Thursday, October 6, 2016

After Dark Review of More Than Candy Corn by Christine Depetrillo

I have added After Dark Reviews to my blog as a way of notifying you of a review of a book with Adult themes and scenes. From now on I will keep my reviews of all books I read that have explicit scenes in them for late night posts for those of you who prefer to avoid them or easy to find for those of you who seek them out ;)
Read for: Mount TBR Digital/ Series Challenge
Synopsis: "A Halloween Maple Leaf Series Novella

Sienna Faye makes her living designing toys for her father's Boston company, Faye Toys. Working for her father brings many pressures, some in the form of a video gaming heir he wants her to marry because it would be "good for business." Attending Super Con in St. Martin right before Halloween is just the escape she needs to hide and avoid telling her father she won't use marriage as a merger. The conference also gives her an excuse to have some fun in a fairy costume.

Max Devon writes and illustrates graphic novels for his rabid teen readers. He loves his work, but every woman he's been with so far has trashed his career, telling him he'll never grow up if he always surrounds himself with superhero figurines and other nonsense. They just don't understand where inspiration comes from. Super Con is his chance to take a break from women or, if he takes his brother's advice, it could be a place to "just get laid," no strings attached.

When Sienna stops at Max's booth at Super Con, the connection is instant. But if Sienna brings Max home, her father will flip. If Max lets Sienna into his heart, she could stomp all over it. Is a magical time in St. Martin enough to change everything for them both?"

My Review: I have been following the Maple Leaf series from book one and have been really enjoying the characters and storyline. The last book was some what connected to the previous three but this one has a very vague connection, I am hoping that maybe these characters come back later in the series and connect with the others some how. It was almost a stand alone novella. With that said this is a fun book to read, I love the quirkiness of the characters, their personalities come out in full force even with a shorter timeline. It is a nice combination of beach read and autumn read that is great for the transitional weather.
My Rating: While the connection with the rest of the series is kind of cloudy in this one, I loved the setting and the characters so much it didn't matter. It would be a great standalone read if you wanted something Halloween themed for the month. I give it a rating of Four Paws!

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