Release Day Review: When Only Cupcakes Will Do by Daisy James

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Title: When Only Cupcakes Will Do
Author: Daisy James
Genre: M/F Romance, Chick Lit
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication Date: August 4th 2016
Find It Here: Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes & Noble

The delightfully heartwarming romantic comedy from Daisy James!
When life gives you lemons, make lemon drizzle cupcakes…

Lucie thought that proposing to her boyfriend in Tiffany’s would be the best day of her life. Until he said no. In just a few seconds, her whole world is turned upside-down! And when she accidentally switches cocoa powder for chilli powder at work, she finds herself out of a job, too…

Baking has always made life better in the past, but can Lucie really bake her way to happiness? Starting her own company, selling cupcakes out of an old ice cream van might just be the second chance that Lucie needs!

Of course, she never expected to find love along the way…

My Rating:
3 and a half out of 5 stars

My Review:
This is the first book I've read by Daisy James and I really enjoyed it. I will say that reading this book gave me an insatiable craving for cupcakes, so consider yourself warned: You may gain weight while reading this book. (just kidding!)

After Lucie's boyfriend turns down her wedding proposal, she loses her job, and becomes a social media sensation (and not in a good way); she is left feeling a little lost. After some soul searching she decides to create her own cupcake business. Her business sounded like it would be so much fun. For being a shorter story, I thought this one was dragging in a few places, but that could just be me.

Lucie has a real passion for baking and you really feel how much she loves it by the way she talks about it. At the beginning of the story she is a bit of a neat freak and thought she had her whole life planned out. I found Lucie to be a little frustrating at times, to be honest. She was so fixated on Alex even though it was abundantly clear that he didn't care about her at all. It got to be tiring.

I really loved Ed! He got Lucie to be a little more adventurous and to chase her dreams instead of settling. You could definitely feel the chemistry between the two of them, but this one is a "clean" romance, so no explicit scenes.

** I received an ARC of this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. **

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