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.
After reading a novella by this author I was excited for the chance to read one of her novels. Thankfully her writing continued to be great and this was a very sweet story.
Kat and Lucas were both great characters. And even though I occasionally wanted to smack them and make them aware of their feelings for each other I totally understood them not wanting to risk so many years of friendship. I thought is was so cute how they always seemed to know what the other was thinking, feeling, or needing.
The cupcake contest was a fun background for the story and it was fun to hear all the different cupcakes they created. Though I will warn you that you will crave cupcakes!
All in all this was a great read that I recommend if you enjoy a light, entertaining read!
Meet the Author
Betsy St. Amant lives in Louisiana with her young daughter and has a heart for sharing the amazing news of God's grace through her novels. A freelance journalist, Betsy is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. When she’s not reading, writing, or singing along to a Disney soundtrack with her daughter, Betsy enjoys inspirational speaking and teaching on the craft of writing. Visit her website at www.betsystamant.com Facebook: BetsySt.Amant Twitter: @betsystamant
I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
This book included a recipe for cupcakes in the back and it sounded relatively easy so I gave it a shot! They were pretty good though not as pretty as I hoped!
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