Review: Anything But Sweet (Sweet, Texas) by Candis Terry

August 16, 2013 Review 1

Review: Anything But Sweet (Sweet, Texas) by Candis Terry

From Candis Terry, the sparkling new author Rachel Gibson calls "A fun and refreshing voice in contemporary romance," comes a sexy series set in Sweet, Texas about the wild, Wilder brothers, ex-marines who find love in a town that despite its name is… anything but sweet.

A man who doesn't like change . . .
For years Ex-Marine Reno Wilder managed to uphold his end of the Wilder Boys' wild reputation. But the scars of war and the deaths of those he loved have flipped the switch on his point of view. Now, to keep tradition and memories alive, he'll settle for a staid life of wash, rinse, repeat.

When the senior citizens of Sweet, Texas believe it's time for their little town to become a destination for tourists they contact a new TV makeover show. Their community is chosen to participate and everyone is pleased--except Reno.

A woman who wants to change everything . . .
Beneath her headstrong desire to upend Reno's peace and quiet, makeover show host and designer Charlotte Brooks has something to offer that has nothing to do with changing drapes and everything to do with showing him that change can be sexy, hot, and very, very sweet.

Face-off for a happily-ever-after . . .
Neither of them saw coming. Who will stand their ground? Who will find common ground? And who will let go of their past and grab hold of a future full of promise?

Title: Anything but Sweet
Author: Candis Terry
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Confessions of a Secret Admirer: A Valentine's Day Anthology, A Better Man, Perfect for You
Series: Sweet Texas
Source: Publisher
Published: June 25, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 384
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Stars: three-stars

It’s not often that I read a contemporary romance novel. I find the ones that I get the most enjoyment out of are the ones set in small towns just like Sweet, Texas. The characters often have this neighborly feel to them. Many of the characters in Anything but Sweet felt like people I know. Any woman would want to run off to this town if not to grab themselves a Wilder man, then to get closer to their Mama. I love Jana. She was the sweetest treat that could have been added to this book. Her sons are many and they are all gorgeous.

Her son Reno is the love interest in this installment of Candis Terry’s Sweet, Texas series. Reno is the owner of Sweet’s hardware and feed store. Said store has just became mission number one for the tv show in town to renovate Main Street. Reno doesn’t like change. Experience has taught him that the changes in his life hurt. The sexy cowboy has had enough bad times in the past couple of years to last a lifetime. He is set in him comfortable little world and he doesn’t need Hollywood rolling into to town to tell him things need to be different.

Hollywood would be one Charlotte Brooks. Charli and I got off to a bad start and I never forgave her. The whole time Reno is calling her Fancy Pants I was referring to her as Missy Prissy. What kind of woman strolls into a town and thrusts her dog into the arms of a total stranger for no other reason than being bratty? Yeah, I hated Charli. I wanted construction materials to fall on her. She actually had the crass to tell Reno “It’s a man’s world out there Mr. Wilder. And it’s my job to make sure they’re doing it all wrong.”

I have every intention of reading more of the Sweet, Texas books. There’s a little mini blurb at the end of this one that tells anxious readers who the next hero will be. I think he will have a good love story to share. He is certainly deserving of one. I also hope his brother gives him the ribbing that he gave him in this one. After All turnabout is fair play.

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One Response to “Review: Anything But Sweet (Sweet, Texas) by Candis Terry”

  1. anna

    Oh my goodness. I love their mama too! I had a bit of trouble with how she overpowered everything myself but I loved Reno. Those grumbly heroes always do it for me.