SUMMARY: Falling in love could be a recipe for disaster.
Lucy Kendall returns from a tour of the Continent, her luggage filled with the latest fashions and a mind fired by inspiration. After tasting Europe's best confections, she's sure she'll come up with a recipe that will save her father's struggling candy business and reverse their fortunes. But she soon discovers that their biggest competitor, the cheat who swindled her father out of his prize recipe, has now hired a promotions manager - a cocky, handsome out-of-towner who gets under Lucy's skin.
Charlie Clarke's new role at Standard Manufacturing is the chance of a lifetime. He can put some rough times behind him and reconnect with the father he's never known. The one thing he never counted on, however, was tenacious Lucy Kendall. She's making his work life miserable ... and making herself impossible for him to forget.
REVIEW: This book was good. I loved Charlie's character and how, once he realized Lucy was his competitor's daughter and a woman he was really attracted to, he became the better man and tried to dissuade his father from hurting her company. The ending was a little anti-climatic for me. I had a difficult time with how accepting Lucy was regarding her mother's role in helping Charlie's father take down her father's business. But, I did like how the two companies worked out their differences and the sacrifices Lucy makes to accomplish it.
This book was provided by Bethany House Publishers for review without compensation.
Siri Mitchell's novel She Walks in Beauty won the inaugural INSPY Award for Historical Fiction in Dec 2010. Three of her novels, Chateau of Echoes and The Cubicle Next Door, and She Walks in Beauty were Christy Award finalists. Love's Pursuit was a finalist for the ACFW Carol Award. For more information about Siri and her books, visit her website at www.sirimitchell.com.