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Babycakes (Cupcake Club Romance Series #3)
     

Babycakes (Cupcake Club Romance Series #3)

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by Donna Kauffman
 

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Molten Chocolate. . .Cinnamon Spice. . .Gingerbread. . .Old-Fashioned Vanilla. . . You can't stop at just one.

And the women of the Cupcake Club love to indulge. . .

Kit Bellamy was raised on pie. Mamie Sue's Peanut Pies, to be exact, the family company her scheming brother-in-law sold out from under her. Now Kit needs a new recipe for her life--and sleepy

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Molten Chocolate. . .Cinnamon Spice. . .Gingerbread. . .Old-Fashioned Vanilla. . . You can't stop at just one.

And the women of the Cupcake Club love to indulge. . .

Kit Bellamy was raised on pie. Mamie Sue's Peanut Pies, to be exact, the family company her scheming brother-in-law sold out from under her. Now Kit needs a new recipe for her life--and sleepy Sugarberry Island is the first ingredient. Running mail-order cupcake business Babycakes is a chance to get her baking on again--until she meets tall, dark, and adorable lawyer Morgan Westlake. New to the island to raise his goddaughter, he's as mouthwatering as any of Kit's creations. It's just her luck that he's the spawn of the very law firm that helped crush her dreams. . .

Fortunately, Kit's new friends can assure her that Morgan is no typical Westlake--and that even lawyers, not to mention single dads, need romance. If Kit can just be persuaded to follow her appetite--and set another place at her holiday table--her sweetest dreams just might come true. . .

"Donna Kauffman writes smart and sexy, with sizzle to spare!" --Janet Evanovich

"One incredibly sweet read!" --Mariah Stewart, New York Times bestselling author

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Warm friendships and deep conversations form the backbone of Kaufmann’s third Cupcake Club romance. Kit Bellamy, who relocates to tiny Sugarberry Island to head up mail-order cupcakery Babycakes after her brother-in-law sells her family’s peanut pie business, becomes the newest member of the gossipy club. Morgan Westlake has arrived in town with his five-year-old niece, Lilly, to help her get to know her grandmother. Young Lilly also connects with others in the tiny Sugarberry community, most charmingly including the tattooed clerk at Cakes by the Cup, Babycakes’s parent company. Kit finds Morgan attractive, but his family link to the lawyers who helped destroy the business she loved makes her wary. The Cupcake Club members, inclined to romantic optimism after the events of Sugar Rush and Sweet Stuff, vehemently push Kit into pursuing Morgan despite her understandable reluctance to trust him or anyone; their nagging comes off as insensitive, even if it works out in the end, but series fans will probably forgive them. Agent: Karen Solem, Spencerhill Associates. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758280503
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
10/30/2012
Series:
Cupcake Club Romance Series , #3
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Donna Kauffman is the USA Today bestselling author of chick lit, paranormal romance, and sexy romance.

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Babycakes 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 38 reviews.
SusanFrank 3 months ago
Good book. After her brother-in-law sold Kit's family company out from under her, with the help of the cut-throat Westlake law firm, Kit needs a new start in her life. A friend has offered her a job with her cupcake business on Sugarberry Island, so off she goes. Morgan Westlake is raising his niece after the deaths of his brother and sister-in-law. He is a lawyer from a well known family, but he has separated himself from them for many reasons. He has come to Sugarberry Island to raise Lilly close to her other grandmother and away from the influence of his own family. There are sparks between Kit and Morgan from the moment they met, but Kit is especially reluctant to get involved. First, he is a member of that family and that's hard to get past. Second, she has a hard time trusting her own judgment. She feels that she let down family tradition as well as all the people who worked for the company. She worries about getting involved with him and then letting him and Lilly down as well. Morgan is determined to give Lilly the childhood she deserves, and worries that he's going to mess things up. I loved the development of their romance. Morgan is hooked from the beginning, but understands Kit's wariness. He is patient and willing to let them become friends first. They spend a lot of time together with little Lilly, doing things at the turtle research center. Kit begins to see that Morgan is nothing like the rest of his family, and lets down her walls. The feelings and attraction between them really start to heat up. Things are moving along at a steady pace for them when Morgan's mother shows up. I loved how Morgan stood up to her, and how his feelings for Kit were a big part of his motivation to do so. Kit finally realized that what they had was real and that leaning on Morgan A big part of the story is Morgan's guardianship of Lilly. I loved how he was part of her life from the beginning, but becoming her parent has him all tied up in knots. It was sweet to see how determined he was to break her out of the cage she was in, thanks to his mother. I really liked seeing her go from timid and shy to a much more typical five year old. Her fascination with the sea turtles was sweet. I loved how a big part of Morgan's decision to come to Sugarberry was so that Lilly could get to know her other grandmother. Once again, the members of the Cupcake Club play their parts in Morgan and Kit's romance. None of them have any trouble "nudging" them along the path they think should be taken. There are some really funny scenes, especially involving Alva, as they do their own kind of matchmaking. I loved how they pulled Kit right into their group and made her one of their own. The group plan for Thanksgiving was terrific, and even better was when they jumped in to help when there was a crisis with the turtles. One of the things I like best about this series is that the characters aren't perfect. Morgan and Kit obviously have their problems. Introducing Lilly to her Grandmother Birdie doesn't go as smoothly as they had all hoped, which is more realistic than them bonding right away. Secondary couple Olivia and Carlo are having their own problems thanks to cultural differences. But no matter what is happening, they support each other in times of trouble.
Rhodes123 10 months ago
Babycakes: Donna Kauffman This was such a touching, sweet-read that I was longing to wrap up all the characters in a huge hug! Kit Bellamy loses her 4 generation family business to a back-stabbing brother-in-law and her sister when they hire Atlanta's Westlake Law Firm to Sell it out from under her. She is devastated and moves to the small-town of Sugarberry Island to accept a job of manager of a mail-order cupcake business and while there plans to rebuild her life. Morgan Westlake has moved to Sugarberry Island with his niece, Lilly, who he has gained guardianship over with the death of his brother and sister-in-law. He comes from money and is a lawyer but has chosen to separate himself from his family and raise Lilly in a small-town setting. Kit and Morgan meet and chemistry is there from day one but she is reluctant to get involved with a Westlake. They both are involved with a Sea Turtle Foundation and see each other often. The Cupcake Club has other ideas and push them together quite often. Morgan realizes she is the "one" and has to find a way to convince her to give them a chance. Kit has to take time and rationalize with herself about what to do, she doesn't trust her self anymore not to let others down, including a small child. How will they find their HEA? Once you pick this book up, it grabs you and won't let go. It's such a well told, sweet story that you won't be disappointed. I love that previous characters are included in this book. Can't wait to read Dre's story!
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BOOK 3 AND ITS GREAT!!
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Walks in
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Yo people
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hops silently from tree to tree with Clove. "Clove, we're in big trouble now. Crystal and Twili are teaming up." Throws a spear in Twili's direction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is anyone on anymore? I miss you guys tons! *sighs* and I miss Hatchet, my first true love
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Kk. Thx. Its just not right the way the movies did it. Katniss suffered from dehydration in the first book but not in the first movie. :/ stupid movies.)) Ok rune.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She climbed up a tree.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm sick. Won't be rping for a while. Bye!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I say we make a new one. I already have ideas
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He walks in. "This is the place?.."
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*looked at the berries*
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I know!:)))) anyways l hide in the tree and go to sleep. Gtg eat bb way later.
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shannschoice More than 1 year ago
This book is a heartfelt, warm story about a woman’s journey to find love. Kit has suffered emotionally. She’s experienced loss and feels like her life is going nowhere. She decides to open a bakery, pouring all of her emotions in to a job she loves. When she runs in to the tall dark and handsome lawyer, Morgan, however, everything changes, and she’s caught up in the possibility of a romance. The development of the romance between Kit and Morgan is beautiful. The emotional obstacles that Kit must face are all too familiar, and as she works through them, Morgan’s ability to understand and his patience is romantic and very sweet. As the story goes on, their friends and family play the role of matchmaker, trying to encourage and convince the two that their relationship is worth all of the effort. Fun, loving and charming, this story set in the South, is a perfect romance for a night in. If you’re looking for a good book that will make you melt, pick this one up and fall in love.  Reviewed by Marie for Cocktails and Books
TSteiner More than 1 year ago
The Cupcake Club makes me want to pack my bags and head to southern Georgia.  Where the water is warm and the men are hot. Kit has lost everything, so she takes a chance on a position that a friend thinks she will be perfect for.  Turns out she is.  Kit jumps at the chance for a huge change in her life, but she really has nothing else to lose.  The only reservation she has is the other new person in town, Morgan Westlake.  He just happens to be related to the very people who helped ruin her life.  Can they live together in the same small community?  Morgan seems to think so. Morgan is interested in the mystery of Kit from the first faded smile on her lovely face.  There is just something that fascinates him about her and he will get past every brick wall she seems to be building.  Unknown to him though, the whole town is rooting for these two and will be helping him along. Sugarberry is the place to go for fresh starts and happiness.  With its eclectic townsfolk and their ability to pull you in, you can’t help but open your heart.   I get to meet two new people in the third installment of Babycakes.  Each have come to town for different reasons, but have many things in common.  Ms. Kauffman did a wonderful job helping me connect with both of them and also helped me reconnect with this great little town.  It maybe fictional, but I would visit Sugarberry in a flash.  The buildup of their relationship was well paced and how the town embraced and helped heal them both made it all the more special. I have enjoyed the Cupcake Club series from the very beginning.  It is a feel good series, with sexy romance, true friendships and heart healing love.  It will make you smile, your heart beat and laugh out load.  You can’t beat a book that will wrap around your soul and snuggle you tight.  Tasty reading at its best!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really .. lol got to 2nd res