Monday, July 14, 2014

[Review]: "Something Sweeter"

Something Sweeter by Candis Terry
Publisher: Avon (June 24, 2014)
Series: Sweet, Texas #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance

The men in Texas are hard to resist . . .

Seattle event planner Allison Lane is an expert at delivering the perfect wedding—even if she might not exactly believe in the whole "'til death do us part" thing. When her father decides to tie the knot with a woman he barely knows, Allison heads to Sweet, Texas, to make sure his new honey is the real deal. What she didn't expect to find at the local honky-tonk was a sexy Southern man as bent on charming her pants off as he is on blowing her "true love doesn't exist" theory all to hell.

And they always promise . . .

Veterinarian, former Marine, and Sweet's favorite playboy Jesse Wilder takes one look at Allison and knows she's a handful of trouble he can't deny. But even after a sizzling kiss and obvious mutual attraction, it seems Allison has no such problem. When Jesse uncovers her sweet side, can he crush his playboy image, melt her cynical heart, and change her mind about taking a trip down the aisle?

Something sweeter

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Reviews of Terry's Previous Books:

Anything But Sweet (#1) -- TBQ

My Review:

There are some books that are very comforting to read. They're easy, quick, and sweet. This describes Candis Terry's books perfectly. I love visiting Sweet, Texas. The town has a fun, quirky cast of characters (as all small towns should) and I have a great time seeing them in each book.

Something Sweeter tells the story of Jesse, who is strong but tender. He is extremely loyal, and very family oriented. He is a vet, so obviously he loves animals. Aaannnd cue the swoons! He is definitely a sexy hero.

Allison has a hard time believing in love and HEA. Her parents had a nasty marriage and – eventually—divorce (her mother is a real bitch and is now on husband 5 or 6). I could understand why Allison felt insecure about love and relationships. I still wanted to slap some sense into her a time or two, but oh well. Jesse put a lot of thought and effort into helping to change Allison's mind on the subject.

It's too bad that Jared (the eldest) passed away before the start of the series. While I do feel that I have a good understanding of his character thanks to his family, it would have been great to see him interacting with the rest of the Wilders. And I would have loved to see him reach his HEA. But, alas, there's no way to change that; this is a contemporary, of course, not a PNR where people come back from the dead!

Terry delivers another cute and romantic small town story; I will definitely be back for more. I am confident that many readers will find Sweet, Texas to be a lovely town to visit again and again. I'm anxious to get my hands on Jake's story. I hope his book is next!


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I received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via Edelweiss, in exchange for my honest opinion.

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Have you read Candis Terry before? Do you have a favorite book of hers? How about a favorite fictional small town?


Until Next Time,


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