What if you risked losing your baking legacy by cooking up a love truly special?
Florian MacMillian needs a final job to round out his baking resume before he returns to the North Pole and takes his rightful place as Master Baker to all the elves -- preferably a job where he's unlikely to blow things up with his unruly magic.
Kate Delore desperately needs help in her fast-growing cupcake business in the San Francisco area. Florian seems to have the experience and energy to handle the job, so she brings him on as her baker and customer service help.
The arrangement seems to work. Florian is happily up to his elbows in batter, and Kate's profits are soaring. But when things heat up between them, Florian wonders if he should risk his family legacy to cook up something truly special.
"I truly enjoyed it. I am a sucker for anything Christmas and Santa related which probably didn't hurt. ... Overall the story was light, charming and just right for a pleasant escape from the daily grind, kind of like a good dessert (yes, I love my sweets). I have to say this was my favorite of your romances I've read thus far..." -- Beth Chapmon (Book Reviewer)
"I really enjoyed this story, it left me with a smile. It made me laugh, smile and feel good! Loved the Santa twist... totally unexpected! A good addition to the Christmas collection!" -- Dodie Coe (Writer + Avid Reader)
"Did I feel attached to the characters? Definitely. Kate was cute, smart, and ambitious, cutting herself off and leaving me rooting for her to open up. Florian was mysterious, dark, and handsome and I obviously wanted more about him. That might just be me, though." -- Alex King, A New Reader to Romance
About the Author
Inspired by living abroad in France twice and Quebec once, she loves creating magical tales of romance and adventure to enchant readers into new worlds where anything is possible.
In her off hours, Beth enjoys walking, reading and watching movies, and traveling, with her husband, author and singer/song writer Ezra Barany.
Beth Barany lives in Oakland, California with her husband, a cat named Leo, and over 1,000 books.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
What happens when you mix together a driven, hard-working businesswoman, her cupcake business, and an elf on his way to becoming Master Baker at the North Pole? In Beth Barany's capable hands, you savor a delectable, charming, and captivating read. The story is romance, complete with sparkles of magic and joy, a well-wrought and captivating read.
What could be better than Santa and his elves at Christmas! Well, a very sexy elf who wants to become a Master Baker mixed with a tenacious businesswoman and her brand new cupcake business is certainly up there! Florian and Kate’s story is another great addition to the Touchstone series. I’ve enjoyed every story, and A Cupcake Christmas is as delightful as the rest. Kate and Florian are wonderful and I was rooting for them the whole way. What a marvelous way to spend Christmas, reading with a cup of tea and a nice fire. Now I’m going to have to add cupcakes to that as well. In addition to the romance, I loved reading about Kate’s tenacity in building her business, especially all the different cupcakes, which were magical themselves. I’ve never thought of savory cupcakes before but this story was an inspiration! I look forward to the next in the series.