Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Review: All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes by Betsy St. Amant

Kat inspected rows of the same old cupcakes. They seemed to blink back at her, as if they knew she was capable of so much more.
The summary on NetGalley was vague, but I figured that I'd probably like it if it had anything to do with food.

In All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes, Kat has always felt stifled in her small town. When she is chosen to be part of a cooking reality show competition, thanks to her best friend Lucas, she realizes that this could be the opportunity she's been waiting for. As the competition progresses, however, things become a lot more complicated for Lucas and Kat. What does the future hold in store for her and will it include Lucas?

By the time I was finished with this book, I had mixed emotions. I started the book hating Kat because, she was so insecure, and liking Lucas, because he genuinely seemed to care. Near the end of the book, I liked Kat, because she had seemed to grow a backbone, and hated Lucas, because he was so freaking selfish! Had my husband tried to pull the stunt Lucas did, I would have been furious.

The ending also annoyed me at first because it all seemed too convenient and yet unlikely as well. Now that I've given it some thought, I guess that's really the only logical ending for this book. I'd give more details, but I don't want to post too many spoilers.

I did like the parts about the cupcake competition, though. It kind of reminds me of Cupcake Wars.

Thanks to NetGalley and Zondervan for the e-ARC. Publication date of All’s Fair in Love and Cupcakes is on September 2, 2014.


  1. The description of life as a reality show contestant seems believable.
  2. The food descriptions are mouthwatering.
  3. There is some potential here. 


  1. The characters can be infuriating sometimes. 


  1. You like Cupcake Wars.
  2. You are in love with your best friend.
  3. You believe in waiting for a sign from God regarding your personal relationships. 




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