Book Review: Don’t Call me Cupcake

Don't Call Me Cupcake (The Holloway Girls, #1)Don’t Call Me Cupcake by Tara Sheets

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It’s not often that a house steals the show in a romance–or in any book–but that’s what happened in Sheets’s debut novel. I LOVED the house. I want the house.

Okay, enough about the house and back to the book….

Emma’s baked goods come with secret ingredients and the fun starts when she sells the wrong magic to Hunter, who winds up being her competitor. Enemies to lovers is one of my all-time-favorite tropes and Sheets handles it with some magic of her own!

This was a fun, romantic, page-turning book from beginning to end. I thought maybe the characters might be too “sweet” but Sheets delivers sweetness with humor and clever charm that keeps anyone from being saccharine. And let’s face it–Hunter is a hottie, so he can be as sweet as he wants…

I don’t usually read “paranormal” romances, or romances with magical elements, but I found this done so well I could actually believe in the power of Emma’s magical food.

In addition to the very amusing house there is Juliette, Emma’s sister, who gets center stage in the next book. I liked Juliette as much as Emma and can’t wait for her story.

One warning: Make sure you are well-armed with snacks before you start this book because you won’t want to put it down to go in search of baked goods!!!

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