I had purchased "You Belong with Me" Book 1 of the "Love and Dessert Trilogy" by Shannon Guymon right before Christmas from amazon for my kindle because it was on sale for 0.99. To be honest, I typically only buy books for my kindle when they are on sale for 0.99 or 1.99. I love reading, but I'm really cheap when it comes to books. Especially when I'm not familiar with the author.
So I read book one and I LOVED it!! I literally could not put it down... The story line was fun and I was immediately drawn to all the characters and HAD to read more. I went online and saw she had 2 more books in the series ( I LOVE LOVE series books!) but they weren't on sale. GASP! Because book 1 was so good, I felt compelled to pay full kindle price for book 2 and 3 just so I could finish the series and know what happened to the sisters. (well played author, well played! hehe) I do not regret it!! I thoroughly enjoyed reading all three books in less than a week and can't wait to read more from this author Shannon Guymon.
Briefly about this trilogy: 3 sisters inherit a bakery from their estranged Gramma and all move in together to start running it. Because of their upbringing, they all personally go thru emotional crap regarding their dad, trust, love struggles and their life/job purpose. Book 1 is about sister Layla, Book 2 is about sister Kit, and Book 3 is about Jane. I love how all the books tie together and that they pick up where the last one left off so you get more character development and story line.
Book 2 is called "I belong with you" and book 3 is called " My sweetheart". I thought it was cute that the series is called "love and dessert" because they own a bakery. I guess because I'm so health conscious, I do worry about these characters and diabetes because they eat so much sugar-yikes!! ;-)
I found the author's blog this week and read that she's writing another trilogy (whoohoo!!) which will include Rob. (see my complaints about Rob further down) Really hope she can make him look better! I'm a blog reviewer for a couple other authors (thank you Heather Moore!), so I'm thinking about contacting Shannon to see if she needs any reviewers for her books.
You will not regret reading these books!! I would consider them clean fiction-there are no swear words or sex scenes in these books!
Here are the amazon book descriptions for each book:
Book Description-book 1
I do have two complaints about this series: ***SPOILER ALERT***
First, in the second book with Kit, the author made Rob into a complete and total psycho!! Like ALOT of a psycho!! I really think she should have toned it down with him because he's in book 3 and doesn't seem to act like that at all and its hard not to totally hate him after book 2.
Second, in the third book towards the end, the author made Kit into this total jealous witch during her wedding that her sister Jane was sharing with her. Who acts like that towards her sister during her wedding? It was a little (okay, alot!) over the top and totally ruined the last couple of chapters for me.
Here is Shannon's blog:
Here is her amazon page if you're interested in buying any of her books!