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.
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Ah! I love this series! Back in the land of cupcakes and Private Investigation. Cupcake Overload is a funny story filled with danger, romance, and cupcakes that will leave you salivating. Meeting Cade and Lila in the first book endeared me to their romance and exciting life in small town America. These two are brilliant together and this story picks up right where everything left off. I would say you should read the first book before this one; it gives you a good foundation and lets you hit the ground running on the second in the series.
First off, be warned. This book will leave you CRAVING sweets. I can admire a woman who loves cupcakes as much as I do. Lila’s love for the sweets left my tummy grumbling and endeared her to me even more. Lila’s friends are top notch in this book, friends who know exactly what each person needs, a group of women that is there through thick and thin. These ladies are one of my favorite parts of the story. Their lives are so intertwined. They do the mundane together, but they also do the dangerous and exciting together too. The comradery adds another level to this story that made me love it even more.
The romantic comedy and suspense aspects in this story are blended well. In my opinion, it was not as exciting and dangerous as the first book, but PI cases aren’t always as dramatic as can be. We see both the boring cheating cases and the high profile murder cases that come Lila’s way. Watching her balance her PI work, while being a mother of twins and falling in love with a steady, sexy man, is endearing. She seems to have it all going for her.
Cade and Lila are perfect together. They allow for room to explore and grow in this phase of their lives. Their chemistry is on fire! I adore how these two make each other better. Cade’s love of Lila and her kids is so precious. He is a protector and seeing the soft side of this mountain of a MC man is fantastic.
I am excited for more in this series. I want to see more of Cade and Lila but also watch the secondary characters grow and their lives continue on. This series has made me a fan of Bethany Lopez and brought my addiction to cupcakes to the forefront of my brain! Lopez makes romantic comedy and suspense work very well together. You will not want to miss Lila’ antics and the way Cade and her girlfriends are always there to save her.
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.
WARNING: THIS BOOK CONTAINS FOUL LANGUAGE, SEX, SOME VIOLENCE, AND SHENANIGANS. IF NONE OF THAT BOTHERS YOU, GRAB A CUPCAKE AND READ ON!
Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She’s a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn’t reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.
Bethany Lopez is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.