Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Guest Post/ARC Review/Giveaway: Anything But Sweet by Candis Terry

Guest Post:

Thanks for letting me drop by today! If I’m a new to you author I write sexy, small town, contemporary romance with a hint of quirky, a lot of heart and soul, and very often, some culinary delights.

I’ve just begun to write the third book in my new Sweet, Texas series (my new release ANYTHING BUT SWEET is the first in the series) and, as always, I thought about great opening lines and my favorite lines in general. We all have our favorite authors and our favorite books. But have you ever read one line and thought it was freaking awesome? Or funny? Or poignant?

I’ve got a few:

From ONE FOR THE MONEY by Janet Evanovich:

There are some men who enter a woman’s life and screw it up forever.

From THE BEST MAN by Kristin Higgins:

Microfiber Slim-Nation undergarments and sweater-eating toilets were still better than angry wives and adorable toddlers calling you a whore, right?

From ON THE WAY TO THE WEDDING by Julia Quinn:

Clearly she was missing an extremely important connecting vessel between her brain and her mouth, and heaven only knew what might emerge from her lips next.

From LOVER ETERNAL by J.R. Ward:

Sometimes, pretending to be normal was the very best antidote to weirdness.

And one of my favorite lines from Charlotte Brooks, the heroine in my new release, ANYTHING BUT SWEET:

Flirting was one thing, but to tell a man she barely knew she wasn’t wearing any panties—yeah, that hardly reeked of desperation.

Obviously I have eclectic reading tastes, but I’m always looking for that one line that just zings me.
What’s your favorite line?

Anything But Sweet
Sweet Texas Series
By: Candis Terry
Releasing June 25th, 2013


A man who doesn’t like change . . .
The Wilder family is something of a Sweet, TX institution: between their yearly BBQ blow-outs and their Hardware and Feed store, they’re an institution—an institution that ex-marine Reno Wilder has tried to preserve, in honor of his lost loved ones. But it seems like he’s the only one who’s got any respect left for traditions when a new TV makeover show rolls in to renovate Sweet to bring in more tourists. Everyone is pleased except Reno—and this cowboy is determined to keep everything just the way he likes it.

A woman who wants to change everything . . .
Inquisitive. Stubborn. Smart. Drop dead gorgeous. That would be makeover show host and designer, Charlotte Brooks—the woman Reno has declared war against. And yet, he can’t seem to keep away from her, or to get her off his mind. Charlotte isn’t afraid to back down from a challenge—of any kind—and she’s promised to prove to Reno that change can be sexy, hot, and very, very sweet, if Reno and Charli learn to let go of their pasts and grab hold of a future full of promise.

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My Review:

I adore stories like this, stories where taciturn stuck in their ways heroes get blindsided by a heroine that’s just so different but actually exactly what the hero needs.

Watching Reno Wilder fall for Charli and the changes she’s making to his town was a real treat. I loved that he was an ex-Marine, cowboy and shop owner, and sexy to boot. Seriously he’s the perfect hero and so easy to see why Charli fell for him so fast and so hard.

Charli was a great woman, she’s sexy, looks like a city slicker yet all she wants is to find a small town just like Sweet to call home. I loved the way that Reno Wilder and the rest of the Wilder clan easily and quickly became her family. Her childhood definitely led me to understand her yearning for a great place to call home and a family to fill it with.

This is a great story that I highly recommend. It was both a sweet and yet surprisingly sexy story with a whole town of great characters, and two fun dogs that helped their owners fall in love.

5 Books

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not compensated for my review.

About the Author:

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.

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  1. I love when books just have one perfect line or quote in them. I find myself remembering them long after i have finished a book! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway!

  2. Good morning! And thank you so much for hosting my blog tour today. Thanks to everyone for stopping by. If anyone has any questions, ask away!

  3. Sounds like a great book! Thank you!

  4. I have enjoyed all your past books. This one looks great too. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. This sounds great, I look forward to reading it!

  6. Sounds like an enjoyable read. Thanks for the Giveaway!

  7. This sounds like an all round great book to read. Thank you for the post & your review! Looking forward to reading it.

  8. I am glad to have found out about this new-to-me author. Her books sound great.

  9. Hi Candis, what drew you to writing small town romances?

  10. Sounds like a great book. I look forward to reading it. Thank you for the giveaway!

  11. The book sounds great, thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Had to add the book to my to be bought and read pile. :)