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
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 but we still get plenty of steamy kissing scenes.
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
Buy the book! Sugar Rush ($2.99)
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