Anything But Love

A Cupcake Lovers Novel

The Cupcake Lovers (Volume 3)

Beth Ciotta

St. Martin's Paperbacks

For Reagan Deveraux, Sugar Creek, Vermont, and the Cupcake Lovers are a dream come true: A cozy little town where family and friends come before everything else. She’s never experienced anything like it—especially not growing up with her mother, a fickle, fame-hungry heiress. But Rae’s plan to hide out in anonymity for a year until she can claim her inheritance—and her independence—changes with one kiss from gorgeous pub owner Luke Monroe.

Luke’s charm is legendary, but he’s never been a one-woman man. Until Rae captures his attention, that is, and then disappears. With a little help from a friend, Luke tracks her down—and unearths secrets almost too wild to be true, as well as the fact that Rae lied to him, and to all of Sugar Creek. Luke’s not sure if he can forgive her, but he definitely can’t forget her, and when she returns to save the Cupcake Lovers from disaster, he knows it’s his chance to get the truth—and get the girl, this time for good…

Anything But Love is the third Cupcake Lovers novel from Beth Ciotta.


Read an Excerpt

Forget love—I’d rather fall in chocolate!
—Sandra J. Dykes
Sugar Creek, Vermont
December 23
Luke Monroe was no Scrooge. He was all about family and giving and good times with friends. He co-owned and ran the Sugar Shack, a local pub and restaurant devoted to camaraderie via top-notch food and drinks, and a cozy atmosphere. Like every other year, this year he’d decked the Shack’s halls with boughs of holly on December 1st—fa-la-la-la-la. He’d helped decorate two other family businesses, too. J. T. Monroe’s Department


Praise for Anything But Love

Praise for the Cupcake Lovers series


“Rich with emotional complexity and a cast of wonderfully rich characters, Fool for Love

is an absolute treat.”—Kristan Higgins, New York Times bestselling author



4 Stars! "The core group of ladies that form the cupcake lovers club all have a story to tell, and Anything But Love is one of the best so far...Readers can always count on Ciotta's books to be sexy, fun, witty, and clever."  —RT Book Reviews


“Ciotta’s wit adds spark to this tale of extended-family joys and sorrows, smalltown living, and complicated characters with secrets that will keep readers waiting eagerly for the next Monroe family story.” —Publishers Weekly on Fool For Love


“Ciotta is a master of the fun-to-read romance, and this outing is no exception." —RT BOOKreviews on Fool For Love


"Ciotta writes fun, sexy reads with a good dose of realism. Hot romance, a little suspense and a whole lot of charm make this a fast read." —RT BOOKreviews on The Trouble with Love


“Ciotta writes with style, wit and heart. Can’t wait for the next one!”

—Susan Andersen, New York Times bestselling author


4 Stars! Hot! "Ciotta is a master of the fun-to-read romance, and this outing is no exception."--RT Book Reviews on FOOL FOR LOVE



"A great storyline with lots of twists and turns, that included heartache, happiness, sadness, love, romance, quite a few secrets, laughter, tears, the small town of Sugar Creek…some mystery and darkness and then wonderful closure."—Romance Junkie Reviews

4 Stars! HOT! "Hot romance, a little suspense and a whole lot of charm make this a fast read." –RT Book Reviews

Reviews from Goodreads



  • Beth Ciotta

  • Storytelling comes naturally to award-winning author Beth Ciotta. Dubbed "fun and sexy" by Publisher's Weekly, Beth specializes in writing romantic fiction within various sub-genres. Her critically acclaimed small town contemporary series—The Cupcake Lovers—includes novels Fool For Love, The Trouble With Love, Anything But Love, and the holiday novella, Some Kind of Wonderful . . . with more cupcake love to come!  

    Beth lives in NJ with her husband, two zany dogs, and a crazy cat. A retired professional performer, Beth now pours her artistic passion into her writing. To learn more about her colorful life, visit her website at www.bethciotta.com 
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    Available Formats and Book Details

    Anything But Love

    A Cupcake Lovers Novel

    The Cupcake Lovers

    Beth Ciotta



    St. Martin's Paperbacks