Chocolate makes you happy. It might as well be a universal truth, especially in Hershey, Pennsylvania, and chocolate chemist Natalie Holden intends to prove it. She might not be lucky in love, but if she can show her chocolate recipe helps teenage depression it will make everything worth it. There's just one sexy problem--Luke Elliot, the guy she's had a crush on since birth, is the microbiologist set to debunk her study. And, of course, he looks more delicious than ever!
Luke doesn't believe this project has a leg to stand on, so he's shocked to discover Natalie heading it. His "what if" girl from high school, she's still as tempting as he remembers. Especially when she's daring him to taste test chocolate and arguing with him over every possible thing. The late nights in the lab definitely don't help. They may not see eye-to-eye on her project, but they can’t deny the explosive chemistry that keeps pulling them together. Even when it risks their jobs and the very different futures they both want...
Each book in the Sugar City series is STANDALONE:
* Love Bites
* Kissing Her Crush
* Wife for the Weekend
Sweet and Sexy!
This was a well written and very entertaining sweet and heartwarming read. I was hooked from beginning to end with all the witty banter, laugh out loud moments and the sexy, combustible attraction between Natalie and Luke. I liked learning their history and watching them come together with their angst and their chemistry that exploded into a lot of hotness. It had a nice build with a twist of drama and great secondary characters that you will come to care about. Great ending.
Natalie Holden is a super smart, sexy, sweet and sassy, chemist working for the Hershey company in their research and development. She has just received the grant she has been waiting for to see if her theory about an Amazonian root mixed with chocolate, can boost serotonin levels in adolescents. This is the first step in clinical trials that must work for her to be able to continue with her theory in the future and there is a lot riding on this not just for her.
Luke Elliott is a microbiologist who has just been called upon by the NIH to proctor a new grant in his hometown of Hersey Pennsylvania. He is hopeful that this position as proctor means that the NIH is interested in him for a job with them in Washington DC which would be a huge leap in his career. But he also knows that his boss does not want this project to get any additional funding and he feels that if this theory wasn't so potentially dangerous it would be laughable.
Natalie has had a crush on Luke Elliot since birth, even after being ignore by him after their seven minutes in heaven when she was thirteen she still couldn't forget him, but six years ago at his engagement party she finally was able to put her crush to rest. Or did she? When Luke shows up in town two years after his ugly divorce and she finds out he is going to be her grants' proctor she finds that she can't think straight when he is in close proximity. Luke cannot take his eyes off of Natalie, he finds her to tempting to resist, but he must with this possible new job on the line. But their exploding chemistry is to much for them both. You will have to read all the juicy tidbits by yourself to find out what goes down. Loved the chocolate tasting. Highly recommended!
Received a copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Kiss that man
Natalie and Luke have history together that only she can remember. A single incident that can make the past seem so painful and give no hope to the future. Can they get past the problems that haunt them?
Natalie is the leader of a clinical trial for depression in teenagers. Luke is a proctor for the trial, on behalf of the money lender. There is also an attraction between them that is almost a living thing. One they cannot act on if they are to remain objective.
Luke never comes back to his hometown. He came for this clinical trial, and will be gone when its over. The simple question is will he be leaving with his heart intact?
Natalie has grown up thinking Luke hung the moon. Now, as adults, are her feelings leftover from that crush or are they newer and more genuine? Will the fact that they work together stop them from trying to have a solid future?
What a surprise goody this book is! Such an amazing book with great banter, heartfelt longing, and a serious craving for chocolate. I found I liked the characters and their honesty. A good clean romance story from start to finish.
***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley.com and its publisher, in exchange for an honest review only.
What's not to love in this book, my two favorites in life is chocolate and kissing. Take two nerdy scientists, who have a history of their first kiss and working on a new drug for depression that has chocolate in it, a perfect match. A big conflict is that you have Luke as the sugar nazi and Natalie as the chocoholic, oh how I enjoyed. I thought the author did a great job on the teenage depression topic, wish there was a cure for it.
I highly recommend this fun sweet read, you must have chocolate while reading this book. I received this book from netgalley for an honest review.