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Sugar and Spice (L.A. Candy #3)

3.54  ·  Rating Details ·  11,513 Ratings  ·  553 Reviews
In the final book of the hit series L.A. Candy, Jane Roberts is a bona fide celebrity—she’s got the VIP treatment, couture clothes, and starlet looks. She also has the tabloid scandals, fake friends, and relentless paparazzi. Having learned a few things from her first season on the air, Jane is trying to surround herself with the people who she knows love her for her...and ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 5th 2010 by HarperCollins (first published January 1st 2010)
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Oct 23, 2010 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
Oh, Lauren Conrad, you may not be a fine author, but you still managed to sucker my into reading every page of your ridiculous trilogy. The L.A. Candy series is *gasp* about a girl who moves to LA from a smaller, Southern California beach community with her best friend. The two are "discovered" in a night club, cast into a reality television show and thrown into a world of gossip and celebrity that they are quite ready to handle. Sound familiar? The plot is addictive in the same way that Conrad' ...more
Rebecca Finch
Jun 04, 2011 Rebecca Finch rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well I'm finally getting round to this. GO ME!

I have to admit I really liked how this series ended, but I can't help wondering what if?
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Mar 28, 2011 Andrea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
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Dec 16, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I read this book and now the series is over. It was a tad short, 3 books a series does not make. I guess I am a little disappointed that it's over. With Scarlett moving to NY and Jane moving up in the event planning world how could LC call the series over. I would have liked to see how Jane and Scarlett did in their new elements but at the same time I understand that LC wants to write a different series about Madison, which I plan on reading. Even though I despised Madison as a character, I w ...more
Okay so first off cheers to finishing the series finally haha : )

I will say that series is definitely a really quick read and is nothing to finish. If you like the Hills or Laguna Beach then there is a chance that you will enjoy these books. I grew up watching the Hills with a lot of close friends so I kind of figured that I would come across the series eventually. It's filled with drama and in some ways gives some insight to what happens behind the scenes in reality tv.


What I liked about this
Nikki Marowelli
Jan 04, 2011 Nikki Marowelli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sugar and Spice is Fiction, but could also be a biography in some parts. I chose this book because I loved Lauren Conrad on the Hill's and I wanted to see if she could write.
The protagonists' name is Jane, and the supporting characters are Scarlet, Gaby, Caleb, and Braden. The antagonist is Madison Parker. After moving to Hollywood and going through her scandal of cheating on her boyfriend, and finding out that her friend Madison sold pictures of her to the magazines, Jane becomes very angry at
Aug 25, 2011 Lissa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just like the others... sugary chick-lit that only takes a few hours to read. This one was a little more outspoken about how reality shows work, probably because the girls had already been on a season and they were realizing that Trevor controlled them a lot more than they initially thought, and I both liked and didn't like that. The plot became more involving in this book- things moved very fast and I forgot to wonder about who each character was based on.


I will say that, when Madison's sis
Jul 07, 2013 Elizabeth rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I bought this book a number of years ago for my then teenaged step-daughter who was into "The Hills." I'm not sure she ever read it and I can see why. I'm sure my adolescent self would have loved it, but my adult self is wondering if my project to read all the unread books lying around my house was such a good idea.
Johnny Bobby
Aug 03, 2015 Johnny Bobby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bookshelf
this series was actually really fun. i loved it. the first book was a bit slow but it gets better afterwards. although, i dont know if i want to read the spin off. i hated maddison! lol

it was like watching a whole season of the hills. if that was your thing, youll really like this series too.
Vivian Choi
There's nothing like a happy ending to finish up a YA trilogy!
That's right, folks. I wandered right back to that farmhouse and got taken in pretty handily for the last adventure of Jane and Scarlett. I will admit, I was just as surprised as anyone that I got into these books, given my disdain for so much 'reality' television and THE HILLS, but I will once again tout the talents of Lauren Conrad. She knows how to write a pretty entertaining story filled with drama. SUGAR AND SPICE wraps up the series fairly well, though I will admit that I didn't feel as sa ...more
The last book in the L.A. Candy series, and what a way to end things (it was good though!). But I wasn't always happy with how things went in this book.

For instance, the whole Jane stuff. Once again she is stuck between boys. You would think scandals and the like would teach someone not to double-date, but it seems that Jane isn't one to learn.
In this book we have Caleb and Braden. Yes, you read that right, Braden. I was hoping with all the stuff going down in the previous books, that Braden wo
Julianna Germono
The novel, Sugar and Spice, by Lauren Conrad, is about new reality television celebrity, Jane Roberts who finally figures out that Madison Parker is NOT her friend. After discovering that Madison is the one who betrayed her, not her best friend Scarlett, Jane and Scarlett are back to being inseparable. Because of the drama Jane has experienced, she has sworn off boys, however it becomes difficult when her high school boyfriend Caleb and her latest crush Braden both show up acting sweeter as ever ...more
Sadly I read this a couple of years ago and gave up because of the shitstorm that took place.

Lauren Conrad is the Queen of throwing shade at her ex-best-friend Heidi Montag, and this pathetic excuse for a novel proves to be just that. The Hills was an exciting after school activity for me when I was fourteen, so trashy but so engaging. But now I probably wouldn't give it the time of day. Apparently from this book, and the TV show, young women in Hollywood who are all close friends despite secr
Dec 17, 2010 Ana705 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I knew Caleb was a player! he was and still, is. Seriously he can't just do that. But, Gabby her like publicist was very provoking and she made Gabby do things that she didn't want to do such as the 'Caleb Story' Wow, and also i NEVER thought Jane would leave the show... like, yeah when Jane found Trevor's 'notebook' i could see i coming up. I like Jane a lot, she has very good karma, like when Sophie (Madison's little sister) spread that really big secret about Madison's identity like, Jane bro ...more
Dec 12, 2010 Monica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who loves great entertainment :D
I'm a little sad that the series is over. It totally surprised me the way Conrad ended it but overall it was a awesome story. At first I thought Jane was just so vulnerable the way she gave into Caleb and Braden, but just like every girl out there, we sometimes are foolish and dumb and believe things we know we shouldn't. But once we realize we were wrong, we often just see it as a lesson learned. It really changed the way I look at the whole reality tv stuff. although I was soooo obsessed with ...more
Oct 05, 2010 C rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It's over. What do you say to a book like this? I think SLL was definitely the worst thing humans have done. This one managed to, in true Elsie fashion, invent new methods of torturing me. If 1 was Jane exposed, and 2 was Jane betrayed, 3 is Jane walked on. The worst bit of the book is Madison taking credit for some stupid event planning idea Jane had. It's totally pointless, but instead of responding like a human being, not a single person in the room slaps her in the face. Instead Jane just so ...more
Jul 28, 2012 Akhila rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Jul 25, 2012 Vendea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Když tak přemýšlím, jak moc se mi to v porovnání s ostatními díly líbilo, tak ani nevím. Kniha nebyla moc dlouhá, a tak jsem jí měla asi za dvě hoďky přečtenou (přehlédnu fakt, že jsem jí dočetla o půl 3 ráno). Příběh byl svižný, opět se hemžil kluky (jak jinak) a tentokrát nás autorka chtěla varovat před velkým vlivem médií na člověka. Jak jsem se zmínila u předchozích knih, příběh se mi líbil (kazila to trochu jen Gaby, která se změnila a lezla docela na nervy).
Sugar and Spice was a great ending to the L.A. Candy series. Finally Jane and Scarlett and even Gaby and Madison start to take control of their lives after careful scheming and planning against each other. Scarlett finally meets her true love even though Jane might never. Sophie/Sophia ruins Madison/Madelyn's image and L.A. Candy is in turmoil after the absence of 3 of their stars as well as the fourth close to leaving.
Oops! I read this one thinking it was book #2, and didn't realize until I was finished that it was actually book #3! Strangely enough, It fit perfectly with the ending of book #1, so I'm not sure what would have filled up a whole book in between the two. Kind of bummed that I don't have another book now, because I don't want to go back in the series. Guess I'll have to start her next series...
Jul 21, 2013 Niklaus rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Skvělý závěr trilogie :)) Brzy bude recenze na blogu :))
Oct 22, 2013 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, 2013
another fun candy!
Perfect for summer reading :)
Connie N.
#3 (and final) book in the L.A. Candy trilogy

This whole series was a lot more fun than I had originally expected it to be. We've gotten to know the cast of the L.A. Candy reality show and it was interesting to see how they would handle Season 2 in this book. My favorite character is Scarlet, the rebel who is highly intelligent, beautiful, and sarcastic. This season she's trying to be more cooperative, which made her seem a lot more approachable. Jane, unfortunately, deteriorated into an annoying
Jan 05, 2017 Madison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading the third book of the LA Candy series. The author did a great job wrapping up everyone's story line. I also wondered about Madison's story since towards the end of the book her story line seemed to continue like I was reading the middle of the book. I found it to be a cleaver way to create another series of Madison's adventures. The author did a nice job with giving the reader a "Hollywood experience" through the characters.
Feb 16, 2017 Kate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I feel like this is a written version of Bold and the Beautiful. I read book one, skipped book two and feel like I didn't miss anything after finishing this book. Good easy light read. Anyone wanting to read some trash lit then this is a book for you
This was the book that made the series worthwhile. The main characters finally stood up for themselves and took control over their own lives. It was a bit soul-sucking before, though.
Jan 17, 2017 C rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: guilty-pleasure
This is the ideal holiday read - it's simple yet engaging. I enjoyed the first book in the series a few years ago, so I picked this up at a sale thinking it was book two, it turned out to be book three but still made sense.
Feb 05, 2017 Gigill rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sad that the series ended as I liked the Jane character!
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Lauren Katherine Conrad, often referred to as "L.C.", is an American television personality and an aspiring fashion designer. She is best known for being featured in the MTV reality series Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County and for her spin-off show, The Hills, which follows her personal and professional life as she pursues a career in the fashion industry. She earns an estimated $1.5 million an ...more
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