Title: Something Sweeter
Series: Sweet, Texas
Format: Paperback; 384 pages
Publisher: Avon (June 24, 2014)
Author's Website: http://www.candisterry.com/
Notes: I received and eARC loan from the publisher.
One of the things I absolutely love about Candis Terry is the lovable and swoon worthy men she creates for her stories. Jesse Wilder is no exception and if Candis could make her characters come to life off the pages, she'd have plenty of women knocking at her door begging her create one just for them. lol There's no doubt after reading one of her stories that the couple in them has the groundwork set for solid relationship which will end in a happily-ever-after. This is the third book in the Sweet, Texas series, but you won't feel lost if you don't read the previous books. You'll just be tempted to read them after you finish this one.
Another aspect of the book I enjoyed, was that both Allison and Jesse had issues they needed to deal with before they could enter a relationship and, in doing so, they both grew as individuals right before our eyes. Allison needs to realize each relationship is different and just because someone else's doesn't work it doesn't mean yours won't. If you don't give love a chance, you're dooming yourself to never finding it. Jesse, on the other hand, feels he can't find his own happily-ever-after until he ensures everyone else in his family gets theirs. He'll have to realize everyone is responsible for finding their own ever-after and while those around them might help sway things, it's the two individuals involved that have the final say. Plus, before he can move forward he'll have to unburden himself of a secret he's been holding onto for quite some time.
Overall, I gave this one 4 1/2 roses. I enjoyed the story and the family atmosphere it conveyed. It was a fun, sweet and entertaining read that left you feeling all warm and snuggly inside and out--almost like you'd been wrapped up in a nice warm hug. The couple's initial meeting had me laughing and smiling in equal measures, and I loved how the story flowed together. On the Lisarenee Romance Rating Scale, this one earned a STEAM rating--too hot for a fan, but you still have a handle on things. You should use extreme caution when reading a book with this rating in public. People may inquire as to why you looked flustered and flushed. If you're looking for something a little sweeter in a book, you can't go wrong with one of Candis Terry's tales.