Sunday, June 29, 2014

In The Mood For Love - Review & Giveaway

In the Mood for Love
By: Beth Ciotta
St. Martin’s Press
Releasing July 1st, 2014


Sugar Creek, Vermont, is a world away from Los Angeles for high-powered, media-obsessed Harper Day. When she took the job doing publicity for the Cupcake Lovers, she never expected to be won over by the town’s old-fashioned charms. But that was before she moved into the Victorian vacation home of her dreams and fell in with a man whose good looks and irresistible ways are anything but small-town…


Sam McCloud is a widowed father of two. He and bossy, big-city Harper appear to have nothing in common… though the attraction they feel toward one another cannot be denied. But will their romance last longer than the day’s headlines? There’s more to Harper than meets the eye, and as it turns out, she needs to get married—fast. Little does Harper know that family-man Sam will do whatever it takes to keep her in Sugar Creek—even if that means taking matters into his own hands. And never letting her go…in the fourth novel in the Cupcake Lovers series, In the Mood For Love.

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Review by Darcey Pickett

Squeee, we are back in the quaint little town of Sugar Creek, Vermont, and the town will never be the same after the arrival of Harper Day.

Harper Day is a beautiful workaholic; she is a publicist to the stars, she decided to take a vacation to Sugar Creek and ends up taking on a client.  She is haunted by her past and nervous about her future; Harper finds peace doing work with the Cupcake Lovers (my favorite group of people in this story).  Can she truly get her life back on track and stop the feelings she is having for Sam?

Sam McCloud is still recovering from his wife’s sudden death and is faced with being a single parent, he meets this fireball of energy and the attraction is undeniable.  Sam will do whatever it takes to make sure his future is one that includes this beautiful woman. 

When I was asked to review this book I was thrilled to see where this piece of the puzzle would take, Ms. Ciotta did not disappoint.  The characters were so engaging and I felt like I was reading about my old friends from Sugar Creek, Vermont.  I was able to identify with Harper and I always enjoy a book where I can relate to someone in the story.  I was engrossed with this story it was fun, flirty and clever, not to mention a very quick read.  I highly recommend this fun read and encourage you to read the entire collection!

About the Author:
Storytelling comes naturally to award-winning author Beth Ciotta. Dubbed "fun and sexy" by Publisher's Weekly, Beth specializes in contemporary, historical, steampunk, and paranormal romantic fiction. 
Beth lives in NJ with her husband, two zany dogs, and a crazy cat. A retired professional performer, Beth now pours her artistic passion into her writing. 

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  1. This is one series I said I would read them all. I only read the first one. :( Maybe one day I can get caught up.

  2. Thank you for hosting, and thanks so very much for the fantastic review. SO glad you enjoyed. Beaming! :)

  3. My Fave cupcake is Chocolate with butter cream icing YUM
    love the review and this series sounds fantastic, putting on my TBR list at the top

  4. You are a new author for me and your series sounds great. I love chocolate cupcakes and I added your series to my TBR.

  5. This book sounds great! My favorite cupcake is a chocolate cupcake with white icing, that I didn't bake!

  6. Favorite cupcake???
    Chocolate butter cream frosting. With lovely moist chocolate cake. And choc chips.
    Why do you ask?? haha

  7. MY favorite flavor is lemon. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. 1. This book (and series) looks awesome. I especially like that this one features a publicist. And cupcakes. Which brings me to...
    2. I adore the salted caramel cupcake from a local shop. And I may be near them today...oh, this could be bad news.
    3. Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. My favorite is just plain vanilla with butter cream frosting.

  10. My favorite would be carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

    bluedawn95864 at gmail dot com

  11. My favorite cupcake.......banana pudding!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

  12. White cupcake with butter cream frosting

  13. My favorite cupcake is chocolate with vanilla frosting. This book sounds very interesting and I am checking it out on Amazon Kindle. Any book about Cupcakes cannot be bad. I am anxious to get to know you as you are a new author to me.