Sugar Rush

Donna Kauffman. Kensington/Brava, $14 trade paper (304p) ISBN 978-0-7582-6634-7
The opening novel of Kauffmann’s Cupcake Club series is as sweet and adorable as its namesake treat. Leilani Trusdale spends 10 years training with charming but tough chef Baxter “Hot Cakes” Dunne, taking over his New York City pastry shop when he leaves to host a cooking show. When she finally escapes the city to open a cupcake shop in her father’s tiny hometown of Sugarberry Island, Ga., Baxter turns up, natch, to start his show’s traveling season, with a secondary agenda of romancing Leilani. The tension leads Leilani to revive her old bake therapy sessions with her best friend, Charlotte, adding Leilani’s quiet new assistant and a lovable town gossip to lend support, share opinions, and add sugar as members of the Cupcake Club. The ladies of Sugarberry will be delightful companions to look forward to in future stories, and readers can bake along with the included cupcake recipes. Agent: Spencerhill Associates. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 11/14/2011
Release date: 01/01/2012
Paperback - 509 pages - 978-1-4104-4611-4
Open Ebook - 336 pages - 978-0-7582-7781-7
Open Ebook - 336 pages - 978-0-7582-9328-2
Mass Market Paperbound - 373 pages - 978-0-7582-6635-4
MP3 CD - 978-1-5226-6461-1
Show other formats
The Best Books, Emailed Every Week
Tip Sheet!