I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Donna Kauffman
Released: October 30, 2012
Series: Cupcake Club #3
Published by Brava
All that thought and emotion sharing was just too much for my English sensibilities ~ Under the Covers
Kit Bellamy has come to Sugarberry Island to start a new life after the business she loved was sold from under her. Still reeling her life crumbling beneath her, she hopes her new job and life on Sugarberry Island will be just what she needs. What she didn’t expect to find was Morgan Westlake. Morgan is now the sole guardian to his niece Lilly after his brother and wife dies a year ago, coming to Sugarberry Island he plans on making a new start away from his overbearing and cold family, what he didn’t expect was Kit Bellamy.
I made the fatal mistake of being attracted to a book because of its cover and title. One because yellow (and green) are my favourite colours and two it mentioned cupcakes and who doesn’t love a cupcake? Unfortunately this book just wasn’t for me, I found myself more interested in reading the recipes at the back of the book (which sound delicious and I fully plan on trying out!) than I was in the book itself.
What I didn’t like most about this book was the weird way in which the characters, especially Kit and Morgan spoke to each other, it just seemed so…unrealistic, and coming from a gal who likes romance heavy on the werewolves that is saying something. I found it more feasible that a sexy bloke will start sprouting fangs and a bit of extra hair then a he would constantly want to talk about his feelings. Every conversation would start with an update on their emotional state and inevitably someones eyes would start going “shimmery”… I mean really? Who lives like that? All that thought and emotion sharing was just too much for my English sensibilities.
But there were good points, it had a quirky and eccentric cast of secondary characters who made me chuckle and Lilly, Morgan’s niece, was disgustingly cute and I loved her fascination with the sea turtles.
This book just wasn’t really for me, although the romance was kind of sweet I found it a little boring and by the end I found I was reading to get to the end, rather then because I enjoyed it.
*Review copy provided by publisher
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Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?