Series: Sweet Texas #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Avon on 24 June 2014
When Allison Lane’s father announces that he is about to marry Jana, a woman he barely knows, she packs her bags and heads to Sweet, Texas. Her life has been filled with less than stellar examples of love so she’s convinced that the woman must have a hidden agenda. Jana’s sexy son Jesse however makes it his personal mission to convince her that true love is out there.
While we never meet Allison’s mother, her mercenary attitude towards marriage has shaped Allison’s adulthood and made her fairly cynical. It is particularly ironic that Allison’s day job is being a party planning where she has to organise weddings. Allison might be a bit of a fixer upper in the romance department but she has a huge heart. She puts her life on hold a number of times for the greater good even though she doesn’t believe in love.
Jesse has a pretty big reputation as a ladies man but he hasn’t exactly been living up to the hype. He’s done nothing to dispel the rumours because, let’s face it, all the people he cares about know that it isn’t true. Jesse’s been holding on to a pretty big secret for a while concerning his elder brother and while revealing it led to some of the most poignant moments of the book, I couldn’t help thinking he should have just trusted the Wilder pack sooner.
The chemistry between Allison and Jesse sizzle to the extent that there is never really any doubt that Jesse will succeed. I didn’t really mind though as the journey they went on was highly entertaining and often humorous. The only quibble I had would be the side plot with Allison’s brother-in-law as it seemed a bit out of character.
Something Sweeter luckily is just as sweet as the other books in the series. Please start with the first in the series though so you can track how the relationships have developed.