Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Review: Meet met at the Cupake café - Jenny Colgan

Having grown up in an apartment above her Grandpa Joe's little bakery, Issy Randal has always known how to make something sweet. She's much better at baking than she is at filing, so when she's laid off from her desk job, Issy decides to open up her own little caf . But she soon learns that her piece-of-cake plan will take all her courage and confectionary talent to avert disaster. Funny and sharp, Meet Me at the Cupcake Cafe is about how life might not always taste like what you expect, but there's always room for dessert!

Meet Me at The Cupcake Café #1
Chic-lit
Paperback, 432 pages
Published July 2nd 2013 by Sourcebooks Landmark (first published January 1st 2011)
For review

My thoughts:
Cute and fun is the word. But then I do adore British chic-lit. It made me want to drink tea and well.. eat cupcakes. Oh the cupcakes and recipes in this book made me drool. I would love do try them but they would be nowhere near as good.

So it's about Izzy who has a boring job and secretly dates the boss (who does not treat her right.) But the book is about a cupcake cafe so we know that she at one point will move on to better things and find her true calling. And I love that she went for it and the friends and more she found along the way.

There is a bit of romance (I will not say more). New friendships, bit of drama, and yes just about finding yourself. Sometimes you just have to start over and build a new life.

Conclusion:
A sweet book that will make you want cupcakes.

Cover
Cute I guess, but now wow

53 comments:

Book of Secrets said...

I love "start over and build a new life" stories. And cupcakes!!!

Jenny said...

I can tell this book is going to make me crave cupcakes. And I'm 100% okay with that:) Sounds like a really fun read, and I'm definitely in the mood for something fun, I've been reading a lot of dark lately.

Unknown said...

Well, this DOES look like a sweet book
And I LOVE the cover
And an international bestseller?
This looks amazing
GREAT review
Your reader,
Soma
http://insomnia-of-books.blogspot.com/

Yvonne said...

Oooh...I like the sounds of this one. I already crave cupcakes just reading your review. LOL

bermudaonion said...

I love British chick lit too - this sounds great!

kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

Books that make you want to eat cake are the best! :)))

Heidi@Rainy Day Ramblings said...

Hey chick lit and cupcake recipes sounds like a winner to me!

Melliane said...

it looks like a nice book.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh this does sound cute. I enjoy British chick-lit as well.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

sounds very sweet, just like cupcakes :)

Blodeuedd said...

Cupcakes for everyone!!!!

Blodeuedd said...

Lol, I would have baked some if I could only get the top right. But I just never get it right

Blodeuedd said...

It sure was sweet :D I say go or it

Blodeuedd said...

Mmmm yes there needs to be more cupcakes aound

Blodeuedd said...

Then this is the book for you

Blodeuedd said...

And the dangerous ones ;)

Blodeuedd said...

It was fun and yummy at the same time

Blodeuedd said...

:)

Blodeuedd said...

I do love cute

Blodeuedd said...

Lol, exactly

Mel said...

I've just finished this as well - and I was craving cakes throughout! :-)

Mary (Bookfan) said...

Pretty sure I'll like this one :)

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Mmm, I do love cupcakes. :) Thank you!

Unknown said...

I love when books have recipes in them! I don't usually need help craving cupcakes, but it sounds like this book will do the job. :-)

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

This sounds awesome! :) :) :) CUPCAKES

SQT said...

This sounds so cute. I don't read non-genre books that often but sometimes I love something different.

Blodeuedd said...

It was evil wasn't it ;)

Blodeuedd said...

Pretty sure too :)

Blodeuedd said...

I had one 3 weeks ago, awww the memories

Blodeuedd said...

Lol, me neither, I do crave them otherwise too ;)

Blodeuedd said...

Cupcakes!

Blodeuedd said...

It's good to mix things up once in a while ;)

Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

This sounds cute and it sounds like you enjoyed it. I love second chance stories.

Teddyree said...

Cupcakes! my fave ... I wanna read this one :)

Carol said...

Sounds cute - and I might just love the idea of the Cupcake Café.

Carole Rae said...

*drools* And now I am hungry for some cupcakes.

BookaholicCat said...

This sounds like a perfect beach read.

Blodeuedd said...

They are so good :) And she deserved happiness

Blodeuedd said...

I think you would enjoy it

Blodeuedd said...

I wanna go to that café

Blodeuedd said...

I saw cupcakes today, almost died

Blodeuedd said...

Now I wanna go to the beach

Aurian said...

I would love to read this one :) nice review B, thank you.

Blodeuedd said...

It was cute :)

Pat L. said...

I love food related books and these are on my list.

Aarti said...

Haha, sweet British books make me want to drink tea, too!

Darlene said...

I really liked this book. I've got my review coming up this week. This book was a fave for me not to mention made me really hungry. Lol.

Staci said...

I love Brit Chic-Lit too and this sounds adorable!

Blodeuedd said...

They are just so yummy

Blodeuedd said...

Hehe, they sure always make me wanna do that

Blodeuedd said...

Made me bake cupcakes, and now I want more

Blodeuedd said...

I do think you would enjoy it

Mari said...

I need to read this! One of the first books I read in 2013 was by Colgan :) I read 'Welcome To Rosie Hopkins' Sweetshop Of Dreams' and it was such a cosy and lovely read. Only one negative thing about the book, it made me crave for sweets ;)

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