Friday, May 9, 2014

Sweet Confections by Danyelle Ferguson

Sweet Confections (Indulgence Row #1)

Author: Danyelle Ferguson

Publisher: Wonderstruck Books

Published: April 8th, 2014

ISBN13: 9780615969695

Paperback: 259 pages

FTC FYI: Received a PDF from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Goodreads Summary

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.

My Review

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!

Author Links

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Purchase Links

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  1. I got a copy at Storymaker and can't wait until I have time to read it. *sigh* Having time is going to be the death of me. lol

  2. Oh my gosh - thank you so much, Mindy! Your review just made my day. =)

  3. Oh it sounds like one right up my alley! I love these kinds of stories. They make me happy :)