Thursday, September 11, 2014

“Love & Cupcakes” Kindle Giveaway and Facebook Party from @BetsyStAmant!

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.

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MY REVIEW-This was my first full-size novel by Betsy St Amant that I have ever read. And I have to tell you, I AM HUNGRY FOR A CUPCAKE! The recipes and all the baking Kat does has me drooling. I am so glad that Betsy included a recipe in the back for the Raspberry Lemonade Torte Cupcakes. Definitely going to be trying these out:)

The whole plot for this story was a good one. Two people who have known each other forever, best of friends, but they both want more and are afraid to bring it up or it will get weird. Kat is a baker in her aunt's cupcake shop but wants more from her life. She is a jazzy baker, always experimenting with new concoctions and most of the people love it. But her family doesn't see the use in going outside the lines of plain ole vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. The team coach is Lucas. He also happens to be her best coach and he thinks the world of her. Always there to encourage her and help eat her new cupcakes. But when he signs her up for a baking contest without telling her, things go from good to bad. He doesn't want her out of his life but he wants to encourage her to live out her dreams. And she thinks he is pushing her away from him.

The book is overflowing with lessons and teaching all wrapped up and mixed in so sweetly you don't even realize it until it is over. I really fell in love with Lucas. His life hasn't been a joy ride and what he sees as helping Kat often sees as controlling. I think they both learned and grew together. There was one spot that I felt pushed the boundaries a little when Kat and Lucas are in a hotel room. Nothing happens but it almost does, and I felt this could have been changed a little bit. One of those kissing moments that leads to more. Darren and his text messages were a great addition to the book. He is smart and has a lot of wisdom. Overall a good book that I was immediately pulled into. Wonderful story!


Don't miss Betsy St. Amant's latest fiction release, All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes. A "sweet" tale of two best friends and the choices they make between dreams and a possible "sure thing," St. Amant's novel is sure to satisfy your romantic-fiction craving.


Betsy is celebrating with a fun Kindle giveaway and a Love & Cupcakes Facebook party!
One winner will receive:

  • A brand new Kindle

  • All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes by Betsy St. Amant

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on September 18th. Winner will be announced at the "Love & Cupcakes" Author Chat Party on 9/18. Betsy will be hosting a "sweet" book chat, giving away prizes, and answering questions from readers. She will also share an exclusive sneak peek at her next book project!

So grab your copy of All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes and join Betsy on the evening of September 18th for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book, don't let that stop you from coming!)

Don't miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 18th!

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

1 comment:

Kristie said...

This sounds like a good read! Thanks for the honest review. I have never read this author before but I really love Christian fiction. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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