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Absolutely LOVED IT Definitely my favorite so far in the Destiny series Mike and Rachel made such a wonderful couple I really hope Toni Blake allows them to appear in future books Their constant nitpicking with one another had me laughing out loud especially regarding the speeding tickets The sexual tension between these too made me fan myself on several occasions hoo boy Can t wait to read about this lovely town I was so excited to have won an ARC copy of this I d been eagerly anticipating returning to Destiny ever since I d read One Reckless Summer, a few months ago This story combined two of my favorite themes, the hottie cop and the small town Mike Romo, or Officer Romeo, has a reputation for being gruff and by the book The first few times he ran into Rachel, it had me laughing She gets tickets on numerous occasions from Mike for various traffic violations Each time she s shocked that he won t just let her go He hates speeders She s returning to town for a brief visit to her Grandma Edna s orchard to help her out She s been living in Chicago for the past 15 years building a successful career in advertising She doesn t plan on actually enjoying her time in Destiny, with Edna, and especially doesn t plan on falling for Mike This whole book is wonderful We get to meet a lot of the Destiny townspeople, and there is also a secondary story with Edna, which is told in flashbacks Edna was a riot Any grama that openly talks about her sex life, and doesn t miss an episode of Bret Michaels Rock of Love, is awesome in my book The steam factor is high Ms Blake can certainly write a hot love scene, and there plenty of them. @FREE BOOK ô Sugar Creek Å 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 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 In the sequel to One Reckless Summer we finally meet Rachel Farris, the friend who had left Destiny, Ohio to make a life in Chicago where she s a talented, successful ad agent We also get to know Mike Romo, Destiny s by the book police officer who, with his good looks and gorgeous body, seems to have captured the eye of just about every woman in Destiny Returning home to help her grandmother with this year s apple harvest, Rachel finds herself being pulled over and ticketed for speeding This is where the story begins and in a decades old family feud to rival that of the Hatfield s and the McCoy s, Mike and Rachel face off in a battle of wills to see who will end up owning the Farris family s apple orchard Mike Romo, whose family believes the orchard is rightfully theirs, or Rachel Farris who doesn t really want it, but doesn t want Mike and the Romo clan to have it either.I felt like it started a bit slow, but the background story was interesting Not many authors can pull this kind of back story writing off, where there is so much detail given The problem I had with it however, was that I was so interested in finding out what was going to happen with Mike and Rachel, that I didn t really have the patience to read each and every word of Grandma Edna s and Giovanni Romo s story There was a lot of sexual and emotional tension between our hero and heroine that gradually escalated into some crazy hot sex capades which they both denied was anything than physical attraction It didn t take long though, before they were both stunned to realize that despite generations old bitterness, they really were attracted to each other not just physically, but to the real person on the inside view spoiler Mike had spent years dealing with the emotional baggage the guilt over the loss of his little sister, Annie, who went missing while he was supposed to be watching her He was only about ten years old himself at the time and probably shouldn t have been left in charge of his younger siblings in the first place but, even as an adult he still just can t forgive himself This is one of those times when, even though I wish everything could have been set to rights and the mystery of Annie s disappearance solved, we know that real life doesn t work that way and yes, even though this is a fictional story, sometimes it s refreshing, albeit painful, to see that not everything turns out the way we d like it to and after so many years of not knowing, to have wrapped that up in this book would have been too convenient, unbelievable However, that said, at some point in the series I d like for Mike to at least find out what happened to his sister, and even his brother, because while we all know that life doesn t always give us the closure we need, as I said before this is a fictional writing and it would be nice to know hide spoiler 4.5 stars This book shouldn t have taken me so long to read, but life got in the way and I was constantly having to put it on hold I hated doing it because I LOVED IT I now have a new go to favorite romance author Toni Blake is a new author to me and when I started reading this story, I knew immediately that I liked her style Her MC s, Rachel Farris and Mike Romo are the farthest from compatible two people could be Rachel is the big city girl who s back in town to help her grandmother s apple orchard stay afloat and Mike is the small town cop who hates people who break the law Two speeding tickets later, and Rachel is furious with this grumpy ass and yes, HOT , cop who takes his job way too seriously and Mike can t wait to nab this admittedly attractive , woman again just to teach her a lesson Soon, they will have to work together for the community and what happens next not only surprises them, but makes things entirely too complicated for two people who aren t looking for a relationship, much less a commitment.This was a really fun and sexy read It flowed, it made me laugh, and it made me glad that even though romances can be somewhat predictable, there could be so many elements of surprise and realistic twists and turns The ending was slightly rushed, although, I know endings can be the toughest part of a book for most authors I will definitely keep this author on my radar from now on She s THAT good This was a great book I absolutely can t wait to see what other characters of Destiny will get their own stories I reckon Lucky will be back in his own book and he s going to be one f ed up bad boy Can t wait but I ll have to seeing as Blake releases a book once every year Oi.Ok, fabulous cover Every time I looked at it I felt calm and serene It works well with the story with Rachel coming from the big city to help her Grandma in the slower paced small town Also, the title and the picture are a reminder of both Edna s story and how important the property is to the tale In this book, specifically, I LOVED the dynamic between the H h Often in books with love hate themes the interacts tend to always veer towards hateful even when it s lusty I really didn t get that from Mike and Rachel The hate part was apart of their awareness of each other, sort of a I dislike you on principle, but I am annoyed with you right now because I notice you are here and I can t ignore you , rather than a bone deep sort of I hate you because of who you are, but I hate who you are because I misunderstand you See the difference Anywhoooo the development of the romance was also nice Again, I liked how Rachel and Mike interacted.Something about Toni Blake, she loves couples who have lots of sex, and Mike and Rachel are no exception I won t lie, I skimmed through a couple of the less pivotal sex scenes There were so many I wasn t overly found of Edna s love story I was curious about her, sure And I enjoyed reading it once it was over, but while reading the book I really felt that Edna s flashbacks got in the way I kept thinking move over Edna, you re blocking Mike and Rachel and I can t see what they re doing oh erm yes I read to be a voyeur I found the whole flashback thing to be an interesting element, but I didn t enjoy reading through it Does that make sense This book doesn t disappoint I am rating this 4 5 because I consider 5 star to indicate books that I will re read and I am not sure that I will pick this up again BUT I will be looking forward to installments, and again, Blake writes a great story Wonderful, sexy read I loved how Toni Blake breathed new life into the opposites attract trope, pairing up ambitious city girl, Rachel Farris, with straight arrow small town cop, Mike Romo Alongside Rachel and Mike s story, Rachel s grandmother, Edna who is hilarious, BTW , tells the story of how the Farris Romo feud started, and how the Farris family ended up with the Romo apple farm Watching Mike and Rachel reveal themselves to one another, layer by layer, secret by secret was surprisingly poignant And the chemistry between these two sparks off the page By the end of the book I was cheering them on to their HEA With a colorful cast of locals, including a fat cat named Shakespeare, lovers of Robyn Carr s Virgin River series will adore this second installment in the Destiny, Ohio series I can t wait to see who is up next SUGAR CREEKSugar creek is the second in the Destiny Novels In this book we meet to families the Romo s and the Farris s two families that have been at odd as long as anyone in town can remember.Rachel returns to Destiny to help out her Grandma with the family Apply Orchid To begin with Rachel is pissed that she has to leave her high rise condo and high powered job in Chicago as an ad exec right when her job is on the line to come right back to the place that she has been running from her whole life Mike is hands down the hottest cop in town mind you that might have something to do with the fact that he is one of only two and the other is 60 in the shade But where Mike is a good cop, he is defiantly a bad boy With a reputation for being gruff as a cop but being able to pull in a different lady everynight.So the story starts with Rachel breezing back into town but is pulled down for speeding but the drool worthy cop Mike But even though there is a huge amount of animosity between the pair, there is also major sparks flying After the pair are locked in a concession both, Mike decides that they need to get it out of their systems, and just do it , now here is where I will applaud Toni Blake in her first novel we were meant to be believe that the romance was soooo hot that a condom was easily forgotten, and I know that she got a lot of flak for that But here in the hot and heavy confines of a concession stand both adults responsibly remember to glove up But that was the only time Of course, it never really get out of their system and the two end up bonking like rabbits all over Destiny.The whole time that Rachel and Mike are getting hot and heavy they are both trying to deal with personal issues in their life Rachel doesn t want to apologize for wanting and having a career but is felt burden with her family s financial difficulties She got away from Destiny a long time ago and even though this thing between her and Mike might be than just sex , she still can t bring herself to admit it But during the course of her stay you see the change in Rachel She realizes there is to the high powered job and the high rise She has friends in Destiny, family and most of all a freaking hot cop in uniform to call her own, Mike Mike is dealing with a sad tragedy from his past People see him as a very hot tempered guy, but beneath all that there is a huge heart Mike family up and left years ago, but Mike had his reason for sticking round.Both Rachel and Mike annoyed me in that way that they just kept insisting that what was between them was just a fling It was nice though to watch as they begun to realize that they meant to each other than they originally though It was a nice, sweet romance and the sex was sizzling Throughout the story you get to hear the real story behind the Romo and Ferris feud Told by, Grandma Edna I found this story so beautiful but at the same time it broke my heart I found myself counting ahead in the book to see where the next part of the story was going to be told I envied the relationship between Edna and Rachel it was beautifully written.Overall, I really liked this book better than the first I cannot wait now to read the third in the series that is already waiting patiently for me on my bookshelf. I loved this book and I m sooo sad it s over What a storyteller Toni Blake is Thirty two year old Chicago career gal Rachel Farris and small town Destiny, Ohio thirty five year old by the book cop Mike Romo were wonderful, unique characters I just loved learning all about them, what made them tick, reading about their longtime family feud, and following their super steamy romantic journey as Rachel came back to her small hometown to help her grandma with her apple orchard business Loved their first meeting when Mike pulled over Rachel for speeding and Rachel s reaction when she first laid eyes on himHe was no Deputy Dawg and a far cry from Barney Fife In fact, he wasa cop god With thick, dark hair and olive skin, a day s growth of stubble covering his strong jaw, and shoulders that filled out his beige uniform quite nicely, he wasshockingly hot Even behind mirrored sunglasses. They weren t always likable Mike at first was a surly hard a but he had a reason to be, Rachel was a bit I m too good for this town but there was a reason behind her attitude , but they grew on me and grew on me, and as they opened up to each other I fell in love with them I loved their sassy bantering loved how Rachel called Mike Officer Romeo and if you re a fan of the love hate relationship, this book will be a treat for you Mike and Rachel had loads of sometimes snippy, sometimes sexy, sometimes playful dialogueJust because I m a good cop doesn t mean I m not a bad boy, and plenty of chemistry to spare And boy oh boy, neither one at first liked the other, but they were helpless in their physical attraction to each other And when they gave in to their reluctant desire for each other It was melt the pages hot After the first encounter in the concession stand which was plenty steamy , I knew things were going to be hot between them, but I had no idea how hotI loved how TB fully fleshed out each character She gave Mike a strong, though heartbreaking backstory which explained his attitude showed why Rachel was driven to be a financial success and was almost willing to give up her happiness to achieve it, gave her plenty of girlfriends to dish with and for the reader to get to know future stories, I hope , and most enjoyably, gave her a fiesty 70 year old grandma Edna who had some of the best lines and scenes in the book her mention of Mike having a trouser snake was hilarious, and the fact that she liked to watch Bret Michaels on Rock of Love had me cracking up I especially liked reading about Edna s long ago romance with Mike s grandfather Giovanni, which explained the reason behind the Romo Farris family feud some good stuff there.I could go on and on about this book but I won t you ll just have to read it and enjoy all the wonderful things about it There s not a slow spot in it, it has plenty of hot, steamy sex, some first rate storytelling, a good dose of humor, and you ll absolutely love how the H h grow and change in this story It may have started out as a bit of an unconventional relationship between two people who had absolutely no desire to fall in love with each other, but it ended up as a story of two people who absolutely needed each other to feel complete It may have taken them a while to realize it, but the journey to get there was sexy, often sigh worthy, ultimately romantic.If you enjoyed any of Toni Blake s other outstanding contemporaries Letters to a Secret Lover, One Reckless Summer you ll want to pick up a copy of this winner This was one of my favorite contemporaries so far this year 5 stars What a WONDERFUL book I wasn t expecting such a deeply touching and tender love story, but dang this one rocked As much as I enjoyed One Reckless Summer , this one is hands down my favorite I ditched a lot of errands yesterday as I couldn t put this book down, so I will write later as I have a really busy day to get to Oh, and for those wondering, it is sizzling HOT Blake can write great steam that just flows with the story It left my mouth dry just reading several of these scenes I really loved it And if you have a secret fantasy about a cop in uniform, you re going to especially love the hero Mike Highly recommended to fans of steamy, heart felt contemporary romances I won an ARC in a contest here at Goodreads So I was lucky enough not to have to wait until June to read this one Shawna You re next I m sending this ARC copy to now Hope you enjoy it too