Ana Belle never wanted anything more than to hang up her apron, jump on her Vespa and ride off into the sunset, leaving Sugartown in the dust.
Elijah Cade never wanted anything more than a hot meal, a side of hot arse and a soft place to lay his head at night where he could forget about his past.
But you know what they say about wanting: you always want what you can’t have.
Nineteen year-old virgin Ana is about to discover that’s not quite true because a six foot three, hotter than hell, tattooed, Aussie sex god just rode into town. He’s had a taste of her pie and he wants more– no really, Ana bakes pies for a living, get your mind out of the gutter.
She’d be willing to hand over everything tied up in a big red bow, there’s just one problem; Elijah has secrets dirtier than last week’s underwear. Secrets that won’t just break Ana’s heart, but put her life at risk, too. When those secrets come to light, their relationship is pushed to breaking point.
Add to that a psychotic nympho best friend, an overbearing father, a cuter than humanly possible kid brother, a wanton womanizing cousin, the ex from hell, and more pies than you could poke a … err … stick … at.
And you thought small towns were boring. Welcome to Sugartown.
I tell you. It’s been a while since a book has just swept me off my feet. I’m kicking myself that I have waited this long to read this book and when I started, I just couldn’t stop. My husband kept asking me ‘what are you laughing at!?’ because, granted from his perspective, me sitting in a room on my own with random bursts of laughter might have been slightly odd.
Ms Jenner has captured me with her wonderfully written characters. Their wit, their style, their behaviours, their truths are very compelling. The flirty and free way they meet and interact is perfection. They have a fantastic chemistry. The whole dynamic of all the characters add value to the story, they are not just there to look pretty.
When the dramatics start, I actually felt like Ana. Like ‘where the hell did that come from?’ My heart was racing. I couldn’t get through the pages fast enough. Elijah is a complex character. He is a heartbreaker in both the good and bad sense. He’s torn between the world he left and the unknown world he wants. His past has a horrid way of catching up and no one is safe. We were no longer in happy funny land any more people.
The tension, the heartache and heartbreak has me in tears. I was barely holding on when the rollercoaster of even more horridness comes along. I broke with Ava, again and again.
Carmen – you certainly have the Midas touch. You have woven a beautifully tragic and compelling story that is beautifully written. I don’t think I even want to leave Sugartown.
I bought this book with my own pennies in paperback form and it now belongs on my bookshelf that is heavily guarded by razor wire and tranquilizer darts.
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