Monday, April 15, 2013

"Unrivaled" by Siri Mitchell {Book Review}

Reading a good book is like a mini vacation for me. It gives me a chance to disappear for a few hours, without having to worry about kids or bills or work or the house that needs to be cleaned. I am always thankful for authors like Siri Mitchell, who allow me that bit of escape. 

About Unrivaled:
Lucy Kendall returns from a tour of the Continent, her luggage filled with the latest fashions and a mind fired by inspiration. After tasting Europe’s best confections, she’s sure she’ll come up with a recipe that will save her father’s struggling candy business and reverse their fortunes. But she soon discovers that their biggest competitor, the cheat who swindled her father out of his prize recipe, has now hired a promotions manager–a cocky, handsome out-of-towner who gets under Lucy’s skin.

Charlie Clarke’s new role at Standard Manufacturing is the chance of a lifetime. He can put some rough times behind him and reconnect with the father he’s never known. The one thing he never counted on, however, was tenacious Lucy Kendall. She’s making his work life miserable…and making herself impossible for him to forget.

My thoughts: 

Details, details, details... Siri Mitchell is the queen of detail! From the clothing to the candy in Unrivaled, she has done an outstanding job of bringing her characters and story to life. From the moment I laid eyes on the beautiful cover, to the very last page, I was taken on a incredible journey into the lives of Charlie and Lucy. 

Lucy is trying to save everything her father has worked for, only to have Charlie block her at every turn and Charlie, trying to leave his old life behind, doesn't expect Lucy to be the one standing in his way of happiness and approval from his father. Will they learn to work together and how does Standard seem to know every move Lucy make? The answers will keep you on the edge of your seat! 

I really enjoyed Unrivaled. It is a wonderful story of finding who you really meant to be, instead of trying to win approval from man. Wonderful settings, real-to-life characters and the amazing talent of Siri Mitchell make this the perfect book to disappear with for a few hours. I also recommend having a box of candy near by, you will be needing it after the first few chapters! 

About the author:
Siri Mitchell is the author of nearly a dozen novels, among them the critically acclaimed Christy Award finalists Chateau of Echoes and The Cubicle Next Door. A graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in business, she has worked in many different levels of government. As military spouse, she has lived in places as varied as Tokyo and Paris. Siri currently lives in the DC-metro area.


The extras:
Read an excerpt of Unrivaled here.
See what others are saying about the book!

Check out the other great books by Siri Mitchell available for Kindle on Amazon.

The fine print:
I was given a promotional copy of this book for review purposes. All of the opinions expressed are mine and I was not required to give a positive review.

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