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Dulcie Carter grew up tasting, creating, and surrounded by candy So it only made sense to keep her mother s legacy and dream alive by taking over Candy Land Confections, her mother s homemade candy store, when she passed away The only thing is, dreams don t come cheap Between rent, supplies, and lukewarm patronage, Dulcie has some hard decisions she has to make about the future of the store Nick Sugarman yes, that really is his last name is the heir to the throne of How Sweet It Is Dulc Dulcie Carter grew up tasting, creating, and surrounded by candy So it only made sense to keep her mother s legacy and dream alive by taking over Candy Land Confections, her mother s homemade candy store, when she passed away The only thing is, dreams don t come cheap Between rent, supplies, and lukewarm patronage, Dulcie has some hard decisions she has to make about the future of the store Nick Sugarman yes, that really is his last name is the heir to the throne of How Sweet It Is Dulcie s competition However, as much as Nick enjoys eating candy, he doesn t feel all that inspired to make it He prefers the complex textures and tastes of the cupcakes where can I get one of him that he loves to bake all the time However, he feels set on taking over the family business and is willing to do what it takes to prove to his father he is worthy of the store No matter how automated and impersonal it has become When Dulcie goes out for a jazz concert and drinks with her bestie, Nick catches her eye and they start to chat It s a crazy cute sceneuntil they find out just who the other is Nick ends up baiting her about a contest, the Assembly of Chocolatiers yearly competition, something that Candy Land has always entered and done well in until the year she did it alone In which she failed miserably Another is coming up and he can t help but tell her all about how amazing his entry that he hasn t come up with yet is bound to be The gauntlet is thrown After much thought and trepidation, Dulcie decides that she s willing to do anything to save her mother s shopincluding swallow her fear in hopes that she might have a chance at winning the prize money in the Chocolatiers competition I loved all the characters in this book, they were so well done From the crazy but fun Grandma, the supportive but wacky best friend, to the savvy homeless girl out back who ends up saving the day And Nick He was adorably endearing he wasn t some cool hot guy that knew all the right things to say to get into a girls pants He was the sexy guy who knows it, but doesn t have a clue how to use it He would say something out loud then curse himself silently for being the opposite of smooth He was such a good guy You can t help but hope he gets the girl Chemistry wise there was nothingthan a few kisses, but the plot surrounding the characters and the competitionthan make up for it I got so wrapped up in the story that I hardly noticed It was incredibly sweet and I m glad I read it When you finish the book you ll have I want candy playing in your head, a smile on your face, and a hardcore itch to eat chocolate Now to go try those recipes she tortured me with at the end Grade B This review others also found on Red Hot Books [[ Free E-pub ]] ⇫ Sugar Rush ☛ There s nothing quite like your first biteDulcie 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 timeThen 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 addictiveAs 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 This was such a sweet story Yes, pun intended o As far as romance novels go, this was on the gentle side, but still had so much feeling I loved the characters but I have to admit that Grams bugged me with her selfishness until close to the end I was rooting for Dulcie the whole time and really, really wanted her to succeed with her own candy creations If you re a chocoholic or sugar addict beware The candy and chocolate descriptions in this book will make your mouth water Seriously, This was such a sweet story Yes, pun intended o As far as romance novels go, this was on the gentle side, but still had so much feeling I loved the characters but I have to admit that Grams bugged me with her selfishness until close to the end I was rooting for Dulcie the whole time and really, really wanted her to succeed with her own candy creations If you re a chocoholic or sugar addict beware The candy and chocolate descriptions in this book will make your mouth water Seriously, where can I get a recipe for Salted Caramel Apple Enchantments Speaking of recipes, there is one at the end of the book for Toasted Coconut Brittle It sounds fantastic o I d recommend this book for romance fans, or anyone looking for a sweet love story Especially if you want a break from graphic sex, violence, vampires, or whatever o Dulcie and Nick are like modern day Romeo and Juliet This is a book you can read while relaxing and that will definitely be nice after any stressful tiring day.Two quotes from the book that might just get your interest They had just been starting to build a connection, and Dulcie was sure it could lead to somethingBut then the families had to come along and ruin everything No wonder Romeo and Juliet were doomed from the start A good candy is like a good memory Take people away, make Dulcie and Nick are like modern day Romeo and Juliet This is a book you can read while relaxing and that will definitely be nice after any stressful tiring day.Two quotes from the book that might just get your interest They had just been starting to build a connection, and Dulcie was sure it could lead to somethingBut then the families had to come along and ruin everything No wonder Romeo and Juliet were doomed from the start A good candy is like a good memory Take people away, make them think of the best times in their lives For my full review please click on the link below A fresh twist in sweet operative word SWEET category romance I thought the candy angle was interesting, and also the style of hero unusual, which made the book stand out from the crowd. Loved this sweet story It did make me crave candy and cupcakes like crazy So many great lines Cute, short, super sweet read. Cute Really 3.75 Stars Reviewed on was left a legacy to protect when her mother died of cancer The chocolate shop she was brought up in was a massive part of her mother s life and it is now up to Dulcie to keep it thriving On the one occasion that Dulcie decided to try to branch out from her Mothers recipe book, she was humiliated in front of a panel of her peers Afraid to take anyrisks, she sticks to the same chocolates, watching in despair as Really 3.75 Stars Reviewed on was left a legacy to protect when her mother died of cancer The chocolate shop she was brought up in was a massive part of her mother s life and it is now up to Dulcie to keep it thriving On the one occasion that Dulcie decided to try to branch out from her Mothers recipe book, she was humiliated in front of a panel of her peers Afraid to take anyrisks, she sticks to the same chocolates, watching in despair as her business declines When the invitation to the next Chocolateers competition arrives in the post, it s clear she has to come up with something original or risk losing it all forever.Across town, Nick helps manage his father s chocolate shop that s in the same town as Dulcie He hates his job, seeing the busy kitchens from his childhood memories replaced by giant machines and automation His true passion is cupcakes, but his Father believes too much in the family business for him to even try to suggest it When he meets Dulcie, he realises that he may have met the woman for him, but then he finds out whom she really is and that he ll be going up against her in the Chocolateers Will he allow the competition to get in the way of an attraction that he hasn t felt in a while With dirty dealings and family feuds, will our rival chocolateers be able to see that work isn t everything Or will they allow the competition to keep them apart.This book is sweet Not sickly sweet but sweet all the same There is no sex in this book but the chemistry is still well written by the author I enjoyed it and I m quite surprised I did As long time readers of this blog will attest, I like my smutty books but this one hit the right spot I recommend it to people who like sweet romances, good guy heroes and a relationship thwarted by misunderstandings.Dulcie was an odd character to get to know I wanted to like her but I wasn t sure I could She took everything her mother had said or did completely to heart, nearly driving herself to exhaustion trying to do everything she thought she would have wanted She tried to juggle a master s degree whilst running the shop shockingly it doesn t work Meanwhile she is so worried about destroying her mother s legacy, she won t try to create anything new She dreams of new recipes but they stay where they are created in her head This, alongside the way she is so quick to believe that Nick is the bad guy throughout the book due to a ridiculous feud, didn t warm me to her I never felt I saw the real Dulcie I just saw a product of her grief and fear Only the epilogue did I feel I could connect with her as a character Don t get me wrong, she wasn t an annoying and mean character she was just difficult to connect with.In contrast, I really enjoyed Nick s character He didn t give a toss about family ties he just wanted to know Dulcie He really did make an ass of himself at times because he didn t think before he spoke, he simply stuck to the same routine he assumed women liked and it didn t go over well I loved that he made her things, loved that he tried to relate to her about things that she loved and was happy enough to defy his Father in order to get close to her He was such a genuinely nice man and it was refreshing to see an uncomplicated man in a Romance The side story was very sweet and I particularly enjoyed the whole premise of a culinary competition purely for chocolate J The character of the Grandma was hilarious a Grandma that was a yoga fanatic with killer legs and a racy history Just my cup of tea This was a sugary sweet treat with a hero that was a truly sexy good guy Yes, the heroine was a pain in the ass individually, but without her being that much of pain in the ass, Nick wouldn t have had so many opportunities to be that jaw droppingly swoon worthy I recommend this book as a beach read or a real feel good indulgence Holy mother of all things sweet and sugary My Rating Book Description 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 hersHoly mother of all things sweet and sugary My Rating Book Description 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 Page Count 158 pagesPrimary Characters Dulcie female protagonist Nick Sugarman male protagonist How Sweet It Is Secondary Characters Lila Dulcie s best friend Grams Dulcie s grandmother Ava and Constance Candy Land Confections employees Jess homeless woman outside the shopMy Thoughts This story was a light and sweet read about a struggling student and chocolatier of Candy Land Confessions, Dulcie, who struggled to live up to her deceased mother s legacy of excellence in making chocolates Although Dulcie was quite a proficient chocolatier, she only copied her mother s recipes but was not brave enough to create her own after a disastrous showing at The Assembly of Chocolatiers Taste of the Year Competition She created a watermelon and chocolate confection that was just dreadful It was the first year ever that Candy Land Confections lost the competition which was won by their business rival How Sweet It Is.Dulcie struggled to keep the business afloat because much of Candy Land Confessions business was undercut by How Sweet It Is lower prices and the fact that they won the annual competition Feeling inadequate and lost without her mother, Dulcie decided that she needed to do something drastic to save her business On a particularly difficult day, while opening bill upon bill, Dulcie opened an invitation for The Forty Seventh Annual Taste of the Year Competition The winner of the competition received bragging rights for one year and a 50,000 purse Although Dulcie desperately needed the money, she had no intention of humiliating herself again or driving Candy Land into further ruin with another disastrous entry Enter Nick Sugarman, son of the Candy Land s mortal enemy and proprietor of How Sweet It Is Dulcie and Nick originally meet while he is playing at a jazz club and sparks of attraction arch between them However, once they learn who they are, they immediately back off of their attraction toward each other The rest of the story commences a byplay between Nick and Dulcie coming to terms with their place in the candy world and with each other.Although this was a cute story I felt no major sparks between the characters Their attraction was rather benign for a romance I just felt kinda meh toward them as a couple There were no particularly memorable moments in the story which is pretty sad since the premise of the story was very sweet.I did like that Ms Astor named Dulcie a derivative of dulce which is sweet in Spanish and that Nick s last name was Sugarman Very apropos for both characters The book provided as a Net Galley review copy for an honest review.Reading Time 5.5 Hours Sugar Rush Review on K BooksIt s no surprise to anyone how much I love Entangled Publishing books I read a lot of them and I review a lot of them for Entangled So when I heard about this new imprint of books coming from Entangled, The Bliss Imprint, I jumped at the chance to review them Sugar Rush is the first Bliss book I ve read and I have to say I am very impressed I read it in one sitting and I loved every moment of it.Dulcie is a struggling business owner and student After her Mom s de Sugar Rush Review on K BooksIt s no surprise to anyone how much I love Entangled Publishing books I read a lot of them and I review a lot of them for Entangled So when I heard about this new imprint of books coming from Entangled, The Bliss Imprint, I jumped at the chance to review them Sugar Rush is the first Bliss book I ve read and I have to say I am very impressed I read it in one sitting and I loved every moment of it.Dulcie is a struggling business owner and student After her Mom s death Dulcie is left the family Candy store As much as she loves to make her own candy she struggles to keep her Mom s legacy alive When she is invited to take part in the Chocolatues competition where the prize money could help the store survive Dulcie is terrified to enter How can she win and live up to the reputation her mother built when she hasn t been able to make any new candies since her mother passed But when she is pitted against Nick, the drop dead gorgeous guy set to inherit the other big candy store in town Dulcie is determined to beat him But will Dulcie and Nick be able to be competitive against each other when they are becomingdrawn to each other I really loved this book and I have to say Rachel Astor is a genius This book had my two favourite things in the world in it Romance and Chocolate Seriously What could possibly be better I am now convinced that this woman is a genius I swear I must have put on weight reading this book because man it was making me so damn hungry Every time another candy was mentioned my stomach was rumbling and my mouth was watering Basically the whole book just made me hungry.Sugar Rush is just such a cute love story None of this smutty all sex no story stuff going on that you see a lot now Thank God I am a total hopeless romantic at heart and love anything remotely romantic and am always the person sat there going AWWWWWWW so it s fair to say I loved every moment of this book Dulcie was such a great character I loved her She was the character that everyone can empathise with She is so vulnerable at times yet she stays strong to continue her mothers legacy while she is so self conscious and doesn t believe in herself much So in everyone s life it s not going to be with a candy store but sometime everyone has had a time when they ve doubted themself and with this book you see Dulcie s journey from being afraid to putting aside her fears of failure and just going ahead and doing something about it I loved that about this book.Sugar Rush without a doubt left me breathless I was sucked into this amazing and delicious world of love and candy seriously what could be better and I just couldn t put it down until I reached the end Although then I was disappointed I had finished If you love a good romance novel then this is the book for you It will leave you all warm and fuzzy inside and it s a great quick read I loved it