Expected Publication: September 2, 2014
Format: via NetGalley
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.
Talk about a super sweet read! I loved this cute story all about sweets and love. Kat and Lucas are best friends who are both feeling each other yet they don’t know if the other one feels the same. Not wanting to mess up the friendship they both keep their feelings under wraps for the time being. Kat works at her aunt’s bakery but not fully working to her potential. She loves to explore and make quirky concoctions but her aunt is old school and believes in tradition baking. However Lucas knows she is wasting her time and talent is signs her up for a reality competition, knowing she is a shoe in to win. Little does he know if she wins it will force her to leave everything behind including him.
This is just the sweetest story I’ve read in a long time. It’s a quick read and I love the characters. Kat and Lucas are just the best; I love how they know each other so well and really truly care for each other. Their relationship feels so real and genuine. I love the whole will they or won’t they let their feeling take over. Sometimes it worth taking the chance and going for it you never know unless you try. That goes for both romance and life’s chances. I highly recommend satisfying your reading sweet tooth and indulging in this wonderful book.