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On the verge of losing her candy store, Callie Moore decides to blot out her troubles with a tall, dark, handsome stranger. Tobey Danville isn't about to turn down a cute, curvy blonde who offers sizzling-hot sex in a commercial refrigerator at his best friend's wedding reception. But the next day, when Callie discovers that Tobey is the consultant she has hired to save ...more
ebook, 120 pages
Published February 9th 2007 by Ellora's Cave (first published January 1st 2007)
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Lisa
Jun 16, 2014 Lisa rated it really liked it

3.5 Stars


Hot little number!
Virginia
Jul 12, 2012 Virginia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I forced myself through 7 of 12 chapters, but just couldn't bring myself to finish. I wanted to like it, but it was just too ridiculous. Someone who can make a business out of consulting to candy shops? Falling in love within an hour of meeting someone? I know with romance stories, things often move at an accelerated pace, but this one pushed too hard against the boundaries of credibility.

I want to like the characters, but they're inconsistent and poorly thought out. Even though this was edited
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Lindsay
Aug 03, 2012 Lindsay rated it liked it
Shelves: reviews
This was a sweet, fun read. Instant chemistry between Callie and Derek. For a short book this was pretty good, but I was left wanting more depth to the story. This would have made a great full length novel.

And for some odd reason, it’s left me with a craving for chocolate.

As for the hero of the book:
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Oops…wrong hero!

Derek:
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Aly is so frigging bored
Buddy read with Marulett

3.5*

It was a short and sweet novella. I liked the characters, Callie was such a fun lead, she was smart, spunky and she fought for what she wanted.

Tobey was the "tall, dark and dangerous" type, but, surprisingly he has a tender side and he showed a small vulnerable side. Since his finace left him at the altar 'cuz he wasn't the her ideal of a perfect man aka someone who worked in a boardroom and has a 60, or who the hell knows, hour week job. He was devastataed and decid
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Alp
Apr 21, 2015 Alp rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute short story.

It was entertaining and fast read. The chemistry between Derek and Callie was so hot!
Brianna (The Book Vixen)
Why I Read this Book: I love the awkwardness that follows when a pair hook up for a one-time, spur of the moment fling, only to find out they have to work together.

What I Liked: Candy Store was a cute romance. I liked the setup, and who doesn’t like a romance centered around chocolate? I also liked that Callie didn’t fight off her desire for Derek; she acted on it.

What I Didn’t Like: Callie’s behavior at the restaurant, what she had said to Derek’s brother and the reasoning behind it, didn’t ma
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Erin H
Feb 10, 2016 Erin H rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
I picked this up on a whim and I thought it was funny how appropriate it was with Valentine's day approaching. This is about Callie, who meets Derek at a wedding and they have a steamy hookup. Turns out Derek is the guy Callie hired to help save her candy store and the story goes from there. I really enjoyed this. I liked both Callie and Derek and I thought their chemistry was great. I liked how each was struggling with their career choices but had such a good connection that they could help ...more
Jetta
May 15, 2013 Jetta rated it liked it
Shelves: lovely-romance
Kindle freebie...Easy read with super sweet Callie who owns a candy store and dashing Derek who intends to rescue Callie's store from demise. Lots of hot chocolate, truffles and sizzling sex makes for a overall lovely romance.
Jenna Reads
Jan 19, 2013 Jenna Reads rated it liked it
I struggle to wrap my lil head around novellas. I guess I enjoy them, but rating/reviewing is a challenge. I enjoyed this story. No angst to speak of, just a momentary WTF scene from the hero, quickly resolved. If this was a full novel, I'd want some proof from him that he wouldn't take off every time he got his panties in a twist or I would consider this a HFN ending. For this novella, in Romancelandia, I'll accept his I love you as proof of thier HEA. Random thoughts: He's got a successful ...more
Kaniac
Jul 25, 2014 Kaniac rated it did not like it
Shelves: 1-star
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Lisa
Jan 29, 2013 Lisa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF - Where do I begin with all that is wrong here. Hero is a Candy Company Consultant. Well no wonder he's going out of business next month. Did it occur to the consultant that maybe he should expand to Business Consultant instead of specializing in just candy companies? And he hasn't told his wonderful assistant who he thinks the world of that she'll be out of work starting next month.

Then we get to his sexual relationship with the heroine, and that's all it is. No romance, just bam they're ha
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Candy
Feb 03, 2013 Candy rated it did not like it
This book started off with some confusion for me. I got it as a free download and when I went to add it to my shelves I noticed the hero's name didn't match. I am guessing this is a rerelease with some tweaking done?
The book started out extremely promising. Callie is at a friends wedding, worrying that her candy shop is going to go under. An impulsive moment with the best man leads to a sexy encounter in the walk in cooler. Turns out the best man is the consultant Callie hired to help save her b
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Kim
Jul 14, 2015 Kim rated it it was ok
So juvenile!!! The guy acts like the stereotypical needy girlfriend (and yes I do mean girlfriend!!!!). The girl acts like a schizophrenic. And EVERYBODY acts like they're in junior high!!!! Banging my head against my desk right now!! He "loves" her because she's sweet, but when she's sweet to his brother, his head explodes and he runs away like child whose truck has been taken away. And she can tell herself that she isn't really that kind of girl all she wants!! And then instead of at least ...more
Amanda Sheila
Sep 04, 2013 Amanda Sheila rated it liked it
That was quick!

Nearly lose her store, Callie has to do something. Getting help from professional company, Callie didn't realize that the one who's going to help her is Tobey! When he met Callie, Tobey has an instant-crush. Her sweet smile charmed him. So they kissed and one kiss lead to another kiss. But in the morning, everything's going to change..

Sweet story with sweet Hero. But too bad to storyline went too fast and I didn't get the chemistry between Tobey and Callie. They just met for god
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Jae
A girl having sex with a virtual stranger was not my kind of romantic. No matter how sex-deprived she was at the time.

Although the sex scenes were pretty amazingly hot being written by Bella Andre and all, the story line just couldn't sit well with me. After a few steamy sexual sessions, the hero had actually fallen in love with the heroine. That was fast.. A shallow guy is recommended to never be a hero at all cause.

Won't expect much of a decent story from Bella Andre next time.
Sofia Lazaridou
Sep 14, 2012 Sofia Lazaridou rated it really liked it
Warning!If you read this book make sure you have chocolate somewhere near you.
Candy store is the story of two people who love candies.Callie owns a candy shop but it has financial problems.Tobey is the man who knows how to sell candies and owns a company that does exactly that.The problem with Tobey is that he is being judged by his ex-fiance and other people for what he does.
They meet at Jame and Jane's wedding and they can't keep their hands from each other.
Short and nice I think you will like
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Barb
Nov 07, 2013 Barb rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
On the verge of losing her candy store, Callie decides to blot out her troubles with a handsome stranger. Derek isn't about to turn down a cute, curvy woman who offers sizzling-hot sex at his best friend's wedding reception. The next day, they discover he's the consultant she has hired to save her store. "A really sweet treat."

This was a spicy, short and sweet story. Bella drags you into the story, and you feel like you
could reach out and smack someone at times. Very well written in true Bella s
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Marulett
Buddy read with Aly (Lothaire) Daciano

The story is short and sweet. They meet at weeding and sparks fly almost instantly. They quickly fall madly in love, and have their HEA.

I really enjoyed this book, its a fun and short read :)

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PJ
So sweet! Just a tad too much sugar made me roll my eyes in a couple of places at the mix of sappy romance with steamy erotica. Bella Andre is the Queen of just that, however. The length was great...a single sitting read that is a nice break from some of the angst-ridden reads you might have been reading lately
♔ Marli ♔
Apr 11, 2013 ♔ Marli ♔ rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica-romance
Tobey and Callie..... This is one of Bella's single title books (short story) I really did love reading! A sexy, funny, lighthearted package all wrapped in one. As always Bella, you do not disappoint! XXX
Coco at *My Reading Nook Blog*
This wasn't one of my faves by Andre but it was cute and sweet (no pun intended). I prefer a bit more character development as in other Andre titles.
Denise Smithson
Mar 17, 2013 Denise Smithson rated it really liked it
I love her writing and how she puts so much emotion into even the novellas! Also the hot sex scenes are pretty good too!
Splage
Maybe 1 1/2 stars if I am being generous. Just sex, no connection...and no story really- maybe descent porn if that is what you are looking for.
Sultan * Baby Mama Smut-a-teer*
Hoooooottttt little story.
Chrisabel
Apr 18, 2012 Chrisabel rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, nook
this was a cute and sexy short read. will b reading more from this author.
Joy
It's a short sexy story that was really fast paced. 3.5 stars.
Kimberly
Aug 01, 2011 Kimberly rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, but it too short for the amount of money I paid.
Ang (Sizzling Pages)
Feb 05, 2013 Ang (Sizzling Pages) rated it did not like it
I usually LOVE Bella Andre's books....this one was so-so....bad :(
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