Sinful by Marie Rochelle

Sinful by Marie Rochelle
Publisher: Phaze Books
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full Length (185 pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Fuchsia

“Have you ever tasted something so delicious that you are still dreaming about it days later? If not, Sinful Bakery is the place for you. Our assortment of rich, baked goodies will have you coming back for more and more. Whoever said being naughty couldn’t have a fulfilling sweet side?”

The moment Jensen Lowe read that flyer stuck behind his windshield wiper on his car, he knew his gym, Fitness 24, was in for some trouble from the new bakery that moved in next door. He couldn’t believe someone would be crazy enough to actually place a calorie-filled dessert shop in his part of town. He couldn’t wait until he met the owner to give her a piece of his mind.

Maymi Monroe couldn’t believe her neighbor confronted her about her bakery ‘Sinful.’ Why was it any of his business what she sold out of her own property? If he thought his stupid warning was going to scare her away, then he was out of his gorgeous mind.

She was determined to stay put and fight off drowning inside Jensen’s sexy bedroom eyes every time he looked at her. He had her thinking of several sinful things and none of them had anything to do with baking.

Jensen Lowe had been trying to acquire the property next door to his gym Fitness 24 for months so that he could expand. The owner of that property refused to sell; instead he sold it to someone else who, to Jensen’s horror, used that property to open a bakery. Who would open a bakery next to a gym and what could he do to get rid of them? After all he didn’t want his clients packing on the pounds after working them off in his gym.

Maymi Monroe realized her dream when she opened Sinful bakery. Little did she know that she would soon be visited by a huge angry man telling her she had to pack up and leave, because he couldn’t have his clients gaining weight by buying her sweet treats. However, she was here to stay and no one not even the gorgeous angry gym owner was going to run her away.

Sinful by author Marie Rochelle was a good story, I enjoyed the interaction between the main characters as well as the supporting characters. I thought that this was a story within a story because you had the budding romance of the main characters Maymi and Jensen but then you had the hint of a story between Maymi’s best friend Jazmaine and her client Akito Mashiro. I actually thought that Jazmaine and Akito’s story was going to be told as well, but I realized after a few pages that it was only a teaser.

One of the things that can distract from a story is grammatical errors and this story was peppered with them. Many times I had to reread a sentence to get the gist of what the character was trying to say. A good proofreader would have been able to pick up these errors which would have made this reader’s reading experience better. It is a big distraction to have to keep rereading a sentence because words are either left out or the wrong word is used or misspelled.

However, even with those errors, the story was still enjoyable. Marie Rochelle is a good story teller and I look forward to reading other books by her. Hopefully the next book will be about Jazmaine and Akito so I will finally find out if they kept their date.

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