Georgie Hart loves her job--running the luxury handbag concession at Carrington's Department store in the pretty seaside town of Mulberry Bay, and treating herself (once too often!) to a red velvet cupcake with buttercream icing in Carrington's café.
But Georgie is thrown into disarray when Carrington's is plunged into a recession-busting makeover, cueing the arrival of femme fatale Maxine, who wields the axe in her immaculately-manicured hands.
It spells a recipe for disaster for Georgie and soon she is fighting not only for her job, but also for the attentions of her gorgeous boss, James. And when hot newcomer Tom arrives, who may or may not be the best thing since sliced bread, Georgie must decide where her loyalties really lie...
Cupcakes in a department store. What’s not to love? This novel is apparently the first in a trilogy of stories set in Carrington's Department store in Mulberry-on-Sea. Having a fetish for all things cupcakey, (think I just made a new word) I have also been sucked in by the series on TV lately, Mr Selfridge, so this looked the perfect read for me.
I have to admit to feeling slightly ‘had’ as there is a definite lack of the cupcakes throughout the novel, although there is a tea room in Carrington’s, it didn’t show itself nearly as much as I would have expected given the title!
Having said that, I wasn’t sorry I bought it, the book is full of characters who we will undoubtedly see more of in the next instalments, I read this very quickly and will definitely be looking out on the bookshelves for more. Who knows, maybe there will be more cake?!