Sugar Creek: A Destiny Novel

Mass Market Paperback | May 25, 2010

byToni Blake

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“Toni Blake’s romances are so delicious, so intoxicating and addictive, a good night’s sleep isn’t even an option.”
New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr<_o3a_p>

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A compelling new voice in supremely sexy contemporary romance, Toni Blake carries us to Sugar Creek with a sizzling, emotional rich story about giving in to a forbidden passion. The second book in her Destiny series, after One Reckless Summer, Blake’s novel brims with the unique delights of small town romance, as two people caught in the middle of their families’ longtime feud discover passion most unexpectedly. If you have not yet experienced the “Heart-stopping sensuality” (New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster) of the inimitable Toni Blake, Sugar Creek is the perfect place to find it!<_o3a_p>

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“Toni Blake’s romances are so delicious, so intoxicating and addictive, a good night’s sleep isn’t even an option.”—New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr A compelling new voice in supremely sexy contemporary romance, Toni Blake carries us to Sugar Creek with a sizzling, emotional rich story about giving in to a forbidden passion...

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Welcome to Destiny, Ohio—where two families have been at odds as long as anyone in town can remember.Rachel Farris returned to her childhood home with one mission in mind: get Mike Romo out of her family's apple orchard business and out of their lives. But hard-nosed and totally hot Mike, who happens to be the law in Destiny, is convin...

USA Todaybestselling author Toni Blake's love of writing began when she won an essay contest in the fifth grade. Soon after, she penned her first novel—nineteen notebook pages long. Since then, Toni has become a RITA(tm)-nominated author of more than twenty contemporary romance novels, her books have received the National Readers Choic...

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Format:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 6.75 × 4.19 × 0.96 inPublished:May 25, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061765791

ISBN - 13:9780061765797

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great read Had some predictable parts but otherwise a good book
Date published: 2014-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An Apple a Day Won't Keep This Romeo...err Romo Away! Welcome to Destiny Ohio where if you speed, you better be prepared to pay the consequences! Too bad that wasn't the welcoming sign on the way into town. Rachel Farris could have used the warning...on more than one occasion. Family Feud is alive and well in Sugar Creek. Forget the Hatfield's and the McCoy's. It's the Farris's vs. the Romo's with a side of Romeo and Juliet thrown in (only with a much happier ending). The Farris and Romo families have been feuding for years..over the Farris Family Apple Orchard. With Rachel Farris's advertising career in a state of flux, she decides to answer her dear old Aunt Edna's plea for help during apple harvesting season, packs up her bags and her life in Chicago and hits the road to Destiny...a place she couldn't wait to leave in her dust as soon as possible when she was younger. From the moment local, hometown hottie Officer Mike Romeo.... err Romo pulls over Rachel in her sporty, little BMW her first day back in town for doing well in excess of the posted speed limit, they snipe and snip and sling verbal slurs against each others family. Rachel calls Mike "Romeo" (as well as Deputy Dawg and Barney Fife) so many times just to piss him off that every time she did I got such a kick out of it..I just had to do it too. Really could you resist? Small town boy and big city girl differences aside, Mike and Rachel seem to be able to shelve the family feud long enough to agree on one thing...sex is A-Ok. No strings, no commitments...just some serious smoking up the pages and hot sexual chemistry going on that neither one can deny (although they both try to repeatedly). Who knew that being locked in a concession stand at the local high school, falling out of an apple tree or driving in a convertible with the top down could end with such satisfying and arousing results? Finally I've got to give some props to Aunt Edna. From her fabulous baked apple pies, her love for Brett Michaels and The Rock of Love, to her suspect aching knees and the telling of the Farris/Romo love/feud story through flashbacks she's a real character who wants nothing but the best for her niece and the family business. Meet your destiny in Destiny. This small town once again brings together two people who eventually realize everything they've ever wanted and needed is right under their noses. Thank goodness true love does conquer all. Take a trip this summer and visit Destiny Ohio, you won't be disappointed. Just make sure you don't speed!
Date published: 2010-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another enjoyable read by this author Heroine Rachel, returns to her small town home of Destiny to help out her grandmother with her apple orchard, though she's a bit resentful that she has to take a leave from her high powered job as an add exec at a critical time. But family is family and Rachel is nothing if not an enabler to her less than successful relatives, although Edna, her grandmother mostly just wants her grand daughter home for a spell. Rachel Farris breezes into town, but along the way she is clocked speeding by hunky, yet surly cop Mike Romo. The Romo's and the Farris's have a history of feuding and she is less than impressed by this Romo, whom she likes to call Romeo to annoy him. But despite the animosity the two feel for each other, there are some major sparks going on between them and when they end up locked in a concession booth, the sparks turn into a major bonfire and what a hawt bonfire that turns out to be. Rachel starts out a bit brittle, disliking the fact that she's back in the small town she was so anxious to get out of years ago. But little by little, we get to see her more tender side. As she slowly reconnects with old friends and reestablishes a relationship with her really kewl grandmother, she slowly begins to see that a small town isn't as bad as she thought it would be. And of course there is the steamy relationship that is slowly building with Mike. Mike is a rough, tough, guys kind of guy. But underneath, he is still suffering from a tragedy in his past that changed his life and destroyed his family. Because of that, he has to be in control at all times and is flummoxed by his growing feelings for Rachel. He's always been a love 'em and leave 'em kind of girl, but he can't seem to leave Rachel. When he finally starts letting his vulnerabilities show, he's just delicious. I really enjoyed this book. There were a few things that I found a bit tedious - Rachel's continuing insistence that it was 'just sex' between her and Mike and her denial until close to the end that she had any warmer feelings for him. But that was a small issue. And one of the real strengths of this book was the developing relationship between Rachel and Edna. Edna is a real hoot. She's who I want to be when I get old. Slowly, piece by piece, she tells Rachel the origin of the feud between the two families and her relationship with Mike's grandfather. This may sound odd, but I really loved the apple picking scenes too. When the boys were small we used to take them apple picking every year and reading these scenes brought back those memories - I could almost taste the apples fresh off the trees. The apples you get in stores can't even begin to compare. And I also enjoyed how the author captured the warmth of small towns with all their quirky little festivals and close knit atmosphere. I found this to be another excellent book and for those who love a good contemporary, this is one I think you will enjoy.
Date published: 2010-06-12

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?...will linger in your mind. You?ll look forward to more out-of-the-ordinary stories set in Blake?s small town.? (Romantic Times BOOKclub)