Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sugar Rush by Rachel Astor

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. The annual Assembly of Chocolatiers competition might be just the thing, if she can bring herself to try creating something new for the first time in a long time.

Then she meets Nick, a molten-hot guy with a sexy smirk and an attraction stronger than any sugar rush, whose family also happens to own the big-box candy shop in town—her strongest competition for first prize. Nick’s got his own reasons for needing the win, but then being around Dulcie is proving addictive.

As their 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?

Sugar Rush is just that -a sweet romance with a bit of fun challenges along the way.  Astor does a fine job of building up the backstory for the two main characters, Dulcie and Nick.  They aren't looking for love, but it's the fun in getting there that entertained this reader.  It's a relative short read, only 160 pages, and if you're anything like me, you'll be craving something sweet to eat in no time.  It's all about the candy.  Dulcie loves to make it, Nick wants to succeed but isn't very imaginative and you've got a chocolatier's competition, with both of them wanting to win.  Fun, fun, fun! A clean romance that I just adored! Pick this one up!

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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