I was provided with an advance reader copy by Tasty Book Tours 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: Sweet, Texas #3
Published by Avon Romance on June 24, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Tasty Book Tours
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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?
Today, MWR is the next stop on the book tour for Something Sweeter, book three in Candis Terry’s fantastic Sweet, Texas series. This is Jesse’s story. I have so been looking forward to this one, and I wasn’t disappointed.
You can check out my review of the previous book in the series, Sweetest Mistake, here.
Candis is stopping by today to talk a little bit about how she approaches writing a series, such as this one. There may even be a giveaway as well….but you’ve got to keep reading to find out!
Here’s what I thought of Something Sweeter:
Jesse is one of those heroes that you wouldn’t mind stealing for yourself – he’s got the hotness rolling off him like waves on the shore, he doesn’t care particularly what people think of him, and hell, he works with animals. He may have this playboy vibe, but I love that at heart, he’s a caring, generous guy.
Allison is a perfect match for this big-time charmer – she’s got some sass and doesn’t suffer fools gladly. It’s clear from the start that these two are meant to be – even if neither of them believe that settling down is on their agenda. I love seeing people who aren’t expecting to fall in love do so, and Candis Terry has done it beautifully with Jesse and Allison.
I’m loving my visits to Sweet, Texas – the characters are wonderfully vibrant, and entertaining (especially some of Sweet’s more “senior” residents – you’ll know who when you get to it) . The Wilder family is one you’d be happy to be a part of. They may not be perfect, but they are there for one another in good and bad times.
Thank you to Candis Terry for another sweet, fun romance, full of heart and emotion. I cannot wait to see what (and who) you have in store for Jake.
Now, it’s over to you, Candis:
First of all, thank you very much for having me here today! I’m very excited about the release of Something Sweeter!
Now, onto (embarrassing) business.
There have been times in my life–more often than not–where I’ve gotten myself into something I didn’t think about much before I got started. Like the time I decided it would be great to have a country garden with raised beds, only to realize I needed to shovel yards and yards of heavy soil and gravel to make it happen. Or the time I agreed to row myself down a long stretch of the turbulent Snake River in a kayak (which I had never done before) and didn’t realize that the last mile was pushing against the wind until my arms felt like they would fall off! And then there was the decision to write a bigger than three book series.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving writing the Sweet, Texas series. In fact, I’m having a blast and even thinking about it coming to an end makes me want to cry. But in the beginning there are things I really didn’t think about much that went far beyond story and character development. Like all the little details a writer comes up with that make the stories unique and–gasp–has to remember from book to book. I used to be a very organized person. I don’t know what happened to me. At the beginning of the series I should have started a log of events, places, things, names. But when you’re on a tight deadline, keeping a log just sounds like a whole lot more work. Remind me not to listen to myself again.
Keeping a log would be awesome.
Sure, there are the easy things to remember; like in which order the sexy Wilder brothers fall in line (Not that they ever really fall in line. And I don’t care if they’re all former Marines. They’re a bit stubborn.). It’s easy to remember that eighty-year-old cowboy Casanova, Chester Banks, has a big nose, sunken eyeballs, and wears his Wranglers starched so stiff he can barely move in them. It’s also easy to remember that Golden Girls Gladys Lewis wears bright red lipstick that always seems to be a bit smeared and Arlene Potter is a little bit of a blue-haired cougar in orthopedic shoes. And I’d never forget that Miss Giddy the goat is a total ribbon-wearing fashionista.
It’s all those other little things that seem to catch me up from book to book. Like street names, birthdates, and the scrumptious items on the menus at Bud’s Nothing Finer Diner and Sweet Picken’s BBQ. Or what kind of drink Jana Wilder and Charli imbibed in that had them dancing on the veranda and to what song. However, I did get a little smarter and I now keep a playlist for each book that readers can get from my website www.candisterry.com or can follow me on Spotify to see all the playlists.
Something Sweeter is the third full-length book in the Sweet, Texas series (if you don’t count the For Love and Honor and Confessions of a Secret Admirer anthologies) and playboy Jesse Wilder was a ton of hot stuff fun to write! But in my world, while Something Sweeter is just being released, I’m working on Sweet, Texas book number seven with a few more to go. So I guess before I go any further, I really should start some housecleaning and log in all those seemingly minor details that really hold a lot of importance. It’s never too late, right?
Question for you: do you prefer to read a series or are you more of a stand-alone book type of reader? If you do read series, what draws you to them? Inquiring minds would like to know. 🙂
Let’s find out about 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.
Tour Wide Giveaway
As part of this tour for Something Sweeter, the lovely people at Avon have a fantastic giveaway for you, the readers.
If you would like to be in with a chance to win this fantastic prize pack, visit http://avonromance.com/sweepstakes.
Candis is also giving away a signed Copy of Something Sweeter and a $25.00 Amazon or B&N Gift Card (US readers only, sorry). Enter via the Rafflecopter form below – Good luck!