Friday, January 15, 2016

Always Room for Cupcakes by Bethany Lopez


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.

Review by: CA Borgford

Life is anything but boring in Always Room for Cupcakes. Lila, Cade and the gang offer comedy, romance and suspense.

Lila is a woman I had no trouble relating to. Her escapades are hilarious. I’m talking laugh out loud, hold your gut funny. Juggling her roles as working mother, ex-wife to The Douche, and devoted friend, all while catching the eye of one seriously hot man is hard work. Lila finds herself in all kinds of trouble. Good trouble and seriously bad trouble. Cade, Cade, Cade … I might just really love this character. In fact, I know I do. He is sweeter than cupcakes and went against the grain of what I expected him to be like. I was pleasantly surprised by his honesty, overly wowed by his sexiness, and intrigued to see him make his moves. Lopez walks a tightrope balancing humor, as well as, tackling some very serious subject matter. She does it with ease. I found the pages turned themselves. I couldn’t put Always Room for Cupcakes down and easily enjoyed reading it in one sitting. Pass the cupcakes. I hope life in Greenswood is only just beginning.

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