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Anything But Love (Cupcake Lovers Series #3)

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  • Posted October 7, 2013

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    NUMBER OF STARS: 4 REVIEW: Luke is the towns local playboy.  Alw

    Luke is the towns local playboy.  Always juggling multiple women at a time.  But when he hires the shy, quiet Rachel something changed for him.  He really liked Rachel and after a mind blowing kiss everything changed.  Luke can’t get Rachel out of his mind even if it means hurting his cousin.  But when Rachel disappears from Sugar Creek everyone finds out she has been lying to them for over a year.  Even knowing that Reagan (aka Rachel) lied to him Luke still can’t shake these feeling he has for her.   What is a man to do? 
    Reagan is not happy to be home.  She would rather be anywhere but home, she would really like to be back in Sugar Creek.  The year she spent there was the best year of her life.  But she had to come home, face reality and collect her inheritance so she can move on.  The last person Reagan ever expected to see on her doorstep on Christmas eve was Luke.  
    Luke & Reagan both have a lot of secrets that they don’t want others to know.  But if they would learn to share with each other they maybe able to face them together.  But there is one secrets they are trying to keep from their family and friends.  And like any secret the harder to try to keep it the greater the chance it get out. 
    Every trip to Sugar Creek, Vermont keeps getting sweeter and sweeter.  I will say that I was super excited about “Anything But Love”, because Luke is my favorite character so far.   I can’t wait to see what is next for the Cupcake Lovers group... Bring on Sam!!!

    I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 12, 2014

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    Reagan Deveraux spent a year in hiding in Sugar Creek, Vermont--

    Reagan Deveraux spent a year in hiding in Sugar Creek, Vermont--a cozy little town where family and friends come before everything--and the home of the Cupcake Lovers. She's never experienced anything like it, especially growing up with a fame-hungry, B list actress like her mother. So when she leaves Sugar Creek after receiving her inheritance, she feels lost. Now she's in a position to help the town restore the daycare center and aid the Cupcake Lovers in securing their book deal.  But pub owner Luke Monroe--bachelor and seriously irresistible--has put a wrench in those plans. He's having a hard time getting past his attraction to Reagan and the fact that she lied to him, to everyone, for a whole year. More than the two of them are involved now. Can they forgive and forget for the sake of all involved?

    I didn't have the pleasure of reading the other books in this series, but I'll be picking them up. As it appears, this is Book Four in the Cupcake Lovers series. There are a lot of characters in this book--a lot. At times it was hard to keep track, but Ciotta did a pretty great job of using subtle reminders. Ciotta also does a great job of hinting at the next book by being in those characters POV to tease at their beginning while working this story. I didn't feel like I needed to read the other books to understand this one, making it a stand alone. The setting was just lovely, as were the secondary characters. I love these small town romances because the setting and people make me wish they were real. The heat between Reagan and Luke was realistic, as was the way they handled…everything. Most impressive was the fact that I didn't question motives or actions or the ending. Recommended! 

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  • Posted January 3, 2014


    Wished the story would go on...... Lots of romance and adventure

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  • Posted October 21, 2013

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    Although this book is part of the Cupcake Lovers¿ series it can

    Although this book is part of the Cupcake Lovers’ series it can certainly be read alone, as I have never read any of the other Cupcake books and was able to fall right into the story. You may have more insight if you read the other books, but the writer does a good job of getting you to speed quick fast and in a hurry.

    I think the overall story line was neat and a little different. The characters were realistic and fun. Luke is a hoot! He is a classic fun loving party boy and his evolution into his mature self is fun and interesting. Throughout the book there is just a strong sense of love, family and belonging within the community. The whole concept was just heart-warming.

    I also liked the added bonus romance of Sam and his quirky lady. Which was just as captivating as the love story of Luke and Rae. The book is just fun, heart-warming, and charming. The only thing I really did not like was the ending. It just ended. I wish there had been just one more chapter, but then like cupcakes one more just may not be enough, ha.

    Rating: 4

    Heat Rating: Hot

    Reviewed by: A. Lyn

    Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More

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