Review: Meet Me At The Cupcake Cafe

Posted 27th October 2014 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Meet Me At The Cupcake CafeMeet Me At The Cupcake Cafe by Jenny Colgan
Also by this author: Christmas at The Cupcake Cafe
Series: At The Cupcake Cafe #1
Also in this series: Christmas at The Cupcake Cafe
Published by Sphere on 14th April 2011
Genres: Chicklit, Fiction, General, Humour, Love & Romance
Pages: 496
Format: eBook
Source: I bought it
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Issy Randall can bake. No, more than that – Issy can create stunning, mouth-wateringly divine cakes. After a childhood spent in her beloved Grampa Joe’s bakery she has undoubtedly inherited his talent. So when she’s made redundant from her safe but dull City job, Issy decides to seize the moment and open up her own café. It should be a piece of cake, right?

Wrong. As her friends point out, she has trouble remembering where she left her house keys, let alone trying to run her own business. But Issy is determined. Armed with recipes posted to her from Grampa, and with her local bank manager fighting her corner, Issy attempts to prove everyone wrong. Following your dreams is never easy and this is no exception. Can Issy do it?

I read this book almost 2 months ago when I was on holiday. It was the perfect poolside companion it did give me a craving for cakes though.

Issy is made redundant and spends quite a while wallowing about this. She was sleeping with the boss, Graeme. Issy thinking that he should have told her ended the relationship in the middle of the office. Issy felt like everything around her was crumbling to pieces. Eventually she decides to open a Cafe. She’s really good at baking and well how hard could it be….very is the answer.

Issy is a very likeable character. She could easily be any one of your friends. It was very easy to care about her and the cafe. I loved Gramps and was glad that Issy had, had him in her life. I loved the way he spoke with such passion about his bakeries and his recipes.

Graeme was a sneak SOB. I didn’t like him from the beginning and when you find out what he plans half way through you will hate him even more.

Austin the bank manager was lovely. I felt quite sorry for him. He had, had such tragedy and had to grow up so quickly. I just wanted him to be happy.

This book was a real page turner. I couldn’t put it down. I also really enjoyed the recipes at the beginning of each chapter. I know I will be buying a paper copy of this for that reason alone. I will shortly be starting Christmas at the Cupcake Cafe and I can’t wait.

About Jenny Colgan

Jenny Colgan is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including Christmas at the Cupcake Café and The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris, which are also published by Sphere. Meet Me at the Cupcake Café won the 2012 Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance and was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller, as was Welcome to Rosie Hopkins’ Sweetshop of Dreams, which won the RNA Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2013. Jenny is married with three children and lives in London and France.


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