Cupcakes and Crushes by Keri Ford #Review

Cupcakes and Crushes by Keri Ford
Turtle Pine #1
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Publication Date: April 14, 2015
Genre: Romance

Sometimes there is enough sweet to make up for the bitter.
Turtle Pine, Book 1

Years ago, a broken heart sent Annie Cookie running from home, and she’s never looked back—until now. Her grandpa’s broken wrist means the family bakery is at risk of losing two big orders. Reluctantly, Annie returns to Turtle Pine to help out, only to discover it’s not just seven hundred cupcakes she has to bake, but also a wedding cake for the half-sister who stole her high-school sweetheart. Annie left town to get away from her sister. No way is she getting mixed up with her again. Once the cupcakes are done, she’s outta there. 

Back in high school, Cade Revlin hid his crush on his brother’s girl, but when his brother dumped Annie for another Cookie sister, Annie slipped through his fingers and out of town. Now that she’s back, he’s determined to give her a reason to stay. He’s got one week to change her mind. Or she’ll be gone in a cloud of powdered sugar. 

Warning: Contains small-town meddling, family drama and all the necessary ingredients for a second chance at love—if they have the guts to turn up the heat.
I received this ARC for free in exchange for an honest review. 

If you want to read a sweet love story about second chances, then this is the book for you. Annie left Turtle Pine the first chance she got and never looked back. When her grandpa breaks his wrist and asks for her help with an order for 700 cupcakes and her half-sister’s wedding cake, Annie can’t refuse and returns home. However, she has no intentions of making Jane’s wedding cake since they are not on good terms. Jane stole Annie’s high school boyfriend and there are a lot of unresolved issues between them. 

Annie never expects to run into Cade, who happens to be the brother of her high school boyfriend. Cade has had a crush on Annie since high school and he’s not going to let her get away again. But Annie is only in town for one week. Is that enough time to change her mind and get her to move back to Turtle Pine? 

Parts of the story were a little slow but overall it was really good. The characters were well developed. I can’t wait to revisit Turtle Pine in more books. 

Rating: 3.5 stars

  • Jessica Samuelsen

    This book looks like something I would really enjoy. Thanks so much for sharing the review!