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Sugar and Salt was such an entertaining novella, and what I think will be a great start to a series. Madam Janice Crane is in charge of the Sugar house, an illegal brother that she runs, but treats all her staff like family. With all the lust going around Janice is lonely and uses the excuse of research to attend speed dating every week, where she meets salt, she is instantly drawn to him but he works for the UN and both could be in a lot of trouble if he finds out what her job is.
I loved the characters in this story, Janice is well-respected everyone knows her and she treats all her staff like family, she runs a tight ship. I loved how Janice is such a strong character, But when it comes to her own sex life she is vulnerable and lonely.
Salt works for the UN specifically with working with prostitutes and his mind gets blown when he realises the sexy woman he has been hooking up with is a madam. I love the interaction between Salt and Janice as she tries to show Salt that her operation is about protecting her staff and not abusing them.
This is such a fun read, although there is an undertone on the dark side of prostitution, it doesn’t overwhelm the story and make you feel yucky, it is kept light and fun. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants to escape into fantasy for a while.