Make It Sweet by Kristen Callihan is now live!
From New York Times bestselling author Kristen Callihan comes a charming, emotional romance about redefining dreams and discovering unlikely love along the way.
Life for Emma isn’t good. The world knows her as Princess Anya on Dark Castle, but then her character gets the axe–literally. The cherry on top is finding her boyfriend in bed with another woman. She needs a break, and sanctuary comes in the form of Rosemont, a gorgeous estate in California promising rest and relaxation.
Then she meets the owner’s equally gorgeous grandson, ex-hockey player and current recluse Lucian Osmond, and she sees her own pain and yearning reflected in his eyes.
He’s charming when he wants to be but also secretive and gruff, with protective walls as thick as Emma’s own. Despite a growing attraction, they avoid each other.
But then there’s an impromptu nighttime skinny-dip, and Lucian’s luscious homemade tarts and cream cakes start arriving at Emma’s door, tempting her to taste life again…
In trying to stay apart, they only grow closer–and their broken pieces just might fit together and make them whole.
5 Star Review by Melody’s Love 4 Books
Make it Sweet is the story of Lucian and Emma, two people trying to recover from disastrous events in their personal lives. Lucian is a former hockey player whose hockey career ended due to a devastating leg injury. Trying to come to terms with how his life has turned out, he goes to live at Rosemont, his grandmother’s estate, and buries himself in making the amazing desserts he learned from his great grandfather, a famous French pastry chef. Emma is a well-known actress playing a character called Princess Anya on Dark Castle, similar to Game of Thrones. Suddenly, her character is killed off, and she is bound to secrecy due to the finale being six months away. If that isn’t bad enough, she goes home to find her boyfriend in bed with another woman. Needing a place to hide away, her grandmother recommends she go to Rosemont and find out who she is without the show.
Lucien and Emma were drawn to each other right away. Two broken people searching for something and finding it with each other, although they had to get out of their own way, especially Lucien. He thinks he’s not good enough for her, but with Emma’s sweet and sassy vibe, he finally realizes what’s between them. What I thought was so original is how Ms. Callihan integrated the use of decadent desserts into their love story. Talk about a love language!
I was so enthralled with whether or not Lucien and Emma were going to make it work. Would they follow their hearts? I felt every one of their emotions and felt like I was on their journey with them. It was funny and sweet, hot, loving, yet painful as I waited with bated breath to see how it was going to turn out.
This is my first book by Ms. Callihan, but it won’t be my last. I can’t wait to read more of her work. I give 5 stars to Make It Sweet and highly recommend it to everyone. Especially if you love romance and you’re a foodie, making it the perfect book.
Kristen Callihan is an author because there is nothing else she’d rather do. She is a three-time RITA nominee and winner of two RT Reviewer’s Choice awards.
Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and the Library Journal, as well as being awarded top picks by many reviewers. Her debut book FIRELIGHT received RT Magazine’s Seal of Excellence, was named a best book of the year by Library Journal, best book of Spring 2012 by Publisher’s Weekly, and was named the best romance book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. In 2015, Kristen received a RITA Award for Best Paranormal Romance for her novel Evernight.
Kristen is a child of the 80s, which means she’s worn neon skirts, black lace gloves, and combat boots although never all at once and can quote John Hughes movies with the best of them. A lifelong daydreamer, she finally realized the characters in her head needed a proper home and thus hit the keyboard. She believes falling in love is one of the headiest experiences a person can have, so naturally she writes romance. Her love of superheroes, action movies, and history led her to write historical paranormal novels. She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband and two children.
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