Sugar and Spice
Author: Shari L. Tapscott
Series: Glitter and Sparkle #3
Genre: Clean Romance, YA, Contemporary
Page Number: 283 pages
Pub Date: December 1st, 2017
Fueled by love and determination, twenty-one-year-old Harper took a great leap of faith and transferred home from college to finally declare her feelings to Brandon, the boy who's adored her since they were children. There was only one thing that could derail her perfect plan, and that was Brandon showing up with a new girlfriend the very same weekend. Now slightly bitter and irked at the world, Harper focuses her time and attention on making her sister's childhood dream come true: she's going to meet Mason Knight, former lead singer of the wildly popular Forever Now band. All Harper has to do is bake her way onto the nationally televised, holiday cookie competition he happens to be judging. Easy. Until she finds herself partnered with Sadie--Brandon's vapid, wide-eyed, hair-of-many-bottle-blond-colors girlfriend. Just when Harper's ready to throw in the towel, she collides with entitled, pretty-boy, celebrity-judge Mason. Except he's not entitled, and with his sharp eyes and chiseled jaw, there's nothing pretty about him. Suddenly, Harper doesn't just want in the competition--she wants to win. Even if that means she has to play nice with Sadie to accomplish it...
Shari L. Tapscott's Glitter and Sparkle series at this point have my complete trust when it comes to making enjoyable, shippable, and just flat-out adorable/cute relationship and story, and this book was no exception. The book's perfectly average length, acceptable arc, and storyline contribute this book to be a perfect relaxing read that is completely swoon-worthy. This book would provide you with temporary entertainment when you've been way too stressed out with other series that includes characters and storylines at risk of a bad/bitter-sweet ending. This is one of those books that when you finish, you literally feel like sunshine, flowers, and unicorns. It's just so happy, it brought me so much smile and joy. I definitely recommend it to anyone just craving a swoon-worthy romance, especially if you're suffering from an OTP hangover. I loved this book!
about the author
Shari L. Tapscott writes young adult fantasy and humorous contemporary fiction. When she's not writing or reading, she enjoys gardening, making soap, and pretending she can sing. She loves white chocolate mochas, furry animals, spending time with her family, and characters who refuse to behave. Tapscott lives in western Colorado with her husband, son, daughter, and two very spoiled Saint Bernards.