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Friday, November 22, 2013

Sweet by Erin McCarthy




Jessica Sweet thought going away to college would finally make her free of her parents’ constant judgments and insistence she play chastity club role model for their church events, but if anything, the freedom has made her realize she can’t go home and be a hypocrite anymore. Tired of dodging their questions, she stays at school over the summer and lands in an unexpected crash pad: Riley Mann’s house.

Sarcastic, cocky, and full of opinions, Riley is also sexy personified with tattoos and biceps earned from working as a roofer all day. Not the right guy for her even if Jessica was looking for a relationship, which she is definitely not. But Jessica knows that Riley hides the burden of having to raise his younger brothers behind that grin and as she helps him get his house in order for a custody hearing, they begin to fall hard for each other, and she is forced to question what she’s hiding herself.

Jessica has never had a problem getting naked with a guy, but when it comes to showing Riley how she truly feels inside, her fear of rejection may just ruin the best thing—the best guy—to ever happen to her…
 
I enjoyed the first book in this series, especially for it being a new adult book. I didn't know what expect from book two in the series. I was pleasantly surprised when I finished reading Sweet.  But imagine my surprise when I ended up really enjoying it! There was no way not to enjoy reading about Jessica and Riley.
 
Great dialogue, good story, great secondary characters, and unbelievably hot sex are the hallmarks of an Erin McCarthy book and there aren't too many who can do it better than her! My all time favorite series by Erin is " Vegas Vampire" but I haven't yet read a book by Ms. McCarthy I haven't liked. This is another winner!!! 
 
Ms. McCarthy truly knows how to tell a story and how to create characters that a reader will feel attached to. This effort is no different and her creation of small town america makes me want to move to a small town! This read is one that I highly recommend that you add to TBR pile. You won't be sorry.