Friday, April 20, 2012

Sweet Stuff by Donna Kauffman

****4 stars Great Follow up in the cupcake series by Kauffman. Can't wait to read her next one but have to wait til fall. :(

Book Jacket Summary: Double Fudge. . .Toasted Coconut. . .Key Lime. . .Strawberry Cream. . . Every bite is a mouthful of heaven. And the women of the Cupcake Club are bringing their appetites . . . Riley Brown never imagined she would find her bliss on Georgia's quiet Sugarberry Island after years of Chicago's city life. With a new career and fantastic new friends, she's got it all--except for eligible men. But a gig staging a renovated beach house delivers a delicious treat--six feet of blue-eyed, gorgeous writer as delectable and Southern as pecan pie. Quinn Brannigan has come to Sugarberry to finish his latest novel in peace, and suddenly Riley has a taste for the bad boy author that no amount of mocha latte buttercream or lemon mousse will satisfy . . . Riley's friends are rooting for her to give in to her cravings and spice up her life, but it's Quinn who needs to learn that life's menu just might include love, in all its decadent, irresistible flavors. . .

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sugar Rush by Donna Kauffman

****4 stars
Donna Kauffman is always spinning a story you can wrap yourself in and adore and this series has proven a great start once again. I really liked the characters and the cooking as well. I don't look for fiction written on certain subjects like food, but found this book to be very appetizing. :)

P.S. I have already started the second book in this series and am eating it up "sweet Stuff"

Book Jacket Summary:
Devil's Food. . .Angel Cake. . .Red Velvet. . .Praline Crunch. . .Lemon Chiffon. . . How's a woman to choose?
Luckily, the members of the Cupcake Club are about to taste it all. . .
When baker extraordinaire Leilani Trusdale left the bustle of New York City for Georgia's sleepy Sugarberry Island, she didn't expect her past to follow. Yet suddenly, her former boss, Baxter Dunne, aka Chef Hot Cakes, the man who taught her everything pastry, wants to film his hit cooking show in her tiny cupcakery. The same Chef Hot Cakes whose molten chocolate brown eyes and sexy British accent made Lani's mouth water and her cheeks blush the color of raspberry filling--stirring all kinds of kitchen gossip, much of which Lani wished was true. . .
Lani's friends are convinced that this time around, Baxter is the missing ingredient in her recipe for happiness. But convincing Lani will be a job for Baxter himself. And he'll need more than black velvet frosting to sweeten the deal. . .

I Heart Vegas by Lindsey Kelk

*****5 stars
Absolutely love this series and anxiously await the next book, this one was not a disappointment. It holds up to the rest of the series. I actually told a friend that was looking for a good book, to read this. Next time I heard from her a week later, it was to tell me she was angry because in the last week in her spare time she devoured the book and ran her amazon account up on her kindle ;)
You can't go wrong with this series, but I suggest you start from the beginning.

Book Jacket Summary:
Angela Clark loves her life in New York. She a Brit who’s conquered the Big Apple. Unfortunately, she’s also a Brit who’s lost her job. And when, just a couple of weeks before Christmas, the immigration department gets wind of this, Angela needs to find a new job urgently. Or a husband. And she doesn’t think her boyfriend Alex will be keen.A girls’ weekend in Vegas with her best friend Jenny seems the perfect way to forget her troubles. From the minute they arrive Angela is swept up in a whirl of cocktails, outrageous outfits, late nights and brushes with the chapel of love. But rather than escaping trouble, Angela is up to her neck in it….But what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas – right?

A Walk in the Park by Jill Mansell

*** 3 stars
I truly love Jill Mansell. When I first found her as an author I went out and bought every book she wrote and read them back to back. Something about her books, you just chew through them and get completely wrapped up in the plot. With that being said I didn't feel this had the normal Mansell Mojo and it took me a bit longer to really get into. I liked it but just didn't have the normal intensity.

Book Jacket Summary:
A sweet, funny and romantic novel from the Sunday Times No. 1 bestseller. It's been a while, but Lara Carson's back in Bath and lives are set to change as a result. Because Lara left her family and boyfriend Flynn eighteen years ago without a word to anyone. Why has no one heard from her since? Her childhood best friend Evie is thrilled Lara's back and able to share her happiness. Evie's about to walk down the aisle with her dream man, Joel. Or so she thinks... Then there's Flynn Erskine, even more attractive now and stunned to see Lara again. The spark between them is as strong as ever, but how's Flynn going to react when he discovers the secret she's been keeping from him? Oh yes, there's a lot of catching up to be done...