Monday, May 23, 2016

Sweet Confections by Danyelle Ferguson

From Goodreads:
According to Rachel Marconi chocolate heals all wounds. That and throwing darts at pictures of her ex-boyfriend. Burned by yet another bad relationship, Rachel decides to reprioritize her life, putting her dream to compete on a Food Network Challenge on the top of her list and dating at the bottom crossed out in red sharpie.

But what's a girl to do when a certain sexy guy keeps asking her out?

Cue in Graydon Green, a former pro hockey player turned restaurant owner. After a lot of persistent and humorous teasing, he finally convinces Rachel to commit to a date. Just when things begin to warm up, threatening notes directed at Rachel arrive. When her bakery is vandalized, Graydon's protective streak goes on red alert. Is it her obsessive ex-boyfriend stalking her? Or maybe a challenger trying to sabotage the competition?

Either way, Rachel is definitely going to need more chocolate - perhaps drizzled over ice cream and devil's food cake.

My Take:
This is my first novel by Danyelle Ferguson. I was immediately drawn into the strong voice of the work. It was fun, upbeat and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the back and forth between Rachel and Graydon.

The suspense part was even better. I didn't immediately know who the culprit was, and I love that!

I give Sweet Confections a 4.5 because I loved every minute of it and highly recommend it. It's a wonderfully fun read with a good mystery as well.

1-5 scale and what it means:
1: I couldn’t even finish it / just plain bad
2: I hope I didn’t pay for this / disappointing
3: I didn’t hate it, but it was still missing something / forgettable but inoffensive
3.5: On the line between good and ok / like, not love
4: Solid mind candy / worth reading
4.5: So very close to perfection! / must read
5: I could not put it down and I’m still thinking about it! / a true treasure

1 comment:

Danyelle Ferguson said...

Thank you so much, Charity! I'm glad you enjoyed Rachel and Graydon's story. =)