Monday, June 27, 2022

Review: The Sweetest Thing by Sasha Summers (Blog Tour)


About the Book

Author: Sasha Summers

ISBN: 9781335458544

Publication Date: June 28, 2022

Publisher: HQN Books

Book Summary:

The birds and the bees and longtime rivalries…

For Tansy Hill, nothing is sweeter than honey from her farm—except maybe revenge on the man whose father stole her family’s secret honey recipe years ago. Dane “The Viking” Knudson has been Tansy’s rival since childhood, and though he’s grown into a frustratingly handsome charmer, he’s also standing between her and the best honey award at the Honey Bee Festival, which Honey Hill Farms desperately needs to stay afloat.

Fanning the sparks that have forever flown between them, the competition is on. Sure, Tansy and Dane have plenty in common—more than they’ll admit—but Dane’s plans to expand Viking Honey are also on the line. When buried family secrets come to light, they’ll have to decide whether taking a chance on each other is worth risking the happiness they’ve been longing for.

My Review

Back in high school Tansy Hill had been humiliated by Dane “The Viking” Knudson.  Today, they find themselves rivals in the honey and bee world.  Dane has grown into an extremely handsome man but Tansy isn’t interested.  All she cares about is saving her family’s Honey Hill Farms.  The one thing standing in her way is Dane’s family’s Viking Honey Farm.  To make matters worse, the Hills’ recipe has been stolen and she’s sure it’s Dane’s family doing the stealing.

As Tansy and Dane compete in the honey and bee world, they can’t help feeling old attractions for each other.  Old family secrets are uncovered as Tansy and Dane fight for their livelihoods. 

This is a sweet romance with realistic characters.  I really found myself caring what happened to them.  It’s a fast-paced romance with an intriguing storyline.  I hope to read more.  Perhaps the next stories will involve Tansy’s sisters.  I’m sure they have their own stories to tell.

Also included in the E-ARC was a novella titled “Like Bees to Honey”.  This is a sweet romance involving Tansy’s Aunt Camillia.  She is finding herself the object of two men’s affections.  Will she choose a love from her past or start a new romance?

I loved this insight into a character from The Sweetest Thing.  I already cared about her from the first book and this one made me care and love her even more.

Both books were quite enjoyable for me.

For reading challenges:

NetGalley and Edelweiss Reading Challenge 2022

FTC Disclosure: I voluntarily reviewed a free Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley and the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Author Bio: 

USA Today Bestselling Author Sasha Summers writes stories that celebrate the ups and downs, loves and losses, ordinary and extraordinary occurrences of life. Sasha pens fiction in multiple genres and hopes each and every book will draw readers in and set them on an emotional and rewarding journey. With a puppy on her lap and her favorite Thor mug full of coffee, Sasha is currently working on her next release.She adores hearing from fans and invites you to visit her online.


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