"oh yes, there is definitely Spice"

Rayne Jankowski is content with her life. She has a new café specializing in healthy snacks, herbal brews and neighborhood socializing. She had been born into a "special" family with "special powers". However, somewhere along the way, she got overlooked in the "special powers" department or so she thought.

Running from the family she moved to another city, opened her café and was enjoying being the favorite of the community. Customers had their favorites of her pastries, breads and wares and would come in repeatedly. One customer, Scott Marsten, became her favorite and The Essence of Life became his favorite stopping place for breakfast. Even, Shamus, his Weimaraner, looked forward to their morning stroll to visit with Rayne.

Things between Rayne and Scott quickly heat up yet Rayne can't believe that Scott would like a full-figured woman like her. Didn't hunks like Scott normally like the usual Barbie doll figure? Can Scott convince her that he doesn't care about those things? Is his fondness for her muffins the key to his love?

I loved this story! It's a quick easy read, yet grabbed me from the first page. Rayne is adorable. I would love to meet her and could see myself being a repeat customer to The Essence of Life. Scott is the perfect beau and who can turn down the affections of a beautiful Weimaraner? We don't meet the next door neighbor Mr. Petrelli; however, Rayne goes to bat for him and we learn that he and his wife own the flower shop next door. Josie Weston, Rayne's employee could have her own story, especially when Forrest shows up and begins helping Rayne out so she could have some time off. (Liz, please do a story for Forrest and Josie, begging on bended knee...)

Spice, oh yes, there is definitely Spice. Neither Rayne nor Scott are new to sex and I could certainly have used a fan!

Grab a muffin, some hot tea, find a comfy chair and pick up Sugar and Spice. This book will have your mouth watering for more.

Reviewed by Jan Crow
Posted April 15, 2008


Rayne Jankowski is the middle sister in a family of psychics. The problem is, she the only one without powers. Or so she believes.

Unbeknownst to the customers at her health food café and Rayne herself, there's something extra in her muffins, and it isn't just sugar and spice. It's her will. Rayne is unknowingly infusing her power of persuasion into these baked goods. People come in with problems and walk out with solutions...of the mystical kind that is.

Unfortunately for her, her longtime crush Scott Marsten is also partaking of her psychic desserts, which now leaves her to wonder if he asked her out because he's drawn to her or because she mistakenly slipped him a mojo mickey.

For the life of him, Scott can't figure out why Rayne is suddenly pushing him away. Now that he's finally had a taste of the plus-size beauty, he isn't willing to just walk away. Scott believes in psychic powers almost as much as he believes in tooth fairies. He knows what he feels for Rayne is real; now if he could only convince the stubborn beauty of that.

Sugar and spice is nice...but true love is magical.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, spanking..

Genre: Full-figured Heroine Paranormal
Length: Novella

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Sugar and Spice
(The Essence of Life: Book 1)
by Liz Andrews

Loose Id
April 1, 2008
Available: April 1, 2008
ISBN #1596326824
EAN #9781596326828
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