The Trouble With Love by Beth Ciotta Blog Tour & Review

I was so happy to join in and promote such a wonderful author. I hope you enjoy my review and I want to remind everyone that Beth will be giving away FIVE Paperback copies of THE TROUBLE WITH LOVE, to Five Randomly drawn Commenters TOUR WIDE!!

(A Cupcake Lovers Novel #2)
Beth Ciotta


Rocky Monroe’s bad luck is legendary. So it stands to reason that during a quick trip to New York on behalf of the Cupcake Lovers’ forthcoming book, she winds up in the arms of the one man she never wants to see again. So what if he’s also the man she can’t stop dreaming about? Mouth-watering Jayce Bello has always been Rocky’s biggest mistake, and she’s not going to let history repeat itself … unless she gets a new taste of his delicious kisses.

When Jayce Bello left Sugar Creek ten years ago, it was the right thing to do—for him and for Rocky, his best friend’s little sister. But one passionate night with gorgeous, reckless Rocky is enough to prove that she’s the missing ingredient in his happiness. Now, with scandalous secrets souring the sweetness of the Cupcake Lovers’ club, Jayce needs to convince Rocky that their love is something to savor …



Rocky turned just as Jayce moved into the small room, filling the space with a palatable intensity. As always her heart fluttered and pounded at the sight of him. Tall, lean, and mean. Physically perfect in her book. He wore his dark golden hair longer these days and had grown a devilishly sexy goatee. Bad-boy to the bone, he was dressed in neck-to-toe black. Baggy pullover shirt, cargo pants, a wool Pea Coat hanging open, and a pair of rubber soled boots. He looked to-die-for handsome. He looked . . . angry.

You said it was nothing.”

She realized his gaze was fixed on her shirt—stained with copious amounts of mostly dried blood. “It looks worse than it is.” She gestured to her forehead, feigned nonchalance. “Just a tiny cut, but it bled like a mother. It’s not that bad. Didn’t even need real stitches. Just this butterfly strip.”

Jayce dragged a hand down his face. “What else?”

Her body trembled when he moved in for a keener inspection. Her temperature spiked. Her brain glitched. Everything—her senses, her emotions—were magnified. She blamed her shaky state on the mugging, the accident, the meds, but no amount of rationalizing, curbed her intense reaction to the reassuring presence of this man. “Just some bruises,” she croaked, swallowing hard when he smoothed messy curls from her face. She’d had a crush on Jayce since she was a kid. She’d finally seduced him on the night of her seventeenth birthday. It had been perfect . . . until the next morning when he’d broken her heart. Every time she saw him, which was hardly ever, a lifetime of memories and emotions battered her soul. Every time she saw him, she fell a little harder instead of digging her way out. “I shouldn’t have called.”

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I've so much enjoyed this second book in the Cupcake Lover series. It brought back characters from the first book that we loved, and gave us some insight to what happened between both Rocky & Jayce. I have to say I loved them. They just seemed perfect for each other. Ciotta handled their past well. She didn't brush it under the table or make it so big that it took over the whole story. I really didn't want the story to end. I can't wait for the next book in this series. I just wish it wasn't so far away. Happy reading!   






  1. Great Review! Thank you for hosting today!

  2. Great review, This is the last stop on Beth's tour. I am pretty sure I hit them all. I love Beth's books. Thanks to Tasty Books Tours for a fun week. I cannot wait to read this book

  3. Thank you for hosting and thank you so much for the amazing review!

  4. I just bought the first of the cupcake books and am planning on reading it soon. I love Beth's warmth in her stories as well as her witty sense of humor.

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR BOOKS! Jinxed is one my favorite books. I remember at a very long ago RT seeing a giant poster for the upcoming release (from Medallion at the time, I believe or am I mistaken?? LOL)and turning to my BFF and shouting WE HAVE TO HAVE THAT BOOK! lol I also love the first cupcake book too! :)


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