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 by Candis Terry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I can admit it… I like fluffy romances with hot sexy guys, and Candis Terry provides that with the Sweet Texas series.
In Something Sweeter, we’re still learning about the Wilder boys, and I have fallen for each one of them. This time we get Jesse’s story. Jesse is the biggest playboy in Sweet… at least that’s the impression he’s intending to leave. But when Allison whirls into Sweet, will that reputation cause him problems?
Allison is in town to make sure her dad isn’t falling for the wrong kind of woman and as someone who doesn’t believe in love anymore she’s sure there’s some other reason they’re getting married. Only she doesn’t count on running into Jesse Wilder her first night in town and she certainly doesn’t expect him to be the son of the woman her father is marrying.
Jesse might have a reputation in Sweet, but that doesn’t mean it’s true and it certainly doesn’t mean he doesn’t believe in love. He’s determined to show Allison that true love does exist and while she might just be perfect for him, it isn’t his turn to fall in love.
I think that what I like most about these books are the relationships in the Wilder family. Not only the brothers, but their mother. Jana, who always has some kind of sage advice and even the ladies in the family. Things may not be perfect… and they’ve certainly had their share of loss and heartache, but despite that, there always tends to be a silver lining that they can find. In Something Sweeter we actually learn a bit more about his brother which I really liked since he is a big factor in each of these novels.
If you’re looking for a romance with a sassy, spunky heroine and a sexy, slightly tortured hero… a charming, fun and lighthearted read… then I definitely recommend this series from Candis Terry.
A must read for fans of Jill Shalvis, Kristen Higgins and Susan Mallery!
Thank you to Avon Books & Edelweiss for the advance copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.