Author Review: Something Sweeter by Candis TerrySomething Sweeter by Candis Terry
Series: Sweet,
Published by Harper Collins on June 24th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: eBook
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4.5 Stars

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

I received this book for free from Hoopla in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

What happens when a woman who doesn’t believe in love crosses paths with a player who does? Fireworks. I loved Allison and Jesse’s story, especially when I found out the burden Jesse had been carrying since his father and brother’s death. It quickly becomes obvious that this player isn’t all he’s cracked up to be. He’s anything but selfish and self-involved. Yes, he loves women, but he’s no womanizer. He’s a good man with a kind heart who will sacrifice his own happiness for his family.

Jesse’s intent on making sure his brother’s find their Happily Ever After, so when his Happily Ever After is staring him right in the face, he’s hesitant to go after what he truly wants and desires. Will he be able to convince Allison that love and Happily Ever Afters not only exist for others, but also for them?

Allison has been scared by her parents ugly, dysfunctional marriage and divorce. Her mother changes husbands the way most people change their underclothes. No wonder she has difficulty believing in love and Happily Ever After. So, when Jesse convinces her to let him show her how love can transform her life, things begin to heat up. As these two discover their passion and love for one another, the reader is left with some hot, steamy nights from our hero and heroine, as well as laugh out loud moments from the elderly.

Something Sweeter is the perfect title for Jesse and Allison’s Happily Ever After in Sweet, Texas.

Rated 4.5 Ravens by the Blackraven!

About Candis Terry

Growing up in Southern California, I was too busy reading books, hanging out at the beach, or finding ways to have a good time that wouldn’t land me on restriction to even consider writing a book. Oddly enough, a college drama teacher (who politely discouraged my inept acting abilities) encouraged me to develop the A+ character bio I’d created into a complete story. Right. Years later, in the midst of a bleary-eyed all-nighter (rocking my newborn, that is), I picked up a romance novel and fell in love with more than just the infant in my arms.

The diversities in my life have enhanced (or twisted) my worldview. From working in a Hollywood recording studio to a graphic designer in marketing; from schmoozing with the likes of Charleton Heston and Motley Crüe to giving up my beach bum ways and making the move to an Idaho farm. I’ve designed costumes for 80’s heavy metal videos and scooped up road apples left on the parade route by my daughter’s rodeo queening horse.

Only one thing has remained constant: my 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. Though my stories are set in small towns, my wish is to give each of my characters a great big memorable love story rich with quirky characters, tons of fun, and a happy ending.

I’m married to a wonderful man who takes out the trash without being asked and who puts up with all my crazy ideas. To find inspiration, my family and I often grab our trailer and ATV and venture out to discover the off-road splendor of the Idaho wilderness. And when I need a fun dose of reality, I call upon my daughter and her little Mini-Me or one of our 3 furry troublemakers.

Life is good down on the farm!

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