Author: Carmen Jenner
Age Group: New Adult
Release Date: 3rd November 2013
Available from: Not Yet Available
Ana Belle never wanted anything more than to hang up her apron, jump on her Vespa and ride off into the sunset, leaving Sugartown in the dust.
Elijah Cade never wanted anything more than a hot meal, a side of hot arse and a soft place to lay his head at night where he could forget about his past.
But you know what they say about wanting: you always want what you can’t have.
Nineteen year-old virgin Ana is about to discover that’s not quite true because a six foot three, hotter than hell, tattooed, Aussie sex god just rode into town. He’s had a taste of her pie and he wants more– no really, Ana bakes pies for a living, get your mind out of the gutter.
She’d be willing to hand over everything tied up in a big red bow, there’s just one problem; Elijah has secrets dirtier than last week’s underwear. Secrets that won't just break Ana’s heart, but put her life at risk, too. When those secrets come to light, their relationship is pushed to breaking point.
Add to that a psychotic nympho best friend, an overbearing father, a cuter than humanly possible kid brother, a wanton womanizing cousin, the ex from hell, and more pies than you could poke a ... err ... stick ... at.
And you thought small towns were boring.
Welcome to Sugartown.
Welcome to Sugartown by Carmen Jenner has to be one of my favourite reads of the year. It’s sexy, heartbreaking and incredibly funny. I was on an emotional rollercoaster until the last page. Ana and Elijah are one of those couples that have a fiery passion from the get go. It doesn’t always seem healthy, yet you can’t help but to fall in love with them. Their journey is not an easy one; it’s full of pain and heartache. You’ll be laughing out loud, crying into your pillow and wanting to throw your ereader at the wall.
Jenner’s characters are so vivid and full of life, you’d swear they were real people. Ana is a sassy, independent nineteen year old who bakes pies for a living. She’s already had her fair share of heartbreak, but it’s made her a stronger person. Her best friend Holly is a pocket-rocket of epic proportions, with a slightly psychotic personality. I don’t think WtS would be half as good without her in it. Her scenes help add an extra zing to everything. I wish she was my best friend.
You won’t have to look much further for your new book boyfriend. Elijah Cade, smoking hot, tattooed, motorcycle riding man-whore with a heart of gold. He’s not one for stable relationships, but then he meets Ana Belle and everything changes. He’s hiding some pretty dark secrets that put both their lives in danger and could destroy any chance they have of happiness. You’ll love him one second and hate him the next.
Jenner has filled the pages with enough sugary goodness to have you in a sugar coma for days after you’ve read WtS. I laughed, I cried and just like Ana and Elijah, Welcome to Sugartown will tear you to pieces but put you back together again with its humour and host of unforgettable characters. You’ll be craving more of Jenner’s pie once you’re done.