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“Sultry With a Twist .... By Macy Beckett
“I enjoyed this contemporary romance. I liked how the characters matured during the relationship but I thought the hero carried out his stubbornness, feeling worthless for too long. June must serve a month community service in her hometown where she encounters old boyfriend Luke.”Dawn ♥ romance wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Author: Macy Beckett
Published By: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Age Recommended: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Book Blog For: GMTA
"Sultry With A Twist" by Jonathan Carroll was a wonderful contemporary romance with its setting being from a small town called Sultry Springs, Texas. This author will present the reader with a funny, clever and sweet love read about the second chance of love. I will only say that it was magic how this author was able to bring Mae-June July Augustine and Luke together again with all of the sexual tension making this such 'great flirty fun' read. Luke had once been June's oldest and best friend and her first love. Now, what had happened between them? Well, this is where I say you must pick up "Sultry With A Twist" to find out just what is going on in the good read. The characters were all so very interesting making you feel that you are right there with each of them. This was such a heart felt story that will leave you only wanting more from this well written read.
I love romance novels and this will be one of my favorites. "Sultry With A Twist" will definitely be a excellent recommendation novel from me because it is indeed a beautiful, fun, sweet and yes, sexy read.”
“A contemporary romance set in a small town, insert a grandmother with a mission, and two young people meant to be. And there you have it.
Mae-June has not spoken with her grandmother in ages. Sure I got why, still I felt sorry of her gran who was all alone. June loves her job, she has plans for her future and she is an all around nice woman. Still fate (meaning her grandmother Pru has other plans for her). Oh Pru, I do like grandmothers who know what they want, even if she would be way to tough for me.
Sultry Springs, is a god fearing community. Not so many meddling old women around here (but you know that they are there). We do meet some of the church ladies and the priest. A nice cast for this book. Together with Trey, but then who is Trey? I am ahead of myself, but I will say that I hope his book is next.
The hero then. That would be Lucas, June's best friend, and the guy she has a crush on when younger. Now they are both suddenly older, but not always wiser. He has baggage and, well that needs to be worked through. But I liked him. He had been hurt, he has lost what he wanted. A good guy, even if that chip on his shoulder was mighty big. Oh and Trey's is his best friend if you wondered ;)
A sweet romance about finding the love you always wanted.
“Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog
SULTRY WITH A TWIST is a fun contemporary romance about a second chance at love. With a good amount of southern quirkiness and humor, the best part about this story was its southern charm. The little phrases and and all around small town lifestyle and people really got me.
Mae-June July Augustine *giggles* had left Sultry Springs after the man she was in love with rejected her. She never looked back and for the past few years she's been building her life and her future in a bigger city. When things seem to finally be coming together for her, she's got the money to put down as part owner of a bar, she runs into trouble. And trouble brings her back to Sultry Springs.
Luke was also back in town, has been for a while. After he left June he followed his military dreams, the those crumbled and he got married. Then that crumbled and he came back home. She has been the girl of his dreams, then and now. Life and a judge have put them now back together, in very close proximity and with every possible advantage to rekindling their relationship.
The sexual tension between these two was great, flirty and fun. Although this book was recommended to me as a bit of a spicy read, I think I was expecting more on that end than I actually got, but the tension and attraction was there. The world was also very well developed. Like I said before, this book exudes southern charm and it has a sweet feel-good quality.
Definitely recommend this for anyone looking for a sweet small town romance. I would love to see where the author takes the series from here. Now I just have to find out who will bring Trey to his knees.
"It was a miracle they hadn't named her Jägermeister."
*ARC provided by publisher
“Sultry With a Twist .... By Macy Beckett
Our heroine in this delightful story is June Augustine. Her full name is Mae-June July Augustine; is it any wonder she prefers to be called June? She is a young woman, about to start on her dream career. She has given up everything she owns to start a high class martini bar, in Austin Texas with her friend and fellow backer Esteban. The only thing left is to arrange for her liquor license, and Luquos will be on its way. But, she finds out there is a bench warrant on record for her from nine years ago in her home town, Sultry, Texas. The only way to clear up this mess is to appear before the judge in Sultry.
Luke Gallagher, our hero, is divorced, ex- military, and a contractor in Sultry. He runs a non-profit company called Helping Hands, to repair and rebuild homes for people who can't afford the work. He grew up in the home of Pudence Foster, June’s grandmother. His Mom left with his little sister when he was twelve, and he was taken in by Pru. June was also raised by her grandmother, June’s parents died when she was seven. She and Luke were best friends, even more so after he started living with them. She worshiped him from afar, he tolerated her tagging along.
Prudence loves the children, has a strong Christian Fundamental background, and rules with an iron hand. Nine years ago, they broke her heart, and she sent them away. She has since learned to regret this hasty decision.
Luke has quite an eclectic crew working for him. One man is Trey, his foreman, and his best friend, from his military days. Trey enjoys a reputation with women. Luke describes his talent,” Trey flashes his dimples-the ones that make panties drop like lead". June is in town, doing community service for 30 days. Her options are Helping Hands, or church. Luke prays she picks the church.
This novel has a lot of laughter, scary mishaps, stubbornness and an abundance of love.
I enjoyed every page, and would highly recommend it.
I received this ARC from NetGalley and the author for an honest review.