Wednesday, February 24, 2016

REVIEW: Adore Me (A Candy Hearts Romance) by Darcy Lundeen

A hacker is targeting Meredith Crismis’s struggling new dessert company. But when the tech firm she depends on sends hunky computer expert Vlad Wiznitsky to fix the problem, things begin improving for Meredith, both personally and professionally. 

First, her relationship with Vlad heats up to the sizzling point, then Meredith’s given the chance to snag a wealthy customer who could put her company’s bottom line permanently into the black. It seems like a dream come true, until the persistent hacker turns her “Divine Desserts” website into an X-rated marketplace, the wealthy customer demands a discontinued decorative item or else no sale, and her relationship with Vlad begins to unravel under the pressure of her obsession with professional success.

For a woman who deals with creating intricate wedding cakes and luscious muffins, life has suddenly become the ultimate recipe for disaster.

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RATING: 3.5 Stars 

Meredith Crismis (nicknamed Merry, of course) has worked very hard to establish her own business, a dessert company called ‘Divine Desserts’, and although it hasn’t been a crazy success, it’s doing reasonably well for a six-month-old business, especially with the seasonable demands coming as Valentine’s Day approaches – and now she’s gotten a new, wealthy, influential customer who could bring about that great success, if Meredith can give her the exact, perfect wedding cake, decorated with candy hearts, that must all have the same words, and only those words,  imprinted on them

Meredith is up for the challenge, but obstacles keep getting in her way.  First, her computer system is having a major problem: a very determined hacker.  For the latest attack, instead of her regular computer tech, the company sends a new expert, Vlad Wiznitsky, who is not only a very gifted tech, he’s also a pretty incredible hunk.  Meredith finds herself dreaming of a more personal relationship.  Then, unfortunately, she learns that those particular candy hearts have been discontinued, and she starts a frantic search for some other supplier.  And then, the computer hacker hits yet again, and now her website is advertising a wide range of pornographic toys instead of cakes and other delectable desserts.

So, Meredith is now facing what could be a complete disaster until Vlad ends up saving the day – and winning her heart as well.

‘Adore Me’ is a fun, enjoyable romance, with the difficulties of starting a new business and the computer problems adding some nice challenges for the very likeable couple.  I really liked having the mystery of the computer hacker blended into the story, giving the plot a little suspense.  Meredith and Vlad are nice, believable characters, and there are some interesting secondary characters who add to the overall enjoyment.  I recommend this book to readers looking for good romances with solid characters, humor, and even some mystery blended in.  I rate ‘Adore Me’ as being worth 4 stars.

I am grateful for the reviewer’s copy I was sent.

Reviewed by: Roberta

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Roberta. A belated thank you for your great review of Adore Me. I know that time is always in such short supply, and I thank you for taking some of yours to read my story.