Series: Sugar and Spice #2
Author: Seressia Glass
Release Date: November 3, 2015
From the author of Spice, another sweet and sexy story about the women of the Sugar & Spice Café
Uninhibited passion is all she needs to turn her life around…
Siobhan “Sugar” Malloy, co-owner of Sugar and Spice Café and part-time burlesque dancer, believes that love is for the young and foolish—and at thirty-five years old, she is neither.
But a new business venture with the sexy twenty-something owner of Crimson Bay Couriers is quickly changing her mind. Charlie O’Halloran is beyond charming—and his flirtatious manner is an unexpected breath of fresh air for Siobhan. Soon an explosively steamy affair begins, and Siobhan discovers that she loves making up for lost time.
When Charlie comes clean and admits he wants a relationship, Siobhan is struck with memories of the troubled past she is desperate to forget. But when her estranged daughter makes a surprise appearance, Siobhan must choose between the family she left behind and the new life—and new love—she’s always wanted…
Sugar and spice and all things nice, right? Well, maybe not all things nice. Because some of the things in Sugar were dirty. Kinky. Sweet. And some were a little sad. But all of them made this reading experience a very nice one…
Siobhan Malloy is not in the market for love. The café owner, and hobbyist Burlesque dancer, is in her mid-thirties and still recovering from the mistakes that changed everything for her when Charlie O’Halloran barrels into her life. He brings excitement, passion—and maybe even dreams of the future—but even with their successful business and personal relationship growing, Siobhan can't escape her past—or his. Especially not when it comes crashing into their present, and threatens everything…
Sugar was just another book for me when I started reading. Don’t get me wrong, it was good—engaging, with an interesting hook, fun characters and a lot of thigh-clenchingly good, panty-melting moments (that first dance, though…WHOA!) But I wasn't exactly wowed by it; I liked it, but didn't love it. I enjoyed it, but didn't feel like I couldn't put it down. The writing was good—I never struggled with the story, despite not having read book one in this series— and the ‘Bitch Talk’ ladies all felt personable and real. And Charlie? Well, Charlie was a dirty, kinky delight. And still…I didn't feel blown away—more like, happily cruising through the story.
But then…there was a small ‘twist’—nothing major, but I loved that moment. It was clever, the way the author foreshadowed it without giving anything away. It was smart, the way she handled the revelation and the characters’ reactions to it. It was unexpected and I was impressed by it. It elevated the entire reading experience for me, and ensured I'll look out for more of this series in the future. So yes, Sugar had spice and was definitely nice. Very nice, indeed.
~ Review by Beth
Seressia Glass is an award-winning author in contemporary, historical, and paranormal romance as well as urban fantasy. She won a Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award for contemporary romance and was a finalist for a Maggie Award of Excellence from Georgia Romance Writers. Visit her at seressia.com.