Love and Cupcakes
written by Susan Bishop Crispell
published by Swoon Romance
Why did I pick this book: I participated in the blog tour hosted by AToMR Tours. (I received an advanced copy of this book for review purposes.)
Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. It was sweet (no pun intended), romantic, light.
Jaclyn and Graham own Crumbs, a cupcake shop in their hometown. These two childhood friends are making a name for themselves and trying to figure out their feelings for each other. Jack has a unique ability that helps her run the cupcakery and keep her customers happy. Graham is an excellent baker, loves to keep Jack happy, and can’t remember the first time they touched. That is the key to figuring out if he should go for her despite her brother’s (Graham’s best friend) feelings on the matter.
This is a great hook and makes for a fun story. You want these two to get together. The tension is palpable. The attraction is obvious. The other story line was interesting as well. Jack’s little sister, Harper, shows up unexpectedly and with a few secrets of her own. I hoped for a particular outcome. I liked most of the other characters, not all of them, but most of them.
While a lot of the book is predictable, that didn’t deter me from finishing it. I wanted to see how everything ended. However, I do wish the cover of the book was the cover of the magazine from the story. 😉 That sounded like an awesome picture!
Would I recommend it: I would recommend this book. It was a sweet, romantic read.
Will I read it again: I don’t think so.
About the book – from Goodreads: For Jaclyn “Jack” Pace, sensing what sweets people crave is as easy as breathing. But it’s not enough to keep her cupcake bakery in the black.
So, when her estranged sister Harper comes back to town with an affinity for making art out of icing—and a past full of secrets—she reluctantly gives Harper a job and a place to crash.
As their sisterly relationship begins to thaw, the one with her business partner Graham starts to heat up. Given the legend that says Hollingsworth men will recognize their soul mates at first touch, Jack’s always been resigned to the fact that she’s not his.
But when she starts sensing desires that are decidedly not dessert-related, it’ll take all of her magic to set things right with customers and make her own desires come true.
Love and Cupcakes is a delightfully sweet and sensual romance from Susan Bishop Crispell.
About the author: Susan Bishop Crispell is not one of those writers who’s been scribbling down stories since she could hold a pencil. She didn’t read constantly growing up (blasphemy!), and she can still be found in public without a book tucked into her purse (again with the blasphemy!).
She is, however, the kind of writer who lives for the imaginative spark that introduces her to a new character or story idea that pushes her to turn everyday life into something magical.
She lives and writes near Wilmington, NC.