Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sweet Seduction and Love Lessons Learned with author Daire St Denis

Love Lessons Learned: Real life romance lessons learned from the book by Daire St. Denis
The biggest obstacle faced by the characters in Sweet Seduction is overcoming a sense of not feeling worthy of love, which I think is a pretty relatable emotion. For the heroine, Daisy, she has always felt unloved by her mother and needed to resolve that relationship in order to move on. For Jamie, he felt responsible for his sister’s death and didn’t feel happiness was possible for him. When faced with the possibility of a meaningful and loving relationship, Jamie and Daisy sabotage things as a form of self-preservation, protecting themselves from repeating whatever injury they suffered in their past.

So, the lesson that Jamie and Daisy learn in the book is that in order to be loved, they have to first forgive themselves, and/or the person who hurt them. In addition, they must be willing to be vulnerable, which is incredibly scary when your psyche warns you that you’ll only be hurt again. However, the characters learn that a willingness to be hurt is the only way to grow and in the end it is so worth it because being with the person you love--cooking together, christening countertops together--is the best thing ever!

Title:  Sweet Seduction
Author:  Daire St. Denis
Publication Date:  March 1/16 by Mills & Boon Blaze
Length:  192pgs
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:  Netgalley
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

All it takes is one sweet taste...

Daisy Sinclair knows how to make a guy moan with raw pleasure. She should, as owner of the best damn bakery in Chicago. Her cinnamon buns are borderline orgasmic! Of course, standing in front of the city’s biggest (and sexy-as-hell) food critic in her skivvies isn’t the most professional first impression. Especially when he has a wicked glint in his eye...

Jamie Forsythe isn’t exactly a food critic; his twin brother is. One look at Daisy’s mouth-watering curves, and Jamie knows only that he wants to have his cake and Daisy, too. Attraction mixed with deception is a recipe for disaster — the naughtiest, hottest kind imaginable. And there’s no way Jamie can resist being sent to bed...with Daisy as dessert!

My Review:

This was a yummy novel that made me hungry for more than just food. St Denis’ delightfully vivid descriptions had me smelling the scents of the bakery and drooling over everything coming out of it. I also enjoyed the range of emotions that went through this novel. Sad and heartbreaking moments are contrasted by hot and/or happy ones to give readers a satisfying read.

I enjoyed how St Denis developed her main characters both physically and intellectually. Jaime’s bitterness and Daisy’s optimism were the perfect case of opposites attract. I would have liked to know more about the relationship between Daisy and her mother. It keeps coming up as being important to making Daisy who she is, but St Denis only hints at the crux of the relationship.

This novel was my introduction into St Denis’ work and it was a good one at that. It was short & sweet & an enjoyable way to spend the afternoon.

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