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3.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  240 Ratings  ·  46 Reviews
Sugar Rush by Rachel Astor:

There's nothing quite like your first bite.

Dulcie Carter has been running her family’s homemade sweet shop, Candy Land Confections, on her own since her mom passed away. But business is slow and rent is high, so Dulcie knows if she wants to keep her mom’s dream alive, she’ll need a miracle. The annual Assembly of Chocolatiers competition might be
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ebook, 265 pages
Published August 25th 2012 by Entangled: Bliss
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Courtney
Aug 27, 2012 Courtney rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was utterly adorable. I've probably read at least a thousand romance novels in my life, and this one stood out as unique for several reasons.

#1: Candy. The plot revolves around CANDY. It's sweet and feel good, and even though I got anxious at one point, it never felt angst-ridden... which I like.

#2: Awkward characters. Both of the main characters are adorably awkward around each other. The guy isn't this suave alpha. He's just a guy. The girl isn't some Mary Sue who lets the guy walk
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Lady Allison
Dulcie Carter grew up tasting, creating, and surrounded by candy. So it only made sense to keep her mother's legacy and dream alive by taking over Candy Land Confections, her mother's homemade candy store, when she passed away. The only thing is, dreams don't come cheap. Between rent, supplies, and lukewarm patronage, Dulcie has some hard decisions she has to make about the future of the store.

Nick Sugarman (yes, that really is his last name!) is the heir to the throne of How Sweet It Is - Dulc
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Erin
Sep 06, 2012 Erin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2012
This was such a sweet story! Yes, pun intended ;o)

As far as romance novels go, this was on the "gentle" side, but still had so much feeling. I loved the characters (but I have to admit that Grams bugged me with her selfishness until close to the end). I was rooting for Dulcie the whole time and really, really wanted her to succeed with her own candy creations.

If you're a chocoholic or sugar-addict beware! The candy and chocolate descriptions in this book will make your mouth water. Seriously,
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Yazmin
Oct 17, 2012 Yazmin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dulcie and Nick are like modern day Romeo and Juliet.

This is a book you can read while relaxing and that will definitely be nice after any stressful/tiring day.

Two quotes from the book that might just get your interest:
“They had just been starting to build a connection, and Dulcie was sure it could lead to something more. But then the families had to come along and ruin everything. No wonder Romeo and Juliet were doomed from the start.”
“A good candy is like a good memory. Take people away, make
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Ursula Bauer
Sep 07, 2012 Ursula Bauer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A fresh twist in sweet (operative word: SWEET) category romance. I thought the candy angle was interesting, and also the style of hero unusual, which made the book stand out from the crowd.
Cindi
Sep 06, 2012 Cindi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this sweet story! It did make me crave candy and cupcakes like crazy. So many great lines. Cute, short, super-sweet read.
Kathy Jo
Dulcie has been running her family business, Candy Land Confections, by herself since her mom passed away. Times are tough and business is slowing down. She needs to do something before she loses everything. The Master Chocolatier competition with the $50,000 prize is just what she is needing. But the last time she entered it was a disaster and she is NOT looking forward to going back. Between the business, school and competition she has no time to waste on love. But that doesn't stop her best f ...more
Anna

Review posted at Books to Brighten your Mood

Sugar Rush is one of the sweetest and cutest stories I read this year! I mean this book is so sweet that I dreamt of cupcakes the whole time while reading it! Well ,the fact that cupcakes and other various candies were mentioned the whole time didn't help me with my diet, that's for sure :)

But, even if candies weren't mentioned every now and then, still, Sugar Rush would be a super sweet and cute read. Hands down!

First of all, it was refreshing amidst
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Dolce Amore
Oct 04, 2012 Dolce Amore rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: loved-it, arc, tour
Written for Confessions From Romaholics

Dulcie Carter has run her family’s shop, Candy Land Confections, since her mother died. She is also studying to get her Master’s degree in Business Administration. Because of the slow business, she needs to win the candy contest The Forty-seventh Annual Taste of the Year Competition. The last time she participated shortly after her mother’s death, her creation did not make it past the preliminary round and their biggest competitor, How Sweet It Is, won that
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Amy Fournier
Nov 12, 2012 Amy Fournier rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, own
This book should come with a warning label that you will most certainly want a box of delicious chocolates and cupcakes while reading. This was a sweet (pun intended) and touching romance. It is told from alternating POV's so we get to know both Dulcie and Nick very well. I loved getting to be in both of their heads and really feeling each of their emotions. This is a very quick read that will leave you smiling and perhaps on a bit of your own sugar rush.

Dulcie is a super busy person. She is go
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Kayleigh {K-Books}
Sugar Rush Review on K-Books

It's no surprise to anyone how much I love Entangled Publishing books. I read a lot of them and I review a lot of them for Entangled. So when I heard about this new imprint of books coming from Entangled, The Bliss Imprint, I jumped at the chance to review them. Sugar Rush is the first Bliss book I've read and I have to say I am very impressed. I read it in one sitting and I loved every moment of it.

Dulcie is a struggling business owner and student. After her Mom's de
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Heather (Fic Talk)
Also posted on Fic-talk...

Dulcie Carter runs her family’s bakery, Candy Land Confections, after the death of her mother. They are having a hard time financially and if she can’t come up with something to make some money, she might be forced to close the doors. When she decides to enter the annual Chocolatiers competition she hopes to win and fix everything. The only problem is that Nick, the son of the owner of her biggest competition in town, is also entering. Sparks between the two fly, in mor
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Karen
Oct 19, 2012 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sugar Rush is the story of nice guy who dreams of baking cupcakes who runs into the perfect girl who dreams of carrying on her mother’s legacy of candy making….only to have their romance abruptly halted by a long standing family feud and Chocolatier competition.

This title is published under Entangled Publishing’s Bliss line. Bliss stories are “sweet & sassy short romance.” If you need a break from the almost constant barrage of 50 Shades type erotica they have this cute tag line: “at Bliss w
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Sara  HarlequinJunkie
Reviewd at HarlequinJunkie .com

I loved it! Sugar Rush has now become one of my re-reads books.

Dulcie and Nick are like modern day Romeo and Juliet. There is a feud between their families that does not allow them to be together, but they don’t know the reason for the feud, which seems to be something bigger than them being competitors. Both their families are against them having any relationship that is not as enemies.

While trying to find the perfect recipe for winning the annual Assembly of Cho
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The BookChick
"Holy mother of all things sweet and sugary..."

My Rating:

Book Description:
There’s nothing quite like your first bite.

Dulcie Carter has been running her family’s homemade sweet shop, Candy Land Confections, on her own since her mom passed away. But business is slow and rent is high, so Dulcie knows if she wants to keep her mom’s dream alive, she’ll need a miracle. Winning the annual Assembly of Chocolatiers competition will change everything, if only she can overcome her fears and bring herself
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Alex
At First Sight: Dulcie Carter loves candy, and she's working hard to keep her mother's candy shop - Candy Land Confections - above water following her mother's passing. It's not easy though, while she's trying to get her masters (to fullfil her mother's wish that she got a proper education) and trying to compete against How Sweet It Is, her store's biggest rival.

But money is tight and business isn't going as well as one might hope - thanks in part to How Sweet It Is super cheap prices and the b
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Aman
Oct 28, 2012 Aman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sugar Rush is probably the sweetest book I've ever read. Everything from the romance to the dialogues to the setting to the writing was extremely Sweet, I-might-even-get-diabetes kind of sweet, and I loved every moment of it. This book is all about Candies & Cupcakes, Competitions & Food Wars, and throughout the book I felt like I was watching one of the TLC food shows. Yes, I'm a regular viewer, and admirer of those shows, so you can see why this book made me so happy and goofy, and mor ...more
Rhianna
Oct 13, 2012 Rhianna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Since her mother passed away, running Candy Land Confections, has been difficult for Dulcie Carter. Homemade sweets made from the family's original recipes was her mom's dream. But keeping the business afloat while getting a business degree with sales slow is proving more and more of a challenge on top of the fact Dulcie can't seem to find her inner chocolatiering mojo. When she's invited to compete in the annual Assembly of Chocolatiers competition the allure
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FicTalk Blog
Dec 09, 2012 FicTalk Blog rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, reviewed-in-2012
Reviewed by Heather

Dulcie Carter runs her family's bakery, Candy Land Confections, after the death of her mother. They are having a hard time financially and if she can't come up with something to make some money, she might be forced to close the doors. When she decides to enter the annual Chocolatiers competition she hopes to win and fix everything. The only problem is that Nick, the son of the owner of her biggest competition in town, is also entering. Sparks between the two fly, in more ways
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Andrea
Dec 02, 2012 Andrea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A charming story that will appeal to your heart. And your sweet tooth.

Would it be terribly cliche if I said Sugar Rush was a sweet, sweet story? I know, it is. But that is simply the best description for the story of Dulcie and Nick, and the confections that consume their lives.

Dulcie (such an appropriate name!) was a great girl, though she has difficulty realizing how talented and imaginative she is. Since her mother's death, she has dedicated her life to keeping her mother's beloved Candy Lan
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Ni_kii
Really 3.75 Stars

Reviewed on http://scorchingbookreviews.blogspot....

Dulcie was left a legacy to protect when her mother died of cancer. The chocolate shop she was brought up in was a massive part of her mother’s life and it is now up to Dulcie to keep it thriving. On the one occasion that Dulcie decided to try to branch out from her Mothers recipe book, she was humiliated in front of a panel of her peers. Afraid to take any more risks, she sticks to the same chocolates, watching in despair as
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Amanda Sheila
Mar 10, 2014 Amanda Sheila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite, new-adult
Definitely one of the sweetest book I have ever read. I loved it!

The plot's so simple yet very interesting. Modern day Romeo and Juliet indeed. I knew it, Nick's dad is a jerk. Well, at least he paid for it. I liked Nick! He already knew that he likes Dulcie and 'giving' everything to her. He's very sweet.

This book is marvelous. :)
Brittany
Jan 21, 2014 Brittany rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Four stars.




The main characters in Sugar Rush are Dulcie, a chocolatier/candy maker/business-owner and Nick, a chocolatier/baker. Both of the characters are well-written. Dulcie is kind and a little bit naive. She doesn't realize how much talent she has until the end of the book. Nick is serious and protective. He's very protective of his family's business, and towards the end of the book, Dulcie. The chemistry between Nick and Dulcie is hot, although there is no sex scenes in the book. A little
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Melissa Maxwell
Oct 20, 2012 Melissa Maxwell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dulcie is a Chocolatier and is trying to keep her mother's legacy alive. Nick is the son of her company's biggest rival. Dulcie is self conscious of her own creations after a mishap. The love story was great and I enjoyed the secondary characters but it felt like some thing was missing.
Robin Norris
Nov 03, 2012 Robin Norris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A sweet innocent romp with adorably awkward characters who are so easy to identify with. It is a fun read that leaves you with a delicious taste in your mouth when you finish.
Lynn
Oct 24, 2012 Lynn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My review of this book will be posted on http://www.urbangirlreader.com/. It will posted by Friday, October 26, 2012. Please stop by and check it out.
Ashley (Loves Books)
The perfect sweet romance! Review coming soon on Ashley Loves Books.
Julunar
Apr 19, 2014 Julunar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Romeo & Juliette, at another dimension hehe
but sweeter & full of yummy stuff
I really enjoyed reading this book
Texas Book Lover
Dec 02, 2012 Texas Book Lover rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Name is very appropriate as the story is vey sweet.
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