The Beachside Sweet Shop by Karen Clarke

The Beachside Sweet Shop

Chocolate fudge, butterscotch and raspberry bonbons… treat yourself to some sugary treats, a big slice of friendship and a sprinkling of romance at The Beachside Sweet Shop.
When Marnie Appleton inherited a sweet shop from her grandfather she was determined to do his legacy proud. The shop has been a much-loved feature of the little seaside town of Shipley for years, but now Marnie needs to bring it up to date, and she’s recruited gorgeous new assistant Josh to help.

Marnie gets busy redecorating the shop and choosing delicious new sweets to stock, but things are never that simple: new neighbour Isobel, a fame-hungry blogger, is on a crusade against sugar, and she’ll go to any lengths to secure bad publicity for Marnie’s shop.

Marnie fights back with homemade sugar-free treats, but with her best friend Beth heavily pregnant, her grandmother Celia recovering from an operation, and her very recently ex-boyfriend Alex returning to Shipley with a new love, Marnie has a lot on her plate.

I really wanted to love this book, but I didn’t. The main issue I had was the character development. I didn’t feel like there was any depth to any of the characters and it was frustrating because it meant that I didn’t care about any of them.

Marnie was just an irritating character. I just kept expecting more and I didn’t get that.

Thank you Netgalley and Bookouture for this book! Release Date is March 02,2017.

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