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Sweet, Texas volume 4.
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Scorched by love's intensity in past relationships, a couple risks getting burned again in Candis Terry's Sweet Surprise, the fourth Sweet, Texas novel.
"An absolute delight." —New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis
Playing naughty or nice . . .
Fiona Wilder knows all about falling in lust. Love? That's another story. Determined not to repeat past mistakes, the single mom and cupcake shop owner is focused on walking the straight and narrow. But trouble has a way of finding her. And this time it comes in the form of a smoking hot firefighter who knows all the delicious ways to ignite her bad-girl fuse.
Can lead to heartbreak . . .
Firefighter Mike Halsey learned long ago that playing with fire just gets you burned. He's put his demons behind him, and if there's one line he won't cross, it's getting involved with his best friend's ex. But when fate throws him in the path of the beautiful, strong, and off-limits Fiona, will he be able to fight their attraction? Or will he willingly go down in flames?
Or a sweet surprise!
Praise for Candis Terry and the Sweet, Texas series:
"A fun and refreshing voice in contemporary romance." —New York Times bestselling author Rachel Gibson

"She certainly excels at the slow but sexy growth of realistic relationships as the story builds in an absorbing and very appealing way. Fans of Jill Shalvis and Christie Craig will welcome Terry's Sweet, Texas series." —Booklist
Sweet, Texas
Anything But Sweet
Sweetest Mistake
Something Sweeter
Sweet Surprise
Truly Sweet

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Candis Terry. (2015). Sweet Surprise. HarperCollins.

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"An absolute delight." —New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis
Playing naughty or nice . . .
Fiona Wilder knows all about falling in lust. Love? That's another story. Determined not to repeat past mistakes, the single mom and cupcake shop owner is focused on walking the straight and narrow. But trouble has a way of finding her. And this time it comes in the form of a smoking hot firefighter who knows all the delicious ways to ignite her bad-girl fuse.
Can lead to heartbreak . . .
Firefighter Mike Halsey learned long ago that playing with fire just gets you burned. He's put his demons behind him, and if there's one line he won't cross, it's getting involved with his best friend's ex. But when fate throws him in the path of the beautiful, strong, and off-limits Fiona, will he be able to fight their attraction? Or will he willingly go down in flames?
Or a sweet surprise!
Praise for Candis Terry and the Sweet, Texas series:
"A fun and refreshing voice in contemporary romance." —New York Times bestselling author Rachel Gibson

"She certainly excels at the slow but sexy growth of realistic relationships as the story builds in an absorbing and very appealing way. Fans of Jill Shalvis and Christie Craig will welcome Terry's Sweet, Texas series." —Booklist
Sweet, Texas
Anything But Sweet
Sweetest Mistake
Something Sweeter
Sweet Surprise
Truly Sweet
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        When single mom Fiona Wilder moves to Sweet, Texas, to be closer to her daughter's family, she wishes she weren't quite so interested in her ex-husband's best friend, firefighter Mike Halsey. Fiona knows she's lucky. Despite an unwanted pregnancy and a failed marriage, she loves her daughter madly, and even if her ex, Jackson, wasn't right for her, he's still one of the Good Guys. Now she feels blessed to move to Jackson's hometown and get started on a new life, close to his tightknit family that adores her and their daughter, Izzy, and that wants to help her launch her own bakery. But as she's moving a carful of belongings to her new home, she's involved in an accident that totals her car and takes her off her feet for weeks. Of course the sexy fireman who pulls her to safety has to be Mike, Jackson's best friend. Fiona's not immune to Mike's charms, but she's sworn off men and knows she has to focus on her new business. Hard to do in normal circumstances, it's even harder when Jackson's mom decides to play matchmaker and arranges for Mike to do some carpentry in her shop. Neither Mike nor Fiona plans on a relationship, but they can't deny a mutual attraction, and as they move into and then beyond a physical liaison, they each realize just how perfect they might be together. Terry continues her Sweet, Texas, series with a lighthearted, entertaining story that has moments of intensity but never quite fulfills its promise. Fiona's continued declaration that, as a former party girl, she can't trust her decisions seems increasingly ridiculous given all that she's accomplished and the obvious good choices she's made. Plus it seems unrealistic that a single mom working for an hourly wage could save enough to start her own bakery. A smooth, sweet, romantic read if you don't consider the details too closely.

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        Terry (Anything but Sweet, 2013) fans will welcome the story of Fiona, friendly ex-wife of Jackson and mom of young Izzy. Jackson's fireman partner, Mike, extracts Fiona from a bad car accident, and both are reluctant to act on their attraction due to unsuccessful relationships in their pasts. Mike's heartbreak and domestic issues continue to shadow his thoughts about the future. But when Fiona needs help moving and setting up her cupcake shop while recovering from her injuries, family and friends in the small Texas town conspire to bring her and Mike together. It's refreshing that Fiona gets along so well with her ex and his new bride, and her struggles with her new business also add to the story. Diversity in characters is welcome, even if Terry risks coming close to Hispanic stereotypes. She certainly excels at the slow but sexy growth of realistic relationships as the story builds in an absorbing and very appealing way. Fans of Jill Shalvis and Christie Craig will welcome Terry's Sweet, Texas series.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2015, American Library Association.)

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"An absolute delight." —New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis
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Fiona Wilder knows all about falling in lust. Love? That's another story. Determined not to repeat past mistakes, the single mom and cupcake shop owner is focused on walking the straight and narrow. But trouble has a way of finding her. And this time it comes in the form of a smoking hot firefighter who knows all the delicious ways to ignite her bad-girl fuse.
Can lead to heartbreak . . .
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