Sugar - Book Review

The 15th book I read for my 24 books in 2017 was Sugar by Kimberly Stuart.


Sugar: A Novel by Kimberly Stuart
Paperback: 248 pages  Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (February 7, 2017)

Ok, anyone that truly knows me, and maybe even not so truly, knows that I love everything about food.  The taste, the sight, the smell, cooking it, eating it... everything! I also love Chick Flicks and Chick lit. Give me a good love story that makes me laugh and cry, and I'll read it or watch it over and over and over again. This book was everything I love all rolled inside of one cover.

Charlie Garrett works at a very high profile restaurant in New York City.  She dreams of one day becoming the executive pastry chef but doesn't seem to be making any progress where she's at. One day her ex-boyfriend Avery Michaels comes to her restaurant and asks her to come work with him at his new restaurant across the country in Seattle as his executive pastry chef.  When she gets to Seattle she finds she has a stunning new Penthouse apartment, a long time close friend near by, and her dream job. It's all to good to be true because soon she finds out that a large part of why she's been called out to Seattle is to star in a reality TV show about the restaurant. The reality show doesn't give her much time for her personal life, or her new relationship with Kai, a gorgeous local diner owner.

I would recommend this book to anyone with a zest for food and romance. The romance, while an important part, does not overwhelm the story like some novels tend to do. The ins and outs of her job are so detailed and specific that I looked up the author, Kimberly Stuart, to see if she had a past in culinary arts or the restaurant business at all.  A definite must read this summer.

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