Sunday, December 15, 2013

Book Review: Welcome to Sugartown by Carmen Jenner

Welcome to Sugartown (Sugartown Series, Book #1)
By: Carmen Jenner
Ana Belle never wanted anything more than to hang up her apron, jump on her Vespa and ride off into the sunset, leaving Sugartown in the dust.

Elijah Cade never wanted anything more than a hot meal, a side of hot arse and a soft place to lay his head at night where he could forget about his past.

But you know what they say about wanting: you always want what you can’t have.

Nineteen year-old virgin Ana is about to discover that’s not quite true because a six foot three, hotter than hell, tattooed, Aussie sex god just rode into town. He’s had a taste of her pie and he wants more– no really, Ana bakes pies for a living, get your mind out of the gutter.

She’d be willing to hand over everything tied up in a big red bow, there’s just one problem; Elijah has secrets dirtier than last week’s underwear. Secrets that won't just break Ana’s heart, but put her life at risk, too. When those secrets come to light, their relationship is pushed to breaking point.

Add to that a psychotic nympho best friend, an overbearing father, a cuter than humanly possible kid brother, a wanton womanizing cousin, the ex from hell, and more pies than you could poke a ... err ... stick ... at.

And you thought small towns were boring.

Welcome to Sugartown.

*Content Warning. Intended for a mature 18+ audience. Contains explicit sex, oodles of profanity and a crap-tonne of AWKWARD.
Ana lives in a small country town in Australia, Sugartown.  She lives with her father, stepmother and little brother Sammy.
Ana’s dad is a mechanic, is in a motorcycle club and also owns a pie shop.  Ana works full time in the shop and bakes all the pies.  She looks after her brother a lot, her father and stepmother (the dragon) like to socialise a lot with their club friends.
Ana’s ex boyfriend spread nasty rumours about her in high school so most of the town believe she is a slutty girl, who sleeps around.  In actual fact Ana is still a virgin but has never denied the rumours.
One day a new person rides into town, Elijah Cade.  He is young, covered in tattoos, has a mohawk and is damn sexy.  He is completely in to Ana and after securing a job working with her father he pursues her.  She eventually gives in and after negotiating with her father they get the green light from him.
Elijah has a really shady past which seems to follow him everywhere and after a chance encounter one night Ana begins to realise just how shady that past is and needs to decide if it is something she wants in her life.
This was a really different but exciting angsty story and I loved it.
Guest Reviewer @Reality Bites! Let's Get Lost!

Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something author, doctor, pilot and CIA agent.
She's also a compulsive, flagrant prevaricator who gets to make things up for a living.

While Sugartown may not technically exist, Carmen grew up in a small Australian town just like it, and just like her characters, she always longed for something more.They didn't have an Elijah Cade, though. If they did, you can be sure she would have never left.

Her debut novel,
Welcome to Sugartown, releases November 3, 2013.

Catch up on all the news from the Sugartown Series at:

Keep a look out for the follow up novels in the Sugartown Series:
Enjoy Your Stay (Sugartown #2)

Now Leaving Sugartown (Sugartown #3)





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