Book Review: Cupcake Overload

“CUPCAKE OVERLOAD” (CUPCAKES BOOK 2), BY BETHANY LOPEZ

PUBLICATION: AUGUST 22, 2016

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Synopsis: One night I was out with my girls enjoying a much-needed ladies night while wondering if one more dirty martini would push me over the edge. The next thing I knew, I was in the club’s bathroom listening to a woman screaming, “No,” and a man’s voice growling, “I know you want it.”

That asshole picked the wrong restroom, in the wrong club, at the wrong time.

Little did I know the asshole was Cade’s VP, and although we saved that woman from his clutches that night, she’d be found floating in a motel pool a month later.

Running a PI firm is a lot harder than taking pictures for one, especially when your professional life spills over into your personal one. I’m going through cupcakes like our new puppy goes through piddle pads, and if I’m not careful there’s bound to be a Cupcake Overload.

WARNING: THIS BOOK CONTAINS FOUL LANGUAGE, SEX, SOME VIOLENCE, AND SHENANIGANS. IF NONE OF THAT BOTHERS YOU, GRAB A CUPCAKE AND READ ON!

Review:

There is nothing better than reading a book that makes you laugh out loud – hysterically. “Cupcake Overload,” by author Bethany Lopez is absolutely hilarious and blended with the perfect amount of romance and suspense.  This novel is the follow-up to “Always Room for Cupcakes” and we find Lila finishing remodeling the house that she inherited from Moose, running the P.I. firm and welcoming Cade into her family more and more. Lila is just as hilarious this time as she was in the first novel and still getting into crazy situations to get that money shot for her clients. Cade is still a bad-ass biker dude but also babysits the kids while she’s out with the girls, cooks, cleans, and is absolutely adorable. Knowing Lila’s kids are dying for a puppy, Cade comes home one night with a little furball Lab puppy, which they affectionally name, CB. I can’t tell you why it’s too funny and is a spoiler 🙂

A murder brings Lila into a business deal with Sledge, the VP of Cade’s motorcycle club, and also leads her to a variety of characters that may or may not be involved with the murder. Lila is becoming more peaceful and at ease with her ex Eric, even trying to get over her habit of referring to him as The Douche. Basically, Lila and Eric are on the same page about the kids and visitation, and the kids are adjusting beautifully the new people in their parents’ lives.  Everything is going well and happy and warm and fuzzy  – but of course, there are a few bumps in the road.

The thing about Bethany Lopez is that her characters are so real. They experience both the good and the bad, the awkward and definitely the embarrassing, and they just deal with it and roll on. I think it’s so funny because I can see so many of these things happening to anyone, especially issues with Lila’s son and the hilarious airport scene at the end.  Lopez’ writing is spot on making you completely forget that you’re reading because you feel like you are standing right there involved in the conversation with the characters. As her warning states at the end of the synopsis, there is foul language, sex and all sorts of crazy things that happen, so this is probably not the right book for someone easily offended. I’m not sure what this says about me, but I think both novels in the Cupcake Series are two of the funniest and most entertaining novels I have ever read.  The creativity and fearlessness the author demonstrates in bringing these characters to life amazes me and I most definitely hope that there will be more to come in the Cupcake Series.

Purchase “Cupcake Overload” on Amazon!

Learn more about Bethany Lopez by visiting her web page.

*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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