Check out my review for Helena Rac’s debut novel, Sweet Bliss!
From debut author Helena Rac, a sassy, sexy comic tale of second-chance romance and the many uses of icing.
Tessa loves cupcakes. They’re tasty and comforting, and they’ve made her bakery a success. Men, on the other hand, are unreliable jerks who are bound to break her heart. Even if they’re hot enough to melt her frosting.
Tessa is smitten with Luke after a less than graceful encounter on the streets of Chicago, and fate keeps reuniting them. She’s certain he’d be delicious in bed, but there’s just one problem: Tessa’s sworn off long-distance romances, and Luke lives in London. Besides, he’s proven himself to be bad news. Although Tessa’s sexy stranger swears to set aside his player ways after she carries out sweet revenge, she’s far too smart to believe in happily-ever-afters. Luke will need to use every weapon in his arsenal – including a spatula or two – to convince Tessa they’re meant to be together.
What a sweet little treat this book was! It was a really cute and sexy read, which was sprinkled with humour to make Sweet Bliss by Helena Rac a great debut novel!
I loved the start of the book, and how our hero and heroine met. To be honest, it really reminded me of something I’d do. Well, if I was lucky enough to meet my very own Luke 😉
One thing I was a bit iffy about was the grude Tessa held over Luke. I understand she has been hurt before, but to be fair, Luke didn’t really do anything to warrant it. I had no problem with her “sweet revenge,” I actually found it quite funny that she gave as good as she got, it was the grudge I didn’t love.
I loved the banter between Luke and Tessa (though I would have preferred more early on), and how everything turned out after Tessa exacted her revenge, and I really liked the supporting characters. Though they weren’t in it a lot, they were a great addition to the story.
Sweet Bliss is just the book to cozy up with on Sunday afternoon. Just don’t forget the cupcake 😉
*ARC received in exchange for an honest review*
Life is sweeter with cupcakes. And romance novels. That’s why Helena Rac writes contemporary romances about sassy, everyday heroines and swoon-worthy heroes – stories that warm your heart, put a smile on your face, and make you fall in love.
When she’s not writing, Helena loves spending time with her two lovely girls and her incredibly supportive husband. She plays accountant by day; enjoys cooking, traveling, and exploring the outdoors; and reads way past her bedtime.