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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Unrivaled...Review

About the book:
Lucy Kendall returns from a tour of the Continent, her luggage filled with the latest fashions and a mind fired by inspiration. After tasting Europe's best confections, she's sure she'll come up with a recipe that will save her father's struggling candy business and reverse their fortunes. But she soon discovers that their biggest competitor, the cheat who swindled her father out of his prize recipe, has now hired a promotions manager-a cocky, handsome out-of-towner who gets under Lucy's skin.

Charlie Clarke's new role at Standard Manufacturing is the chance of a lifetime. He can put some rough times behind him and reconnect with the father he's never known. The one thing he never counted on, however, was tenacious Lucy Kendall. She's making his work life miserable...and making herself impossible for him to forget.

Desiring to save her father's candy business, Lucy wants to create a new, inspired candy that will rock the candy world. I loved Lucy's spunk and tenacity and while I laughed at some of her actions, I cringed at others. I liked Charlie a lot.

Charlie's relationship with his father bothered me immensely.  I never found that it ever appropriately resolved.  Mr. Clarke wasn't a likeable character and he gave reasons and excuses as to why he left Charlie's family, but it was all brushed under the table too easily.  Lucy's mother was a disappointing and unlikeable character as well.
The story is told from the alternating perspectives of Charlie and Lucy.  While not my favorite way to narrate, I liked reading both voices and I enjoyed the conclusion.

Of the three Siri Mitchell novels I've read, this is probably my least favorite, but I still enjoyed it and will always look forward to more.

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Siri Mitchell here. You can see other reviews and tour stops here. You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 3/13

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3 Stars

3 comments:

  1. I have a Siri Mitchell novel on my bookshelf but have yet to read it. I think I'll skip this one though.

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  2. I'm hoping to make a serious dent in the pile of books I'm currently reading so I can get to this one. :)

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  3. This doesn't sound like your typical foodie book, and I would love to get my hands on it. I have a soft spot for strong female leads, and it seems like this book is just what I am looking for. Very nice review on this one today!

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