Sunday, September 16, 2018

2 in 1 Novellas: Review of Cake & Sugar by Lauren Dane

Author: Lauren Dane
Publisher: Harlequin 
Date of publication: September 2013

Art student-slash-bike messenger Wren Davis pursues what she wants. And what she wants now is Gregori Ivanov, rock star of the Seattle art scene. With his tattoos, piercings and sensual sneer, Gregori is the ultimate bad boy. Wren’s gotten to know the man beneath the body art, too—and it only makes her crave him more.

But Gregori loves women like he loves cake and champagne—intensely, but only for the moment. And after Wren experiences just how scorching sex with Gregori is, she’s determined to show him that just one taste won’t be enough...

Cake came out before the Whiskey Sharp series. However, I read it after I read the first three books in that series.  Wren and Gregori are side characters that show up occasionally in the series, so it was nice to go back and see how they ended up together.  The story was cute.  I loved Wren and her determination not to give up on something that she knew was amazing between them. I really enjoyed this novella.  It's a good stand alone, so give it a shot.

Author: Lauren Dane
Publisher: Carina Press 
Date of publication: September, 2018

Bad-boy artist Gregori Ivanov wants nothing more than to marry Wren Davis. He’s asked her before—more than once—but she insisted on waiting until she’d established her own career. Now that the time is finally right, Gregori has one hell of a celebration in mind. Restaurants, museums and NYC luxury all the way…on top of all the newlywed sex they’ll be having.

The universe, unfortunately, did not get the message. When their plane is grounded in Idaho, they’re forced to improvise a road trip to get back to Seattle instead of the romantic getaway Gregori painstakingly planned. But that they’re together is what’s important, and with giant roadside potato museums, funky galleries in towns with little more than two stoplights and some seriously great diner food—in between all the great sex—Gregori and Wren find a honeymoon as unique and memorable as their love.

Sugar picks up with the couple six years after they finally got together.  Gregori finally gets a yes from Wren when he proposes.  On their way to eloping, weather diverts them and they decide on an impromptu road trip wedding/honeymoon.  While I enjoyed this one, it wasn't my favorite of the two.  The adventure was fun, but it didn't really add much to their story.  It was a nice check-in and still worth checking out.

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