Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Blog tour: Truly Sweet by Candis Terry

Truly Sweet
Sweet, Texas #5
By: Candis Terry  
Releasing July 28th, 2015

Candis Terry returns to Sweet, Texas for the last time when former Marine Jake Wilder discovers how truly sweet love can be.

When the one you’ve always wanted

At sixteen, Annabelle Morgan hoped her crush on Jake Wilder was just a passing phase. Now she’s twenty-nine and nothing has changed except Jake. The once-carefree marine has come home with a giant chip on his shoulder. He insists a single mom like Annie deserves more than he can offer. Yet no matter how gruff his gorgeous exterior may be, Jake s toe-curling kisses convince her that this attraction is definitely mutual.

Becomes the one who wants you back

Butting heads with feisty Annie was always a thrill. Add other body parts to the mix, and Jake is in serious trouble. He can’t be a forever-and-family guy and Annie s not a friends-with-benefits kind of woman. But love has a way of changing the best-laid plans, and surrender has never been so tempting.

The outcome is truly sweet.

Candis Terry was born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and now makes her home on an Idaho farm. She’s experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to chasing down wayward steers. Only one thing has remained the same: her passion for writing stories about relationships, the push and pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own happily ever after.

Anger tore through Jake and rattled his cage hard. His chest constricted and caved as he closed Eli’s eyes with his dirty fingers. Lieberman’s were already closed. Jake made a silent promise to Eli that he’d get the bastards that had done this to him and those who’d killed his brother as well. Knowing his promises didn’t mean shit, because he’d just broken the one he’d made to Eli’s wife, he got back to work.

He clicked on his radio and nearly howled with relief when it came to life. He repeated the call for air support and now, a medevac. He reported the casualties and injuries in a surprisingly calm voice. And then, wiping the sweat from his eyes and stifling the urge to scream, he came out from behind the protective wall of rock.

In that instant he knew exactly what his brother had done on the day that he’d been killed. The desire to rescue lives became bigger than the fear of his own death.

He’d made it halfway back to the rocks—dragging a barely conscious and bloodied Private Stacks—when the impact and burn of a bullet to his thigh buckled his knee and stole his breath. Another soldier came out from cover to help but Jake waved him off. Damned if he’d risk another soldier just to save his own sorry ass.

Once Jake got Private Stacks to safety he dropped to the sand, ripped the bandana from around his neck, and tied it around his upper thigh to staunch the steady stream of blood while he shouted out orders probably no one wanted to heed.

Why should they?

He’d just gotten several men—including his best friend—killed.

The battle raged for hours in the blistering heat before night fell and air support rocketed to their rescue, pushed the enemy back, and the dust settled. Under the cover of darkness Jake assisted in helping to carry the fallen and injured to the medevac before he agreed to climb onboard and accept aid for himself.

As the helicopter lifted off and spun sand like Dorothy’s tornado from the Wizard of Oz, Jake gave Bagley a salute and a silent prayer that the young Sergeant would get the remaining men back to camp safely.

The blood of his friends on his hands and the chop-chop-chop whir of the helicopter blades beneath a starless night were the last things Jake remembered.

Fabulous small-town romance featuring a super handsome and super sweet ex-Marine, a strong heroine, a cute toddler and fantastic side characters - including an adorable dog!

Unfortunately, I haven't had the chance to read the complete Sweet, Texas series yet (but I plan on doing it asap) and so far I've only read two novellas. This book is definitely my favorite in the series and I truly enjoyed every bit of it. 
There is romance, there is laughter, there are tear-jerking moments and there are hot scenes. This book is the perfect mix of all the elements of a good romance book, perfectly delivered by an expert writer's mind.
Just like the other books, there are parts in the book that are definitely not sweet (they actually get kinda steamy) but all in all, emotions are what the story focuses on and you will definitely feel the warmth envelope your heart and leave you all fuzzy and happy.

Sometimes I come across books that give me a hard time when I have to write a review, because they're so good I don't know how to convey my feelings to the people who'll be reading my review. Well, Truly Sweet is one of those books. 
I could write on and on about how real and relatable the characters were, or how I wanted to pack up my suitcase and move to Sweet because the setting was described in such an amazing way, I already felt part of the Sweet community. 
I could write word after word after word about how good the author's writing is, how tangible the emotions were and how some scenes captured my heart and never let it go until the very first page. 
I could tell you about how I couldn't put the book down but at the same time I didn't want it to end so I had to force myself to stop and do something else, or else it would be over too soon. 
I could. 
But I won't.
Because no words could really explain the way you'll feel once you've finished reading it.
All I'm going to say is: pick up this book and you won't be disappointed. 

If you like small-town romance, this book is a must read. It works perfectly as a standalone, but I'm sure once you've finished it, you'll one-click all the previous books. 
If you've read the previous books, it goes without saying you must read this final instalment in the lives of the people of Sweet (by the way, whose story was your favorite? I find it hard to think I could like anyone's story better than Jake and Annie's).


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