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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

*[Blog Tour Review & Tour Wide Giveaway] Anything But Love (Cupcake Lovers #3) by Beth Ciotta

Anything But Love (Cupcake Lovers, #3)

For Reagan Deveraux, Sugar Creek, Vermont, and the Cupcake Lovers are a dream come true: A cozy little town where family and friends come before everything else. She’s never experienced anything like it—especially not growing up with her mother, a fickle, fame-hungry heiress. But Rae’s plan to hide out in anonymity for a year until she can claim her inheritance—and her independence—changes with one kiss from gorgeous pub owner Luke Monroe.


Luke’s charm is legendary, but he’s never been a one-woman man. Until Rae captures his attention, that is, and then disappears. With a little help from a friend, Luke tracks her down—and unearths secrets almost too wild to be true, as well as the fact that Rae lied to him, and to all of Sugar Creek. Luke’s not sure if he can forgive her, but he definitely can’t forget her, and when she returns to save the Cupcake Lovers from disaster, he knows it’s his chance to get the truth—and get the girl, this time for good…
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Length: 304 pages
Source: Borrowed
Available Formats: Print/E-book
Publication Date: October 1st 2013 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
I think I might just have found a new series for me to enjoy. Lots of you know that I'm not a big contemporary romance fan but I've been reading more books in the genre over the past year and this was one of the ones I enjoyed every part of.
Anything But Love is the third installment in the Cupcake Lovers series by author Beth Ciotta, though this was my first time reading a book in the series it already felt like I was coming home to old friends. I would say over all that this book could be read as a stand alone. However from what I've read about from people who have reviewed the book preceding this one is that certain events happened in book #2 that lead up to the events in this one but it didn't bother me at all.
I loved Rae and Luke though his snark too a little getting used to I was able to get over it eventually and I loved how the two of them seemed to fit together so well. That being said there were some obvious issues between them but I enjoyed seeing them come together. Apart from Luke and Rae though I enjoyed all the characters and what a cast of characters they were.
This book served to remind me of why I love small town romances so much. There was drama, heartwarming moments, moments where I wanted to slap the main characters for being a too stubborn, but mostly I loved the cozy laugh out loud moments the book offered. It was a feel good read with a realistic romance and I'm glad I finally gave this author a try and I'm looking forward to reading the first two books in the series soon.
I would recommend this to fans of small town romances, contemporary romances and romances that will make you feel something. I can see fans of Robyn Carr's Virgin River would love this book.

I read this book for the following reading challenges:
2013 150+ Reading Challenge

Really Liked It!
★★★★ 1/2

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  1. Thank you for the feature and for a review that warmed my heart. Beaming! :)

  2. Small town contemporaries are always a favorite with me, this sounds wonderful and I am so glad you enjoyed it.

  3. I love Robyn Carr's Virgin River novels, and the premise of this series is just charming! I'm definitely going to be on the lookout for these books -- especially since I have fond memories of summers in Vermont.

    Beth, is Sugar Creek based on a real town, and where in Vermont is it (or would it be, if it were real)?

  4. What made you think of Cupcake Lovers?


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