Sydney Schul has just won the coveted award for Best Scones of the South after opening her shop, Sugar High Coffee Stop and Bakery, and couldn’t be more thrilled. Stone Kellerman, on the other hand, isn’t as excited because he has had the best scone honor for the last five years. On a whim, he travels all the way to Sydney’s shop in Tennessee to figure out what is so special about her scones in hopes to save his bakery. One look at Sydney and Stone isn’t only smitten with her scones but with the chef as well.
I really wanted to like this book, but I just didn’t feel that the chemistry between Sydney and Stone was there. He comes all the way to Tennessee to try and figure out the ingredients of her scones in hopes of replicating the recipe for his own shop. He follows Sydney wherever she goes and basically was a stalker to find out her secret recipe. Sydney believes that he is a food editor and that the added publicity would be helpful for her business and just seems to go along with the fact that this guy is sneaking around her place. I think that if the author spent just a little bit more time with character development, I could have seen Sydney and Stone having a romance together. Instead, I just felt that the relationship was forced and rushed so I wasn’t able to accept that these two had a love connection. I did enjoy the fact that Sydney’s cousin, Suzie Matthews, was a famous matchmaker chef, and I would have liked to have read more about her in this book. I just couldn’t see the romance and chemistry between Stone and Sydney so I was a little disappointed by this story.
High tea or sweet tea? As long as there are scones, it doesn’t matter. In fact, Suzie’s cousin Sydney Schul, owner of Sydney’s Sugar High Coffee Stop and Bakery, makes the best damned scones east of the Mississippi and south of the Mason Dixon, and there was an article written in Southern’s Best magazine to prove it. All is well and life in Legend is good, until a mysterious male stranger comes to town, stalking Sydney’s scones, and attempting to romance her out of her famous recipe.