Saturday, February 11, 2012

Sweet Stuff by Donna Kauffman

What could be more embarrassing than getting on a treadmill that is set too fast and not being able to get off?  How about having a famous author coming in and seeing you fall off into the indoor/outdoor arrangement that included prickly cactus?

Kensington Publishing Company sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  This is part of the Cupcake Club Romance series being published by Brava.  It is on sale now and you can get a copy at your local bookstore.

This was a new author for me and I really enjoyed this book.  Ms. Kaufman writes a rich and warm romance novel that is fun to read.  Her characters have some hesitation about getting permanently involved so the interaction between them is interesting and I enjoyed seeing how it turned out.

The author also includes characters she had introduced you to in "Sugar Rush."  I hadn't read that book but had no trouble following the storyline.

Riley was mortified to find Quinn Brannigan standing in front of her while she was trying to get off the treadmill.  She was supposed to be setting up the house and getting it ready for inspection by the real estate agent.  She wasn't even cleaned up.  Quinn was amused.  He also immediately bought the property.  After all, he was looking for peace and quiet, and this place had it.

Sugarberry island is small so they see more of each other.  Soon, when Quinn goes the restaurant, he has people waving at him and talking to him just Norm on Cheers.  He was surprised to find he liked it.

And don't forget Brutus.  How could you when he's a full grown mastiff?  I loved hearing about his antics.

There are some real good recipes in this book, too, so you can't go wrong if you buy it.  Make yourself some cupcakes and settle down to enjoy reading about the budding relationship.  It will make you smile.

I also have a special offer for you:

SUGAR RUSH Donna Kauffman--This title will be available for $3.99 as a Valentine’s Day Promotion 2/12- 2/18 at all major eBook retailers, to promote the release of SWEET STUFF. 

This is a real "sweet" deal.  You can get the first book in ebook form at a discounted rate and you can nab a copy of the second book, too.

Even better?  Kensington will provide a FREE copy of Sugar Rush to one lucky winner in either the US or Canada.  Just make a comment here on my blog and email me at info at with your NAME AND ADDRESS and why you would like to read this book.  I'll pick one winner and have Kensington contact you with the details.  How can you lose?

Here is some info from Ms. Kauffman's website about 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 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…

Tempt you?

Happy reading.


Cactus Country said...

Looks like a great book.

ChristyJan said...

I love Donna Kauffman ~ If I'm not too late, please enter me