Monday, September 30, 2013

Stop on the SUGAR & SPICE, a The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap novella by Kimberly Kincaid Tasty Book Blog Tour

Welcome to my stop on the SUGAR & SPICE, a novella by Kimberly Kincaid featured in The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap Anthology Tasty Book Blog Tour! I couldn’t pass up a chance to read yet another delicious romance from Kimberly and this one has such a sweet title that I knew it would be extra delicious, and I wasn’t wrong. Stick around after the review for a chance to win your own copy of this sweet anthology.

***eCopy provided by publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.


When caterer Lily Callahan goes up against hotshot pastry chef Pete Mancuso in the bake-off of the season, the stakes are high--and scandalously passionate. Will the gorgeous gourmand steal Lily's heart--and the top prize in the Christmas cookie competition?

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Lily Callahan has a dream of opening her own storefront bakery so when a chance to win ten thousand dollars comes along she goes for it with gusto. Determined to win the Pine Mountain Resort Christmas Cookie Bake-off, Lily isn’t going to let anything get in her way – not even a pastry chef with a cocky smile that makes her knees weak every time he flashes it at her.

Pete Mancuso is confident that he can, not only win the Cookie Bake-off, but also land the job of his dreams at L’Orangerie as their new pastry chef. At least, he thought he would until he’s partnered with the talented and sexy Lily Callahan who manages to blow away the judges every event. Pete discovers more about himself during this test of skill in the kitchen than he ever expects and finds himself wanting to share more than a recipe with the lovely Lily.

SUGAR AND SPICE by Kimberly Kincaid is everything nice and then some. The chemistry between Lily and Pete is explosive right from the minute they bump into each other upon arriving at the resort. When they are teamed up in the kitchen, more than the oven gets hot, and the double boiler for melting chocolate isn't the only thing steaming. Kimberly has a knack for bringing her characters together over food but even better, this time her characters reveal themselves through their food creations. Lily and Pete have more in common than each realizes yet envies each other for what they don’t have. Before long, they share with each other more than they expect, find that having isn’t always what’s most wanted, that giving is far more satisfying, and that love is sweeter than the greatest prize.

I highly recommend reading SUGAR AND SPICE by Kimberly Kincaid, and if the other stories in this anthology are half as good as hers, the experience should be extraordinary and as satisfying as snacking on your favorite sweet treat. So if you enjoy sweet romance, delicious foodie talk with cookie descriptions that will have you dreaming of Christmas cookie planning, give this one a read – oh, and the recipe Kimberly shares at the end – well, it will surely delight you as much as this sweet, deliciously tantalizing romance.

Happy Reading Everyone!

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About the Author:

Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she's not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as "The Pleather Bomber", she can be found practicing
obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a 2011 RWA Golden Heart® finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra that food is love. She has written two digital novellas, LOVE ON THE LINE and DRAWING THE LINE, about hot cops and sexy chefs, with a third novella, OUTSIDE THE LINES, due this summer. She is also thrilled to have collaborated on a Christmas anthology with Donna Kauffman and Kate Angell, titled The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap, to kick off her Pine Mountain foodie series with Kensington this October. Kimberly’s first full-length novel, TURN UP THE HEAT, will follow in February 2014. She resides in northern Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.

If you’d like to learn more about Kimberly and her fabulous novellas, please visit her website, and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.


Kimberly is offering up two digital copies of this fabulous anthology containing her delicious romance, SUGAR AND SPICE, tour wide, so I hope you’ll enter for your chance to experience this sweet delight. Please use rafflecopter to enter and Good Luck Everyone!

SUGAR AND SPICE, a THE SUGAR COOKIE SWEETHEART SWAP anthology novella by Kimberly Kincaid, Kensington Books, available now in print and ebook formats at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobobooks.

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TigerofMu said...

I am so excited to read The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap!

Amy Valentini said...

Hope you entered for a chance to win, TigerofMu! Good Luck!

Anonymous said...

I am so excited to read this-- and even more excited about the full-length novels to follow!

Tasty Book Tours said...

Thank you for hosting today!

bn100 said...

Do you have a favorite cookie?

Amy Valentini said...

Bn100 - Kimberly supplies a recipe for Blondies at the end of her novella that could possibly become an absolute favorite. I make Blondies (we call 'em Dixies) but Kim's have yummy caramel drizzled over the top. Yummmmmm!

For me, though, it's Snickerdoodles!