I know what you’re thinking.

You’re thinking this will be just one more story of the ignored, “big-boned ” girl, who sheds her glasses and a few extra pounds and finally attracts the notice of the most popular guy in school.

Except it isn’t. Because I’m not unpopular. Not all that ignored. And I love the way I look—just as I am.

Then someone puts my name in for Homecoming Court.

The bigger surprise?

People actually vote for me!

Now, I’m a “princess”—whether I like it or not—but the guy I’m paired with isn’t exactly Prince Charming.

Rhys Castle is the strong, silent type who always wears a frown—he’s certainly never smiled at me. I’m 99.9% sure he hates being on Court and being my partner, but surprisingly…he doesn’t switch when he gets the chance.

Turns out Rhys has a secret—something that makes him run hot and cold throughout the entire three weeks of Homecoming festivities. Whether he’s stepping on my feet during dance lessons or gallantly escorting me through the Homecoming parade, I can’t get a read on this guy, and for the first time, I find my confidence wavering.

But there’s more to Rhys than meets the eye. And the more the spotlight shines on me, I realize there’s more to me, too.

My Review

This is such a charming book. It is very positive. Rhys is so kind towards Ariel. He genuinely liked Ariel and was not faking it. He is a true Prince Charming. Rhys never saw Ariel as "big boned". He viewed her as someone who had a genuine heart and baked yummy treats. She was his Princess.  This in turned allowed Ariel to blossom.

I liked that this book was very upbeat. Even with the taunting that Ariel received from her classmates; it was not focused on and therefore kept this book from turning negative. Even Ariel's mom was very supportive of Ariel. 

This is my first introduction to author, Cookie O'Gorman but it will not be my last. Cupcake is a sweet read of pure delightful fun!


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