Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sweet Stuff by Donna Kauffman


From Kensington Books:

Double Fudge. . .Toasted Coconut. . .Key Lime. . .Strawberry Cream. . .
Every bite is a mouthful of heaven.
And the women of the Cupcake Club are bringing their appetites . . .

Riley Brown never imagined she would find her bliss on Georgia's quiet Sugarberry Island after years of Chicago's city life. With a new career and fantastic new friends, she's got it all--except for eligible men. But a gig staging a renovated beach house delivers a delicious treat--six feet of blue-eyed, gorgeous writer as delectable and Southern as pecan pie. Quinn Brannigan has come to Sugarberry to finish his latest novel in peace, and suddenly Riley has a taste for the bad boy author that no amount of mocha latte buttercream or lemon mousse will satisfy . . .

Riley's friends are rooting for her to give in to her cravings and spice up her life, but it's Quinn who needs to learn that life's menu just might include love, in all its decadent, irresistible flavors. . .

The Good:
I enjoyed the premise of this book, with the famous author hiding out and trying to decide what direction to take his career meets woman who fled a bad relationship to end up in a small town.  Quinn reminded me a bit of Castle, which of course made me think of the delectable Nathan Fillion...

The Bad:
While I enjoyed the premise, I wasn’t a big fan of the execution.  I’ve read books by Donna Kauffman before and enjoyed them, but the execution of these characters just didn’t resonate with me. 

For my money, if you are going to read Donna Kauffman, I recommend the Fairy Godmother series.  Super fun and interesting.


1 comment:

  1. We just interviewed Donna over on our blog! You should stop by and read it. You can read it here.

    We've also reviewed a few of her books.