A “deliciously sexy” series debut from the USA Today bestselling author of the Blue Hollow Falls romances—recipes included! (Carly Phillips, New York Times bestselling author).
Devil’s Food . . . Angel Cake . . . Red Velvet . . . Praline Crunch . . . Lemon Chiffon . . .
How's a woman to choose?
Luckily, the members of the Cupcake Club are about to taste it all . . .
When baker extraordinaire Leilani Trusdale left the bustle of New York City for Georgia’s sleepy Sugarberry Island, she didn’t expect her past to follow. Yet suddenly, her former boss, Baxter Dunne, aka Chef Hot Cakes, the man who taught her everything pastry, wants to film his hit cooking show in her tiny cupcakery. The same Chef Hot Cakes whose molten chocolate brown eyes and sexy British accent made Lani’s mouth water and her cheeks blush the color of raspberry filling—stirring all kinds of kitchen gossip, much of which Lani wished was true . . .
Lani’s friends are convinced that this time around, Baxter is the missing ingredient in her recipe for happiness. But convincing Lani will be a job for Baxter himself. And he’ll need more than black velvet frosting to sweeten the deal . . .
“As sweet and adorable as its namesake treat.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Like a rich chocolate ganache . . . Delightful.”—RT Book Reviews (4 STARS)
“A fun, foodie romance that made me smile. Perfectly whipped and fluffy for a nice escape.”—Caffeinated Book Reviewer
The opening novel of Kauffmann's Cupcake Club series is as sweet and adorable as its namesake treat. Leilani Trusdale spends 10 years training with charming but tough chef Baxter "Hot Cakes" Dunne, taking over his New York City pastry shop when he leaves to host a cooking show. When she finally escapes the city to open a cupcake shop in her father's tiny hometown of Sugarberry Island, Ga., Baxter turns up, natch, to start his show's traveling season, with a secondary agenda of romancing Leilani. The tension leads Leilani to revive her old bake therapy sessions with her best friend, Charlotte, adding Leilani's quiet new assistant and a lovable town gossip to lend support, share opinions, and add sugar as members of the Cupcake Club. The ladies of Sugarberry will be delightful companions to look forward to in future stories, and readers can bake along with the included cupcake recipes.