Thank you so much to NetGalley and Forever for granting my wish and letting me read an ARC of Kiss My Cupcake early! I loved Meet Cute by Helena Hunting, so I was really excited to read this one (especially since it’s about one of my favorite tropes- enemies to lovers)! I definitely wasn’t disappointed- this was such a cute book and I loved every minute of it! Kiss My Cupcake comes out today, so make sure you run and grab it!
Kiss My Cupcake 5/5 Stars
Summary from Goodreads: Blaire Calloway has planned every Instagram-worthy moment of her cupcake and cocktails shop launch down to the tiniest detail. What she didn’t plan on? Ronan Knight and his old-school sports bar next door opening on the very same day. He may be super swoony, but Blaire hasn’t spent years obsessing over buttercream and bourbon to have him ruin her chance at success.
From axe throwing (his place) to frosting contests (hers), Blaire and Ronan are constantly trying to one-up each other in a battle to win new customers. But with every clash, there’s also an undeniable chemistry. When an even bigger threat to their business comes to town, they’re forced to call a temporary time-out on their own war and work together. And the more time Blaire spends getting to know the real Ronan, the more she wonders if it’s possible to have her cupcake and eat it too.
This book was so much fun and so freaking cute! I read it in less than a day (I couldn’t put it down once I started). I loved Blaire and Ronan and the interplay between them. There used to be an adorable little cupcake shop near my college that reminds me of Buttercream and Booze and I wish I had a sports bar like the Knight Cap to frequent (I love axe throwing). Their relationship seemed to move pretty quickly, but when I look back at it, maybe it wasn’t that fast because they saw each other daily because of work. I loved Ronan’s family and Blaire’s was interesting to say the least… Hunting created a great set of main characters and supporting characters and reading about them was super fun! I never really thought about the impact of large chains on small local businesses- like I knew they were detrimental and I knew they took away clientele, but it never really hit me how bad they were until this book talked about them- makes me want to go eat at my taco truck and my local coffee shops more. Overall, I highly recommend Kiss My Cupcake for all the fun reading you could ever want!