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Sweet On You by KC Enders

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Everything is absolutely perfect for Layla Dupree thanks to her successful patisserie and Raleigh Jacobs isn’t happy with his temporary assignment in NYC. Find out what happens for these two neighbors when you mix together bubbly and grumbly. Readers will want to turn up the heat with this return to hometown romance from KC Enders. The 425 Madison series is back with season two and SWEET ON YOU is now live!

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Lyla Dupree
She’s a bubbly, sugary sweet pastry chef. Living her best life in the Big Apple. Luxury apartment. Successful patisserie. Everything is great–better than great. It’s absolutely perfect.

Raleigh Jacobs
He’s grumbly and growly–and so very out of his element–working on a temporary assignment in NYC. He wants to do his job and get out. Back to the clean air in the mountains near Denver.

Throw them together.
Mix things up.
Turn up the heat and what you get is, quite simply, alarming.

After all, 425 Madison is the perfect place to fall in love.

My 3* Review

This is a recipe for romance, a tasty treat with everything from chocolate croissants to delectable coffees and a sweet child involved. It is alarming at times – but only because the alarm keeps sounding and heads to hot, not only in the kitchen. Lyla Dupree is a patisserie owner and chef with a sweet personality. Raleigh Jacobs really does need sweetening up! He’s grumpy, unhappy at having to work in New York and really not at all sympathetic to Lyla’s fire alarm going off all the time, despite everyone trying to stop it. However, her tasty croissants and delicious coffee help get them talking. His young son being dumped on him by his ex-wife has Lyla coming to the rescue. However, with his determination not to stay in New York and her business being there, his taciturn, inconsistent behaviour and her past romance record, will they ever stand a chance to discover their HEA together or will fate force them apart?

My only negative to this story is a very personal foible, so sorry!  I’m old school and have never liked swearing for the sake of it, though I don’t have any major problems with it when I think it is context (especially paranormal and mobster genres) but not used frequently as part of a sweet, contemporary romance. If this doesn’t worry you, if you don’t give a f***, forget I’ve said anything, but it did detract from the story at times as far as I was concerned, with that word being used 89 times in some form or another. (No, I’m not sad enough or worried enough to count them, I let my kindle search for them and that’s what it came up with.)

This is a good addition to the series and I enjoyed the storyline. It has well developed characters, includes some from previous books in the series and introduces some lovely new ones. Lyla is kind, caring, considerate and lovely. Raleigh’s son is adorable, though his ex-wife certainly doesn’t deserve either of them! Raleigh I have very mixed feelings about as he could be the antithesis of Lyla, so self-centred, unkind, inconsiderate of anyone’s feelings other than himself and his son . . . I also enjoyed visiting different places in the story and it lives up to the tag that 425 Madison is still the perfect place to fall in love.

I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest review after choosing to read it.

Excerpt
Copyright @ KC Enders 2020

The door next to me swings open, and a giant of lean muscle, scruffy cheeks, and deep dark brown scowling eyes steps out into the hallway, startling me.
With a really unladylike gasp, I stumble backward until my back hits the doorjamb. “Oh, I’m so sorry,” I squeak. “You scared me. Welcome. Kent emailed me that he’d sublet his place for a couple of months, though he didn’t tell me anything about you. Not that he needed to, I mean, it’s none of my business, really. I’m Lyla Dupree, it’s lovely to meet you.” I thrust my hand out to shake, but he just stares, so I let it fall back to my side.

I’m rambling, and I can’t seem to stop. It’s my thing when I’m nervous, but my roommate Sasha tells me it comes off as bubbly and kind of sweet. From the look on this guy’s face, though, I wonder if she’s just been blowing sunshine up my butt because he looks pissed. And that just makes me even more nervous, so the bubbly word vomit continues.

“You picked an amazing place to live while you’re here in the city. Where are you from? Somewhere out west, maybe? I mean, not that I know. I already told you that, so it’s just a guess, but with the flannel and the beanie…” Dear Jesus, now would be a perfect time for me to shut up. “Anyway, I just finished testing a new recipe, I’m a chef. I don’t know if Kent mentioned that when you talked about the sublet, but he should have. I mean, I do pastries, and my roommate Sasha does more of the real food. Oh my God, she makes the best mac and cheese, truly she’s amazing. Kent said it was a good thing he had to leave for this temporary assignment in London. Something about gaining weight if he lived next to us for too much longer. I don’t know, though, I think something might have happened between him and Sasha, you know? They both kind of started acting funny and then the next thing I know he’s taking a job in England for a year. But, whatever. Do you like sweets? Cakes, cookies, pastries? Any food allergies I should know about?”
And, cue uncomfortable silence.

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Author Info

Karin is a New York Girl living in a Midwest world. A connoisseur of great words, fine bourbon, and strong coffee, she’s married to the love of her life and is mother to two grown men, she is proud to say can cook and clean up after themselves, and always open doors for the ladies (you’re welcome, world).

And when life gets a little too calm, she tends to adopt big old rescue dogs: short on brains, large on personality.

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About the 425 Madison Series

Welcome to 425 Madison Ave the perfect place to fall in love. Nine delicious romances set in fast-paced & sexy NYC just waiting for you to read.

This season will feature some new authors as well as some of season one’s favs. Back for season two is Allie York, Leigh Lennon, MK Moore, Aubree Valentine, Lauren Helms, and Katy Ames. Plus a warm welcome to KC Enders, and Marcie Shumway!

Not only do we have a sexy mix of new and returning authors, prepare for pages packed with new romances, characters, and tropes all from the same well-loved high-rise apartment building in NYC.

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