Blaire Calloway has planned every Instagram-worthy moment of her cupcake and cocktails shop launch down to the tiniest detail. What she didn’t plan on? Ronan Knight and his old-school sports bar next door opening on the very same day. He may be super swoony, but Blaire hasn’t spent years obsessing over buttercream and bourbon to have him ruin her chance at success.
From axe throwing (his place) to frosting contests (hers), Blaire and Ronan are constantly trying to one-up each other in a battle to win new customers. But with every clash, there’s also an undeniable chemistry. When an even bigger threat to their business comes to town, they’re forced to call a temporary time-out on their own war and work together. And the more time Blaire spends getting to know the real Ronan, the more she wonders if it’s possible to have her cupcake and eat it too.
Oh my gosh! This book made me laugh many times. I so needed this with everything going on in my life. My oldest kid even asked me,” Mom what are you laughing at?” I replied with “This library book that I’m reading. It had some funny parts in it.” The oldest kid replied, “That’s great mom.”
Anyways the main characters Ronan and Blaire are so opposite. I loved it. I love how Blaire is into cupcakes, unicorn glasses, wearing dresses, knowledgeable of Grease and being uplifted by so many things. She is determine to get her bakery up and running on her own. Ronan is so the opposite of Blaire. He’s a prankster, seems a tad moody, wears plaid, has knowledge of Harry Potter, and has tattoos! He is also running a sports bar next door to Blaire. Can we say sparks fly when they first meet?
They become rivals to each other but then slowly that shifts when another store opens up. They began to team up and work together helping each other out! I loved loved loved this. The banter between them was sweet and spicy. Sparks continued to fly! They worked really well together which was great to see. The themes they came up with was so creative.
Another point in the story is when they got to see each other’s family. Ronan’s family was great. They were so down to earth. Ronan’s Grandpa was adorable and made me laugh at some of the things he said. I was glad that Ronan had a cool grandpa like that. Even Blaire liked him when she met him. Blaire’s family was a little strange. I just had to shake my head at some parts but it kept me laughing! I do have to admit that I liked how Ronan was a tad protective of Blaire when he was with her at the family get together.
I am glad that I took the time to read this book from the library. It was just so fun, charming and made me laugh tons. If you are looking for something light, cute, funny and relaxing to read, then this book will do it! Check it out today. I think I am going to read more of Helena’s books!