By: Kimberly Kincaid
Published: June 3, 2014
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Heat Level: Spicy
Date: June 6, 2014
Out of the frying pan. . .and into the fire!
Desperate to escape the spotlight of her failed marriage to a fellow celebrity-chef, Carly di Matisse left New York City for a tiny town in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The restaurant she's running these days may not be chic, but in Pine Mountain she can pretend to be the tough cookie everybody knows and loves. Until she finds herself spending too much time with a way-too-hot contractor whose rugged good looks melt her like butter...
Jackson Carter wasn't looking for love. But he's not the kind of man to walk away from a worksite—or from a fiery beauty whose passionate nature provides some irresistible on-the-job benefits...
It's the perfect temporary arrangement for two ravenous commitment-phobes, except that Jackson and Carly keep coming back for seconds... and thirds... and fourths...
Ok I don’t want to toot my own horn, but I was so right!! This series has gotten better. While we are only on the second book of the Pine Mountain series, I can say I think Carly and Jackson may just be one of my favorite couples.
Both Carly and Jackson have been burnt by love, but on totally different ends of the spectrum. Carly is hurt by a ladder climbing, soon to be, ex-husband and Jackson from past family history. They both know there is something special between them, but are too stubborn to allow it to blossom, out of fear and self-preservation. What a major loss!
Gimme Some Sugar is 100% about them and their journey to heal and find the love they both deserve. Their story is about their instant attraction, how they fought the pull and came to a mutual agreement and then had a ton of fun together. I enjoyed how utterly blindsided they were when they finally realized what they had to lose and how it all came about.
Gimme Some Sugar was well written and an extremely enjoyable read. I was thrilled that some old characters from the first in the series, Turn Up the Heat, played a visit and a small part in the story, but I am sad that Grady wasn’t around. No, no, no not gone. He’s around, just happily retired. I loved the new additions to the town and I’m very excited about the next installment, Stirring Up Trouble.
Stirring Up Trouble will be about Sloan and Gavin. Sloan played a minor part in this story, but made her mark. I love that she is a romance writer and is in need of inspiration. Enter Gavin. He on the other had played a very small role in this novel and I can’t wait to see what secrets this man has hidden.
I highly recommend this book for sheer pleasure of reading a solid romance novel. Gimme Some Sugar most definitely can be read alone, but Turn Up the Heat was a very enjoyable read too. Not as solid for me as Gimme Some Sugar, but still good fun. Together, they would heat up weekend and warm your heart. What more can you ask from a feel good romance?
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