Note: This ARC was provided by the author via RockStar Lit PR in exchange for an honest review.
Taming Sugar is a novella that puts an erotic twist on William Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew. Set in the present, this story written by Rebecca Grace Allen pits twenty-five-year-old actress and heiress Roxy Cavanaugh against thirty-two-year-old former politician and current property manager Hunter Finn in the "wilds" of Tannersville, New York. Roxy has just been fired from a film she was supposed to star in due to her diva-like behavior emanating from her lack of patience with those she works with. When her best friends suggest that she go on a week-long sabbatical at a cabin, Roxy is less than thrilled. Armed with luggage and a to-do list from her friends, she's confident she'll get through being away from civilization. Soon though, she doubts how it's all supposed to help her become more patient. Then she meets Hunter and he volunteers to teach her a thing or two.
This was a really quick read, but one that I enjoyed from start to finish. Roxy is every bit a diva, and Hunter isn't hesitant to point out just how much of a brat she is. There are times that she can rather overbearing, but once you learn her entire back story, you'll better understand why she's grown up to be the kind of woman that she is in the book. It was easy to like Hunter and I was tempted to give the man a standing ovation each time he put Roxy in her place. Yes, there is BDSM in the book, but the story played out in a way that pleasantly surprised me, which made it even more entertaining than it already was. This is a standalone novella, so there are no cliffhangers for you to worry about and it does have a happy-for-now ending, which I honestly feel is how this story should have ended because it was more realistic. Taming Sugar left me satisfied, as have all my past reads from the author. Four stars. ♥
Date Read: 20 January 2017
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