Blaire Calloway has spent her life in the shadows of her family of famous chefs. When Blaire decides to open a cocktail cafe/cupcake business, Buttercream and Booze, she intends to make it completely on her own. Imagine Blaire's surprise when she finds out her new business neighbor is re-opening a bar, The Knight Cap, right next to hers on the same day! Enter Ronan Knight....the frustrating, irritating and gorgeous neighbor. When Blaire confronts Ronan the real fun begins. As these two keep one-upping the other, the sparks begin to fly. When a new business comes into the area that is threatening both of their businesses, Blaire and Ronan decide to work together to try and keep their customers coming in. Of course the more time these two spend together, the bigger the attraction grows until they finally cannot control themselves. Just when it looks like these two are getting their happy ending, another force comes into play and it makes Blaire start seeing green. In the end it all works out and Blaire and Ronan get their perfect happy ending. I just adored both Blaire and Ronan. Blaire was a fun, quirky woman who just really loved what she did. It was fun meeting her crazy, off the wall family. Ronan sounds like the perfect, handsome, thoughtful type of guy. I loved his relationship with his family too. The banter between Blaire and Ronan was such great laugh out loud moments. I loved all of the different cupcakes Blaire would make for Ronan and I loved how he just played along. Overall this was a perfect rom-com with awesome characters and a great story. I highly recommend this book!
4.5 Sweet & Swoony Stars! Kiss my Cupcake has the perfect recipe for a delicious enemies to lovers romcom! It is the perfect blend of light comedy, lots of sass and sizzling hot sexual tension and chemistry! Blaire is following her own sweet dreams apart from her family legacy of upscale dining. She is opening a small boutique bakery called Buttercream and Booze. Unfortunately right next door is an axe throwing, rock & roll bar that rattles her walls and her nerves. Things don't go well when she tries to get the owner, Ronan, to stop shaking her shop. She is not happy to be attracted to the flannel wearing, sexy bearded lumberjack, especially when he plays practical jokes on her. When a social media influencer is holding a contest, they both have their earnest reasons to win. They start out trying to out do each other with special events, but soon realize they can be more successful working together. But when it comes down to the finals, can they really trust the other to play fair? This story was so much fun and was so clever. I loved the way Blair and Ronan's relationship evolved. The way they challenged each other that grew into unconditional support, their witty banter, and their sizzling chemistry made them so perfect together. Their family dynamics were both sweet and frustrating and I loved Ronan's family history. I also loved the creative names and combinations that Blaire came up with for her delectable cupcakes and cocktails, they all sounded so yummy! This fun, emotional and steamy romance captured my heart and made me completely happy!
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Ronan and Blaire are both opening their own establishments to prove to family members that they can do things on their own. Things do not start off on the right foot and they quickly become enemies when they are constantly trying to one-up each other. When a big-name restaurant moves in across the street they call a truce and start to work together. Kiss My Cupcake is a enemies to lovers sugary romance which is told in the dual first-person point of view. Kiss my cupcake has all of the feels, will have you laughing out loud and craving cupcakes. The tension between Ronan and Blaire as they attempt to fight their attraction is comical but when they do finally start their truce they are as sweet as a cupcake. Gramps is great at putting in his two cents without anyone knowing he is doing it. I hope that some of the side characters like Lars and Daphnie get their own books. Helena Hunting has been a TBR author of mine for a long time and I am glad I finally got to read her books and will be adding all her backlist to my TBR. *ARC generously provided in exchange for my honest review.*