@Lotteliese@Lily-Garden I haven’t read it (yet. I bought it a long time ago, though), but just judging from it being published by Arian Rose and coming from normal Syosetsu rather than Moonlight, it probably doesn’t get super steamy.
This is the novel I want to see getting licensed the most! Recently I finished reading the web novel, which goes up to volume 6 of the light novel (the following 6 volumes are exclusive to the light novel version) and was so exited about it. I already have a sweet tooth, so this novel is completely to my taste. It's the right mix of isekai, fantasy, romance, historical, drama and cooking. Especially during the scenes where the delicious pastries and sweets were made and eaten my mouth was watering. There isn't much romance at first (at least not during these two web arcs) since the main character is still a little girl, but both the main character and the male lead deeply care for each other and are very close. How it develops in the later light novel volumes I don't know. Surprisingly the novel isn't only fluff and it gets quite dramatic and dark too. There were also some plot twists where I thought ''Wow, really? I can't believe how this turned out.''
I really hope J-Novel Club can and will license this novel soon!!!
The sad thing about seeing topics like this is that I am reminded of books that look like great reads but I cannot read them! I do hope that this is licensed, especially by JNC, because I enjoy their LN work the most.
The manga is cute (it's illustrated by the same person who did Vengeful White Cat in the Dragon King's Lap, if I recall correctly) and both the manga and light novel pair would be a decent shoujo series to replace the former now that the novel's done.
I actually own the complete Sugar Apple series on Japanese Kindle, even though I cannot read it (I tried using Google Translate before I gave up...)
Recently I've managed to get my hands on the two drama cds for this series. They cover the first two volumes of the novel and although I wasn't able to understand it all, it was nice to listen to the voices.