Review – Sugar and Salt by: Rebecca Caravalho

The grandchildren of two rival Brazilian bakeries fall in love despite their families’ feud in this delicious debut rom-com perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon and Gloria Chao.

Trust neither thin-bottomed frying pans nor Molinas.

Lari Ramires has always known this to be true. In Olinda, Brazil, her family’s bakery, Salt, has been at war with the Molinas’ bakery across the street, Sugar, for generations. But Lari’s world turns upside down when her beloved grandmother passes away. On top of that, a big supermarket chain has moved to town, forcing many of the small businesses to close.

Determined to protect her home, Lari does the unthinkable—she works together with Pedro Molina to save both of their bakeries. Lari realizes she might not know Pedro as well as she thought—and she maybe even likes what she learns—but the question remains: Can a Ramires and a Molina truly trust one another?

Super delicious story weaving young romance and family all into one. I wish this book at smell-o-reading because so many of the recipes sounded delicious!

It look me a little bit to get into the story. With our MC, I found myself having trouble connecting with her. Lari was very childish a lot of times. I know she was going through a rough moment in life, but for someone about to head off to college or take over a company… there were a lot of moments where I felt like she was 12 versus a teenager.

However, I did love how Pedro and Lari realized the good in each other even though so much bad was happening around them. Pedro was an amazing pick-me-up for Lari and I adored their moments together. The side characters were wonderfully written as well… I loved Victor, PC, & Cinitia. Everyone needs a good group of friends like that.

With the world, all the Brazilian food references were wonderful. It made me want to find somewhere to try them all asap! Not so sure traveling there is on my agenda currently, but I’ll be on the lookout for sure!

Overall, if you’re looking for a quick, cute read with romance and yummy food… this is it!

– 3 out of 5 splatters –

Published by Jena Freeth

30. Boy mom. Book lover. Fitness junkie. Shopaholic.

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