Review: Sugar Creek by Toni Blake

Posted October 18, 2012 by Annie in Reviews / 2 Comments

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Review: Sugar Creek by Toni Blake
Sugar Creek
by Toni Blake

4.5 Stars


Released: May 25, 2010
Series: Destiny #2
Published by Avon
Pages: 372


Career -driven Rachel Farris left small town Destiny, Ohio for a bigger and better life in Chicago. But when Rachel’s grandmother, Edna calls her and requests that she come home to help care for her and her apple orchard, Rachel can do nothing but give in. She knows that her grandmother is having knee problems, yet Edna would be the last person on earth to admit that.

Once Rachel steps into Destiny, trouble finds her in the form of a hot, sexy cop who has a little bit of an attitude. Things don’t start off well between Rachel and Officer Mike Romo. A long-time feud between both families has caused them to instantly hate each other and though sparks fly, Rachel and Mike spend a lot of the first half of the book arguing and trying to best each other.

But beneath that simmering anger and annoyance is potent lust and chemistry! Let me tell you, these small-town girls have THE.HOTTEST.SEX around!!!! Toni Blake pens such scorching hot scenes for her couples that I wish *I* could be one of the girls from Destiny. I don’t think I can rightfully explain just how sexy the scenes are. I think the best way to describe them is by calling them “toe-curling”. They are definitely potent in lust and love.

I especially thought the scene after the ball game with the pouring rain and the mad dash to Mike’s place to be utterly romantic. Blake completely exceeded my expectations in terms of the romance. She took readers on a ride. Point A started with annoyance and a reluctant but still electrifying case of lust, but Point B will have readers melting with how sweet the story is. Having these wide ranges of emotions and then carrying them out in a single book is a hard feat, but Blake does it with ease. Saying that I enjoyed myself is a vast understatement. I loved this book!

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About Toni Blake

Toni Blake's love of writing began when she won an essay contest in the fifth grade. Soon after, she penned her first novel, nineteen notebook-pages long, and announced to her mother over breakfast one day that she was going to be a writer when she grew up. Since then, Toni has become the author of more than a dozen contemporary romance novels. Her work has been excerpted in Cosmo, she's been a recipient of the Kentucky Women Writers Fellowship and a nominee for the prestigious Pushcart Prize, and she's also had more than forty short stories and articles published. Toni lives with her husband in the Midwest and enjoys traveling, genealogy, crafts, and snow skiing.

Toni has also written under the name Toni Blair.

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I loved this book.. I Have read all the books in the Destiny series. Toni Blake is on my auto buy list.

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She’s definitely on mine now too! I’m surprised it took me so long to read it! I was missing out!