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Always Room for Cupcakes

(Cupcakes #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  1,080 ratings  ·  223 reviews
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 my husband was cheating on me, or he hated me, and resented our kids. He’d always hold me close and
Kindle Edition, 198 pages
Published February 2nd 2016
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Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
3.5 stars

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I really enjoyed the premise of this fun little story. Lila is proof that you can’t keep a good woman down. Her life changes in an instant when she catches her husband cheating . Suddenly, she goes from being a sensible stay at home mom of twins to being a feisty investigative photographer devoted to catching unfaithful
Three Chicks
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review by Trinette Dungee

When I first saw the title of this book I wasn’t sure what to expect; and considering the synopsis didn’t give me too much I was more than a little skeptical. You know what they say “Never judge a book by its cover”.
Lila is a thirty-something divorced mom of twins just trying to make ends meet. When she’s not working part-time in her bestie’s bakery she doing undercover photography for the local P.I. Insert Cade, he just shows up on his bike one day and
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: funny-witty
Former housewife gone badass photographer. Too bad she’s working for a boss who doesn’t always make the best decisions…..

The title alone had me wanting to read this one, come on who doesn’t like cupcakes! I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. It is much different from her other books, I mean that in a good way. The characters are much more mature in my opinion and the story seems to grows more intriguing the further you go in to it. Another thing I love is the humor, though the book has a lot of
3.5 Stars

Lila becomes a photographer for a P.I firm after she catches her husband of twelve years cheating on her - she snaps a photo of him with his face between some other woman's thighs and subsequently her career begins.

There were parts of this book I really enjoyed. Lila is really likeable and the style of her character (and the story) reminded me of Kristen Ashley's Rock Chick series. Cade is the hero and I was totally on board with all his b****s alpha ways....the guy is HOT.
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pi, mature-couple
4.5 Stars (Could have easily been 5 if a bit longer and some areas were developed a bit more)

I came off a bad read so was not in a good mood but this one pulled me out of my funk and had me smiling.

I loved that the H/h were older.

After reading it I was not surprise to see that Bethany is a Kristen Ashley fan as it did have hints of KA-ismims especially in the yummy H (he didn't have the total KA speak but he was a Badass!) However the Author's own style also c
A Klue
Having read a 5 star raving book review comparing Always Room for Cupcakes to a Kristen Ashley read, this avid KA fan was bound and determined to investigate first hand to see if this flattering comparison was true. I am happy to report my literary sleuthing does indeed lead me to agree with that very notion. However, let me make this crystal clear. Ms. Lopez has her own unique writing style, and it definitely shines through in this quick, engaging, at times sexy/steamy, entertaining read.
DJ Sakata
Jan 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
My Rating:


Favorite Quotes:

“I hadn't seen anything, but that didn't mean the perps weren't inside. They were adulterers after all, so they wouldn't exactly be boning in the front yard.”

“The full view was nothing to write home about. He was totally naked, and really hairy in areas that were not pleasing to the eye... There was nothing happy about that trail... I almost tossed my cookies.”

“'Oh my God! I love you,' I cried then without w
Libby Harrison
Beware of Spoilers!

Star Ratings:
Heroine (Lila): 3.5/5 - a complete pushover when around the H but other than that she was pretty cool!
Hero (Cade): 3.5/5 - from the little interaction we have with him he was good
Plot: 3/5
Grovel: none
Cheating: none
HEA: yes
Triggers: disgusting scene where h is made to open her shirt by a drug-dealer and then was told to hurt herself which she did because she was drugged

Average score: 3.5/5 – the violence dropped the rating slightly

Best Line: “I’d learned quickly that men suck, my children are my saving grace, and there is always room for cupcakes.” – Amen!

“After everything you’ve been through, youAmen!
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Feb 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: february-2016
Okay first I have to say that I love absolutely love Bethany Lopez and her ability to tell a story like no other. I mean I was laughing my arse off as I was reading this book and I also did something I have never done in my life but I went out to the bakery down the road and bought some fresh baked cup cakes to eat while I read.

Lila is your normal wife and mother just living her life and raising her kids. Then one day she gets a wake up call that devastates her and breaks her normal
Lisa Aiello
May 14, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars - This was cute, fun, sexy and quirky. Our h is spunky, swears like a sailor, and gets herself into some crazy situations. I very much enjoyed this one.
1-Click Addict Support Group
Feb 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
If you are looking for a sweet, sexy, quick, and fun read then Always Room for Cupcakes is the perfect book for you.

Lila has been through a lot after finding her husband of twelve years cheating on her with the town skank. Using her photography skills, she starts to turn her life around for herself and her twins, Elena and Elin, by working for a P.I. and taking pictures of other cheaters.

However, she quickly finds herself in a dangerous situation that she never expected. Enter Cade, a sexy,
Lustful Literature


This book started off fantastic. The first page had me hooked. I loved how spunky Lila was. Her good for nothing husband or as Lila refers to him as “The Douche” really wronged her. After Lila finds him cheating on her she leaves his sorry ass and becomes a photographer for a P.I. guy named Moose. Lila was the one that crawled in bushes to catch cheaters in the act.

“Being a wronged woman myself, I didn’t feel guilty about catching liars and cheaters in the act.”
Paula  Phillips
Feb 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I wasn't too sure what to expect from Always Room for Cupcakes as I have a few of Bethany Lopez's books on my Ipad to read , but haven't yet read them but I loved Always Room for Cupcakes and found myself really enjoying the main character Lila and her personality. Lila is what I could imagine Veronica Mars would be like if she was 30+ and was a single mother. After Lila's husband was caught cheating with whom Lila nicknamed "Starbucks Girl" , she got a job working for a PI. Tracking down other ...more
Bette Hansen
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this fun little read. I really like this author's writing style. Her stories are laced with humor, have fun sexy times, and leave you with a smile. This book is no exception. I loved Lila and how feisty she was. She's foul mouthed, outlandish, and completely hilarious. After discovering her douche of an ex was cheating on her she takes a job photographing other douches and proving their infidelity. One job though turns out to be a bit more than she bargained for! Lucky for her she has ...more
Robin B
Jan 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jenny, 2016-read
3.5 stars.

Overall I liked. I'm calling it a light romantic suspense. It's easy to read, not very heavy for the most part. One fairly graphic suspenseful/violent scene, but I enjoyed it.

I had a few minor issues. But one big problem I had was with the ending. It left a lot to be desired. It also left quite a few plot holes wide open. It felt like the author was more concerned with trying to get a set up going for a possible second book (no cliffhangers or anything) but in the process left numero
Jul 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: romcom

Sweet and a short read!
Michelle van Rij
Feb 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: februari-2016

“Lila, there’s times when a word’s just a word, and other times when it comes from the heart.”

Always Room for Cupcakes was the first novel I’ve read by the very talented Bethany Lopez, and I absolutely loved it! I finished the book in less than five hours. One sitting. I just couldn’t put it away. Always Room for Cupcakes is a romantic suspense with a lot of humour. One minute I had chills and shivers from all those kisses and touches, the next minute those chills and shivers arised/>
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
I have to say that I really enjoyed the story. This is just my type of romance book. Alpha male and kick ass heroine. Reminded me so much of a KA Book.
Only think that I couldn't get past was the narrator. I don't know if it was just me, but it kept sounding like there was some noise in the background. Which really was distracting listening to the story
May 28, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
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Evelyn Grabas
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
What could have been a good story was ruined by a lack of research and proof reading.
First and foremost, any woman with minor children who sues her husband for divorce doesn't wind up living in a miserable little apartment while Daddy lives high on the hog. Mommy and kids live in the marital home and Daddy pays the freight until the children reach majority. I have spent 50 years of my life with the law and have never seen a mother and children reduced to poverty while the husband is financ
Trudy Dowling
Mar 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I had never read anything by Bethany Lopez before this book. She is a new-to-me author thanks to March Madness gifting me the book. This book was an awesome choice. Always Room for Cupcakes is the “bomb” as people used to say. The book was mind blowing. When I finish a book I start another almost immediately. I started this one at midnight. You know what I mean??- just a few chapters before bedtime. 4:15 this morning was just a few chapters more and I had reached the epilogue. So much for just ...more
Feb 15, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars!! This was a fun, quick read that mixed romance with suspense and even a bit of humor to bring it all together. My first thought as I started this book was “WOW…how long has it been since I’ve read a Bethany Lopez book?” The reason is that this is definitely an adult book – one filled with adult situations and language – and I think I’ve somehow put Ms. Lopez in the YA category in my mind. What’s that got to do with anything, you ask? Well, I was surprised, and pleasantly so! The autho ...more
Maria Rose
This story is a bit of a departure for the author from her usual contemporary romance novels. Instead it's a romantic comedy, with a bit of suspense thrown into the mix, as Lila must support herself after divorcing from her cheating ex husband, and does so by putting in some extra hours as an 'investigative photographer', essentially taking photos of people doing things they shouldn't be doing (naughty, naughty!). But she gets more than she bargained for when her boss, Moose, has her trailing no ...more
The Smutbrarians
Feb 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: earc
Storyline: 5
Angst: 1
Tissue: 0
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 5
Over All Rating: 4.25 Stars
Kindle eARC provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

Lila thought she had it all with 2 kids, the middle class house and the successful husband. Until she caught him with his face between the legs of the town slut. Then Lila’s life takes a sharp left turn and she’s starting a new career as an "investigative photographer". When hot badass Cade rescues her when things g
Sandi Ramirez
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have no idea how I missed hearing about this book by Bethany Lopez. I mean come on Cupcakes, hot biker dude, even hotter romance, great storyline , oh yes and might a say one mighty fine cover as well. Yep had me breaking out the coconut flour and whipping up a batch of my favorite cupcakes to eat while reading this book. I loved the fact that this Author gave us real life situations, yep mixed with humor and hotness... I mean come on Cade is one hawt biker dude. Yep! This is one series I am h ...more
Jackie Lane
Feb 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book.

This is my first book by Bethany Lopez and it definitely won't be my last.

It was fun, sassy, charming and a good solid read.

The characters were well developed and the storyline kept me interested.

Delilah (Lila) Horton finds her husband in an uncompromising position with another woman and it sets her off. She is her own "man haters club president". She moves out with her 2 twin children and finds a job a
Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
This was a fast paced but fun read. Delilah has recently started working for a Private Investigator, taking photos of people in compromising positions, whether it be cheating or some other dodgy activity. She used to be a homemaker, a dedicated wife and mother. Until she caught her husband cheating on her one night. She is now divorced and trying to make it on her own so having this job is a must to support her new situation.

'I'd gone from sweet and caring housewife to bitter, hard-as/>
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Five Fantastic Stars! Lila is recently divorced from her cheating husband and is starting to work for a private investigator. Cade is a dark, sexy motorcycle riding man who seems to be coming to the rescue whenever she needs one. Will she develop a relationship with him and will he be able to rescue her when she really needs it? This book is romantic, suspenseful, and funny. The Author does a fantastic job with the story line and the characters. I couldn't put the book down and read it in one da ...more
Neena Christianson Martin
May 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, mystery, adult
This was a laugh out loud book most of the time, but when it wasn't it made you want to cry. Turning to a life as a photographer for a PI, after she caught her husband cheating, has Lila chasing all around town to get the goods on cheating spouses and other low-lifes. Then she meets Cade, and her world gets turned all around, almost as much as she gets turned on. As if dealing with her douche of an ex, crazy and wacky friends, and 10 year old twins, wasn't enough, now her boss Moose has her chas ...more
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Bethany Lopez is a USA Today Bestselling author of more than thirty books and has been published since 2011. She's a lover of all things romance, which she incorporates into the books she writes, no matter the genre.
When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with family and traveling whenever possible.

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Cupcakes (6 books)
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  • Lei'd with Cupcakes (Cupcakes #3)
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  • Lei'd in Paradise: A Cupcakes Series Novella
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