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Struggling to make ends meet, Sugar has invested everything into Cake Dreams by Sugar with hopes of becoming the most sought-after designer of event desserts in Seattle.

Working - and baking - night and day to perfect her business and her chances of winning a large bake-off prize, she's not prepared for disa

Paperback, 209 pages
Published December 1st 2004 by Bella Books
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Rebecca Kent
Jan 20, 2013 Rebecca Kent rated it did not like it
I really pity lesbians if this is the best chic-lit they have on offer. Admittedly this is the first lesbian chic-lit I've read so maybe others are better. First, this book is half the length of a standard chic-lit, weighing in at a measly 209 pages. Yet the author feels the need to drop in as many meaty issues as possible but then simply discards them without exploring any of them. Many of them were not story critical and just seemed forced to me. Lets see how many I can list off the top of my ...more
Amy (amyb2332)
May 23, 2010 Amy (amyb2332) rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, 2010
Overall, I liked this book. It was my first lesbian fiction book and it was short and easy to read. I thought that it seemed very similar to all the hetero romances I've read. My favorite romance author is Susan Elizabeth Phillips and I found that I still preferred her novels more but due more so to her writing style and ability then because of the sexual preference. In Sugar, I didn't love the characters or feel terribly invested in the outcome of the book like I often do with SEP's books. SEP ...more
May 11, 2012 Nikki rated it it was ok
Shelves: ebooks, lgbt
I read this as an "in-between Game of Thrones palate cleanser," as Karin Kallmaker can usually be counted on for some fluffy, quick and easy reads. However, I didn't care for this as much as I do her other books. She really didn't go into depth with the character of Charlie, and their getting together at the end seemed a bit rushed and awkward to me. Partly because I wasn't really invested in the Charlie character, and partly because they really didn't spend very much time together. Also, Kallma ...more
Jul 18, 2013 Daniele rated it it was amazing
Sugar is the name of the protagonist of this sweet romance. When her kitchen catches fire, she unexpectedly meets 3 attractive women. The novel follows Sugar's exploration of relationships with each of the women, as well as those with her self, friends, and family.

The characters in this book are very well-developed. I've read the book a number of times, and didn't mind reading it one more time. The characters really stayed with me; they are truly the heart of the story.

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Aug 15, 2007 Jessica rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who like lesbian romance novels
No tragic endings, no horrible angst - this is a bubble-gum romance perfect for beach reading (if you like that sort of thing), or anytime reading when you are just in the mood for fluff and happy endings.
Marcie Parrish
Oct 26, 2012 Marcie Parrish rated it it was amazing
If you just want a fun little book to enjoy, this is it. This book just makes me laugh and relax from a long day.
Ashley D--
May 15, 2016 Ashley D-- rated it it was ok
Definitely not as good as Roller Coaster, the first Kallmaker book I read.

Bothersome qualities: the main character's low self-esteem, the fact that everyone is a lesbian who looks like they could be a model, the idea that three modelesque lesbians would be attracted to someone with such low self-esteem, and the love-heavy ending. I like my lesbian fantasy to include some obvious alternative universe qualities, like dragons or something. The whole super-sexy women being into someone so messy, in
Sep 20, 2016 Aphrodite rated it liked it
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Jul 01, 2016 Isobel rated it really liked it
Shelves: lesbian
This was sweet, both the romance and the way what could have been a disaster at the beginning of the book leads to Sugar being able to re-establish a closer relationship with her grandmother and sisters. The characters were all engaging and well written and I enjoyed the growing relationships with the three very different women that Sugar meets. Lovely.
Nov 25, 2014 Kath rated it really liked it
loved it
May 05, 2010 Jeanette rated it liked it
Shelves: glbt
i really liked this book. im so hesitant to read lesbian books because they just get so cheezy and...lesbionic. lol. but i found myself not wanting to put this down. since i love baking and am so interested in cake decorating, this really held my interest. i also liked the characters, and thought sugar was adorable and relatable. i could do without the sappy, weird, cheezy conversations towards the end between sugar and charlie, but im glad i read it and will probably read more of kallmaker's bo ...more
Jun 25, 2012 Merredith rated it did not like it
Shelves: lesbian, 1-or-2-stars
I thought this was a chick lit book, but it was a romance. i really don't enjoy romances. if you do, maybe you'll like it. i did finish it all the way through because it was short anyway, and the main character is a fancy cake baker who was starting her own business and it was interesting to see how those 3d special cakes are baked, plus how someone gets their name out as a business. however, that was VERY background to the main romance. Just not my thing.
Gaelle Cathy
Jun 28, 2013 Gaelle Cathy rated it really liked it
I really liked this story. I just finished a training in pastries so it reminded me of stuff (both good and bad). I've liked the characters. I didn't like the way Sugar obviously thought bad of herself (her appearance and beauty). But everything else I've liked. I liked the three women 'courting' her and their different personalities (qualities AND flaws). Liked the ending too. And obviously Karin's writing, as always.
Reetta Saine
Jul 24, 2011 Reetta Saine rated it it was ok
Sokerileipuri, tv-tuottaja, sosiaalityöntekijä ja palomies. Lesboromanssi ihanan höttöisimmästä päästä.
Oct 19, 2009 katie rated it really liked it
I love Charlie SO MUCH. Even more than the baking stuff.
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Karin Kallmaker has been exclusively devoted to lesbian fiction since the publication of her first novel in 1989. As an author published by the storied Naiad Press, she worked with Barbara Grier and Donna McBride, and has been fortunate to be mentored by a number of editors, including Katherine V. Forrest.
In addition to multiple Lambda Literary Awards, she has been featured as a Stonewall Library
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