Friday, June 15, 2012

Unwrapping: Review of SOMEBODY LIKE YOU by Candis Terry

Candis Terry writes wonderful stories with wonderful characters who bring her novels and novellas to life in a way that touch you straight to the heart. Her newest and third installment of the Sugar Shack series is no exception. I was thrilled when Avon sent me an eARC for the delightful new Avon Impulse novel, SOMEBODY LIKE YOU releasing June 19, 2012. Isn't that the cutest cover ever?!


Welcome Back to the Sugar Shack

Straitlaced . . .

Chicago prosecutor Kelly Silverthorne has a perfect record in the courtroom and a big fat zero in the bedroom. When she loses her first case ever, she returns home to Deer Lick, Montana, to regain her confidence and shake off the "Sister Serious" moniker she's been stuck with since childhood. Only a few hours into her repentance, karma thrusts her face-to-face with yet another of her major fiascos—a one-night stand with the hottest cop in the county.

Rebel with a Cause . . .

Deputy James Harley has always played with fire. When smart and sexy Kelly pops back into his life, he doesn't mind going for a full burn. And that might be exactly what happens when his past threatens to catch up with his future.

A Match Made in . . .

Heaven only knows what Kelly's dearly departed mom has planned from the other side—especially since she's already meddled in Kelly's siblings' love lives. But even heaven knows that when love comes knocking, there's no stopping the good things to come.

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Kelly Silverthorne has returned to Deer Lick for her brother's wedding and some very needed R & R after losing her first case ever. Feeling like a failure, the last thing she needed to be reminded of was the night of her sister's wedding when she had too much champagne and ended up in bed with Deputy James Harley, the well-known bad boy of Deer Lick. He was an embarrassing reminder of her having lost control - something the Serious Sister just didn't do. To make matters worse, James is determined to make her remember every minute of her night of cut-loose pleasure with him.

James Harley has a past that haunts him every moment of his life but tries desperately to learn from it and help others, including Kelly and his little brother Alex, to not make the same mistakes he did. Having learned a hard lesson from selfish acts as a young man, he is now a respected member of the Deer Lick community and Sheriff's Department but his constant reminders of how he failed his brother haunt him to the point of pushing away anything worthwhile - including the one woman he has desired since high school, Kelly Silverthorne. Even as he works to bring out the special talent that he knows lives deep down inside Kelly, he feels himself drawn to her yet unworthy of her attention. Can Deer Lick's bad boy bring out the fun in the Serious Sister and overcome his less than macho emotional failings with Kelly's help?

SOMEBODY LIKE YOU by Candis Terry is a touching, sweet story that I was easily able to relate to on many levels. I fell for James Harley as hard as Kelly did and found myself easily stepping into Kelly's shoes. I enjoyed the previous Sugar Shack romances but I think this one is the best yet. I found myself cheering for James every time he brought Kelly closer to recognizing her true self even while I found myself wanting to give James a hug when he felt he wasn't worthy and a kick in the butt whenever he came down too hard on his little brother.

Candis Terry has created characters who come to life building a family and friends relationship between them and the reader. The Silverthorne family, as well as the community of Deer Lick, won't be soon forgotten and I hope we re-visit this lovely place more in the future. SOMEBODY LIKE YOU by Candis Terry is a love story that contains more love than most - the love between the hero and heroine, the love between siblings, the love of parents even those who have left the earthly world, the love of good friends and even the unconditional love of faithful, albeit adorable, canines.

I highly recommend SOMEBODY LIKE YOU by Candis Terry to anyone who loves a romance between a saviour and a bad boy, families who are as believable as any of our own and even a visiting spirit of a mother who refuses to stop watching over her family. I loved SOMEBODY LIKE YOU by Candis Terry and hate that she writes so emotionally that she always makes me cry at least once and with this one - three times.

Happy Reading Everyone!

SOMEBODY LIKE YOU: A Sugar Shack Novel by Candis Terry, Avon Impulse, releasing June 19,  2012 in ebook format - everywhere!


lorimeehan said...

This sounds like a good series. I'm going to look it up. Thanks for the recommendation.

Amy Valentini said...

You're very welcome, Lori, enjoy! : )