Title: Sugar Babe
Genre: Young Adult, Romance
Ever had Ramen Noodles for an entire month? Lilly Fenster has and she’s tired of it. Which is why she ends up managing the fashion industry’s hottest Brazilian model. Lucky her, right? Not really. Lilly can’t stand the intolerable Joshua Lachowski . Heck, she can’t even pronounce his last name, much less manage his professional life. What happens when the nerd enters the fashion world and meets the biggest jerk imaginable? Mayhem, Ramen Noodles, and love. That’s what.
From beginning to end, Sugar Babe is full of witty remarks and light concepts that are paired with deeper meanings which make this an enjoyable book. The expression and personality that WeAreAHurricane brings to the story elevates the characters and makes the story more unique than one may first think.
The main character, Lilly, is full of life as she is determined to get through her employed stint with a major fashion business. Of course, with any romance oriented book, drama flows left and right. Could it even be considered a romance book if a new element wasn’t added at every opportunity? I will be the first to admit, Sugar Babe does not seem all that unique from a lot of books out there, but the individual characters make it a worth while read. Lilly possesses some attributes that I would like to possess myself, but like the rest of us, she has her own flaws and stereotypes to overcome. This creates a connection as her character flaws make her more human and relatable.
The plot as a whole is entertaining. The superficiality and over-the-top-drama that WeAreAHurricane uses to bolster the plot and personalities, at times may go a little too over the top, but not so far out there to ruin the overall story. Lilly and Joshua find themselves in a number of situations where, as a reader, I felt it lost a realistic flow. Fortunately, these situations didn’t derail the progress of the story as the author brought it right back on track to maintain Sugar Babe’s personality and yet still keep it engaging and different from the rest.
This is a shorter review, I know, but what can I say? Sometimes everything that needs to be said can be done in fewer words and not drawn out into long essays that no one really wants to read anyways.