Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sugar Rush by Donna Kauffman

Cute story of a New York City pastry chef who moves back to her summer hometown, Sugarberry, Georgia and opens a cupcake shop. Her big city mentor (and resident hottie chef) follows her with his tv show to win her back.

I enjoyed the story but Kauffman's writing style just isn't as easy to read as others. I liked the relationship aspects and the character working in her own bakery and using baking as therapy (which I can totally relate to).

Tempest by Julie Cross

At age eighteen, Jackson realizes he can time travel. Fast forward to 2009, he and his girlfriend get caught up in a horrific shooting in which his girlfriend Holly is fatally shot. Before he knows it, Jackson is "jumping" backwards in time two years. Despite everything he can't get back.

Jackson had a lot of personal struggles going on. First he feels guilty for leaving his girlfriend dying on the floor but can't figure out how to get back. He has to pretend to be his seventeen year old self, but realizing that his dad and others working with his dad know more than they let on.

This was a slow going book for me. Took me a really long while to get into it, but I did enjoy the storyline even if it did have quite a bit of science fiction.

Fins Are Forever by Terra Lynn Childs

I loved the first mermaid tale. Fins are Forever follows the main character who is thinking of giving up her place in the royal kingdom, for the love of her life who just so happens to be a human.

I really enjoyed the "under the sea" aspect to this story and watch the character struggle with making a decision based on what she feels is right versus what everyone expects of her.

The Craving (Stefan's Diaries) by L. J. Smith

Stefan's story continued. Stefan and Damon, who has found him again, marry sisters who end up being killed by Klaus.