Kiss My Cupcake by Helena Hunting
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.
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.
I haven’t read any of her other books, but this sounds so cute!
It really was! I was hesitant at first, but since it was a Netgalley Wish Granted, I had to read it. I’m so glad I did.
I still need to read it 😳, glad you enjoyed it, I’m looking forward to it.
~ Corina | The Brown Eyed Bookworm
It was very cute. 🙂
Oooh, I’m waiting for my copy of this to arrive!! So exciting!!
I can recommend Meet Cute by Hunting as well. It was better than I thought it would be 💕
It sounds like that’s how we generally feel. “Better than I thought it would be.” That’s exactly how I felt about Kiss My Cupcake. I’ll check out Meet Cute. 🙂
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