4.5 Star, Crazy, Funny, Sexy, Steamy, Heart-Breaking, Emotional ride!
This is a story about a small town girl, Ana who is stuck running her parents bakery. She wishes she had a way out of the town of Sugartown but sees no way out. She wants to go to the big city. She wants excitement.
She’s a sweet girl who is fiercely loyal to those she loves, and she loves her family and friends fiercely, with the exception of the dragon, her step-mom. She is glad her step-mom gave her Sammy.
“The only good thing to come out of that woman was Sammy.”
And let me tell you I LOVED Sammy! He was adorable, sweet, and funny!
“Ith ok. I liketh being thuck wif you, Ana Cabana.”
“Are you gonna kith my thister again, cauth dude, thath tho grossth,”
The love they have for each other is deeper than sibling love, since Ana is basically Sammy’s caretaker. Ana is such a responsible person she needs her best friend Holly to remind her to loosen up and live life. Holly is freakin’ AWESOME!!! She lives life with gusto. She has an amazing personality. The one time she needs to be responsible, she is and I was so proud of her decision. She is HILARIOUS! Nearly everything that comes out of her mouth had me laughing.
“Ana, this is exactly why you need a distraction like Elijah. Between Sam, your dad, the dragon, and the shop you have too much stress in your life. If you don’t blow off a little tension, you’re going to explode! And I am not cleaning up chunks of Ana from the shop floor.”
“What Ana’s trying to say here, … -she’d be delighted to take you down to the river and show you her bonfire.”
Of course Holly is referring to the amazingly, searingly, hot Elijah Cade. Who literally rode into town with all the possessions he owned on his bike. He took a job working at Ana’s dad’s (Bob) garage, which is located across the street from the family bakery. But, Elijah has a secret, and this secret will have a devastating outcomes for the both of them.
Elijah is a smooth talker, he is sweet, he is sexy, he is protective, he is alpha male and he is flawed. He isn’t perfect, he made mistakes. He knows he isn’t good enough for Ana, but he can’t help it.
“You take girls like Ana to fancy restaurants, or to your kid sister’s birthday party or home to meet your mum, but since I don’t do fancy and have no family to speak of, I drove around the outskirts of town for a little while before taking her home, because Ana is the one girl I didn’t want to screw over. Maybe the first girl.”
The first half of this book drew me in with its humor because it was simply hilarious, the middle kept me entertained with its steamy sexiness, the last third had me in edge and an emotional mess.
I really liked this book. The writing was clever, and entertaining, the characters were amazing and all were important and interacted well with each other. The only thing I didn’t like about this book, and what kept it from being a 5 star for me was the abrupt ending. The way the book ended left it feeling unfinished. There was so much left unresolved between Elijah and Ana that needed to be addressed for me. I was left wanting another chapter or Epilogue.