Author: Susan Bishop Crispell
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Blog Tour Company: AToMR Tours
Source: ARC provided for exchange for an honest review from the author.
For Jaclyn “Jack” Pace, sensing what sweets people crave is as easy as breathing. But it’s not enough to keep her cupcake bakery in the black.
So, when her estranged sister Harper comes back to town with an affinity for making art out of icing—and a past full of secrets—she reluctantly gives Harper a job and a place to crash.
As their sisterly relationship begins to thaw, the one with her business partner Graham starts to heat up. Given the legend that says Hollingsworth men will recognize their soul mates at first touch, Jack’s always been resigned to the fact that she’s not his.
But when she starts sensing desires that are decidedly not dessert-related, it’ll take all of her magic to set things right with customers and make her own desires come true.
Love and Cupcakes is a delightfully sweet and sensual romance from Susan Bishop Crispell
Flirty Review: Three Lip Bites
The whole super sniffer Jack had would have been a cute touch if it was presented better. Crispell didn't really introduce it well to the reader, and it felt lackluster and didn't make much sense to the story. Really, the super sniffer could have been taken out altogether. It muddled down the story.
I don't want to harp on this book too bad. There are very good elements I liked. I really loved the overall plot. The whole thing of Jack struggling with her business while struggling with her love life and her family was a good mix. While I loved the sexual tension that Jack and Graham had, I didn't understand really why didn't they just get together. Graham's hangups with Jack's brother Hutton wasn't strong enough in my eyes to keep these two apart. Especially when in the story it seemed that Hutton was going to accept Graham being with Jack but then later shut Graham out by not talking to him. I was confused.
After reading Love and Cupcakes, I felt that this book needed another pair of eyes to help smooth out the story. There were too many questions, caps, left that I wanted answered: Like did Harper keep her baby or not. She spoke of getting having an abortion, but it wasn't really talked about after. Maybe I missed it. Or what was the real animosity the sisters really had? I didn't get that either. I think with a proper content edit Love and Cupcakes could be amazing. I love all the bones this story has, I just wanted a little more out of it.
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About The Author
She is, however, the kind of writer who lives for the imaginative spark that introduces her to a new character or story idea that pushes her to turn everyday life into something magical.
She lives and writes near Wilmington, NC.
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