Monday, April 1, 2013

Review: Unrivaled by Siri Mitchell



Unrivaled by Siri Mitchell
Bethany House / 2013
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

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.

My rating:
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My thoughts:

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.*



Celebrate Unrivaled with Siri Mitchell by entering to win a Kindle Fire and joining her on April 18th for a Facebook Author Chat Party!

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One "swooning" winner will receive:
  • A Kindle Fire
  • Vintage Candy Kit
  • Unrivaled by Siri Mitchell (one for you and one for a friend!)
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on April 17th. Winner will be announced at the "Unrivaled" Author Chat Facebook Party on 4/18. Connect with Siri, get a sneak peek of her next book, try your hand at a trivia contest, and chat with readers just like yourself. There will also be gift certificates, books, vintage candy kits, and more!

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!)

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7 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the review! I was wondering about this book - and now I know. Will have to pick up a copy. Have a great week! :)

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    1. Thanks, Karen! Hope you enjoy the book. :)

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  2. Great review Melanie! This one really intrigued me! I am getting it to review, so glad to know it's good! :) Now I can't wait to read it!!! :)

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    1. Thanks, Caitlyn!! I think you'll enjoy the book. :)

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  3. I started reading Unrivaled last week. Busy week/weekend and I put it aside. Getting ready to pick it back up. It started off really strong ... glad you liked it!

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    1. It's been a busy week/weekend for me too. :/ I hope you enjoy the rest of the book, Brooke! I thought it was very good. :)

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  4. I'm so glad you enjoyed my book. Thanks for taking the time to write and post a review!

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