Published by Big Dog Books, LLC on July 20th 2017
Also by this author: Ain't He Precious?
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Down in Whynot, NC, there are three things that hold true: 1) life moves just a little bit slower, 2) family means everything, and 3) you don’t mess with history.
When his family decides to sell a home that’s been part of their history for over a century, Lowe Mancinkus is madder than a hornet. To add insult to injury, the woman who purchased it is some fancy pants, city girl looking to fix it up and sell it off. Doesn’t matter that she’s sexy as hell or that just being near her gets his blood racing like never before. That home belongs to his family, or at least it did until she came to town.
Well that just won’t do, now will it?
From the moment that she laid eyes on the historical home in rural North Carolina, Melinda Rothschild knew Mainer House was something special. The perfect escape from life in New York City, Melinda signed the papers and set to work restoring the house to its natural beauty. That is until an angry Lowe showed up on her doorstep one day. With a scowl on his handsome, chiseled face. And a shotgun in his strong, muscular arms.
Is it getting hot in here?
Melinda’s about to get a lesson on life in the south, but Lowe is about to learn a lesson of his own – this city girl doesn’t back down from a fight.
Cocktails and Books received this book for free from Inkslinger PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect our opinion of the book or the content of our review.
If you read AIN’T HE PRECIOUS, the first book in the Sex and Sweet Tea series, you’ll remember Trixie needing to save her brother Lowe when he loses his mind over a family house being sold. In STUBBORN AS A MULE we get Lowe’s POV and watch as he finds himself falling for the enemy.
I didn’t like Lowe’s story as much as Trixie’s. It felt like his relationship with Mely was a bit forced. These were two characters who were practically at each other’s throats who very quickly fall for each other. And when we discover Lowe is one for pulling pranks, it made me wonder why he didn’t pull a few harmless pranks on Mely at the beginning. I would have expected their relationship to change slowly, maybe after he finished the house and they realized they missed each other.
STUBBORN AS A MULE was a fun read, but it lacked some of the spark that I found endearing in Trixie’s story. I wanted the meddling family who helped these two realize what they had. Instead, we had nosy townspeople who felt like they were more out to keep these two apart than get them together.
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Juliette Poe is the sweet and swoony alter ego of New York Times Best Selling author, Sawyer Bennett.
A fun-loving southern girl, Juliette knows the allure of sweet tea, small towns, and long summer nights, that some of the best dates end sitting on the front porch swing, and that family is top priority. She brings love in the south to life in her debut series, Sex & Sweet Tea.
When Juliette isn’t delivering the sweetest kind of romance, she’s teaching her southern belle daughter the fine art of fishing, the importance of wearing Chucks, and the endless possibilities of a vivid imagination.
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