Sunday, June 29, 2014

Giveaway & Review ~ IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE, A Cupcake Lovers Series Romance by Beth Ciotta



Sugar Creek, Vermont, is a world away from Los Angeles for high-powered, media-obsessed Harper Day. When she took the job doing publicity for the Cupcake Lovers, she never expected to be won over by the town’s old-fashioned charms. But that was before she moved into the Victorian vacation home of her dreams and fell in with a man whose good looks and irresistible ways are anything but small-town…


Sam McCloud is a widowed father of two. He and bossy, big-city Harper appear to have nothing in common… though the attraction they feel toward one another cannot be denied. But will their romance last longer than the day’s headlines? There’s more to Harper than meets the eye, and as it turns out, she needs to get married—fast. Little does Harper know that family-man Sam will do whatever it takes to keep her in Sugar Creek—even if that means taking matters into his own hands. And never letting her go…in the fourth novel in the Cupcake Lovers series, In the Mood For Love.

In the Mood for Love

By: Beth Ciotta

St. Martin’s Press

Releasing July 1st, 2014

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Author Bio

Storytelling comes naturally to award-winning author Beth Ciotta. Dubbed "fun and sexy" by Publisher's Weekly, Beth specializes in contemporary, historical, steampunk, and paranormal romantic fiction.

Beth lives in NJ with her husband, two zany dogs, and a crazy cat. A retired professional performer, Beth now pours her artistic passion into her writing. To learn more about her colorful life, visit her website at

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My Thoughts:

This was a sweet romance with some spice added in! It was a great stand alone book. I haven't read the previous books and had no problem reading this one. :D

The characters were very likable. I especially liked Daisy. Oh My Gosh she was such a hoot!

The setting was a small town and the book centered around a group who made Cupcakes for Soldiers, especially Sam a widowed former military man who could make cupcakes like you wouldn't believe and the publicist, Harper.

Harper had recently been involved in a brutal act of violence in a public place and was now terrified of public places. In addition, she had a vindictive man gunning for her. She lost her mojo and turned to Sam for comfort.

Sam was looking for a replacement for his wife but all of the women that he dated just didn't feel right. He and Harper had had a hot and heavy fling and he just couldn't get her out of his mind even though what they shared was sex only. Too bad she wasn't mother material.

They start spending more time together and he sees her in a different light.

At the end there are some delicious sounding cupcake recipes too! 

I received an ecopy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I thought it was a sweet read in more ways then one. The characters were sassy and very family oriented which I love. The plot had plenty of twists, some mystery, romance, and some smexy texts. ;-)

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  1. oki second try ( internet hates me at the momeent it seems)

    i wanted to say that since it sound cute and works as a stand alone ( and the fact you enjoyed it) i can only add it to my list^^, it's the minimum

    i do wonder if you are tempted ( or have lready tried) to try the cupcake recipe Brenda^^

    1. Tempted but I don't have time at the moment. Not to mention it is so hot and humid here that I wouldn't want to turn on the oven.

      I will have to try the recipes eventually though. They sound so yummy!.

      Are you having trouble posting comments on other blogs too or just here?

    2. oki i was going to say that it's not bothering me too much because niot too frequent but it just did it again and it's a little frustrating.
      i don't know it's like the system doesn't remember me so when i click on publish i simply see the page without my comment and i have to retype it but by then it's well written "reply as miki"

      don't worry though it doesn't ( didn't) happen every day, just some times to make me check my orthograph^^

    3. oh by the way not it's bot the only place so don't worry ( the other one is on wordpress though)

    4. I tried to find a solution to the missing emails on the forum. Apparently, lots of people are suffering from the same problems and as usual Blogger/Google, isn't offering any solutions.

      I'll keep trying to get a solution and I'm sorry for all of the hassle!

  2. Thank you for hosting and also for the lovely review! Starting my day with a smile!

  3. I love cupcakes of all flavors but I guess my favorite would be red velvet.

  4. I love chocolate and red velvet =)

  5. This book sounds great!! I can't wait to read it!! My favorite flavor cupcake is strawberry! :)

  6. This does sound really cute. And I love reading books that have recipes in them. Especially cupcakes. ;) LOL