Happy Thursday everyone! I’m super excited because I have just discovered a new to me author that I want to add to my “Must Read More” list!
About Candis Terry:
Both her Sugar Shack and Sweet, Texas series deliver witty and emotional stories about how love, family, and a small town community defines the characters’ lives. Born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California, Candis 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 and loves to escape to the breathtaking Idaho forests to energize her imagination.
Format: .mobi (A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss for the purpose of an honest review. )
Publisher: Avon Books
Release Date: February 28, 2017
Declan Kincade has spent so much time chasing success he’s almost forgotten how to just live. Lately, though, his all-business routine has been thrown into disarray. Brooke Hastings is the best employee Dec’s ever had: polished, capable, and intelligent. After four years, he’s just realized that she’s also smoking hot. But their working relationship is too valuable to stake on a fling, no matter how mind-bendingly pleasurable it promises to be . . .
What’s worse than never meeting the right man? Finding him, and then working side-by-side every day while he remains absolutely blind to your existence. That is, until one temptation-packed road trip changes everything. Teaching her gorgeous, driven boss how to cut loose and have fun is the toughest challenge Brooke’s ever faced. But it’s one that could give both of them exactly what they need, if Dec will take a chance on a perfect—and perfectly unexpected—love . . .
What’s it About? Declan Kincade has spent most of his time plotting, planning, and putting into action his plans for success into action. He’s literally the embodiment of the “All work and no play” adage. Brooke Hastings has worked with Declan for four years and she’s the best employee he’s ever had. She’s dedicated, intelligent, efficient, and more than capable to handle anything thrown her way. And she’s had a thing for Declan for just as long, except he’s been so “busy” that he’s never noticed her until now. Now Declan’s noticing just how attractive Brooke is in addition to her qualities as an employee.
Did you like him? Yes.
Why? On the surface Declan looked and acted like your garden variety workaholic who wants to take over the world so he can feel important. But he wasn’t. He was driven by some very personal demons and that took him from “jerk” to a guy worth fighting for. His reasons behind his all work and no play attitude were what made him seem more real and relatable. He basically just existed instead of lived his life and I loved watching him rediscover himself while on the road trip with Brooke. Sometimes Declan seemed bewildered by the things he was learning about himself and other times it was like he was remembering bits and pieces of who he used to be. He broke my heart sometimes and other times I wanted to shake him to see if he did anything other than grumble and work.
Did you like her? YES!
Why? She’s almost always optimistic and while she’s in love with Declan she doesn’t put up with his crap (And he can certainly dish it out when he’s cranky). Brooke was this cheerful character who did see the good in things and in people but wasn’t blinded to reality. She had a terrible childhood that she escaped from yet she still maintained hope that there was something better for her. She was sweet without giving me a toothache, and she was darn good at her job which made her invaluable to Declan long before he noticed her as a woman. I loved that she maintained her intelligence and business savvy rather than tripping over herself when it came to Declan. She was so much fun, definitely a character I’d love to be friends with. And guess what? She’s not a “just a salad” woman, much less a food pusher (You know, those women who order food and suddenly decide they’re too nervous/upset to eat and just push their food around on their plate. I hate that). It might sound weird but Brooke has this outlook on how she orders food that is totally the same as mine and that really sealed the deal on her awesomeness to me. Brooke just made people comfortable around her and did I mention she had this adorable little dog named Moochie?
Click It or Skip It? Click It. Especially if you’re new to Candis Terry like I was. This was a perfect way to be introduced to her writing. Totally worth it.
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