Cupcakes at Carrington's - Alexandra Brown
Source: Review copy from Author
Georgie Hart loves her job--running the luxury handbag concession at Carrington's Department store in the pretty seaside town of Mulberry Bay, and treating herself (once too often!) to a red velvet cupcake with buttercream icing in Carrington's café.
But Georgie is thrown into disarray when Carrington's is plunged into a recession-busting makeover, cueing the arrival of femme fatale Maxine, who wields the axe in her immaculately-manicured hands.
It spells a recipe for disaster for Georgie and soon she is fighting not only for her job, but also for the attentions of her gorgeous boss, James. And when hot newcomer Tom arrives, who may or may not be the best thing since sliced bread, Georgie must decide where her loyalties really lie...
Well if you're one of my twitter followers, you will know that, me and cake have a very strong love affair going on. So it's no surprise to here that if there is a book with bakery or cake in it's title it will be right in my hands.
I get to thank the lovely Alexandra Brown for sending me a signed copy of such deliciousness for me to sample. However, she is not forgiven for leading me on about cupcakes, I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news here people but Mrs. Brown is indeed a red velvet cupcake tease! I know, shocking isn't it?
(haha she knows I'm playing.)
Cupcakes at Carrington's follows Georgie Hart as she tries to save her job as sales assistant on the handbag concession at Carrington's department store. Not only is she faced with the constant fear of losing her job, she's also faced with insecurities about her families past and an everyday increasing debt problem. You'd think that would be enough to have on her plate right? Wrong! She's caught in between a Russian millionaire scandal and an over tedious work colleague who's out to get her. On top of all that she's managed to attract the attention of not one, but two of her male work colleagues. It's safe to say Georgie's world is utter chaos, no wonder she over indulges in red velvet cupcakes at carringtons cafe.
All characters bring something completely different to the table. Allowing you to make a connection to each of them. Georgie who in my opinion was a bit of a pushover, still has you hooked and feeling for her greatly, making you want nothing but happiness for her.
Sam, Georgie's best friend and owner of cupcakes at Carrington's is wonderful, she's far from timid and has you loving her instantly, however the green eyes monster comes out drastically at the fact she's a fabulous baker. Next we have the lovely James who is so sweet and kind that you want to hug him. Tom brings sexiness and tantalising thoughts, you'd definitely want him for yourself. Tina brings nothing but vileness. Ceiron brings bags of Irish charm and manliness. Maxine brings well nothing but complete disgust really. Lastly Eddie, I want an Eddie in my world, full of life, friendship, hysterical catty remarks and total gorgeousness. He dazzles out of every page he's in. My absolute favourite character.
I utterly adored this book it is bursting to the brim of complete delight. It has so much going on that not once does your head become your own.
It's a full fat recipe of drama, with a mix of romance, a sprinkling of friendship and a dusting of lies. Who wouldn't want a bite of that?
It is complete wonderfullness! I know that's not a word, but it is exactly what this book is.
I hated that it ended, but I am seriously, seriously excited for what happens next. The sequel to Cupcakes at Carrington's will be available to us November 7th.
I seriously insist you buy yourself a copy of this, it exceeds pleasure. You will not be sorry.
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