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Review: Something Sweeter by Candis Terry + Giveaway

Monday, July 14, 2014

Something Sweeter
Candis Terry

Series: Sweet, Texas #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Paperback: 384 Pages
Publication: June 24, 2014
by Avon Books



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.


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?


◆ A copy was provided by Harper Collins for review ◆

Something Sweeter is sweet, hot, and full of spice. I couldn't get enough of this!

This summer I've been on a little bit of a contemporary binge. While I love a good speculative fiction with fabulous world building and intense plot development, sometimes a girl just needs a light-hearted contemporary romance with some sexy action. And the Wilder boys know how to deliver, as Jesse proves in this delightful read.

One of the main reasons why I picked up this book definitely has to be the rural Texas setting. I love a book with some hot cowboys in it, and having read some great reviews on the previous books in this series, I knew that I had to read this one! It didn't disappoint. I love the gorgeous setting, and I love the warmth of the large, boisterous Wilder family. They're upfront, supportive, and not afraid to tell you what's on their mind. This is what I envision when I think family. It's also cool how the books in this series link so well together with the leads of the first book getting married in this third installment of the series.

Allison and Jesse are two wonderful characters in need of help finding it within themselves to commit to love as much as they desire it. Author Candis Terry does a wonderful job portraying their personalities and reconciling the persona they present to the outside world with the person that they are on the inside. Allison is a cynist who doesn't want to believe in happily ever afters and yet still hopes to find the one. Jesse believes in love and marriage but puts the happiness of his loved ones before his own. When these two characters come together, you know that there'll be sparks flying as they seek to prove the other wrong. It gets a bit clich├ęd and predictable at times, but the banter and chemistry between the two was more than enough to hold my attention and keep me wildly entertained.

While it is possible to read this book without having read the prior ones, I recommend starting from book one. I feel like I'm missing out on some inside jokes—such as the recurring comment on the method that Charli used to finally snag Reno at a party. Plus, the Wilder family is filled with so many cool and amazing people. Reading the prior installments beforehand would have helped me to better understand them and the roles they play in this story. Well, I'm going to be remedying this problem fast. I already have a copy of book two in my hands and a copy of book one on the way. These books have priority seats on my TBR pile.

I recommend the Sweet, Texas series to those who love a good contemporary romance with some cowboys, great banter and sizzling chemistry between the lead characters, and some good sex scenes.

Additional Information
  1. Anything But Sweet
  2. Sweetest Mistake
  3. Something Sweeter
  4. Sweet Surprise
  • Kissing
  • Explicit sex scenes

Giveaway Details

Harper Collins has kindly provided a copy of Something Sweeter for a giveaway

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● Giveaway ends July 24, 2014
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10 comments on "Review: Something Sweeter by Candis Terry + Giveaway"
  1. Thank you so much for the amazing review! I'm especially thrilled that you enjoyed the relationship of the Wilder family! As a girl who is an only child I can't tell you how fulfilling it is to know that I've created the big, loving, boisterous family I wish I could have had. :) Many thanks!

  2. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I just discovered this series earlier this morning when I visited Kimberly (Caffeinated Book Reviewer), and I WANT! Lovely review, thanks for the chance! Oh, and have an excellent weekend, Kris!

    1. It's a fantastic book. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Have a wonderful weekend as well, Carmel :)

  4. Sounds like a great book, I can't wait to read

  5. Sweet, I am so glad you enjoyed this as much as I did Kris. This has been such a fun, feel good series.

  6. Amazing characters and a dash of spice—sounds like my type of contemporary romance! Thanks for such a thoughtful review :) I can't wait to get my hands on this series!

    1. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have, Karielle! :)


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