Unrivaled by Siri Mitchell
Bethany House / 2013
Bethany House / 2013
About the book:
Lucy Kendall returns from a tour of the Continent, her luggage filled with the latest fashions and a mind fired by inspiration. After tasting Europe's best confections, she's sure she'll come up with a recipe that will save her father's struggling candy business and reverse their fortunes. But she soon discovers that their biggest competitor, the cheat who swindled her father out of his prize recipe, has now hired a promotions manager--a cocky, handsome out-of-towner who gets under Lucy's skin.
Charlie Clarke's new role at Standard Manufacturing is the chance of a lifetime. He can put some rough times behind him and reconnect with the father he's never known. The one thing he never counted on, however, was tenacious Lucy Kendall. She's making his work life miserable...and making herself impossible for him to forget.
Unrivaled was a tantalizing read! Having also read and enjoyed one of Siri Mitchell's previous novels, The Messenger, I knew she wrote good books and I look forward to reading more of them. :)
I loved how unique Unrivaled's story was! I haven't read many, if any, books with candy making being a central theme. It was fascinating to read about all of the candy creations.
Charlie and Lucy were great main characters. I really liked how the book was written - first person, switching from Lucy to Charlie every chapter. I loved being able to see from both of their view points. Winnie was another great character - I loved some of the things she said.
Overall, I really, really enjoyed Unrivaled and loved the message in the book. I was so close to giving it 5 stars, but since the beginning was a little slow (though not unenjoyable), I decided to go with 4.5 stars. I recommend Unrivaled if you enjoy historical romances. Oh, and if you have a sweet tooth, be prepared to really crave sweets while reading this book - I did! :)
*I received this book for free for my review. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.*
One "swooning" winner will receive:
- A Kindle Fire
- Vintage Candy Kit
- Unrivaled by Siri Mitchell (one for you and one for a friend!)
So grab your copy of Unrivaled and join Siri on the evening of the April 18th for a chance to connect with Siri and make some new friends. (If you haven't read the book - don't let that stop you from coming!)