Review | Sugar Rush by Rachel Astor

This is an Adult Book… please be aware and don’t read if you are underage without parental permissions.  Ok I’ve said my speech & am stepping off the soapbox; let’s get to reviewing!

Sugar Rush 
By Rachel Astor


There’s nothing quite like your first bite.

Dulcie Carter has been running her family’s homemade sweet shop, Candy Land Confections, on her own since her mom passed away. But business is slow and rent is high, so Dulcie knows if she wants to keep her mom’s dream alive, she’ll need a miracle. Winning the annual Assembly of Chocolatiers competition will change everything, if only she can overcome her fears and bring herself to create something new for the first time in a long time.

Then she meets Nick, a molten-hot guy with a sexy smirk and chocolate brown eyes. The attraction is stronger than any sugar rush—until she discovers he’s set to inherit his family’s big-box candy shop in town, which is her strongest competitor for first prize. Nick’s got his own reasons for needing the win, but then being around Dulcie is proving addictive.

As the competition heats up, so do the sparks between them. Can they keep their sights on winning, when love might be the sweetest prize of all?

Edition Info:

eBook, 265 pages
Published August 25th 2012 by Bliss (Entangled Publishing)
ISBN 9781622669


Review copy given by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

In a nut shell:  

Sweet | Complicated | Quick Read

My Rating: 

3 stars


Ok I know I am in the minority on this book giving only 3 stars, but I liked it… I really did!  I love to bake and who doesn’t love candy?!  This book has mouthwatering descriptions of cupcakes and candies… seriously!!  I really liked Dulcie – she was sweet, feisty, & smart.  My problem with her was the lack of confidence, but I understand why that was there in the story – but it still drove me nuts.
Nick… musician baker smartass.  Really, need I say more?  I liked Nick, but I didn’t really feel like there was much interaction between him and Dulcie before all hell breaks loose.  It isn’t insta-love but it is still super-fast, which I am actually ok with in this book – it worked ok for me.
The story has a pretty good pace, I could have used less in some places and more in others… I would have loved to know more about Jess but that is because I have worked in Marketing/Advertising … so I LOVE hearing about characters who do it – kind of weird, but you know I’m kind of weird so it works – get off me!

Any way like I said – I liked this book.  It is a sweet yet complicated story of two adults who have a complicated situation to work through…  I liked the twists that Rachel worked into the story.  There is one that I TOTALLY didn’t get before it hit me… I’ll leave it at that because I would like you to be smacked with it as well =D

Add this book to your TBRs & Let me know your thoughts on it!

Until Next Time,


  1. I've seen this book around, it looks cute! I'll be adding it to my tbr :)

    If you're looking for another good foodie book with a hot chef and a competition maybe check out Too Hot to Touch by Lousia Edwards. It's one of my fav foodie books.


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