Thursday, February 19, 2015

Short & Sweet Review: Anything But Love by Beth Ciotta

Title: Anything But Love   
Author: Beth Ciotta    
Series: Cupcake Lovers, #3      
Published: October 2013, St. Martin's Press 
Format: E-book, 304 pages   
Source: Personal copy  


For Reagan Deveraux, Sugar Creek, Vermont, and the Cupcake Lovers are a dream come true: A cozy little town where family and friends come before everything else. She’s never experienced anything like it—especially not growing up with her mother, a fickle, fame-hungry heiress. But Rae’s plan to hide out in anonymity for a year until she can claim her inheritance—and her independence—changes with one kiss from gorgeous pub owner Luke Monroe.


Luke’s charm is legendary, but he’s never been a one-woman man. Until Rae captures his attention, that is, and then disappears. With a little help from a friend, Luke tracks her down—and unearths secrets almost too wild to be true, as well as the fact that Rae lied to him, and to all of Sugar Creek. Luke’s not sure if he can forgive her, but he definitely can’t forget her, and when she returns to save the Cupcake Lovers from disaster, he knows it’s his chance to get the truth—and get the girl, this time for good…
***Short & Sweet Reviews are short, quick reviews. These will mainly be used for series books where I have already done full reviews on some of the earlier books or for books that I feel will suffice with a quick review. These will not be used for review requests or blog tours.

My thoughts: I've said this before, but I'll say it again...I adore this series. I love the characters, I love the small-town setting and I love the romance. I also love all the cupcake recipes included at the back of the book!

Without a doubt, the romance in this book is my favorite so far in this series. I loved Luke and Rae's journey to their HEA, which was actually foreshadowed in the previous book, The Trouble With Love. But, it's here in this book that we see them really connect and start their romance. The problem is that each is not without their own personal demons and secrets.

In addition to Luke and Rae's story, we also get updates on the other residents of Sugar Creek. The Cupcake Lovers need help with their recipe book and the daycare center also needs saving. Who ends up coming to the rescue is quite surprising! And, the next romance is set up for the last book of this series - oh how bummed I am that this series is coming to an end with only one more book left to read.

Books in this series:

    1.  Fool for Love
    2.  The Trouble With Love
    3.  Anything But Love

    3.5  Some Kind of Wonderful
    4.  In the Mood for Love


1 comment

  1. I haven't read anything by Beth Ciotta and I think every time I read one of your reviews I must do so.


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