I was provided with an advance reader copy by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Any and all opinions expressed in this review are mine alone. I received no financial incentives to review this book.
Series: Sultry Springs #2
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on March 1, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: the publisher
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Welcome to Sultry Springs, Texas: where home can be the perfect place for a fresh start.
For West Coast filmmaker Bobbi Gallagher, going back to Sultry Springs is a last resort. But with her career in tatters, a quick trip to her hometown might get her the footage she needs to salvage her reputation. She just can't let anything distract her again. Not even the gorgeous contractor her brother asked to watch over her. As if she can't handle filming a few rowdy Texans.
Golden boy Trey Lewis, with his blond hair and Technicolor-blue eyes, is a leading man if Bobbi ever saw one. He's strong and confident and--much to her delight--usually shirtless. He thinks keeping his best friend's baby sister out of trouble will be easy. But he has no idea of the trouble in store for him..
It was a good thing that I wasn’t drinking anything while I read A Shot of Sultry, because there were plenty of moments throughout this book where I laughed enough to have spat my drink all over my e-reader. This was a fun read.
First things first, Macy Beckett, you do write some hot sexy-times! Trey and Bobbi’s chemistry is palpable. Together, they seem to create sparks that you can just about feel through the pages. With lines like “all the praying in the world wouldn’t wash away the sins he wanted to commit with her“, I could picture in my mind that sexy smile described on the page. That to me is awesome.
Trey may come across a little caveman on occasion, but he is really a deeply loyal guy who puts his friends first. He is trying to re-establish his reputation after the OTH discharge from the Army, and dealing with his disapproving parents and their myriad of issues. Bobbi, well she’s not had the best of pasts – a drug-addicted, flaky mother who took her away from her brother, being bounced from home to home and having her career destroyed. Both are willing to do whatever they can to get the part of their lives back that has been taken from them. There are some serious moments, but they do not in any way drag the story into maudlin territory.
Far from it, actually. A Shot of Sultry made me laugh…a lot. When Bobbi corrects the grammar on signs in the ladies room with white-out, I just about lost it – that’s totally something I would do. Oh, and that car – we’ve all had a car like that at some stage (hey, I used to drive a canary yellow Nissan with doors that shook when you drove off).
The secondary and supporting characters aren’t just there as filler for the plot – they add to and strengthen the story. Can’t wait for Colton’s story – anybody whose driving skills are described as akin to those of a “drunken, blindfolded primate” has got to have an interesting story to tell.
I really enjoyed this book, and I would definitely return again & again to Sultry Springs. If you keep writing stories like this, Macy Beckett, you are well on your way to being on many an auto-buy list.