Saturday, January 16, 2021

Kiss My Cupcake

 


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. -excerpt from Goodreads.

Kiss My Cupcake by Helena Hunting portrays a strong female character that is capable without the help or support of her family, she does not let people climb over her head and is confident in her way of things. I would say the book starts off with good chemistry between the Blaire and Ronan. Although it started as a nemesis thing but eventually it turned into something meaningful. Their encounters and the swap in both point of views makes this more enjoyable as you get a taste of both side of the story. I would say this book is fairly creative for the author in thinking of events for the chapters. I absolutely love the different chapter titles, I think this is the author's signature in writing. You definitely get laughs from some of the social media postings as well as the clashes of the characters.


As for the sexy parts, this book was more toned down compared to Meet Cute and in a way it let the characters develop a relationship slowly instead of the typical instant attraction that is acted upon. I loved that both of them got to know each other slowly before intimacy happened. Swoon worthy moments are proabably a lot less because of the personality of Blaire, she is one tough person, not a damsel in distress that needs saving. There isn't much growth to the characters themselves but more of realization and discovering something of value for themselves. 

Overall, this book is a quick read because of the breezy timeline and funny moments. It's a page turner just because the plot lines were simple and you do not need to think or ponder on anything. I would have prefer a little bit more of sexy times and teasing of the characters but nonetheless it was still entertaining and managed to keep my attention for a good 3 days. I gave it 4 out of 5 stars in Goodreads.

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