Friday, May 9, 2014
Sweet Confections by Danyelle Ferguson
Author: Danyelle Ferguson
Publisher: Wonderstruck Books
Published: April 8th, 2014
Paperback: 259 pages
FTC FYI: Received a PDF from the author in exchange for an honest review.
According to Rachel Marconi chocolate heals all wounds. That and throwing darts at pictures of her ex-boyfriend. Burned by yet another bad relationship, Rachel decides to reprioritize her life, putting her dream to compete on a Food Network Challenge on the top of her list and dating at the bottom crossed out in red sharpie.
But what's a girl to do when a certain sexy guy keeps asking her out?
Cue in Graydon Green, a former pro hockey player turned restaurant owner. After a lot of persistent and humorous teasing, he finally convinces Rachel to commit to a date. Just when things begin to warm up, threatening notes directed at Rachel arrive. When her bakery is vandalized, Graydon's protective streak goes on red alert. Is it her obsessive ex-boyfriend stalking her? Or maybe a challenger trying to sabotage the competition?
Either way, Rachel is definitely going to need more chocolate - perhaps drizzled over ice cream and devil's food cake.
Immediately when I started reading Sweet Confections, I knew I was going to love it. There is humor, heart, romance, suspense and lots of sweets in this great book by debut fiction author Danyelle Ferguson. I could see Danyelle's personality shine through in her writing. The characters have depth, as does the story. Danyelle has many of my tastes. A couple of her characters have names of basketball players long-loved by myself and my best friend growing up. Stockton and Malone. If I had a son, I would have wanted to name him Stockton (after John Stockton, or Ewan after Ewan McGregor, but hubby would have given a flat NO to that one:).
There were many things I enjoyed about this book. Danyelle wrote her characters well. You can tell you are reading a good, well-thought story, when character development is strong. Rachel is fantastic, I liked her instantly. Her spark and spunk was enjoyable, and I especially loved her red hair. Graydon was also a treat. He has his work cut out for him with Rachel, but when they get together, it was worth that wait.
I can't wait for the next books in this series!
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