Tuesday, October 19, 2010

SUGAR CREEK by Toni Blake

A Destiny Novel
Publisher: Avon
Date published: May 2010
ISBN: 9780061765797
Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Publisher

Rachel Farris came back to her childhood home with one mission: to get Mike Romo out of her family’s lives and Orchard Business for good. Just a slight problem: Mike Romo is also the law in Destiny and is convinced the Farris clan stole from his family long ago. Neither anticipates the heat they generate when they butt heads and add to the feud that fires both families for generations, what you get is so explosive it can destroy two families or bring them together.

SUGAR CREEK is about two feuding families, the Farris and Romo clans. Generations have feuded for so long many don’t remember why it started in the beginning. Now fate has brought Rachel Farris and Mike Romo together and man do sparks fly between them. I have never read the other books in this series or this author before but found myself drawn into the story nicely. The writing was tight and the characters fairly brimmed with life, even as the main characters tried to fight their feelings for one another. The story flowed nicely and the author really knew her characters that populated Destiny, Ohio. They were full of wit, emotions and had me smiling at times by their actions.

Meet Rachel Farris, a big city girl, would do anything for her grandma Edna and when she calls asking for her help, Rachel races back to Destiny, Ohio. Though, even Rachel doesn’t anticipate the eye candy that stops her for speeding and gives her an expensive ticket-Officer Mike Romo. The one man who is part of a family who has been feuding with hers for generations is so sexy, he makes her feel like putty. Mike Romo is determined to resist the attraction he feels for Rachel. She is trouble with a capital ‘T’ and he is not going to fall for her, no way, no how. Well fate has plans for these two and as the feud plays matchmaker; will Rachel and Mike be able to admit their feelings for one another? I loved these two together. The heat they generated was almost so hot; it was causing sparks to fly between the pages. There are some wonderful secondary characters that intrigued me and had me hoping the author will return to Destiny, Ohio for their stories in the future. The characters come across wonderfully and will delight the reader as they find themselves falling in love with the residents of Destiny, Ohio.

SUGAR CREEK is a story about families, love and more all wrapped up with a bow. I loved reading about the different people who made up this quaint town and the feud that is center of it all had me glued to the edge of my seat. If you haven’t picked up SUGAR CREEK, then I suggest you do. It is highly enjoyable, engrossing and makes me want to move there myself. I am eager to read the first book to see what happens there. SUGAR CREEK is definitely going to be read again in the future.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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