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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 tOne 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!Cupcake Series - Should be read in orderAlways Room for CupcakesCupcake OverloadLei'd with CupcakesCupcake Explosion - Coming May 2018...

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always room for cupcakes Reviews

  • Angela (Reading Frenzy Book Blog)
    2018-12-03 10:10

    3.5 starsI 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 partners in flagrante delicto. Lila curses like a sailor and has a colorful vocabulary vast enough to fill up a year’s worth of swear jars. If that bothers you, you’ll have issues with this book. She’s irreverent yet sweet, and her hilarious antics kept me laughing throughout the story. Toss in a mysterious hot biker, crazy cases, a little suspense, and some sexy times, and you have a winning formula for a lively romantic comedy.This book falls somewhere between a novella and a full-length novel, and I think it would have benefitted from extending the length. There are too many missed opportunities to enhance the plot, which is a shame because it has the potential to be a much better book. Relationships are under developed, scenarios aren’t fully explored, and the overall tempo feels rushed. However, the writing is witty, the story is engaging, and for a quick read it’s highly entertaining. I’m definitely interested in reading more of Bethany Lopez’s work.Recommended for fans of:BikersRomantic ComedySleuthingCupcakes** ARC received in exchange for an honest review. ** 

  • Three Chicks
    2018-12-13 14:53

    Review by Trinette DungeeWhen 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 whisks Lila away while she’s running from the latest perp who just happened to catch her snapping pics. And that’s all I’m going to give you, the rest you’ll just have to read for yourself and I highly recommend you read this book. This is a departure from my normal romance-HEA reads; there’s a little bit of mystery/crime-solving involved definitely some other things that I didn’t see coming. The biggest departure is just the story itself, this isn’t your usual “single mom-meets rich guy who sweeps her off her feet-angst driven-drama driven storyline. Not every love/romance story has to have a triangle, a jilted ex-lover, a really rich guy, etc. driving the storyline. Sometimes shit just happens, life gets in the way and two people just have to muddle their way through it all to make it work. And that is just what this was! I loved it! Lila was going through her stuff, dealing with her emotions, managing her hatred for her cheating ex (a.k.a The Douche), but she was moving on. Cade is definitely a departure from her “type” and he keeps her guessing. C’mon be honest, who hasn’t had that one guy that you meet, you hit it off but he seems a little evasive at times, gives you the best sex of your life, doesn’t call or text the way you’re used to and has you wondering just what the hell is going on? This was a “real character” she was someone you could relate to, she could be your sister, your cousin, your best friend, she couldn’t even be you. Don’t get me wrong, I love my love-swept, fantasy HEAs but this was great. This is my first ever Bethany Lopez book, I can’t quite put my finger on it but I absolutely love her writing style. The conversations between the characters seem so real, like I could insert myself and any number of my girlfriends into the scenario and it would be the exact conversations we have! What I also liked about it was Lila was not a victim. Yes she was wronged but she also acknowledged her part in the failure of her marriage. Also, she had friends that didn’t just agree with her, they gave her real feedback and made her pause to think. And through it all, she always makes time to indulge in a cupcake.That’s it, that’s all I’m going to give you. Great story, great laughs.

  • Fiza
    2018-12-03 09:13

    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 fun and giggles it isn’t too much. Making the more serious events that happen believable. Other authors have tried this very combo and when it got serious I felt the situation was still being treated as it was all one big joke and I didn’t get that here.The last thing I want to say is about the (fake) twists thrown in the mix. The twists are ones that keeps it exiting and holy cupcake, hottie alert….no, I’m not talking about the cheating douche, pfft.I won’t reveal too much about him but he’s all alpha, with a delicous gooey center. And I want one like him for myself. I promise I won’t even look at the cupcakes.Seriously, I really liked this book, it was fun, it was exiting and sometimes really sad. Also important to mention is that I’m actually seeing a growth in the stories and in the writing of this author. Not that I’m an expert or anything…It just shows….Anyway thank you Ms. Lopez for writing this story, I love what you did with these characters and I can’t wait to see what you come up with next. But I already know that you’ll somehow manage to surprise me again.*I've received this ARC in exchange for an honest review, and yes it's all honest ^_^*

  • Heroesinbooks
    2018-11-27 10:10

    3.5 StarsLila 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. The story is interesting and I have to say I was not expecting the dark turn of events or the degree of violence that went with it. I thought the scene with her son where she finds him watching something on the computer was not necessary. Also thought if my ten year old was watching what her ten year old was watching I would be really worried but it was played off as normal. Maybe that's just me. Secondary characters are great and I'm glad there are more books to find out more about Lila, Cade and the rest of the gang. HEA? More HFNCheating? No

  • **Vee**
    2018-11-23 08:51

    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 came through and it wasn't over shadowed by this.

  • Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
    2018-11-17 09:01

    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 family. After finding her husband cheating she decides she is going to get even and gets a job taking pictures of other cheating spouses. She is good at her job and lord have mercy she knows how to work that camera.After every case she has a cupcake which I thought was great instead of having a drink or a cigarette my girl Lila has a cupcake! Plus she keeps running into her motorcycle hottie Cade. Man give me a hottie biker and a cupcake any day!

  • A Klue
    2018-11-24 09:17

    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.Lila..Lila...You are one strong, witty, caring, feisty, resilient heroine. With so much to juggle, it’s no wonder you reach for something sugary to keep up your emotional and physical stamina. Your hilarious inner dialogue is entertaining in and of itself. You sure have a knack of putting yourself right out there in the thick of things. Thank goodness your caring posse of great friends and new love interest always have your back.Cade..What can I say? You obviously can recognize a good thing when you see it. You had your sights on Lila even before you officially met. Now, isn’t that just swoon worthy, romantic, folks? Seems like fate brought this leading lady right to you, just when you’ve been looking for something more than being a carefree bachelor/motorcycle club member.The biggest surprise about this book? I must admit Lila’s forced involvement/participation in the Cartel showdown involving Moose was rather…to put it mildly….unexpected. Thank you, Ms. Lopez, for giving this reviewer something to smile about. Not only that, but I actually found myself giggling aloud at times. I’m really looking forward to Book 2, Cupcake Overload, with more of this great couple’s antics, romance, and shenanigans. In fact, I suspect there will always be room on my bookshelf for sequels in this series.Title: Always Room for Cupcakes, Series: Cupcakes (Book 1), Author: Bethany Lopez, Pages: 143, stand-alone, HEA, no main couple cheating, no OW/OM drama, no love triangle, one graphic scene with drug/mob related violence, a couple VERY steamy scenes with lusty language.Book 1 – Always Room for Cupcakes, 2/6/16Book 2 – Cupcake Overload (to release 2016)(This review is based on ARC generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest, unbiased opinion. No compensation was paid to the reviewer nor is there any affiliation between the reviewer and author/publisher.)

  • Libby Harrison
    2018-12-15 12:05

    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 goodPlot: 3/5Grovel: noneCheating: noneHEA: yesTriggers: 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 druggedAverage score: 3.5/5 – the violence dropped the rating slightlyBest 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, you deserve to have a man who’ll fuck you like it’s his job.”Worst Line: there weren’t many bad ones in thisRandom stranger to h: “I’m so tired of you women using that shit as an excuse. Any time you don’t want to do anything you blame it on cramps and periods. Well, I call bullshit.” Personal Review:A short fun love story between a funny single 35yr old mom (of 10yr old twins!) and a hot 38yr old MC biker.Well it was fun until all the violence happened which completely took me by surprise!Random Ramblings:Loved the hot biker H saying this:“My mom says a gentleman always carries a handkerchief.”Overall Feeling:

  • Bethany Lopez
    2018-11-27 12:53

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  • Amara ♡
    2018-11-20 14:54

    Sweet and a short read!

  • 1-Click Addict Support Group
    2018-11-19 08:15

    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, badass biker who can’t seem to stay away. “Absolutely, girl, you deserve this. After everything you’ve been through, you deserve to have a man who’ll fuck you like it’s his job.”Figuring she deserves a hot fling with a different type of guy, she starts dating Cade. The two together have some steamy fun! “You’re so wet for me,” he said, his words only getting me hotter. “How do you want my cock?” “Hard…Fast…” But their fling turned into so much more.I loved the cast of characters in this book. Cade was gruff, but sweet. Lila was strong and a fighter. Amy May was a perfect BFF—thank goodness she always had cupcakes available! My only complaint is that it seemed things did move a bit fast at times, but like Cade said—when you are in your thirties, you know what you want. I hope we will get another story about Carmen! ~ Tiffany, 4 stars~~~ That title, though—could it be any more true? There IS Always Room for Cupcakes, and honestly? There's also always room for a funny, quirky, playful and mildly suspenseful book like this one...Lila’s life took a new twist when he found her husband cheating on her—one that lead her to spending her days photographing liars and cheaters. And also lead her to a sexy, gruff man with a badass attitude and panty-melting motorcycle. Whew—just the premise of a scorned wife getting revenge is a world of fun on its own, and that's not even mentioning that very, very delicious man with the bike. Someone hand me a fan and a cigarette!I have to say, I love that Bethany Lopez didn't make Lila a wallflower, even after her perfect marriage and life crumbled at her feet. She was sassy, sweary and addicted to cupcakes. Basically, all the things a likeable heroine should be. I really enjoyed her character—and the way she handled herself and her relationships. She was very self-aware; she knew she was a shrew when it came to her ex, and she embraced her need for sweets when the going got tough. But, Lila also knew when to rely on the people in her life. Her friendships with Bea, Amy May and Carmen were wonderful—well-written, positive female friendships aren't always the easiest to find in books and here they're an absolute highlight. I would happily read more about these women…especially peppy Carmen—maybe with a certain, handsome lawyer?! The plot in Always Room for Cupcakes is completely charming. It has a touch of mystery and suspense, which was complemented by the laugh-out-loud humor that Ms. Lopez smattered throughout her book. It was very fast-moving—I did feel like the wrap-up came a touch too fast, and I wouldn't have minded getting a little more time with Lila and her MC man—but I had no trouble sitting down and finishing the book in one easy sitting. I was engaged and invested almost from the first page. This is a great choice to enjoy with a cupcake, and not just because of the title. Because while you should always make room for cupcakes, you should also definitely make room for a book that'll make you smile. ~ Beth, 4 stars

  • DJ Sakata
    2018-12-14 14:16

    My Rating:4.5Favorite 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 wasting any time, I ate that cupcake like someone was about to take it from me. Because seriously, if the nurse had come in and caught me, she would have.”My Review:Always Room For Cupcakes is a fun, quick, and delightful read that kept a smile on my face as well as occasionally had me snorting and laughing aloud. I was happily entertained by the clever humor and comical depictions as much as I was by the quirky small town characters. The story was well-written and well-paced with a bit of mystery and intrigue along with the frequent wit and occasional hits of steamy goodness. Lila is a recently divorced, single-mom turned investigative photographer for a skivvy PI, who soon found herself in over her head in every facet of her life, and although her adventures were dangerous and scary, the light tone kept the story entertaining and breezy. I would classify it as an enjoyable and entertaining women's fiction/romantic comedy hybrid.

  • PaulaPhillips
    2018-11-21 12:05

    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 scumbags and low-level criminals and snapping as she had skills with a camera. The name for the book too comes from the fact that Lila's loves eating Cupcakes after her missions . In this book, Lila seems to be followed by Cade - a MC biker who as the book goes on becomes a sort-of protector from the bad stuff as Lila lately seems to find herself in the midst of trouble - this part reminded me of Stephanie Plum mixed with Izzy Spellman . Near the end, the book's tone does change from light-hearted PI novel to a bit darker when trouble gets too close to home for Lila - think mafia mob style. However, if you love HEA's then it does finish on a good note. If you love PI novels , laughs , romantic comedy and a bit of mystery along the way and some yummy Biker studs, then Always Room for Cupcakes by Bethany Lopez is the read for you.

  • Bette Hansen
    2018-12-05 10:08

    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 caught the eye of a motorcycle riding hottie who comes to her rescue every time she finds herself in trouble.This is truly an entertaining read and a book I highly recommend!

  • Robin B
    2018-11-25 13:51

    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 numerous plot holes open that really should have been tied up or resolved.

  • Michelle van Rij
    2018-11-21 08:05

    4 CUPCAKE STARS“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 from fear. Only to be exchanged for tears another minute later. And to top it off, Bethany Lopez made me laugh occasionally. Always Room for Cupcakes is a fast paced tale about betrayal in love, picking yourself up, finding an instant connection with someone who isn’t your type at all, learning to trust again and finally, finding love for the second time.“Now I figure, I’ve waited a long time and I know what I want. What I want is you… so, no, I don’t think it’s going too fast. I think it’s taking too damn long. I know where I’m at, I’m just waiting for you to catch up.”Lila is broken, ten months after she caught her cheating husband. Who isn’t named in the entire story, until the last part. Which is funny, because Lila just calls him The Douche, as do her friends. He left her high and dry. After being a housemother for all those years (ten years of being a mother, twelve years of being a wive), Lila needs to pick up a real job to provide for her and her two children: the twins, Elin and Elena. I love those names, BTW. So she picks up shifts at her best friend’s bakery. Because she loves cupcakes and she has a really good friend in Amy May. But, because that is not enough, she has another side job. Lila works for a sleazy PI, delivering photograpic evidence off all the ragtag in town. Nobody, besides her two best friends, knows about these activities. Or so Lila thought…Tingling head to toe from the adrenaline, and the close contact with a seriously hot man, I couldn’t stop my lips from spreading into a grin as we took off down Main Street.When her job becomes a dangerous one, she is rescued by the mysterious, motorcycle riding bad-boy. Cade. Apparently, he has been following her for a couple weeks. At first, I didn’t know what to think about him. He came of dangerous and he had that stalker vibe. But Lila and Cade had an instant connection, and even though he was a complete stranger, she seemed to trust him. After their first date, I took a liking to him. He was still mysterious and didn’t like to talk about himself, but his honesty was apparent when he told Lila that this was his first date ever. He really liked her. I loved his bluntness. Cade tells you like it is. He says what he thinks and tells you what he wants. And with the description Bethany gave us of his appearance, I fell in love with Cade. Motorcycle boots, skinny jeans and a leather jacket. *SWOON*. Trimmed beard, dark eyes, dark shoulder-length hair. Sexy! Dangerous!Everything about him was dark. His eyes, his hair, his deeply tanned skin. He wore a trimmed beard, which only added to his dangerous look, and had what looked like shoulder-length wavy hair, which was pulled back off of his face. Paired with motorcycle boots, jeans that fit like a glove, and a black leather jacket, the man was a billboard for raw male sexuality.Lila and Cade’s relationship progresses gradually throughout the story. In a believable and natural pace. Sometimes, it seems fast, but it’s just very believable. Fortunately, there is no insta-love, just an instant attraction. Lila wants to do the right thing. So even though she is putting herself in danger, she doesn’t stop. She wants do justice and finish her job. Luckily, her other best friend, Bea, is a cop and she shares all the illegal stuff she sees with Bea. So with the support of her two best friends and the safety of Cade, she wants to finish her most dangerous job yet. Is she going to succeed?“This is different for me, so it’s kind of good that you’re out of practice. Maybe you won’t realize right away when I fuck up.”I liked Bethany’s writing. It wasn’t special, but it was good. It gets you hooked on the story. It also makes you form some kind of bond with Lila. And even with the side characters: Amy May, Bea, Cade, Lila’s children. I had the feeling I was experiencing the story together with Lila. Not only because of the high quality of Bethany’s writing, but also because she chose to write the tale in first person from solely Lila’s perspective. You didn’t get to know Cade’s thoughts or his activities when he wasn’t with Lila. I think that’s really what made the story for me. You’re only focused on Lila and you get just as surprised as her when that one nasty twist finds his way into the story. Maybe it wasn’t the most unpredictable story, but it had it’s fickle moments and I thought the storyline was authentic.“We’ll have dinner, coffee, go to the movies, whatever. And eventually I’ll get my fists in all of this thick red hair.” His hand slid up my back, into my hair, cupping the back of my head. “And I’ll get to see those blue eyes go heavy with desire as I move above you.” I felt my eyes getting heavy, just as he’d described, as he spoke, and my lips parted as I tried to remain focused. “Seeing that lush ass move as you walk down the street, full of attitude and fire, the way your face lights up when you’re laughing with your kids, and the way you felt, arms around my waist, tits against my back when I had you on my bike… Those are just some of the reasons I just became a man who dates.”Overall, I just loved this story. I loved Lila’s friendships. I loved the attraction, sparks and lust between Lila and Cade. And I loved how Cade did his best to take care of Lila. He has a sweet side after all. I can’t wait to read Bethany’s other books, because of her engaging prose. If you’re looking for a romance with suspence, thrill, humour, a strong heroine and a sexy bad-ass hero, Always Room for Cupcakes is an absolute must for on your TBR-list.We didn’t rush, instead relishing the feeling of being joined. Loving every moment, every sigh, every touch. Reveling in the fact that we were alive.*** Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. However, this doesn’t affect my opinion of this book and the words in this review. ***

  • Trudy Dowling
    2018-11-29 08:11

    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 getting acquainted with Always Room for Cupcakes.I disappeared into the book. It flowed really well. I didn’t have to go back and re-read anything. I hate it when I have to stop, reverse and re-read. The storyline was captivating. It kept me interested, excited and hopeful. And the descriptions??? Lets just say I will never look at a hedgehog the same way after Lila captures her husband and a woman in his car with ankles in the air and steamy windows behind a Starbucks.The heroine in the book is Lila, a recently divorced survivor. She is an inspiration to women. We can survive. We can make it on our own. We just might have to do some strange things. To keep a roof over her head she takes pictures for a P.I. Some of the “perps” she had to photograph were kind of creepy. Many were in compromising positions making divorce attorneys very happy.There is this one job that makes her uncomfortable. Every time she takes the requested pictures more are wanted. The more she sees and hears the more frightened she becomes.Lila is spotted by a creepy guy in an alley outside of a nail salon Lila had been taking pictures. She flees to safety. Cade Wilkes (a guy she doesn’t know) rides up on his motorcycle and tells her to get on. Hunky hero to the rescue. He is her safety. Her first bike ride is his first relationship ride. Cade knows what he wants and he wants Lila, the green eyed lady. Add this all up and you get wonderful romance, new love, suspense, kidnapping. All in a day’s work for a photographic investigator. In the end you have a really good HEA and a craving for cupcakes. I do wish there had been more on what Cade really does, what was the club into, and Lila meeting the members.

  • Maria Rose
    2018-12-07 07:49

    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 not just the usual cheating spouses but getting embroiled in investigating the local drug trade. Luckily, she's made a new friend in Cade, a tall, dark and handsome man who just so happens to be part of a local motorcycle club. When things start to heat up, will Cade be on her side or part of the problem?I really enjoyed this! Lila is a hoot, constantly drowning her emotions in cupcakes, and doing her best to support her two kids. Though she and her ex have problems, to her credit, she acknowledges that he is a good father to them, and I appreciated that they had a decent understanding when it came to joint childcare. The ex-bashing is related to his falling down on the spouse side of things and not the parenting. She has a best friend whom she confides in , and despairs of finding a good man out there after her own experience. When Cade enters the picture, a large, confident, secure in his manhood kind of guy, she can't quite believe that he'd be interested in her. But he is, and though he has a love 'em and leave 'em reputation, he's determined to prove to Lila that she means something more to him. They share some funny, sexy scenes together, and definitely are compatible in the bedroom. Things do take a more serious (and slightly gruesome) turn as Lila discovers that her latest photo assignment is a lot more serious and that she's gotten in over her head. It's a fast paced, sexy, and action packed story and I hope we'll get to read more about Lila and her friends! 4.5 stars.Note: a copy of this story was provided by the author for review.

  • BookHookup
    2018-12-05 15:14

    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 author has a great voice, no matter the genre, and I love that I can read a variety of books by her!Lila is a recently divorced mother of two who’s turned into a sassy photographer working for a somewhat shady private eye. Even though she’s been hurt before, I loved that she had a positive attitude about her future and was not afraid to take on challenges. Lucky for us, she’s also willing to take on risks…including Cade, the bad ass, motorcycle-riding bad boy who comes out of nowhere and makes a huge impact on her life. He was definitely not her usual type and a bit of a scary adventure for her but I really liked that she embraced the unknown…took a chance! Cade, with all his alpha-male swagger, still had a soft heart and was focused on getting what he wanted – Lila!!Their adventures were great and the secondary characters added substance to this story. Lila could definitely be someone I know in real life, a sister or a friend and this was definitely shown by how she interacted with her children and others in the town. The only thing I didn’t get from this book that I would have liked was a few more pages. It falls between a novella and a full-sized book and, because of that, I felt like I didn’t get enough time with these characters. I would have liked to get to know them better and spend more time experiencing the situations they found themselves in. Digging deeper into Lila and Cade as people would have made me very happy. However, overall this was a good read…enjoyable, fast-paced and fun! And I look forward to seeing what Ms. Lopez will do next!

  • Lustful Literature
    2018-12-06 08:51

    DEBBIE'S REVIEWThis 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.”“No one really suspects a single mother of twins who drives a minivan and has an ongoing love affair with cupcakes to be sneaking around and capturing their bad deeds on camera.”After a close run in with a not to friendly person that Lila was trying to catch a photos of, Lila is saved by a badass motorcycle guy who is truly one hot alpha male. This is where the story started to not sit so well with me. I felt that Cade’s character wasn’t developed enough. He just apprears out of no where and all of a sudden is deeply in love with Lila. It felt a little rushed between these two. I would of liked to have seen their relationship grow a little more. I also felt the ending needed more closure too. It left me with unanswered questions.I really loved Lila’s best friend Amy May. I felt she added the perfect layer to this book and had me laughing out loud several times.“Absolutely, girl, you deserve this. After everything you’ve been through, you deserve to have a man who’ll fuck you like it’s his job.”Overall I really enjoyed this book and loved the banter between all the characters. I liked the idea of a former housewife turning into a badass private investigator. There was some suspense in this book that had me sitting at the edge of my seat too. I just wish it were a little longer.

  • The Smutbrarians
    2018-12-06 09:55

    Storyline: 5Angst: 1Tissue: 0Value: 5Panty Scorching: 5Over All Rating: 4.25 StarsKindle eARC provided by AuthorReviewed by RobinLila 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 get a little sketchy, will he be a sexy distraction or more bad news?“’I don’t know, Amy May, I know he’s different. A little dangerous, overbearing, maybe a little scary even but God, I haven’t felt that way with a man in…ever. I think I owe it to myself to see what happens, even if it just ends up being a crazy mistake.’‘I agree.’‘You do?’‘Absolutely, girl, you deserve this. After everything you’ve been through, you deserve to have a man who’ll fuck you like it’s his job.’I giggled at that, slapping my hand over my mouth at the girlish act.”I liked this light romance suspense story. The heroine Lila is feisty and trying to take on the world after her hubby is a total asshat. Cade may be a bad boy, but he has a really good heart and seems to care about Lila and her kids. Many times in the story I questioned Lila’s common sense in blindly doing her job when it seemed like it wasn’t a great idea. Mostly this story was an easy read and I wouldn’t mind hearing more about the characters if it became a series.This was my first book by Bethany Lopez. I’m glad I got to discover a new author to me and look forward to reading other stories by her. The idea behind this story was kind of interesting and I can get behind a woman scorned becoming independent and finding herself. Cute book.

  • Sandi Ramirez
    2018-12-09 15:16

    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 hooked on. Good thing I still have cupcakes left as I heading into the next book right now.

  • Jackie Lane
    2018-11-18 16:10

    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 as a photographer. She loves her job because she is mostly taking photos of cheating spouses. Her boss, Moose, gets her embroiled in more in depth sleuthing and she becomes a target. Along comes a mysterious man on a motorcycle while she is outrunning a "perp" situation and tells her to hop on his motorcycle.This man is Cade. As the relationship between Lila and Cade developed, I found myself wanting to know more about him. He was in a motorcycle gang when he was younger and has since branched out (but to what we really don't know). Enter the bad men and Lila is in danger.Lots of laugh out loud moments and some shockers as well.I would love to see this book made into a series as I felt there were lots of unanswered questions and time I wish the author would have given us more info.Definitely worth the read.4.5 stars

  • Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
    2018-12-04 10:53

    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-nails single mom, who worked her ass off to give her kids a quarter of the life they were used to.'Working for a P.I. has its risks at times and Delilah often finds herself in sticky situations. On one particular occasion she finds an unlikely hero coming to her rescue. His name is Cade. He is the complete opposite to her ex-husband and Delilah finds herself getting all hot and bothered when she is around him.Maybe he is just the man to dust off her vajayjay cobwebs and bring her back into the world of sex & orgasms? I really enjoyed this fun read and was not surprised to find out in the author bio who her favourite author was.

  • Annamaria
    2018-12-11 15:54

    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 day! I highly recommend it! I received this book as an ARC for an honest review. This book was read and reviewed by Annamaria for Alpha Book Club. Plot: 5Chemistry : 5Pacing : 5Ending : 5Character Development : 5

  • Neena Christianson Martin
    2018-11-21 10:02

    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 chasing drug dealers to get the goods on them. This really is a very good read, and I think everyone who likes some comedy in their romance will enjoy it.

  • Carolina Godinho
    2018-12-16 10:00

    What a funny and entertaining story. The way Lila reacted after her husband treason was hilarious. He´s certainly a d-bag and I think she should have stay at the house with the kids.Cade was kind of over the top with his neanderthal ways. I didn´t like how he acted with Lila. His alpha behavior was overbearing and idiotic.I lmao when Lila found out about her friend´s husband "treason".In a general way I liked this book very much but I think Cade needs some work done on him.

  • LunalandBooks
    2018-12-02 16:17

    This is an amazingly book. I love Lila and reading her views on everything that happens.Lila is one of the strongest heroines i've read in a long time. I love her and her job. Add in the sexy as hell, mysterious motorcycle guy! he might just be one of my favourite leading men ever. I couldn't put this book down until i had completely consumed it from start to finish. Do yourself a favour and purchase this wonderful book.

  • Jeananna
    2018-11-26 10:51

    Fast paced and funny!! I was in the mood for a light read and this definitely fit that bill. There was a touch of intrigue with the suspense portion and part of that got a little heavy but not enough to change the tone of the entire read. Loved the friendships between the girls and then the opening for a possible follow book with the reporter friend.

  • Diane ~Firefly~
    2018-11-25 12:11

    Woman takes a picture of her husband cheating in his car and after the divorce gets hired by the local PI to take pictures while raising her twins. Runs into a hottie alpha male on a motorcycle (who has conveniently decided he's ready to date now if it is her) while doing her job. Chaos ensues. Fun read overall.