All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes

All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes
by Betsy St. Amant
Retail Price $12.99
Amazon Price: $9.71

Book Description: 

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.


This was a sweet (pun intended) read that will entertain you and leave you with the “feel-good” warm fuzzies.  It not only kept me interested, but made me smile and laugh all the way through. While the romance was darling, I enjoyed the author portrayed the bake off, giving us a glimpse of what it is like to be in one of these contests.  All in all it was a quick, enjoyable read and great entertainment.

~Reviewed by Rosie B.