Published by Harlequin on August 1st 2016
Genres: African American, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
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Trusting in the sweetness of love Jackson Drayson has never been one to stick to the rules—or resist a dare. So when he's challenged to jump-start a patisserie that rivals his cousins' shop, Lillian's of Chicago, he's all in. Between his good looks, captivating manner and newly discovered gift for innovative cake designs, Jackson is soon winning over legions of customers, including Grace Nicholas. The willowy, reserved master baker is also Jack's chief competition—and the one woman who seems immune to his legendary charms. The delectable desserts she creates at her family's leading Seattle bakery are all the temptation Grace needs in her life. A lover's betrayal has made her wary of trusting another man. But Jackson can be so passionately persuasive…until Grace is accused of stealing his shop's top secret recipe. Torn between loyalty and love, will Grace make the decision that can assure her a lifetime of sinfully sweet pleasure?
We are back with the last book featuring the Seattle Draysons with Pamela Yaye’s Mocha Pleasures.
Grace Nichols is direct competition for Jackson Drayson and their newly opened Seattle bakery. She’s also the first woman to intrigue him on every level in a long time. The man who is known for jumping from one thing to the next finally seems ready to settle down with one person when Grace enters his life.
However, only Grace and Jackson are truly happy about their relationship. Being together and being bakery rivals does not make either of their families very happy. When the Draysons’ famous recipe is stolen, suspicion falls on Grace, and Grace and Jackson’s newly minted love is put to the test.
Mocha Pleasures was a decent book but it didn’t keep me as entertained as the previous two books in this series. Grace and Jackson were a nice enough couple but passion didn’t really jump from the book pages. Granted, the passion was quite subtle in the previous books as well but it was still noticeable to me. This book fell a little short in that department for me, as I was eager to read Jackson’s tale.
If you want to see the last Drayson participate in the love game, you’ll probably like this book.