Anything But Sweet
I put a shout out up a week or so ago as I had not received the book, but it came in the mail just as I was heading to the beach - so of course I grabbed it!
What a perfect beach read! (never mind that this book, and myself received a wave right in the face while immersed in the book and not paying attention - the beauty of paper vs. electronic books.)
The characters are likable and hot - always important. :)
They have storylines that could turn maudlin and draining with negativity, but they're kept fairly matter of fact in the "hey, that's how life works" style of writing.
It's a nice romance that keeps you interested in the storyline without too much angst and sappiness that might turn a person off. It's fairly realistic and does a nice job of incorporating the Reality TV frenzy that's going on in the US right now.
Anything But Sweet
by Candis Terry
On Sale Date: June 25, 2013
A man who doesn’t like change . . . The Wilder family is something of a Sweet, TX institution: between their yearly BBQ blow-outs and their Hardware and Feed store, they’re an institution—an institution that ex-marine Reno Wilder has tried to preserve, in honor of his lost loved ones. But it seems like he’s the only one who’s got any respect left for traditions when a new TV makeover show rolls in to renovate Sweet to bring in more tourists. Everyone is pleased except Reno—and this cowboy is determined to keep everything just the way he likes it.
A woman who wants to change everything . . . Inquisitive. Stubborn. Smart. Drop dead gorgeous. That would be makeover show host and designer, Charlotte Brooks—the woman Reno has declared war against. And yet, he can’t seem to keep away from her, or to get her off his mind. Charlotte isn’t afraid to back down from a challenge—of any kind—and she’s promised to prove to Reno that change can be sexy, hot, and very, very sweet, if Reno and Charli learn to let go of their pasts and grab hold of a future full of promise.