Saturday, February 6, 2016

review || ALWAYS ROOM FOR CUPCAKES { blog tour } by S.L. Jennings


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Self-Published | February 2, 2016 | Romantic Comedy/Suspense
★★★★

SOURCE: INKSLINGER

One day I was be-bopping along jamming to the music in my head while wondering if my thighs could handle grabbing a cupcake on the way home. The next thing I knew, my entire world crashed and burned.

I used to wake up at night in a sweat, crying because I’d dreamt that my husband was cheating on me, or that he hated me, and resented my kids. He’d always hold me close and tell me it was all just a dream, that he loved me and our family and that he’d never let me go.

He was a fucking liar.

Now I spend my days taking photos of scum just like him, trying to be a champion for other's being taken advantage of by the losers in our town, and my nights being a single mom to my beautiful twins.

I've got great friends who have my back, and a sexy, mysterious motorcycle man who keeps showing up when I need him. Maybe things are starting to look up, and one thing's for sure... There's always room for cupcakes.

{ about bethany lopez } .

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Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She’s a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn’t reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.

Bethany Lopez is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

{ review } .

Bethany Lopez was a (surprisingly) new-to-me author -- surprising because I swore I'd read something written by her before. Guess not. But this definitely won't be the last title of hers I read.

Always Room for Cupcakes starts out just as the synopsis implies -- we have a thirty-something year old mother who thinks her world is peachy-keen, but quickly learns just how wrong she was. And rather than be hurt and jilted, she takes that hurt and jilt and finds a job that will have her helping other women from going through the shock and surprise she went through.

I have to say, Ms. Lopez does the emotion well. You could feel Lila's anger and hurt in the beginning, just as you could feel her wonderment and awe at the very end. And the twins... I loved them -- especially at the end (with that wonderment and awe).

I enjoyed the emotional changes throughout the story, as well as the element of suspense. This was a well written story that had the makings of a longer book. With a little more length, I feel that some of the additional emotion, as well as the comedy pieces, would have truly hit the mark rather than feel a bit glazed over. And while the end left me happy, this time it was me who felt jilted -- I would have liked a little more to it but hey, it's life and this story was a pretty good representation, in a fictional way of course, of the path life takes.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review. I'm thrilled you enjoyed Cupcakes!

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