Review: Babycakes by Donna Kauffman

Posted January 19, 2013 by Suzanne in Reviews / 6 Comments

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Review: Babycakes by Donna Kauffman
Babycakes
by Donna Kauffman

2 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: October 30, 2012
Series: Cupcake Club #3
Published by Brava
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback
 

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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About Donna Kauffman

USA Today bestselling author of the Cupcake Club Romance series (and brand new Bachelors of Blueberry Cove series!), DONNA KAUFFMAN has seen her books reviewed in venues ranging from Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal to Entertainment Weekly and Cosmopolitan. She lives just outside of DC in the lovely Virginia countryside, where she is presently trying to makeover her newly empty nest into something that doesn’t have to accommodate piles of sports equipment falling out of her coat closet (okay, out of every closet...and under every bed....), size 13 cleats and sweaty uniforms cluttering her foyer (and stairwell, and laundry room, and...), and a kitchen that should have come with a traffic light. And a pantry monitor. (Anyone with a clever idea on how to repurpose lacrosse sticks into matching reading lamps, she’s all ears!) When she’s not stripping paint, varnishing an old auction house find, or trying to avoid bodily injury with her latest power tool purchase, she loves to hear from readers!

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

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?
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Those cupcakes look delish…too bad the book didn’t match up to it’s pretty cover

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Maria D.

Thanks for the review

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Thanks Suz for the review.

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I agree. I just read all three in the series and felt the way about all of them. Slow, kind of boring and nothing new. Lack of chemistry between the heroes and heroines. The one positive was that they didn’t fall into each others arms/bed. All were kind of burned and they had to get over that before they could enter into the relationship.

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Yeah, that’s exactly what I thought, it kept telling me they had this great chemistry but with all the completely unrealistic over analyzing they were doing any chemistry seemed to be completely destroyed. I think I may have to give the rest of the series a miss!

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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Sorry you didn’t like the book. We recently did a review on our website, More Than A Review, too, as well as an interview with Donna.

You should come stop by! Our website is a user book review website that’s about helping rate books on content you wouldn’t want to read, like a heads-up from a friend. The website is http://www.morethanareview.com.