Babycakes (Cupcake Club, #3) by Donna Kauffman
Series: Cupcake Club #3
Publisher: Kensington Books
Publication Date: October 30th 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Molten Chocolate…Cinnamon Spice…Gingerbread…Old-Fashioned Vanilla…You can’t stop at just one.
And the women of the Cupcake Club love to indulge…
Kit Bellamy was raised on pie. Mamie Sue’s Peanut Pies, to be exact, the family company her scheming brother-in-law sold out from under her. Now Kit needs a new recipe for her life—and sleepy Sugarberry Island is the first ingredient. Running mail-order cupcake business Babycakes is a chance to get her baking on again—until she meets tall, dark, and adorable lawyer Morgan Westlake. New to the island to raise his goddaughter, he’s as mouthwatering as any of Kit’s creations. It’s just her luck that he’s the spawn of the very law firm that helped crush her dreams…
Fortunately, Kit’s new friends can assure her that Morgan is no typical Westlake—and that even lawyers, not to mention single dads, need romance. If Kit can just be persuaded to follow her appetite—and set another place at her holiday table—her sweetest dreams just might come true…
This was a really quick read for me. It was light and fluffy and didn’t take itself too seriously which I appreciated. This was a straight up contemporary romance and from time to time, I eat these up.
This book follows Morgan Westlake and Kit Bellamy toward their happy ending. Kit has moved to Sugarberry Island to start fresh. She’s heartbroken because she lost her family pie making business and she’s looking for something to fill up all of the time that she’s got on her hands now that she doesn’t have a company to run. She’s still in that once burned, twice shy stage and coming to Sugarberry is starting to look like a good decision.
She’s overlooking the new addition to Lani’s (from Sugar Rush) new cupcake shop called Babycakes and she’s baking a whole lot of cupcakes which is a nice change from baking pies. After no time at all, Kit is starting to make a home for herself there on Sugarberry and when Morgan and his niece Lilly come into her life, more changes are to come for Kit.
The story was cute and cuddly and all kinds of cute but it was really slow in the beginning. It took me far too long to come to care for Morgan and Kit and even little Lilly. A lot longer than it did for everyone to warm up to Kit at the bakery.
The romance between Morgan and Kit was cute but there were times when Kit’s indecision made me want to pop her a good one in her head. It was more than apparent that Morgan was nothing like his family and while I understood her reservations in the beginning, the longer she held out from Morgan, the more I wanted to kick her in the shins. I was really glad when she let go of all of her insecurities and let Morgan love her. When that happened, they turned back into a cute couple.
This was a short and sweet romance with a colorful cast of characters that I was happy to get to know. Even though it was slow to pick up, I enjoyed the story and the romance. I’m not at all mad that I picked this one up for review. I recommend this book to those that are fans of the series (Cupcake Club) and fans of the author’s work.
Grade: 3 out of 5