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  • Posted February 12, 2011

    Recommended by The Romance Reviews

    A tender romance with mass appeal.

    Bestselling author Kate Carlisle's second romance is a cupcake for the soul. It's a traditional romance full of love, lust, flawed individuals, a fabulous family and all kinds of sweet treats.

    Pastry Chef Julia Parrish's parents died when she was eight. With a trust fund to support her, she grew up lonely under the influence of nannies and the house staff. After a weekend tryst with sexy billionaire Cameron Duke, she learns she is pregnant. Cameron's refusal to return her calls or emails leaves her to raise their son on her own, which is just fine with her. When the two are set up for a not so accidental encounter by Cameron's mother, all that changes. Cameron wants his son, Jake, and Julia in his life. He promises her everything but love. The only problem is that love is the one thing she has always craved.

    Cameron and Julia both had challenging childhoods that put up barriers to their happily ever after. Those backgrounds brought to the story the elements that intrigued me the most. How do you let go of your past and embrace the future?

    Even in the midst of their own personal struggles to open up, the two found lust and without even knowing it, true love. All along the way, the chemistry was undeniable and the rompin' was rampant.

    The pacing was slow and steady, in a good way. The journey to their bliss was a sweet and fulfilling ride. This is a mass market book with mass appeal. The perfect thing to grab as you jump on the airplane or sit by the pool. (Hey, I'm in Miami. It's always pool time here.) Or for all you northerners, it's perfect to snuggle up with in front of a fire.

    I tend to like a little more tension. A little more drama. Maybe a wee bit more steam in the bedroom. In general, I like my books intense and unforgettably uncomfortable. This is so not uncomfortable. It is utterly comfortable and decadent, like Julia's pastries. Which is why I think I could recommend it to just about anyone. Like I said, mass appeal.

    So, no matter where you will be spending this winter, I feel confident in recommending Sweet Surrender, Baby Surprise for a delicious, feel-good day of decadence. Enjoy!

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  • Posted December 29, 2010

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    Hott Book!

    Julia Parrish wave up on Duke Cameron almost two years ago. Yes, they had that one fabulous weekend and he did say that when it was over he'd walk away and never look back, but she didn't realize how firmly he held that resolve. Julia had no idea that he wouldn't accept her calls or read her emails. She had no idea that she's be left to raise their child on her own. Not to worry, though. Julia is a strong resilient woman - she handled it. Now, however, with a little help from a scheming mother they've ended up alone in a hotel room... well, not exactly alone and need to figure out how to be parents to their adorable son - if Cameron will ever get it through his thick skull that not everyone likes him for his money! My Thoughts: I love a Kate Carlisle book. They're quick easy reads and I crave the story long after I've read them. There is just something about her stories that compel me to read them time after time. I'm sure that this one will be no different. I know, the single mom making it on her own until a knight shows up to save her even though she really doesn't need him to is a bit of a cliqued plot but I was that mom so I love stories that remind me how happy I am that I'm with hubby because I love him and not because I need him - if you know what I mean. (Though don't try to explain it to him he wants to be needed...) Anyway, this was a fun book that was quick and easy. Grab it for a bit of relaxation and some smiles.

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    Posted December 10, 2010

    GOOD BOOK!!!!!


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