Friday, May 3, 2013

Unrivaled by Siri Mitchell

Cover Art This is a very enjoyable story about one woman's determination to save her father's candy-making business.  Lucy Kendall returns from a year abroad planning to create the perfect candy and finally prove that she belongs in the business.  Charlie Clarke has a chance for a new path since his estranged father came back into his life and hired him to work at his candy-making business.  If he can just prove himself a good businessman, maybe he can finally make his father proud.  Unfortunately, these are rival businesses and though Charlie and Lucy are immediately attracted to each other, realizing their fathers are enemies makes them enemies too, at least in Lucy's mind.  They become thorns in each others' sides as they come up with new ideas to outsell the other.

This is a well-written, entertaining story.  I enjoyed the amusing circular conversations and the clever scenarios Charlie sometimes stumbled into.  I loved that we got to see both of their viewpoints equally.  They both felt like very real, flawed people.   I liked the themes of grace and forgiveness, both for yourself and other people.  The romance was good, but I wished there would have been a bit more.  Make sure you have some candy on hand because you'll definitely want some while reading this sweet story.  Check it out!

I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

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