As two neighborhood shop owners battle for business, they prove opposites attract in this outrageously funny romantic comedy from the USA Today bestselling author of Meet Cute.
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.
Published: August 2020
✨ I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ✨
This story was so cute! I loved Blaire and Ronan!
Blaire’s dream of opening her own cupcake shop and bar is becoming a reality, Buttercream and Booze is day’s away from opening and everything going smoothly until she realises that The Knight Cap (AKA the bar next door) is reopening on the exact same day!
I should warn you that during the reading of this book you will get cupcake cravings, some of Blaire’s creations sound sooo damn good! I’d love some of the recipes! The story was lovely, the competition between Blaire and Ronan has some hilarious moments, but it’s when they start working together that the magic happens – they make a formidable team.
The romance is slow at first so if like me you’re a fan of slow-burn you’ll enjoy the build-up. I thought their chemistry was spot on. I like that that both had their own individual quirks, from Blairs floaty dress to Ronan’s shirts.
In a nutshell…
Sweet love story that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
My Rating: 4/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟
About Helen Hunting
NYT and USA Today Bestselling author, Helena Hunting lives outside of Toronto with her amazing family and her two awesome cats, who think the best place to sleep is her keyboard. Helena writes everything from contemporary romance with all the feels to romantic comedies that will have you laughing until you cry.