Thursday, March 27, 2014

Sprinkled with Kisses (Cupcake DIaries #5) by Darlene Panzera - Book Tour!

"I can't believe it. You have saved the day. You have no idea what kind of mess I would have had if you hadn't help. I'm so happy, I could kiss you!" - Dave Wright

Sprinkled with Kisses
The Cupcake Diaries #5

Author: Darlene Panzera
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Published: March 18, 2014
Source: publisher for review

Purchase Links: Amazon - Barnes & Noble - iTunes

Stacey McIntyre thinks she’ll pay off her debt in no time when Andi, Rachel, and Kim ask her to manage Creative Cupcakes’ stand on the beach. But selling cupcakes isn’t as easy as it seems. Especially when Dave Wright, the handsome owner of an ice cream truck proves he’s as determined as the dive-bombing seagulls to take away her sales.

Dave’s done with dating and done with beautiful, headstrong women like Stacey. Then the refrigeration on his truck breaks and instead of gloating, Stacey helps him out of a tight spot…and is rewarded with a kiss.

Now Stacey isn’t sure where they stand. Will Dave push her back into the role of rival? Or can she convince Mr. Wright that working together will lead to sweeter rewards?

Starting a new Darlene Panzera book is like coming to a world filled with love, friendship, and cupcakes. And this time around, we've got ice cream too! I adored this book just as much as I adore the entire series. Darlene creates a world where everything is perfect. It is a place that you'll want to visit time and time again. Once you step foot into her world, you'll never want to leave. Sprinkled with Kisses is the story of Stacey and Dave, two characters that weren't exactly looking for love, but they found it anyway. Stacey... Poor Stacey is afraid of her own shadow. She experienced a tragic event as a child that split apart of family. Ever since then, she's been frugal with her money and carries around a survival backpack wherever she goes. I loved how all Stacey wanted was acceptance and to be apart of the Creative Cupcakes team. Dave was burned by his ex-wife when she took him to the cleaners during their divorce. It was fun watching these two come out of their shells around each other. They brought out the best in each other and combined their efforts to help the Creative Cupcakes win a national award. And of course, we get to find out what has been going on in the lives of Andi, Rachel, and Kim, along with the other background characters. Everything about this book (and series, really) is adorable, from the covers to the many characters to the world. I hope it isn't the last time we get to visit it.

Darlene Panzera is the winner of the “Make Your Dreams Come True” contest sponsored by Avon Books. The win led her novella, The Bet, to be published with Debbie Macomber’s Family Affair. The award-winning novella (chosen in a blind-read by Debbie Macomber) was then published as a full length novel retitled, Bet You’ll Marry Me. Born and raised in New Jersey, Darlene is now a resident of the Pacific Northwest where she lives with her husband and three children. When not writing she enjoys spending time with her family, two horses, and loves: camping, hiking, photography, and lazy days at the lake.

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  1. Great review! This does sound wonderful!

  2. Thank you so much for featuring THE CUPCAKE DIARIES: Sprinkled with Kisses and for your wonderful review! I hope to write 2 more in the series. Thank you for your support. I really appreciate it.