Kiss My Cupcake

by Helena Hunting (Goodreads Author)

Blaire Calloway has planned every Instagram-worthy moment of her cupcake and cocktails shop launch down to the tiniest detail. What she didn’t plan on? Ronan Knight and his old-school sports bar next door opening on the very same day. He may be super swoony, but Blaire hasn’t spent years obsessing over buttercream and bourbon to have him ruin her chance at success.
From axe throwing (his place) to frosting contests (hers), Blaire and Ronan are constantly trying to one-up each other in a battle to win new customers. But with every clash, there’s also an undeniable chemistry. When an even bigger threat to their business comes to town, they’re forced to call a temporary time-out on their own war and work together. And the more time Blaire spends getting to know the real Ronan, the more she wonders if it’s possible to have her cupcake and eat it too.

This books is so deliciously sweet! It’s like cotton candy and cupcakes. I loved it so much!

Helena Hunting is such an amazing writer. There is not one story of hers that I didn’t absolutely love. This is no exception. The story was adorable and super well thought out. All of the characters were amazing and hilarious! I laughed out loud several times while reading this one. Also, the mention of a beaver had me rolling. This enemies to lovers has it all!!

Love the concept of the bar and the bakery. Blaire and Ronan are two completely opposite people. Living to totally different lives. Blaire’s family is in the restaurant business and want her to join their forces. Ronan is reopening a bar that was his grandfather’s most prized possession (besides Ronan’s grandmother). Both are pushing back at each other and I love that cupcakes and axe throwing brought them together. That shit is adorable!

We are living in some dark times right now, but this book took that away for awhile. It is exactly the bright spot I needed. This book is adorable, fun, and fresh! I loved everything about it!!

Five stars from me ❤


(The Twilight Saga #1)

by Stephenie Meyer

Isabella Swan’s move to Forks, a small, perpetually rainy town in Washington, could have been the most boring move she ever made. But once she meets the mysterious and alluring Edward Cullen, Isabella’s life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn.
Up until now, Edward has managed to keep his vampire identity a secret in the small community he lives in, but now nobody is safe, especially Isabella, the person Edward holds most dear. The lovers find themselves balanced precariously on the point of a knife — between desire and danger.
Deeply romantic and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight captures the struggle between defying our instincts and satisfying our desires. This is a love story with bite.

This was my first time returning to Forks in over a decade.

I still remember the first time I picked up Twilight. My best friend called me and was raving about this vampire book that I just had to read. She had checked it out from the local library and ended up buying herself a copy. I was preparing for my out of country vacation with my family. She loaned the book to me and told me to annotate my favorite parts with a pencil. She had written notes out in the margins on her re-read.

My flight was only four hours long so I thought I would give this book at try during my air travel. We took off from Chicago and that’s all I remember. I was so engrossed in this book that I didn’t realize we were getting ready to land. After landing, we had a bit of travel time to get to our destination. I spent the entire time, through beautiful scenery, immersed in this book. Just as we pulled up to our gate I finished the book. Riding an amazing high from this book. Do you know what I did next? I flipped to the start of the book and started reading again. This time I took my time and annotated all of my favorite parts. Laughing to myself at how much Bella reminded me of myself. Especially the parts where she was in gym class (LOL).

Twilight was the beginning of my absolute love for all things YA. The second book was not out yet and I remember the two of us counting down for New Moon. We stalked the author’s page before the days of social media. We made character boards with our favorite characters, again before Pinterest. It was some of the best times of my life. I’m so thankful for this book. Even if the writing isn’t amazing, it still holds a very important spot in my life.

Reading this book as an adult brought back all those feelings. All the excitement and the craze. My visit back to Forks was so long overdue. I missed Bella and Edward more than I really knew. They welcomed be back with open arms.

A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire (Blood and Ash, #2) by Jennifer L Armentrout

Is Love Stronger Than Vengeance?

A Betrayal…

Everything Poppy has ever believed in is a lie, including the man she was falling in love with. Thrust among those who see her as a symbol of a monstrous kingdom, she barely knows who she is without the veil of the Maiden. But what she does know is that nothing is as dangerous to her as him. The Dark One. The Prince of Atlantia. He wants her to fight him, and that’s one order she’s more than happy to obey. He may have taken her, but he will never have her.

A Choice….

Casteel Da’Neer is known by many names and many faces. His lies are as seductive as his touch. His truths as sensual as his bite. Poppy knows better than to trust him. He needs her alive, healthy, and whole to achieve his goals. But he’s the only way for her to get what she wants—to find her brother Ian and see for herself if he has become a soulless Ascended. Working with Casteel instead of against him presents its own risks. He still tempts her with every breath, offering up all she’s ever wanted. Casteel has plans for her. Ones that could expose her to unimaginable pleasure and unfathomable pain. Plans that will force her to look beyond everything she thought she knew about herself—about him. Plans that could bind their lives together in unexpected ways that neither kingdom is prepared for. And she’s far too reckless, too hungry, to resist the temptation.

A Secret…

But unrest has grown in Atlantia as they await the return of their Prince. Whispers of war have become stronger, and Poppy is at the very heart of it all. The King wants to use her to send a message. The Descenters want her dead. The wolven are growing more unpredictable. And as her abilities to feel pain and emotion begin to grow and strengthen, the Atlantians start to fear her. Dark secrets are at play, ones steeped in the blood-drenched sins of two kingdoms that would do anything to keep the truth hidden. But when the earth begins to shake, and the skies start to bleed, it may already be too late.

I AM UTTERLY SPEECHLESS!! Absolutely loved the first book, From Blood and Ash, but y’all this book is even BETTER than the first one! I feel like I can’t even form real sentences.


Ok, I’m done rocking in the corner now. Hopefully I can get my feelings down before I start rocking again. Poppy is even more badass in this book than the last one. She may be one of my favorite book characters ever. She’s overcome some serious shit in this book. The relationship between her and Hawke is straight fire. I straight up love Kieran! He’s freaking hilarious and fiercely protective. I want to grab him up and squeeze him! *heart eyes*


The plot was so freaking good that I can’t stop thinking about it. I’ve got so many theories it’s making me a crazy person. The ending blew that last book out of the water by a long shot. I really want to scream from the roof tops how much this book took my breath away. It gave me anxiety (in a good way), made me laugh several times, had me saying WTF at least six different times.

There is a part, no spoilers, that was sooo freaking erotic I can’t stop thinking about it!

I’ve probably told a million people to read FB&A. This book just hammers home how amazing this freaking series truly is. READ THIS BOOK! If you love fantasy, sexy time, stabbing (LOL) and just straight up amazing storytelling….this book is for you!! Five stab worthy stars from me!

Have you gotten your copy yet?