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Saturday, March 6, 2010

SWEET SPOT by Susan Mallery

  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HQN Books (August 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0373773145
  • ISBN-13: 978-0373773145
If only her life was more sinful than sweet…
“Responsibility” should be Nicole Keyes’s middle name.  After all, not many people would sacrifice their lives to run the family bakery and raise a younger sibling.  But with Nicole’s twin sister now blissfully married and her younger sis turning out more femme fatale than girl next door, superreliable Nicole is getting sick of putting everyone else’s needs first!

Enter Hawk.  The deliciously sexy former NFL player offers Nicole a taste of the freedom she craves.  Hawk may know the way, blindfolded, to her sweet spot, but Nicole’s not about to let him get close enough to break her heart.  Of course, she might not have a choice in the matter if Hawk’s past keeps getting in the way of their present…

This is the second book in the Bakery sisters trilogy.  I loved the first book, and this one was even better.  In the first book, we got to see Nicole throughout the story, but in this book, Nicole is at the center of the romance theme.  I love how Nicole is so independent and how Hawk is so fun!  Put them together and you get the wittiest and funny dialogue while you fall in love with both of them.  Here are a few funny scenes so you can get an idea of the authors humor.

A scene between Hawk and Nicole-

    Now that he studied her, he could see it in the slight slump of her shoulders and the paleness of her skin.  "Someone hurt you."
    " I'm fine," she told him, then shrugged.  "It's nothing."
    "I was married for twelve years. 'Nothing' in this context is female code for 'you're going to have to keep asking to prove you're seriously inerested.' What's wrong?"
    "I'm fine."

Another scene between Hawk and Nicole-

     "I should go."
     His dark gaze settled on her face.  "How long are you going to run from me?"
     "I don't know."
     " Admitting you have a problem is the first step in solving it."
     " How very bumper sticker of you."

I wish I could share more of the funny scenes with you, but seriously, they are all throughout the book.  This romance was fun and light and I loved all the extra characters in the plot.  I loved how it all began, the romance and bickering in the middle, and the hot and heavy romance in the end and all through the book.  I can't wait to read the next sisters story!


Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
For Rereading!

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Blogger Jeannie @ Pine Cottage Books said...

Yay! This sounds good to me. I haven't read this author yet and I think I need to add her to my summer reading list (that I'm wanting to put together NOW). Thanks for the review!

March 6, 2010 at 4:25 PM  

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