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Babycakes (Cupcake Club #3)

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Molten Chocolate…Cinnamon Spice…Gingerbread…Old-Fashioned Vanilla…You can’t stop at just one.

And the women of the Cupcake Club love to indulge…

Kit Bellamy was raised on pie. Mamie Sue’s Peanut Pies, to be exact, the family company her scheming brother-in-law sold out from under her. Now Kit needs a new recipe for her life—and sleepy Sugarberry Island is the first ingredien
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ebook, 336 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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Susan
Dec 14, 2016 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book. After her brother-in-law sold Kit's family company out from under her, with the help of the cut-throat Westlake law firm, Kit needs a new start in her life. A friend has offered her a job with her cupcake business on Sugarberry Island, so off she goes.

Morgan Westlake is raising his niece after the deaths of his brother and sister-in-law. He is a lawyer from a well known family, but he has separated himself from them for many reasons. He has come to Sugarberry Island to raise Lilly cl
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Wanderlust
Cover & Title - 3 out of 5
Favorite Line - "I want to revel in you." & "Who knew guy fairies could be so sexy? Kit said, sending him a fast smile. "oh honey," Franco drawled, "I've know that for years."
Favorite character - Dre

I did enjoy this book, it was a sweet make you feel good kind of romance. I haven't read the rest in the series and by how much the other ladies are mentioned i felt that i had missed out quite a bit, so i would recommend you read the other two in the series before
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Shirley Frances
I picked this book because after reading the blurb I thought this would be a great, light read and it was. However, I failed to notice that it was the third book of a series. I figured it out while I was reading the book because the author kept giving a lot of back story into the two previous couples. You really don't need to read the two previous books in order to read this one, but the characters involved in those books are very interesting and I'm sure I would have liked reading their stories ...more
Suzanne (Under the Covers Book blog)
Kit Bellamy has come to Sugarberry Island to start a new life after the business she loved was sold from under her. Still reeling her life crumbling beneath her, she hopes her new job and life on Sugarberry Island will be just what she needs. What she didn't expect to find was Morgan Westlake. Morgan is now the sole guardian to his niece Lilly after his brother and wife dies a year ago, coming to Sugarberry Island he plans on making a new start away from his overbearing and cold family, what he ...more
Carolyn
Babycakes: Donna Kauffman

This was such a touching, sweet-read that I was longing to wrap up all the characters in a huge hug!

Kit Bellamy loses her 4 generation family business to a back-stabbing brother-in-law and her sister when they hire Atlanta's Westlake Law Firm to Sell it out from under her. She is devastated and moves to the small-town of Sugarberry Island to accept a job of manager of a mail-order cupcake business and while there plans to rebuild her life.
Morgan Westlake has moved to Sug
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Cornelia
Feb 16, 2013 Cornelia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Her whole life had been about peanut pie.” Mamie Sue’s Peanut Pie. Kit’s mother gave birth to her in Mamie Sue’s kitchen between the burlap peanut sacks and the six-burner wedgewood stove. Kit’s grandmother was Mamie, the business had been in her family for years. “So she was having an understandably hard time embracing the idea that the future was going to be all about cupcakes.”

Kit begins a new job running the catering and internet order side of a cupcake bakery called Babycakes, on a small G
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Cocktails and Books
May 08, 2013 Cocktails and Books rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cnb-reviewers
This book is a heartfelt, warm story about a woman’s journey to find love. Kit has suffered emotionally. She’s experienced loss and feels like her life is going nowhere. She decides to open a bakery, pouring all of her emotions in to a job she loves. When she runs in to the tall dark and handsome lawyer, Morgan, however, everything changes, and she’s caught up in the possibility of a romance.

The development of the romance between Kit and Morgan is beautiful. The emotional obstacles that Kit mus
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Susan (susayq ~)
This was a wonderful story - not a lot of drama and angst. Even though it was the third in the series, I didn't feel like I was missing anything (I will go back and read the others at some point cause I liked the characters).
Romance and Fantasy for Cosmopolitan Girls
Romance and Fantasy for Cosmopolitan Girls
Ho finito la lettura di questo libro e devo ammettere di aver fatto più fatica rispetto ad altri romanzi letti. La scrittura è scorrevole e la trama abbastanza carina ma priva di colpi di scena, quasi banale e semplice che non mi ha lasciato troppe emozioni.
Può essere tranquillamente catalogata come una di quelle letture leggere da godere all'ombra di una giornata afosa.

Il libro fa parte di una serie “Cupcake club” ed è il terzo volume uscito dopo “Un am
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Sobia
Oct 04, 2012 Sobia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

I loves Donna Kauffman titles :)
They're not packed full of action sequence after sequence, but more subtle romances, IMO. Everything is thought out , and considered rather then just a h and H meeting and jumping into sex, which automatically leads to ily's and a relationship.

In Babycakes, we get the story of two new comers to Sugarberry island, Kit, and Morgan, both going through times of flux and loss...and they happen to share a not so happy connection.......reading along, as they f
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Maria
Jun 29, 2013 Maria rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
I'm a big fan of romances, but it's become harder and harder to find titles with characters I can relate to, especially in contemporary romance. I have been a big fan of this series, but I'm starting to see a trend in the heroines that has me a little concerned: In the first three novels of this series the women are all highly traumatized in some way and flee to Sugarberry Island to escape and start over. In this particular case, Katherine 'Kit' Bellamy has seen her family company sold with the ...more
ChickLitWorthReading
Original review posted at http://chicklitworthreading.com

Kit Bellamy is going through a rough time. She's just had her family business taken away from her…by her sister's husband. And the family home she loved so much, has been lost to the bank. With no job, no home, and now no family, Kit is looking to get out of Atlanta as fast as possible. And re-build her life in Sugarberry Island. In this third installment of the Cupcake Club by Donna Kauffman, the ladies are at it again. Working hard to fi
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Heather T
Oct 05, 2012 Heather T rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
First, I checked on goodreads to make sure this wasn't a series, but it turns out it was. Oops. I had a lot of back-story spoiled for me if I decide to go back and read the previous stories. It didn't tell you unless you clicked on the actual title. I fixed the way the title was listed, but I feel like I suffered a bit because of that. Instead of being happy to see returning characters, I felt like I was playing catch up in a few sections. That's not the authors fault though so I didn't judge he ...more
Rowena
Oct 31, 2013 Rowena rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-review
This was a really quick read for me. It was light and fluffy and didn’t take itself too seriously which I appreciated. This was a straight up contemporary romance and from time to time, I eat these up.

This book follows Morgan Westlake and Kit Bellamy toward their happy ending. Kit has moved to Sugarberry Island to start fresh. She’s heartbroken because she lost her family pie making business and she’s looking for something to fill up all of the time that she’s got on her hands now that she doesn
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Stephanie
I would give this 3 and 1/2 stars

So when I requested this book I did not realize that this was a series, but for the most part it was able to stand alone due to the fact that both the main characters were just moving to Sugarberry Island.

It starts out with Kit Bellamy dealing with the loss of her beloved family business of Mamie Sue's Peanut Pie Company due to her greedy sister and brother in-law. You really feel her devastation and guilt in "letting it happen". This will run throughout the enti
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Julie Barrett
Aug 29, 2012 Julie Barrett rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Babycakes by Donna Kauffman
Morgan Westlake is hoping to get grant money to lead up the sea turtles that he wants to investigate. He, single, is in charge of his neice Lilly as her parents died in a car crash and he's just moved back to Sugarberry Island, Georgia.
Good to hear updates on others who live in town: Lani and Baxter's cookbook and other food related escapades are in full swing.
Love the scenery and contrast of nature on the island in the descriptions.
Kit Bellamy is there to run Babycake
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Toni
Mar 17, 2013 Toni rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Cupcake Club makes me want to pack my bags and head to southern Georgia. Where the water is warm and the men are hot.

Kit has lost everything, so she takes a chance on a position that a friend thinks she will be perfect for. Turns out she is. Kit jumps at the chance for a huge change in her life, but she really has nothing else to lose. The only reservation she has is the other new person in town, Morgan Westlake. He just happens to be related to the very people who helped ruin her life. Can
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Dancer
Apr 16, 2013 Dancer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wanted desperately to like this book. It is set in the South, close to where I reside. I knew the locations and wanted to get "lost" in the story. However, I couldn't find much empathy for Kat Bellamy. Her family loss should have made her a stronger romantic heroine, but instead, she comes off needy and a bit whinny. I thought Morgan deserved better.

It's Christmas on Georgia's charming Sugarberry Island - and there's no better time to enjoy delicious confections...and the sweet thrill of fall
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Patty
Nov 27, 2012 Patty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Babycakes
by
Donna Kauffman

My "in a nutshell" summary...

A family business is sold...there is a need for starting over!

My thoughts after reading this book...

Bakeries, pies, cupcakes, sugar, an island named Sugarberry...what's not to love about this book?

It's quite yummy!

Kit has a family business that has been taken from her. Morgan's family was involved in this. Morgan has a niece who is damaged. They are sort of thrown together on this lovely island. They meet over sea turtles. There are ups and
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Christine
Again, like my review of the previous book in the series my main two complaints are 1.) the female character's background story is so fucked up and there is absolutely no hellfire brought upon the offenders. Especially when the offenders in question are Kit's brother-in-law and SISTER. And 2.) once again, character brought in out of nowhere. An offhand, easily overlooked sentence with Kit's name does not count as foreshadowing. It's a good thing the books themselves are so good and involve a sub ...more
Rachel
Jun 10, 2013 Rachel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Where do I find myself an Uncle Hunk? Seriously. Morgan is just...yes and please! I really really loved his character. From taking on being a single parent to his niece, to standing up to his family, to falling for Kit, everything about him was just wonderful. I want one!

I feel we didn't get a whole lot of Kit, but what we did get, I loved. She's pretty awesome and follows in the line of being a great female lead like the others in the series. She fits seamlessly into the Cupcake Club and they
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mandyfujita
Sep 24, 2012 mandyfujita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book. It was the third book of the triology of the cupcake club. Lani Baxter was the founder with Katherine 'Kit' Bellamy as the new member. Kit came from new money. Her great-grandmother started the Mamie Sue's Peanut Pies empire and Kit was the last of the Bellamy women to see it to greatest. Her sister(Trixie) and her brother in law (Teddy) terminated by pie making business and sold the company to Tas-T-Snaks. Kit used all her money to fight the Westlake lawyers in co ...more
Nina Harrington
A sweet small town romance is always intriguing - especially one linked to baking - so I could not resist requesting an advanced reading copy of Babycakes on Netgalley.
And the book delivered precisely the promise in the title and the cover.
When Kit Bellamy runs away from her bad decisions in the city and accepts a job on the small coastal town of SugarBerry, Kit is instantly immersed in the VERY sugar sweet match making exploits of the Cupcake Crew.
Every clichéd character and situation is thrown
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Stephanie
2.5 Stars
This is the third installment in the Cupcake Club series. While for me it was not as enjoyable as its predecessors, due to its darker themes of family betrayal, it is an entertaining read. It takes place on Sugarberry Island in Georgia. After having her family's business ripped away from her, Kit Bellamy, takes a job on the island to start her life over. Of course the position has to do with bakery that was established in the first book of the series. Morgan Westlake, the male protagoni
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Kimberly
Dec 14, 2012 Kimberly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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What an adorable book. The characters of Kit and Morgan are wonderful but it is Lilly that I could not help but fall for. After a bumpy start the couple and Lilly make a delightful family.

You can tell when you start this book that it is part of a series and having not read the other two books before it I was a bit confused on who was who but after a while you are able to put the others in the background and what a bunch of characters they are as well.

What
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Jae
The similarities between this and Sweet Stuff are legion. The story is sweet and charming but the dialogue between various characters is a little too well-realized and rarely sounds authentic. There is a little more emotional depth here, IMO, but it's not really explored well. The addition of the turtle rescue was pretty dope, though.

And again, both Charlotte and Franco, our token characters, are almost nothing more than shoulder angels. In fact, Charlotte, despite being from New Delhi, left Du
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HappilyEverChapter
2.5 stars, rounded up to 3...

Pros:
* Morgan's relationship and interactions with Lilly are truly endearing. Thrust into a parent role to a 5-yr old girl might undo some men, but he's not afraid to learn along the way (Googling manicures and braids).
* Showing a softer, more emotional side to Dre was very nice.
* The turtle rehab facility was awesome.

Cons:
* Again, the plot was good, but the execution was tiresome. Maybe it's not the right fit for me, but Ms Kauffman habitually waits until the 60% ma
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Tanya
Nov 10, 2012 Tanya rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, 2012
This was the best of the series so far. I really liked Morgan and Kit. "Moggy" was the modern dream man; just the right mix of sweet and alpha. I also felt that the baggage Kit was carrying was much easier dealt with than Riley's was.

Kit comes to Sugarberry Island for a fresh start, partnering with Lani and Baxter to start up Lani's catering and mail order portion of her cupcakery. Her family business was destroyed by her brother-in-law and his team of lawyers, the Westlakes. Almost immediately
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Nora-adrienne
Nov 11, 2012 Nora-adrienne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comedic-romance
Kit Bellamy has been royally shafted by the people who she trusted the most. Her spirit and a lot of her self respect has been torn to shreds and she knows in the deepest part of her heart that she let down not only the preceding three generations of Bellamy women, but also the people who worked for the family business. Who did this to her? Her sister and brother in law.

Now she must hope that a new opportunity and new job in another state will allow her to find herself and rebuild her career an
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Melinda
Oct 22, 2012 Melinda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I loved the latest by Donna Kauffman, Baby Cakes. Here is a woman who has worked so hard all her life only to see it disappear in a snap. Now she is starting a new life where she doesn’t know what to do. Morgan to Kit is like a huge distraction she doesn’t need and he scares her. For the first time in her life she is free to do whatever she wants but afraid of the repercussions. I loved that Donna Kauffman didn’t leave Morgan as a wea
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