Marianne Rice. Sweet on You.

Sweet on You by Marianne Rice
Series: The Wilde Sisters #1
Release Date: January 26, 2016
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
An extravagant cake design brings small town baker Trent Kipson to fame…
After gaining social media exposure of his culinary art, Trent’s cake design goes viral. Soon he’s contacted by the Cooking Network to host a new show in California. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime for the owner of a modest shop in Portland, Maine, and the financial freedom the network offers could be the answer to all of his monetary problems.
Fitness instructor Rayne Wilde wants the life every small-town girl dreams of…
Rayne wishes for a future full of romance and the pitter-patter of little feet. She wants it all, including a white picket fence and a dog named Spot—which is exactly why she refuses to sleep with Trent, the sexy man who attends her Zumba classes. After a series of dead-end relationships, this time she really is in love. Trent is special, and the fear of letting him slip through her fingers keeps her advances at bay.
Life is waiting—all it takes is a leap of faith…
As their friendship grows and skeletons creep out of their closets, their relationship is put to the test. Stakes get higher, and the spark between them burns hotter than ever before.
Can they handle the heat when life-changing secrets are exposed, or will the fear of being burned send them on two different paths?
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Marianne Rice writes contemporary romances set in small New England towns. Her heroes are big and strong, yet value family and humor, while her heroines are smart, sexy, sometimes a little bit sassy, and are often battling a strong internal conflict. Together, they deal with real life issues and always, always, find everlasting love. When she’s not writing, Marianne spends her time buying shoes, eating chocolate, chauffeuring her herd of children to their varying sporting events, and when there’s time, cuddling with her husband, a drink in one hand, a romance book in the other.

What makes you read a book twice?

I’ve been in a purging mood lately. I’ve always been a big believer that an uncluttered space leads to an uncluttered mind. When things start to pile up in my house, I grow edgy. That’s when I feel the tickle of little hands at the back of my neck. Whose hands? Well, the purging elves, of course. The little demons who tell me, “Clean up, for God’s sake, woman. We’re drowning in old books and paperwork. Throw something out!” When the purging elves dig their nails into my skin, nothing is sacred.

Lately I’ve been eyeing my book collection, thinking it’s time for a cull.


Yes, I hear you, fellow book hoarders. I feel your pain but now I ask you to feel mine. I store my old books in the basement on a few very large, cluttered shelves. That’s prime real estate in my house. I could renovate that area and make a comfy nook. Or I could start exercising and install some gym equipment there. (Yeah, that’s totally going to happen.)

But discard my books? After all, you don’t throw a book away, right? You might read it again.

Or will you?


You see, every time I stock my basement bookshelves, I say to myself, “This one’s a keeper. I’ll read it at least one more time.” Honestly, I rarely do. I can count on one hand the number of books I’ve actually reread and those ones have a place of honor in my collection. The others? They were fun, but their time has come and gone. They weren’t bad books. They simply served their purpose. I absorbed their messages and don’t need to revisit them.

I’m always shocked and humbled when a reader tells me she reread one of my books. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not insulting my own work. However, it’s such a pleasant surprise based on my rereading history. My assumption is, to reread a novel, it must have really spoken to the reader in some way.

What is that magic element for you? What makes you pick up a book for the second or even the third time? Is it simply because you enjoying living in that world and want to dwell there a little longer? I would love to know what makes you want to “hoard” a book.

In the meantime, I’ll be over here throwing things out…you know, everything except my books.

What do you want from me? No, really.

I have the best readers. Why? They tell me what they like. I’ve been so blessed to know people who comment on my posts and share what they’ve enjoyed about my books. Thank you.

I’m going to ask you all to compile your own “Rosanna Leo wishlist” and I promise I will take your wishes to heart.

As I finish up one series and contemplate another, I would really like to know what has worked for my readers and what hasn’t. So this is your chance to tell me what you’d like to see from me next.


If you could have me write anything, what would it be? Are you hoping a certain minor character will get a book of his or her own? Do you wish I’d write something completely different? Are there themes you’d like me to tackle?

It might seem odd that I’m asking, but the fact is I’ve been very much driven by what my readers seem to like. Sure, I do write what I need to write, but I also take into consideration what has appealed to you.

Want me to write a book about an elephant shape shifter? Tell me so! Want to see a book about sexy Canadian PM Justin Trudeau as a vampire? Say so! Interested in a romance about a mild-mannered accountant who likes quilting? Okay, I probably won’t write that one. Still, share your book dreams with me. If I can make them reality (within reason, you cheeky monkeys), I will do my best.

*Takes a step back.*

Hit me.