Friday, June 18, 2010

Review: Sugar Rush by Lissa Matthews

Publisher: Loose-id
ISBN: 978-1607375104
Genre: BBW Erotic Contemporary
Format: eBook
Length: Novel
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Available as an ebook from Loose-id

Graham Hall is twenty-six and has a dream job as a travel writer. He’s come to Colorado for work and a little personal down time. With his article done and the six-month lease up on the small cabin in the valley, he’s stayed around until his next assignment. In a downtown Denver bar, Graham meets Edward and after a short conversation agrees to a blind date with Edward’s business partner, Jane. After all, what could it hurt?

Jane is completely oblivious to the machinations of Edward and Graham and shows up at Graham’s cabin to deliver a box of handmade chocolate truffles. From the minute Graham opens the door, Jane falls head over heels in lust. A plus size, mid-thirties woman, Jane isn’t sure what Cowboy Surfer, as she’s dubbed him, sees in her or why he’s so tenacious in his pursuit and tries throwing him off at every turn.

The inability to say continue saying ‘No’ leads to hot, scorching sex and a lot of follow-up phone calls opening Jane’s eyes to the realization that maybe life doesn’t have to revolve around chocolate truffles, but rather around a delicious, well traveled younger man.

Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Dubious consent, voyeurism of male/male sexual interaction.

I obtained the above information from Lissa's website (which just had a make over.. so head over ~ after you read the review silly)

*~*I did receive this book from Night Owl Romance for the purpose of my honest review*~*
*~*So, all thoughts and comments regarding this book are solely mine!*~*

I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that - short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer... but it is a short story. So with that said.... here is my review...

Oh man where do I start with this one. Jane and Graham....

Jane is co-owner of a delicious dessert company. Edward, her best friend, and her run the business from a loft they share. Their business is great! She can work from thier home in her sweats, baggy shirts, no bra and her fluffy slippers anytime she wanted. Not having to go out in public had its perks. Edward is the meeter and greeter for the company. Things are going great for Jane and Edward in the business world. In her personal world... things are not all that great. Being dumped by a guy who just wanted you for the person he thought he could change you into was sinking Jane to an all time low. Allowing on person to have that much control over you is a deadly thing to do. Will that be the death of her... or her chocolate truffles... or the blind date Edward set her up, oh did I mention Jane did not know about it???

I read this book in a matter of hours. I could not put it down (well... turn off my computer). It is an emotional ride of one woman, Jane, her best friend, Edward ~ who I heart! and Graham... a man after my own heart. Put these three together and watch the batter start to rise.
Edward wants his best friend back... Graham did not know what he was looking for... Jane needed to get over "the jerk." Now let's stir in Edwards love for Jane with Graham's passion to see her happy... and watch Jane grow and learn about herself with these two men.

Ms. Lissa penned another very well told story. I can see Jane as one of my friends. Being dumped by a jerk and trying to pull her out of whatever he spell he weaved around her. Edward did what any other best friend would have done... set her up on a blind date. Jane's heart is not sure how much more it can take before it breaks for good. So swearing off men seems like a good idea, until she literally gets put in Graham's hands. This is an awesome story. Jane does not hold her tongue, but she does cling to the insecurities her ex left behind. How does one person overcome those insecurities, how do you know it is time to do so? When it is time to face the music and move on with your life?

Graham is a my kind of man!!! Oh damn this man! He saw what he wanted ~ Jane. Graham let it be known to Jane that he wanted her ~ all of her. Every turn that man was there, letting her know he was not giving up because some jerk decided to hurt her in a way that might have ruined her for another chance at happiness. Just the thought of someone hurting her like that had Graham's blood boiling. He wanted her to see what he saw through his eyes. A gorgeous, incredible sexy, smart, witty and hot loving woman.

Where do the truffles melt - here: one conversation taken out of context leaves flour all over the place.... Jane overheard a conversation between Edward and Graham and only hears a "piece" of it and the crap hits the fan!

Now go out and get this book! Believe me, it will melt your heart and make you want some truffles (and some hot sex ~ maybe with the truffles, who knows!!)

I love Ms. Lissa's writing style in this short book. She made her characters come to life on the pages before me. Their lives unfolding, the explorations of self-worth, the process of letting go, the healing and the loving that goes with it all. From best friends to lovers, this story has it all. The ingredients for an awesome story!!! Ms. Lissa, I commend you on another fine job!

This from Graham to Jane.... "“You're beautiful. All woman. All curves and valleys. I want you.” Graham fisted a hand in her hair, holding her head firmly so she couldn't look away. “Damn, how I want you. And I don't ever want anyone, not like this, not like that either. But you… Fuck. I'll fight every shadow in your eyes..."

Now tell me you how would you feel if your man told you this..... Damn straight! =)

To visit Ms. Lissa, please go -->> here for her new website.
To also visit her blog, please go --->>> here.
She would love to hear from you!!!

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  1. Hi Cecile,

    Great review and this sounds like one I would enjoy reading! The cover is delicious!

    Have a great night!

  2. Ooh, this one sounds very tempting!

    Great review!

  3. Hi Cecile,
    Happy weekend to you hon.

    Melting truffles, and hot sex. I see, lol. I do like Jane and Graham already, they sounds nice

  4. Great review Cecile.
    Lissa is becoming one of my favorite authors and she gets some great covers for her books too.

  5. Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews! Hey honey! How are you! Thanks for coming over! Thank you! This is a very good book.. I was quiet surprised at the little treats offered in this book! =) And yes.. the cover is amazing!

    Eyre! Hey hone, you know my sweet tooth gets the best of me! =) Thanks for coming over! Hugs to you!

    Blodeuedd! Hey there hon! Thanks for peeking in over here! I hope you have a wonderful weekend as well!!! Tell BF I said hello!! Sounds like you have a plan here -->>"Melting truffles, and hot sex." Might have to tell bf to bring the whip cream, lol!! Are you blushing!?! LOL!!

    elaing8! Hey honey! Ohhhh yeah **doing happy dance** I love when I found an author I can introduce you guys too... that you wind up liking too! See why she is on my top of my fave's (okay, now I sound like that cell phone commercial, lol)! But seriously, Lissa freaking rocks!! Thanks for coming over hon!

    Chris! Hey honey.. Yayay I made it to TGIF!!!! Waves back at ya!

  6. HOly Moley! This sounds so good for me right now, I am fighting not to grab my credit card and run! So many perfect elements.

    Thanks for the review! and Have a great weekend.

  7. Sounds good! Very nice review :)

  8. My favorite scene is when Jane walks in on her roommate having sexy time with his lover from downstairs. Oh lordee.

  9. Ohhh my Sweet! You would definitely love this one... And yes, alll the right ingredients to make you go **nom nom nommy** Yeah, I am evil!!! And a tease right back at ya!! =)
    Have a great weekend honey! Let that credit card run... it knows where it needs to go!! OR better yet.. what it needs to buy! Groceries can wait, lmbo!

    Fiction Vixen! Hey honey! It is very delicious!! You should give it a go... and have some chocolate by.. and Mr. Vixen,lol!!! Have a great weekend hon!

    Smokinhotbooks!! Ohhhh now that is a nomnommy scene!!! **wicked grin** I love what he says after... hee heeeee... Thanks for coming over honey!

  10. Great review. I so need to get cought up. I hoping to read her Sweet Caroline by the end of next week.

  11. I really need something to read ebooks on.

  12. Cecile, you're breaking my bank with your reviews! I don't want to miss this one! I love that endearment! I remember a couple that moved me so much I had to write them down or if a print, put a post it in the book to remind me when I picked it up again!

  13. Wonderful review, Cecile!
    *waves* Hope you have a great weekend, honey! :D

  14. Hi Cecile!

    Very nice review! Sorry I didn't get home in time to tap you and wish you a happy weekend...but you know that I do!

    Big Hugs

  15. Amazing review, like always. You definitely explained the elements that you enjoyed beautifully, and in turn, made me want to read this! (bad! I can't add anymore books to my TBR pile!)

    *hugs* Hope you're doing well :)

  16. Laurie (BittenbyParanormalRomance) Hey honey! I am so glad to see you! Oh honey, Ms Lissa has become an AUTO buy for me! She flipping rocks! And just to let you know.. Buck is mine, lmbo!!!! Oh girl you must let me know when you read Sweet Caroline, it is awesome!!!
    Have a great weekend!

    Carolsnotebook! Hey honey, it is nice to see you again!!! Thanks for coming by! I have been reading on my computer (ereader broke) and I found if I turn the contrast down, it is a little easier to read on my computer. You might want to try that... for now. Hoep you have a great weekend honey!

    Caffey! Hey honey!!!I am so glad that you are back!!! IT is nice to have you back! Oh honey, I am sorry... but the kids will understand if they do not have their snacks... for Mama to have her books!! LOL!!! You know I will be keeping tabs on your place to see if you ever review this one! I hope you enjoy! I hope you have a great weekend!!!

    Janna! Hey honey! Aww hon, you are to kind! Thank you for peeking on over here to stop by! I hope you have a great weekend as well honey!! Hugs to you!!

    Houston A.W. Knight! Hey honey! I am glad that you were able to stop on by to see how things are going! I hope you have a great weekend!

    Tori [Book Faery] Hey honey!! Thanks for peeking over here! Aww honey your words are too kind my friend! Thank you. You know I believe in sharing!! Aww honey, I am sorry that you cannot add anymore to your list... but when you do ~ remember this one! Hugs to you honey! I hope you have a great weekend!

  17. Hi hon wow you have been burning up those reviews lately and some very hot reads too! Great review my dear! BIG HUGSSSSSSSSSSS

  18. A friend of mine recommended Lissa Matthews but I haven't read any of her work. You just pushed me to do so.

    And a story about baking...a story after my own heart.

  19. JennJ! Hey honey!!! Oh girl!! When the books are this hot ~ how can one not be burning up!!! LOL!! I am telling you.. Ms. Lissa is the bomb!!!!! Thank you for coming over honey!!! Big hugs to you too!!!

    Gina Gordon!!! Hey girlie!! Thanks for coming over!! OH girl, you have to try Lissa!!! And how can one not want to read about chocolate truffles!!!! Oh my oh my!!! Hugs to you honey!


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My Fictional Smutty Boyfriend.... =)