Book Review: All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes by Betsy St. Amant

Posted April 23, 2015 by love2dazzle in Fiction, Reviews / 0 Comments

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Book Review: All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes by Betsy St. AmantAll's Fair in Love and Cupcakes by Betsy St. Amant
Published by Zondervan on September 2nd 2014
Genres: Love & Romance, Romance
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher on NetGallery
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two-half-stars

Kat inspected rows of the same old cupcakes. They seemed to blink back at her, as if they knew she was capable of so much more.

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."

“All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes” by Betsy St. Amant did not live up to my expectations at all. Kat is our main character and she has no confidence in herself. Kat works at her aunt’s cupcake shop and dreams of one day owning her own cupcake shop. In the beginning the lack of confidence made Kat relatable but as the story wen on it was hard to relate to Kat because she became very annoying in the story.

Lucas has been best friends with Kat since middle school and he has always had a crush on her. Lucas already has marriage and babies on his mind way before the reader ever gets a chance to know him as a character and cheer for him to be with Kat. It is almost like butting into the middle of the story.

This story was really hard to get into because it seemed like the reader was more in the characters head rather than watching them interact together. This plot and story was pretty decent it was just how the story was written that irritated me to no end. It was just hard to get into a story where the characters interacted as little as possible.

two-half-stars

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Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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