruin her chance at success.

From axe throwing (his place) to frosting contests (hers), Blaire and Ronan are constantly trying to one-up each other in a battle to win new customers. But with every clash, there’s also an undeniable chemistry. When an even bigger threat to their business comes to town, they’re forced to call a temporary time-out on their own war and work together. And the more time Blaire spends getting to know the real Ronan, the more she wonders if it’s possible to have her cupcake and eat it too.

As two neighborhood shop owners battle for business, they prove opposites attract in this outrageously funny romantic comedy from the USA Today bestselling author of Meet Cute.


Kiss My Cupcake was so cute!

So, true story, the few Helena Hunting books I’d read previously were only so-so. The comedy was over the top, and the heroes were too typical frat boy. Nothing felt original.

None of that was true while I read this one.

Blaire was such an original. I loved her retro 50’s dresses and hair. I loved her kitten heels. I loved how fiery she was, and how driven. She was the kind of heroine you can look to for inspiration. Ronan was the sexy hipster lumbersexual that’s so “in” right now. It’s in style, and it’s also my style.

Yummy yummy.

I also loved the restaurant/bar setting. It’s not my thing in the real world, but right now I’m all about getting out of MY world anyway. The idea’s for both Buttercream and Bourbon and for A Knight Cap were so fantastic, it made me wish they existed in my town. I promise you, my husband is dying for a Bacon Bourbon and Maple Cupcake. If there isn’t a bakery around that’s making them, there should be.

I was invested, for sure. Then, around 70% it did start to feel a little tedious. It didn’t help when I could sense the blowup coming a mile away. What did help was when it didn’t end up happening! The ending was wonderfully unexpected. It was happy. It was sweet. It was selfless.

All of my favorite parts of a damn good romance novel. Methinks, maybe, I should try some of her others.


About Birdie

Don’t look for her in any bar, club, crazy raging party, or anywhere there may be a large gathering of strangers. She’s more likely to be found tucked into the corner of the couch watching one of her favorite shows, or preferably under a comforter with her current novel.

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