I have a great book to share with you about competition and finding the love of your life all wrapped into one big fat mess called All's Fair in Love and Cupcakes written by Besty St. Amant.
Kat inspected rows of the same old cupcakes. They seemed to blink back at her, as if they knew she was capable of so much more.
Kat Varland has had enough of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry.
At twenty-six years old, Kat is still living in the shadows of her family in Bayou Bend, Louisiana. Still working shifts at her Aunt Maggie’s bakery. Still wondering what to do with her passion for baking and her business degree. And still single.
But when Lucas Brannen, Kat’s best friend, signs her up for a reality TV bake-off on Cupcake Combat, everything Kat ever wanted is suddenly dangled in front of her: creative license as a baker, recognition as a visionary . . . and a job at a famous bakery in New York.
As the competition heats up, Lucas realizes he might have made a huge mistake. As much as he wants the best for Kat, the only thing he wants for himself—her—is suddenly in danger of slipping away.
The bright lights of reality cooking wars and the chance at a successful career dazzle Kat’s senses and Lucas is faced with a difficult choice: help his friend achieve her dreams . . . or sabotage her chances to keep her in Louisiana.Kat is really looking forward to this TV bake off in the Cupcake Combat and wants to win very badly so she can become a world famous baker in an equally famous bakery but sometimes, life gets in the way and things don't go as planned.
But, if you keep the dream alive, it finds a way to work itself out, although it might not be the way you envisioned it, but it could still make you happy. Kat and Lucas both take a chance at the unknown and get rewarded in much bigger ways than either of them ever imagined.
It's a great romantic tale of bad things going wrong but end up being the best thing that ever happened in your life kind of book.