Anything But Sweet
Sweet Texas Series
By: Candis Terry
Cute story. Was something different and completely refreshing from the normal things I had been reading this week during the power outage.
I absolutely love small town stories and this one takes places in a small town of Sweet, Texas. I am going to say this now because I loved the supporting characters in the book as well as Reno's mother and his brothers. They were an absolutely blast.
So change is coming into town in a form of Charlotte brooks, a show host and designer that sets her sights on towns in need of her 'help' and picks out a few places she is going to fix up. Of course Reno the ex-marine does not like change and his store just happened to be on the list that Charlotte wants to change when he battled so hard to preserve it. Sparks fly and soon Reno is found himself had to head with a woman who looks like she don't belong there. Charlotte is not one to back down from a challenge, even if it comes in a form of a hot rancher that makes her heart beat fast every time he flashes those dimples.
I loved Reno, he was so swoon worthy. Besides being stubborn, and I have to say I respected him for that - he is also hard-headed and ruggedly amazing. His an ex-marine and so are the rest of his brothers, but his favorite past time to escape is to paint - which I found endearing. Reno also has a lot of heart and his need to hold onto things and dislike change is a familiar feeling.
I had a hard time connecting to Charlie, I had to admit but she was actually a little too bubble and girly for my taste. It was an odd combo of a rancher and a girl like her but I have to admit the girl has a lot of passion for what she does. Of course the chemistry is there and the bickering between the two drives the storyline of the book. It was fast paced, sassy, witty and fun. I loved the story it was so different and I found myself laughing more then once. I hope there is going to be more of the series, because the writing was truly beautiful. Once I found myself immersed in Sweet, Texas I had a hard time leaving it. Looking forward to more from Candis Terry!
Candis Terry was born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and now makes her home on an Idaho farm. She’s experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to chasing down wayward steers. Only one thing has remained the same: her passion for writing stories about relationships, the push and pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own happily ever after.
*Prize will be given away after the end of the tour and will include:
Black and White Striped Summer Tote Bag, "Cooking with Love" Heart-Shaped Baking Set, Red Heart-Shaped Alabaster Paperweight, Signed copies of Anything But Sweet, Second Chance at the Sugar Shack, Any Given Christmas, Somebody Like You, For Love and Honor, and Crazy Sweet Fine.