Sugar: A Novel

Sugar: A Novel

by Kimberly Stuart

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ISBN-13: 9781510714137
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date: 02/07/2017
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 374,059
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Kimberly Stuart has always treasured a good story and a good laugh. Her trademark sense of humor and love of storytelling shine through her novels such as Operation Bonnet and Stretch Marks. When she’s not engrossed in the charming chaos of motherhood, Stuart writes stories that are intended to make readers laugh often and cry once—maybe twice. When not concocting gripping author biographies, Kimberly resides in Des Moines, Iowa, with her fantastic husband and their three wily children.

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Sugar: A Novel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story, sweet romance and really liked how the main heroine stayed true.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book, it was sweet, funny and kept me hooked until the end
Anonymous 10 months ago
A refreshing change from the books I typically read: assassin and snipers. Lol.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Laura Phillips More than 1 year ago
Sugar is a delightfully sweet read that draws you in from page 1. The author had me laughing out loud. Upon finishing the book I found myself wanting more! I can't wait for her next read!
sarahlh More than 1 year ago
I love a lighthearted fun read with a great story line, Sugar is just that! I love the main character Charlie, a pastry chef, who is quirky, perfectionistic, and driven. There was the perfect amount of drama and suspense to keep the book in my hand! The writing is clever, witty and hilarious! I loved this book and can't wait to read more from this author!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sugar is a terrific book! It is light-hearted with terrific character development while pointing out the importance of people and relationships over prestige and money. I am so sad that I have finished the book - I want to read more!
beckybh More than 1 year ago
A Funny Tale of Food and Love I love books that make me laugh out loud. I also adore books filled with witty banter and cute but flawed characters. SUGAR, by Kimberly Stuart, has all those ingredients and more. OCD-like Charlie Garrett is a masterful pastry chef in a swanky NYC restaurant. She's been promised the top pastry job there for years. So she's kept her mouth shut and put up with the jerk in charge of pastries waiting for her dream job to open. Avery Malachowski, Charlie's ex from their culinary school days nine plus years ago, tricks her into accepting the head pastry chef position at his new restaurant in Seattle. At first she's reluctant to leave NYC, but he wears her down. She's excited to finally be in the same town as her best friend, Manda, who is married with three young kids. Manda Hendrick shines as the best friend. She's funny, cute and open as a mom and friend. She's the ying to Charlie's yang, preferring relaxed, lighthearted interaction with her family and friends to a frantic tunnel vision on her main focus (like Charlie). I particularly enjoyed her silly conversations with her husband and children. In Seattle Charlie meets Kai Malloy, a progressive diner owner who is as laid back as his name suggests. He is good for Charlie and keeps her from taking herself too seriously. He cares a lot for Charlie, even when she's being rude and too focused on her work. He's all about trust and enjoying life, while she's all about work, work and more work. Pros: The story contains lots of great zingers and laugh-out-loud banter. There are well-developed and enjoyable, flawed characters who grow throughout story. The author used humorous ways to address serious issues, such as trust, disappointment, and job satisfaction. Cons: I would've liked to know more about how Charlie felt about moving to Seattle and back again to NYC. And I didn't always like Charlie. She seems a little too critical of people and events swirling around her. Thankfully she grows more likable as the story continues, and she learns to relax a bit. And though there is a satisfying ending, the story wraps up too quickly. Overall Message: Relax and take time to enjoy life, don't be afraid to trust your friends, and don't discount your instincts. If You Like This, You Might Like: OPERATION BONNET and ACT TWO by Kimberly Stuart, THE TOTAL PACKAGE by Stephanie Evanovich, MY (NOT SO) PERFECT LIFE by Sophie Kinsella, THE BOY IS BACK by Meg Cabot, ON SECOND THOUGHT by Kristan Higgins * Read my other reviews on the Blue Moon Mystery Saloon blog. ** An e-galley was provided by Skyhorse Publishing and Edelweiss for an honest review.
Candace-LoveyDoveyBooks More than 1 year ago
Sugar is the ingenious new novel from author Kimberly Stuart. Charlie Garrett is a young pastry chef striving to become the head of her own pastry kitchen. After 5 long years grueling at L'Ombre, under whacky French chef Felix, Charlie is convinced by an ex to move to Seattle and work at Thrill. What he doesn't tell her though, is that her job comes with a spot on a reality show. The producer of the show tells Charlie that it'll boost her career and send her to the top. The move to Seattle hands her the opportunity of a lifetime and a chance at romance. Can she learn to balance her work life with her personal life? Or is the pressure too much to handle? Kimberly Stuart surely hits the right balance of drama and sweet, sweet romance! Kai and Charlie are a match made in chef's heaven. They both analyze their food down to the spice and have a passion for creating in the kitchen. I loved how they had a natural instant connection. Charlie is a very determined and persistent character that you can't help but admire. She gets so caught up in her world of perfecting her desserts that she doesn't put her friends first. She's an extreme workaholic who doesn't see disaster looming right around the corner. Readers will see her struggle with newfound fame and the headache that comes along and wish to step in and save her from herself. A little humor takes root in the plot as Charlie navigates the drama of the workplace and brings life to the story. It's genuine humor that makes you laugh out loud while being simultaneously engrossed in the outcome of the plot. Sugar is a story I can see myself reading again on a gloomy day that needs a little something to brighten it. It just had that kind of effect on me. I recommend this to readers who like their romance with a little humor and a lot of sweet! *eARC provided via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*
KateUnger More than 1 year ago
Sugar is a perfect read for foodies and lovers of reality TV. Charlie, a pastry chef, is lured out to Seattle by her ex-boyfriend, who’s recently opened a new restaurant. Fed up with her dead end job in NYC, Charlie agrees to be his head pastry chef, but what Avery neglects to tell her is that she will also be his co-star in a new reality television show about the restaurant. Because she’s already settled in and her best friend is so happy to have her in Seattle, Charlie reluctantly agrees to do the show. This book is a great glimpse into the riggers of high profile restaurant life. Charlie is an interesting character. She is struggling with the balance between work and life. After devoting herself to her job for so long, she is unable to relax into a new relationship with an amazing guy. Kai is also in the food industry, and he’s the next door neighbor of Charlie’s best friend. He was perfect and hunky and just plain fun to read about. Ultimately, I enjoyed this book, but it was a little too fluffy to be called a “great read.” If you’re looking for something light, you may enjoy this book. http://opinionatedbooklover.com/review-sugar-by-kimberly-stuart/