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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Review: Sugar Rush by Rachel Astor


There’s nothing quite like your first bite.

Dulcie Carter has been running her family’s homemade sweet shop, Candy Land Confections, on her own since her mom passed away. But business is slow and rent is high, so Dulcie knows if she wants to keep her mom’s dream alive, she’ll need a miracle. Winning the annual Assembly of Chocolatiers competition will change everything, if only she can overcome her fears and bring herself to create something new for the first time in a long time.

Then she meets Nick, a molten-hot guy with a sexy smirk and chocolate brown eyes. The attraction is stronger than any sugar rush—until she discovers he’s set to inherit his family’s big-box candy shop in town, which is her strongest competitor for first prize. Nick’s got his own reasons for needing the win, but then being around Dulcie is proving addictive.

As the competition heats up, so do the sparks between them. Can they keep their sights on winning, when love might be the sweetest prize of all? ~ Goodreads

Review:
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Sugar Rush is the story of nice guy who dreams of baking cupcakes who runs into the perfect girl who dreams of carrying on her mother’s legacy of candy making….only to have their romance abruptly halted by a long standing family feud and Chocolatier competition.

This title is published under Entangled Publishing’s Bliss line. Bliss stories are “sweet & sassy short romance.” If you need a break from the almost constant barrage of 50 Shades type erotica they have this cute tag line: “at Bliss we like to say our heroes and heroines still jump in the sack…it just then fades to black.”

This was a refreshingly sweet (& I mean that quite literally with all the talk of cupcakes and candy making!) romance with two endearing and realistic characters. Both Dulcie and Nick have major baggage trying to live up to their families candy making legacies but take that chance on love.

There are the standard miscommunications and meddling family to keep our lovebirds apart a little longer than we would like but I didn’t find it annoying at all. It never veered into that over the top kookiness that I sometimes find in small town/family romances. These are nice people and you just want everyone to sit down with a plate of cupcakes, candy and hot cocoa to hash this whole thing out so Nick & Dulcie can be happy.

The absolute highlight of this book is the drool inducing food descriptions. If you don’t run out and buy yourself a cupcake or chocolate after this you have more resistance than I do!
As the Bliss line suggests – we fade to black for the good stuff Winking smile but we still get plenty of steamy kissing scenes.


1039712_love_Rating 3 out of 4: Super cute, sweet story! Fun, a little sexy and heartfelt, Sugar Rush is a great, quick read to add a touch of romance to your day.

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Source: Provided by Entangled Publishing for my honest review
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9 comments:

  1. Cute review...:) This sounds super sweet and fun. Sometimes we need a fun fast read that just makes us happy!!

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    1. A feel good book is nice to read once in awhile. I also love books about food!

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  2. Sweet! I'm planning to read this soon. Knowing you liked it makes me really excited to get started. Perhaps I should stop by a bakery first?

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    1. Yes! Buy chocolate or preferably cupcakes! I was DYING for a cupcake while I was reading this lol DYING

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  3. Awww...this sounds like a sweet fun and quick read!

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    1. It really was. Just a sweet, old fashioned love story.

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  4. Mmmm I'd marry that guy in a heartbeat

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    1. SHow me a guy who bake cupcakes and I might consider dropping my husband. Well not really....but cupcakes....

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  5. A guy who dreams about baking cupcakes? Where can I find this diamond in the rough? Seriously. I love that you're using emoticons in your reviews. I wonder what the wink is for...heeheehee. Bow chicka bow wow!

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