Posted in 3 1/2 paws, Blog tour, Giveaway, Review, romance on January 25, 2014


An Adult Romance

By Susan Bishop Crispell

Released January 17, 2014

Publisher: Swoon Romance

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For Jaclyn “Jack” Pace, sensing what sweets people crave is as easy as breathing. But it’s not enough to keep her cupcake bakery in the black.

So, when her estranged sister Harper comes back to town with an affinity for making art out of icing—and a past full of secrets—she reluctantly gives Harper a job and a place to crash.

As their sisterly relationship begins to thaw, the one with her business partner Graham starts to heat up. Given the legend that says Hollingsworth men will recognize their soul mates at first touch, Jack’s always been resigned to the fact that she’s not his.

But when she starts sensing desires that are decidedly not dessert-related, it’ll take all of her magic to set things right with customers and make her own desires come true.

Love and Cupcakes is a delightfully sweet and sensual romance from Susan Bishop Crispell.


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I thought that there were a lot of great premises in the book: cupcakes (yum!), crushes and secrets. There was a fair amount of tension due to the secrets and the crushes, but sometimes I wondered why Jake (Jacyln) was so hard headed. And how did she develop the talent for knowing what people wanted before they ordered? I could see that being a bigger part of the story.  Graham is her older brother’s best friend but Jake and Graham have had a thing for each other since they were kids running around in her back yard.  However, Hutton (the older brother), is just a little too over the top.  Yes he should be concerned for his sisters, but to get in the way of romance?  Then there is Harper, the baby sister.  She is the artistic type and rolls back into town but no one knows why….until later in the book (don’t want to spoil it!).  There are a few minor characters that are out to cause trouble for Graham and Jake and their cupcake shop, but plenty of others that want to help and help shut down the troublemakers.

I think there could have been a lot more character development but the story has some promise and if nothing else you will be drooling over the cupcake flavors!  Good thing we can’t smell sweet things in books…yet!

We give it 3 1/2 paws


 About the Author

susan crispellSusan Bishop Crispell is not one of those writers who’s been scribbling down stories since she could hold a pencil. She didn’t read constantly growing up (blasphemy!), and she can still be found in public without a book tucked into her purse (again with the blasphemy!).

She is, however, the kind of writer who lives for the imaginative spark that introduces her to a new character or story idea that pushes her to turn everyday life into something magical.

She lives and writes near Wilmington, NC.

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(1) $10 USD Gift Card to Amazon or Barnes and Noble – International
(5) eBook copies of Love and Cupcakes (mobi and epub) – International

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