I received this book for free from ARC, the author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Sugartown #1
Published by Self Published on Nov. 3, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Source: ARC, the author
Ana Belle never wanted anything more than to hang up her apron, jump on her Vespa and ride off into the sunset, leaving Sugartown in the dust.
Elijah Cade never wanted anything more than a hot meal, a side of hot arse and a soft place to lay his head at night where he could forget about his past.
But you know what they say about wanting: you always want what you can’t have.
Nineteen year-old virgin Ana is about to discover that’s not quite true because a six foot three, hotter than hell, tattooed, Aussie sex god just rode into town. He’s had a taste of her pie and he wants more– no really, Ana bakes pies for a living, get your mind out of the gutter.
She’d be willing to hand over everything tied up in a big red bow, there’s just one problem; Elijah has secrets dirtier than last week’s underwear. Secrets that won't just break Ana’s heart, but put her life at risk, too. When those secrets come to light, their relationship is pushed to breaking point.
Add to that a psychotic nympho best friend, an overbearing father, a cuter than humanly possible kid brother, a wanton womanizing cousin, the ex from hell, and more pies than you could poke a ... err ... stick ... at.
And you thought small towns were boring.
Welcome to Sugartown.
*Content Warning. Intended for a mature 18+ audience. Contains explicit sex, oodles of profanity and a crap-tonne of AWKWARD.
Welcome to Sugartown is the debut novel from Carmen, and what a debut it was!!!
L: Don’t you agree Zombie Derek?
D: I do, I very much enjoyed this edgy and darker take on New Adult romance.
L: Care to tell us more about the novel, just give us a bit of background.
D: Sure, the story follows Ana Belle and Elijah Cade as they fall in love in a very dramatic and fascinating way! It’s insta-lust. We both know, I don’t really swing that way, but man that Elijah…W.O.W. Elijah has a bunch of secrets and Ana has issues with his nature to hide things, and act a bit passionately. It’s got some pretty gory parts in it. Lots of blood, and skin carving…..skin….blood….brraaaiiinnnnss.
L: Okay. So, what was you’re favorite part of the book?
D: The whole thing! It was fun and fresh and a blast to read. It had plenty of naked bodies….with exposed skin, pink, rosey, alive….flesh.
L: Least favorite part?
D: Ummm lack of cats. Yeah. It needed some more cats. The author phonetically spells out the younger brothers lisp. It’s cute as hell, but did distract me the first few times he was speaking. By the end of the book I felt it gave him an extra flair, and made him unforgettable. Seriously, that kid was so cute I could eat him……*smacks lips*
L: And you wonder why I never let you leave the house! What about the writing? Clean? Clear? Engaging?
D: Yes, Yes and Yes! Once I picked up the kindle I was hooked! I even forgot to eat. Missing meals is never good for a zombie. But I couldn’t help it!!! Lucky for me you left the door unlocked!
L: Is that where the neighbors cat went?
D: I have NO IDEA what you are talking about. But yes, this book is unbelievably good. I cannot wait for it to come out so I can gush about it with someone other than you. Elijah Cade. I could eat that boy. For. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Seriously, he’s a tall dude, there’s a lot to him. And even though he’s a bad boy biker he has a big heart, and is pretty smart too. Oh and for the ladies (because I’m a dude, I don’t care about these things) he’s uh…packing if you get my drift. Total package. Delicious.
L: Well, uh thanks for sharing your thoughts on Welcome to Sugartown with us Zombie Derek!!! I have to say that I completely agree with everything you said. Well minus the cats part. I certainly didn’t notice a lack of cats around, not with all the steamy, and bloody action going on!!!
Thank you to Carmen for the review copy! We loved it!!!
Lori and Derek!