Friday, June 27, 2014

Stop on the Tasty Virtual Book Tour for SOMETHING SWEETER by Candis Terry + #Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Tasty Virtual Book Tour for SOMETHING SWEETER, book three in the Sweet, Texas series by Candis Terry. Volunteering to read and review any book by Candis is certainly a treat this reviewer never wishes to pass up.

***eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.


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?

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Allison Lane isn’t very happy about having to travel to some little town in Texas but here she is and she’s determined to discover how some woman named Jana Wilder has coerced her father into deciding to get married when he’s only known Jana a short while. Even though she’s planned her share of weddings as an event planner, Allison hasn’t any real faith in marriage unless it’s one like her sister has. So when a player cowboy, she meets in a honky-tonk who also turns out to be the son of the woman her father plans to marry comes on strong, her arguments about true love existing come screaming to the forefront.

Jesse Wilder has a reputation as a playboy with a different woman in his bed nearly every night. None of it’s true though but he allows everyone in town to believe the nonsense because it allows him to stay single while he makes sure everyone else finds their happiness. He carries a deep reason for doing so but intends to see it through even when a beautiful woman catches his eye, full attention, and slowly burrows into his heart leading him to wonder if by showing her that true love can exist, he’s opening himself up to falling in love with her. There’s a side of Allison that leads him to believe she doesn’t believe in love not because she’s a true cynic but she’s afraid of opening up to the possibility. Jesse is the man to change her mind but first he’s going to have to convince her he’s not really a playboy cowboy.

SOMETHING SWEETER by Candis Terry is an endeavor to convince a woman who doesn’t believe in love that true love can exist even when everything seems against it. I’m not one who usually quotes a book in a review but there’s one time when Jesse talks about love that just hit home for me.

“Have you ever been in love, Allison?” He leaned in and draped his arm along the back of her chair. “I’m not talking about a crush or infatuation. I’m talking about where you’d do anything for someone. Can’t stop thinking about them. Be there if they were sick or just needed a shoulder to lean on. Someone you wanted to wake up to every single day and couldn’t wait until you saw them again at night. Someone who truly made you happy and magnified the good in you. Someone who made you feel like you’re everything you’ve ever wanted to be.” – SOMETHING SWEETER

That’s truly being in love.

Every time Candis Terry conjures up a new hero, especially a Wilder man, I fall in love all over again. Thankfully, each of the brothers has something about him that distinguishes him from the next and allows me to remain in love with each one. Reno captured my heart with his past, his pain, and fears. Jackson, the sexiest and most stubborn pain in the behind of all heroes, still made me fall in love with him because, well, he’s Jackson. Now comes Jesse, former marine, loyal loving brother and son, the most caring vet ever to grace the pages of a book, and so very sexy that I wanted to crawl into the book, tell Allison if she wasn’t going to take him seriously then hit the road and make room for me. Jesse has the biggest heart, the most generous nature, and he’s a natural flirt, which I adore. Allison is someone I could easily be friends with and couldn’t ask for a more perfect partner for Jesse, or better addition to the wonderful Wilder family.

As usual, the secondary characters play a huge role in SOMETHING SWEETER by Candis Terry. From the antics of the local town folk to the most amazing and romantic wedding ever, it’s always such a pleasure to visit Sweet, Texas. My only complaint was that I did feel the ending felt a little rushed. I would like to have seen just a bit more teasing on Jesse’s part, and groveling on Allison’s part. You’ll have to read this amazing story to find out what happens but I’m so completely addicted to Sweet that I can actually say, never has a sweet tooth felt so good.

I don’t just highly recommend reading SOMETHING SWEETER by Candis Terry, I say - read this one, and all the others of the series, or you’re missing out on the most amazing getaways to someplace sweet and romantic ever.

Happy Reading Everyone!

About the Author:

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.

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Jaye Shields said...

Great review!

Amy Valentini said...

Thanks Jaye! XOXO

Tasty Book Tours said...

Thank you for hosting today!! Again, you wrote a lovely review!!

erin said...

Jesse the Veterinarian!!! Mainly b/c I have a dog and will always have a dog, so it'd be nice to have a vet in the family! Thanks for sharing! I'm dying to read this now :)

Amanda said...

Oooh this book looks so great! I am excited to read it!

Linda Chilson said...

Just finished reading it myself and loved it. What a great review.

Jessykafroliche said...

Can't wait to read this book

danniell said...

This book looks so great! I can't wait to read it.

danniell said...

Jackson the Fireman!

Victoria said...

Jesse the Veterinarian. You have to love a man who loves animals. :)

Tracey said...

Jackson the fireman xxx