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Sugar and Spice: A Karma Café Novella [Kindle Edition]

Tawny Weber
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From New York Times Bestselling Author Tawny Weber comes the first novella in the sexy Karma Café Series! Hot kisses, sexy shoes and a midnight rendezvous – the perfect recipe for Happy Ever After. Throw in a fairy godmother with personal agenda, a midnight deadline and a marriage-of-convenience and you have a hot and sassy twist on a modern day Cinderella story!

The lady has been waiting…
Dedra Hanson has three addictions: gorgeous shoes, yummy treats and her sexy boss. Love of her job has always kept the administrative assistant from acting on her passion for the handsome CEO. Besides, she’s already seen how ugly things could get when her father made his secretary her stepmother. But when Paul starts looking for a bride, the clock starts ticking on Dedra’s resolutions.

A prince in need of a princess…
As CEO of a company specializing in luxury footwear, all Paul Chastain wants to do is run a successful business. But the board insists a more mature man might be a better leader. Mature as in married. He hasn’t been holding out for a fairy tale romance, but there must be someone better than the board’s suggested bride.

A magical merger…
With the playboy CEO about to become engaged to a chilly socialite, Paul becomes fair game. All Dedra needs for one wild fantasy night is a little help from a café-owning fairy godmother, a magically delicious truffle and the desperate knowledge that if she doesn’t go for it now, she may lose the chance forever. After all, her plane leaves at midnight…


“A fun, sexy read, SUGAR AND SPICE, the first novella in talented author Tawny Weber’ KARMA CAFÉ series, is a witty, sensual contemporary story. A great afternoon’s escape, it is sure to leave you with a smile on your face… Ms. Weber’s stories are known for their sexy, sassy attitude, and these qualities are very prominent in SUGAR AND SPICE. I highly recommend this novella to anyone looking for a terrific story, with plenty of heat, humor charm. Do not miss it!” — 4.5 Blue Ribbons, Romance Junkies

“This is short, delicious read. It features a hot romance, delicious desserts and lovely ending. What more could you ask for (besides a sequel)? Sugar & Spice is a fun way to spend an hour. …Take an hour and find out – I promise it is a lot of fun.” — 4 Stars, Book Savvy Reviews


With the help of three friendly witches, hot sassy romance is always on the menu at the Karma Café!

The Karma Café, in San Francisco, is run by three generations of magical women, each with her own special talent. When times get tough, Natalia Karmanski gets desperate to marry off her only daughter, Anja. To do this, she starts renting the apartment above the café for extra income, hoping Anja will fall in love with the eligible bachelor upstairs.

But Anja isn’t about to be manipulated into a relationship, especially not with a guy she knows is meant for someone else. So she does what any smart girl does when faced with her mother’s machinations: she sets him up with his perfect woman! With a little help from Grandma Odette’s aphrodisiac-laced truffles, a tarot reading or two and the occasional astrologically timed connection, Anja starts having fun countering Natalia’s matchmaking with better matches of her own.

Soon word gets out that renting above the Karma Café is the key to finding Ms. Perfect—and having the best sex of your life! Anja’s thrilled to see so many happy couples on their way to Happy Ever After. Maybe soon, one of these hot, eligible bachelors will be her one and only.



New York Times and USA Today Bestseller, Tawny Weber has been writing sassy, sexy romances since her first Harlequin Blaze hit the shelves in 2007. A fan of Johnny Depp, cupcakes and color coordination, she spends a lot of her time shopping for cute shoes, scrapbooking and h

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NOR Top Pick-Decadent Blend of Love and Magic! December 30, 2012
By Talina
Format:Kindle Edition
(4.5 star top pick review written by Talina Perkins for Night Owl Reviews)

A decadent blend of love and magic with a topping of fantasies coming true!

Sugar & Spice is a wonderfully written contemporary romance with a sprinkle of magic that sets love on its course to finding happily-ever-afters. In this story it's Dedra Hanson's turn to see what the cards hold for her. To see if her fantasies about her soon to be former boss, Paul Chastain, can be as wild and steamy as her imagination has painted. And at the center of all the magic is Karma Café and the three Karmanski women-three generations of gypsy ladies with a penchant for magic- working together to hold onto their family business. And as luck would have it Anja Karmanski has a touch of magic of her own to help Dedra get over her shyness and find true love. Let there be no mistake though, magic cannot force a bond but only lighten the mood while fate works to bring together two lives. Anja knows this, but it sure is fun to watch Dedra discover just how strong and determined she is to fight for what she wants. To leave behind her shy wallflower tendencies and reach out to take what matters to her most.

The author has delivered a tastefully written and well edited romance complete with steamy lust and sex. And, the kissing! The tension between the two main characters is vivid. The dialogue witty while contrasting with great insight to each character that even had me laughing out loud. I loved how Paul tried convincing himself to keep back and not act on his lustful intentions towards his perfect-for-him secretary. And what is keeping him from acting on his steamy fantasies about his secretary?
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars I wanted to like it... February 21, 2014
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It had the makings of a cute romance novella. Understated secretary breaking out of her shell to become a bombshell, sexy rich employer, etc. Then it fell apart. The sex scenes were good as far as that type of thing goes, but the story was lacking.

Is it magic? No? That whole story line was jumbled at best. I'm STILL not sure what is supposed to be happening with the bakery family. It was confusing and didn't really fit.

Add in the lack of continuity in the story and I just couldn't get into it. At the beginning Dedra's boss says he likes her as long as she keeps on her glasses to hide her vibrant green eyes. Towards the end he is gushing over her blue and violet eyes. Either she's a shape shifter and part of the dodgy magic line of the story, or the author just plain forgot what her heroine looked like.

Overall, it's alright if you're looking for a quick read but it could have used a good editing.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sugar and Spice - A must read! May 12, 2013
By Debra
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I loved the theme of this novella...totally unexpected how they finally meet! Would highly recommend to everyone who loves to read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good love story. March 12, 2014
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The author had me totally engrossed in the story. Nice love story. What magic can do to bring about love.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sugar and spice February 28, 2014
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sometimes love is right in front of you. you just need the right push to see it there. at least that is what happens in this great book
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Hot! April 18, 2013
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Mix a little magical chocolate with a secret lust and watch a sensual volcano explode between two people who have insisted on liking each other into a state of banality.

Paul Chastain won't touch his secretary. She's the best one he ever had, and his best friend. He's put her on a pedestal and won't even dare to rock the boat. Oh, don't mention `rocking' anything - the hero has to be so very careful about his thoughts because, you know, they're inappropriate. I so enjoy watching a man try to control himself when everything inside screams `TAKE!' What made him so interesting was wondering what was going to trip him up. A man who has to struggle so hard to keep a rein on his urges is bound to blow in a spectacular fashion and that was what I couldn't wait to see.

Dedra has absolutely no problems with admitting she has the hots for her boss. Has for years. Ms. Weber made it very clear that Dedra's feelings weren't' shallow or short-lived and that's what made her unrequited love that much more poignant. I liked the list of things the author had the heroine do to `distract' herself from her `inappropriate' feelings. Distraction is good because based upon some family history, Dedra refuses to be a cliché. Also, I understood the heroine's decision once she found out about Sylvia Bittle. What she hadn't counted on, and what I found fascinating, was the wrinkle coming out of left field - the daughter of a woman determined to see her wed, and that daughter equally determined not to be. Dedra was the perfect foil.

What follows is entertaining. A little hint there, the taking on of a dare, and a few subtle clothing changes later and a reader finally gets to enjoy what all Paul and Dedra's careful posturing could not prevent.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sugar and Spice October 14, 2012
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Loved the heat, emotion and fairy tale elements in the first story of Tawny Weber's Karma Cafe series. I'm a huge fan of Ms. Weber's sexy, sassy and fun books and she doesn't disappoint with this novella. Looking forward to reading many more books in this series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 3 days ago by Sharon R.Cowan
2.0 out of 5 stars Didn't finish the book
I usually like Tawny Weber but this book was not for me. I didn't get past the 3rd chapter
Published 1 month ago by critic
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This is a wonderful, sultry little story that ends with happily ever after for the protagonists. It starts with tears, and ends with a beginning - although this pair of people are... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Patricia D.
2.0 out of 5 stars Meh
I have read all of Tawny Weber's Seal series and absolutely loved them. So I assumed that this book wouldn't be so, cliche and bleh. Unfortunately, I was wrong. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Hannah Britton
4.0 out of 5 stars quick and good
If you're looking for something short and romantic with a little magic, this book is it. Quite short but still have all the makings of a good story.
Published 1 month ago by devoted
5.0 out of 5 stars Magic, sweet and sexy
This was a fun read. A little bit of magic, a touch of Cinderella and a lot of hot and sexy loving between two people who had worked together for several years. Read more
Published 2 months ago by J. M. Varner
5.0 out of 5 stars You will LOVE IT!
Such a Cute novella. This is about Dedra, the executive assistant of Paul Chastain of Chastain shoes. Read more
Published 3 months ago by cjr
5.0 out of 5 stars captivated!!
Great story line and steamy climax! Lol i am eager to read the others in the series, i could use a little spice!
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and entertaining
Sexy quick read that makes you smile! She's loved him forever but now he's marrying someone else. She's decided she needs to leave but before she does she needs to just one to... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Bette Hansen
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New York Times and USA Today Bestseller, Tawny Weber has been writing sassy, sexy romances since her first Harlequin Blaze hit the shelves in 2007. A fan of Johnny Depp, cupcakes and color coordination, she spends a lot of her time shopping for cute shoes, scrapbooking and hanging out on Facebook.

Come by and visit her website at for hunky contests, delicious recipes and lots of fun.

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