About the mass (from Litfuse): Lucy Kendall returns from a tour of the Continent, her luggage filled alongside the latest fashions in addition to a hear fired past times inspiration. After tasting Europe’s best confections, she’s certain she’ll come upwardly up alongside a recipe that volition salve her father’s struggling candy concern in addition to contrary their fortunes. But she shortly discovers that their biggest competitor, the cheat who swindled her begetter out of his prize recipe, has directly hired a promotions manager—a cocky, handsome out-of-towner who gets nether Lucy’s skin.
Charlie Clarke’s novel business office at Standard Manufacturing is the run a hazard of a lifetime. He tin john position merely about stone oil times behind him in addition to reconnect alongside the begetter he’s never known. The 1 thing he never counted on, however, was tenacious Lucy Kendall. She’s making his move life miserable…and making herself impossible for him to forget.
My take: Unrivaled gives a glimpse into the ruthless footing of candy making. I know, right? Who would e’er hollo back of candy makers equally ruthless? Well, manifestly they tin john be, in addition to I enjoyed this expect into the inner workings of challenger candy companies.
While I enjoyed the dependent area matter, I wasn’t a large fan of Lucy. At first, I felt deplorable for her—after all, she alone wanted to salve her father’s companionship then she could practice what she loved. But equally the story progressed, she turned to system afterwards system to impairment Charlie’s father’s business…and every time, her schemes backfired. This could play out wonderfully on the large shroud (I’m seeing a Kate Hudson romantic comedy), but inwards print, it merely didn’t move equally well. Because I didn’t actually connect alongside her (or the other characters), I wasn’t actually pulling for whatever specific outcome.
I did dear the glimpse into the candy-making world, though, in addition to I wishing merely about recipes had been included at the dorsum of the book. While Unrivaled wasn’t actually my loving cup of tea, I have got enjoyed Mitchell’s move inwards the past, in addition to I won’t hesitate to alternative upwardly merely about other of her books inwards the future. iii stars.
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About the author: Siri Mitchell is the writer of virtually a dozen novels, amidst them the critically acclaimed Christy Award finalists Chateau of Echoes in addition to The Cubicle Next Door. H5N1 graduate of the University of Washington alongside a bird inwards business, she has worked inwards many unlike levels of government. As military machine spouse, she has lived inwards places equally varied equally Tokyo in addition to Paris. Siri currently lives inwards the DC-metro area. Visit her at www.sirimitchell.com.
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