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Sugar Rush | [Donna Kauffman]

Sugar Rush

When baker extraordinaire Leilani Trusdale left the bustle of New York City for Georgia's sleepy Sugarberry Island, she didn't expect her past to follow. Yet suddenly, her former boss, Baxter Dunne, aka Chef Hot Cakes, the man who taught her everything pastry, wants to film his hit cooking show in her tiny cupcakery. The same Chef Hot Cakes whose molten chocolate-brown eyes and sexy British accent made Lani's mouth water and her cheeks blush the color of raspberry filling - stirring all kinds of kitchen gossip....
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Publisher's Summary

Devil's Food...Angel Cake...Red Velvet...Praline Crunch...Lemon Chiffon... How's a woman to choose?Luckily, the members of the Cupcake Club are about to taste it all....

When baker extraordinaire Leilani Trusdale left the bustle of New York City for Georgia's sleepy Sugarberry Island, she didn't expect her past to follow. Yet suddenly, her former boss, Baxter Dunne, aka Chef Hot Cakes, the man who taught her everything pastry, wants to film his hit cooking show in her tiny cupcakery. The same Chef Hot Cakes whose molten chocolate-brown eyes and sexy British accent made Lani's mouth water and her cheeks blush the color of raspberry filling - stirring all kinds of kitchen gossip, much of which Lani wished was true....

Lani's friends are convinced that this time around, Baxter is the missing ingredient in her recipe for happiness. But convincing Lani will be a job for Baxter himself. And he'll need more than black velvet frosting to sweeten the deal....

©2012 Donna Kauffman (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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    Bennie Marietta, GA USA 09-10-14
    Bennie Marietta, GA USA 09-10-14 Member Since 2014

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Predictable formula romance."

    It's nicely written and gorgeously read by Amanda Ronconi. In fact, I only downloaded the audio because of Ms. Ronconi. She must have been having a dry spell at the time. Normally, she chooses better.
    If you've ever read any modern paperbacks, then you already know this story. It's set in a small town on a small island in Georgia and that was fun - or would have been if there had been any references to island living at all. There were also cupcakes and that was fun too. Who doesn't like cupcakes? (other than that cake guy on TV)
    As for the rest - I found myself thinking: come on! how much more can we talk about this relationship? This is not junior high! And I kept hoping for a dead body to enliven the plot.

    So - decide for yourselves. It's an excellent example of what it is.
    Oh, another thing. I like series listening. On second look though, the island town is all that really seems to string this series of books together.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa M. Filipe Wilmington, NC 08-26-14
    Lisa M. Filipe Wilmington, NC 08-26-14 Member Since 2014

    A Tasty Reader

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    "Just as Sweet as the Cupcakes Made by Lani"
    If you could sum up Sugar Rush in three words, what would they be?

    Sweet, Humorous and Charming


    What did you like best about this story?

    I actually loved Baxter! I loved that he was so unsure of himself when it came to Lani. Their kisses were toe curling cause they gave me the best first-kiss squee feeling!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Definitely the first kiss between Lani and Baxter...I simply adored Baxter's ramblings and the shock from Lani...finally getting something she had wanted for so long, and it was just wrong timing!


    Any additional comments?

    This was my first book from Donna Kauffman, and I really enjoyed it! I though the narrator did a phenomenal job with the voice of Baxter (English accent), and the story was just read so well!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    What disappointed you about Sugar Rush?

    The only good thing about this book is Amanda Ronconi. The story is slow and redundant. Additionally, I'm upset that the author thinks that eating cupcakes, being fit and having great sex are all things that could be simultaneously conceivable.


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    Amazon Customer Pacifica, CA USA 03-11-15
    Amazon Customer Pacifica, CA USA 03-11-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Sweet & Sexy!"

    I picked this one up honestly because it was a bargain -- on sale with my kindle purchase -- but it turned out to be a fun listen that really kept my attention while I was on the treadmill.
    It's the story of Leilani, who relocates to the outer banks of Georgia to open a small cupcake shop. She's a topnotch pastry chef who has left New York, partly to be near her aging father and partly to get away from her uber sexy, uber famous former boss Baxter Dunne. But, who shows up in Sugarberry, Georgia? Yep! Baxter! You'll love it.
    It's got some adult scenes, so bear that in mind.
    I laughed with Lani & her friends and I even got a little teary. Overall, really good!

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    Tracey M. Bare Colorado 08-25-14
    Tracey M. Bare Colorado 08-25-14

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    "Boring"

    The story was written well and the reader is my all time favorite, but the story was boring. I like books that have bombs exploding or characters getting kidnapped or some sort of action. I couldn't finish the book. Sorry

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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