Lucy Kendall returns from a tour of the Continent, her luggage filled with the latest fashions and a mind fired by inspiration. After tasting Europe's best confections, she's sure she'll come up with a recipe that will save her father's struggling candy business and reverse their fortunes. But she soon discovers that their biggest competitor, the cheat who swindled her father out of his prize recipe, has now hired a promotions manager-a cocky, handsome out-of-towner who gets under Lucy's skin.
Charlie Clarke's new role at Standard Manufacturing is the chance of a lifetime. He can put some rough times behind him and reconnect with the father he's never known. The one thing he never counted on, however, was tenacious Lucy Kendall. She's making his work life miserable...and making herself impossible for him to forget.
My thoughts about UnrivaledI enjoy candy making, but had never thought much about it on a manufacturing level. I found the setting of the book, about rival candy makers, to be fresh and fun. Lucy finds herself in a tough predicament as a female trying to run a business during a time that women just did not do that. She decides that she must be ruthless in her attempts to outdo her competition, as Charlie's father was trying to undo Lucy's business. Meanwhile Charlie is simply trying to help his stubborn father while he rebuilds his life. It is a story about faith, forgiveness, and second chances, with a star-crossed romance thrown in. I did find the storyline a bit predictable, but it was still a well written book.
I recommend Unrivaled to anyone who enjoys romance stories, stories about second chances, or about the candy business.
About Siri MitchellSiri Mitchell is the author of nearly a dozen novels, among them the critically acclaimed Christy Award finalists "Chateau of Echoes" and "The Cubicle Next Door". A graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in business, she has worked in many different levels of government. As military spouse, she has lived in places as varied as Tokyo and Paris. Siri currently lives in the DC-metro area.