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He’s sweet trouble…
Natalie Holden wants three things: To be the best chocolate chemist in Hershey, Pennsylvania, to prove her chocolate recipe can help teenage depression, and to get over gorgeous Luke Elliott, the guy she’s had a crush on since birth. Unfortunately, he’s the microbiologist set to debunk her chocolate study. And, of course, he looks more delicious than ever!
Luke Elliott is still bitter over his divorce. Work is his passion now, and landing a huge promotion is just what he needs. What he doesn’t need is a crackpot trying to prove that chocolate cures depression. The last thing he expects is for the crackpot to be Natalie Holden–his “what if” girl from high school–or that she’d still tempt the hell out of him.
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…
Sugar City Stories by author Ophelia London:
Book one: Love Bites
Book two: Kissing Her Crush
Book three: Wife for the Weekend
We Brits have the lovely town of Cadbury, the American's have Hershey. Equally as lovely and the place where the second book in Ophelia London's Sugar City whisks us away to.
As I've come to expect from this author, we're brought a heartwarming romance with humour and plenty of sexual tension. Na... ...more
Slick's review posted at Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
From the first moment the hero and heroine meet in Kissing Her Crush before the conflict was revealed before their baggage came in to play, I was hooked. Every book I’ve read by this author has been the same way; she hooks you from th... ...more
Thank you Netgalley for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review!
Kissing Her Crush follows the story of Natalie and Luke. Natalie is a chocolate chemist of sorts working in Hershey, PA. She's on the brink of creating an all new chocolate that could help teen depression. She final... ...more
I wish this book wasn't named Kissing Her Crush, not because that isn't what happens--that happens and more (but we don't get to see it because this is a Bliss book *sadface*). It's just this title makes this book seem like a super cutesy, fluffy teen read. And it isn't. Yes it's cute. Yes it's f... ...more
Love love love!! Such a light sweet romance!!
Full review to come ...more
Kissing Her Crush was a sweet and heartwarming read.
I enjoyed watching Natalie and Luke relationship develop. They made me laugh with their banter and antics, I truly connected with them.
Both sets of families added to my enjoyment of this book.
I was touched with Natalie's family and ever... ...more
I loved that the heroine of this chick lit is a super-smart, endeavoring scientist. Natalie is sassy, sweet, level-headed, sexy, and fun to read. Her male counterpart in the novel, Luke is charming and very well depicted. I appreciated how Ophelia London paced this novel; keeping both the researc... ...more
A fun read! This is a lighthearted romance novel about an unlikely couple. It was not a good idea for either of them to fall in love but they did anyway.
Natalie finally got a lab for her trial, she needs to prove her theory about chocolate and depression because a lot depends on her success. When... ...more
I absolutely adored this story. It was the perfect kind of romance to curl up on the couch and read over the weekend. The chocolate, the dark, the boat, the forest fire and the lab...it was all just perfection.
Luke and Natalie had the best kind of connection. Full on sexual chemistry for sure, b... ...more
This was so fluffy and adorable.
I loved Natalie and Luke. Their banter was fun and I really enjoyed how they battled to stay away from each other. I loved how they had a brief history, especially how that information was shared between them. Added bonus that the science stuff wasn't too science-... ...more
I fell in love with Luke, “that’s not…” Luke actually broke into a smile. How dare he look cute? “That’s not at all what I meant.” He gave her a long, knowing look that she easily inferred. But it was her fault for throwing out the innuendo in the first place." Luke is kind, caring, and sexy, “yo... ...more
Such a super-sweet concept. Such a sweet, romantic, enemies to lovers story which are totally my fave. Squeeee! ...more
A well-written, entertaining romance with lots of sweet AND chocolate!
Luke's eyes were on a government position in DC, while all Natalie wanted was to help make the world a sweeter place.
KISSING HER CRUSH by Ophelia London is a cute, fun romance interlaced with lots of humor and delicious choco... ...more
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... ...more
I loved this. I loved the banter and attraction between Natalie and Luke. These two trying to fight the attraction while working together. I loved Luke. Even when we was a complete idiot and let his past experience with his ex wife drive him to be a asshat I loved him.
Luke and Natalie were both h... ...more
Natalie's having a big breakthrough. Her chocolate based depression research is finally getting a grant and that means a huge step forward, both personally and professionally. She lives in a town that breathes chocolate and it's her passion. When she gets the grant she celebrates with Luke, who's... ...more
5 Chocolate Kisses
This book was so sweet. Granted it takes place at the sweetest place on earth, Hershey, Pennsylvania. Yes, I have been there, I have family that lives there, so I know some of the history of Hershey. This story seem to convey its finer points.
Natalie is a food chemist fo... ...more
I was graciously given a copy of this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Oh my! There are not enough adjectives (well there are but I will refrain from listing them all) for me to describe how much I love this book! Or how perfectly written this romance was! This needs to be... ...more
The protagonist of this story is chocolate: it is present everywhere, is described so beautifully that it is better to read it without have some chocolate bars at home, may disappear in a second ....
Natalie Holden wants to prove that chocolate can help fight teenage depression. This issue is very... ...more
Deliciously Sweet. 4.5 Chocolate Stars~
Any chocolate lover or health nut is going to be tempted by this book. Natalie and Luke's connection, or I should say reconnection, is fraught with both personal and professional pitfalls but it makes the times they come together all the more special. Provin... ...more
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 Nat... ...more
A sweet concoction of angst, longing and regret. Natalie has big sugary dreams that center around making a difference by helping others. Luke has experienced a broken heart and developed a jaundiced view of all around him. Neither expects that the key to all the dreams, hopes and expectations the... ...more
Super sweet and packs a punch!
I loved this story!
The imagery was perfect. I felt like i was right there in the moment. Incorporating everyone's favorite chocolate and an awesome amusement park was great. It brought back my childhood memories of visiting the park. The chemistry between the two i... ...more