[edited: Dec 28, 2015]
It has been a while but I still want to review this debut novel of Alexandra Potter ;) This book is not in my previous Big Bad Wolf stock but I bought it from DeBook Room. FYI, Cupcakes at Carrington's is the first book in Carrington's Department Store series. The other ones are Me and Mr. Carrington and Christmas at Carrington's.
Rating : 4.3/5
Georgie Hart loves her job – running the luxury handbag concession at Carrington's Department store in the pretty seaside town of Mulberry-On-Sea, 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…
This mouth-watering story tells the daily life of Georgie who works at Carrington's Department Store. She loves Carrington's due to her memory as a little girl coming to the store with her late mother. Carrington's has her own share of golden days but nothing anymore in recent year. Georgie works harder when Maxine the femme fatale comes with the purpose to bring Carrington's back to her former glory. At the same time, a guy named Tom comes and works at the old department store too.
The strained relationship between Georgie and her father would be revealed sooner or later. When I was reading this book, I was wondering why her father kept a distance with her own daughter. The ending is good and I couldn't get much of sweetness of the cupcakes made by Georgie's best friend ;)
Is Maxine came with one purpose only? Who is Tom? Could Carrington's become a big name again? I was entertained enough with Alexandra Potter's writing. It was a light reading, suitable for readers who wanna switch from heavier reads for a moment.