Kiss My Cupcake by Helena Hunting
Forever | August 11, 2020
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.
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.