Something Sweeter (Sweet, Texas Series #3)

Something Sweeter (Sweet, Texas Series #3)

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by Candis Terry
     
 

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The men in Texas are hard to resist . . .

Seattle event planner Allison Lane is an expert at delivering the perfect wedding—even if she might not exactly believe in the whole "'til death do us part" thing. When her father decides to tie the knot with a woman he barely knows, Allison heads to Sweet, Texas, to make sure his new honey is the real deal. What

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The men in Texas are hard to resist . . .

Seattle event planner Allison Lane is an expert at delivering the perfect wedding—even if she might not exactly believe in the whole "'til death do us part" thing. When her father decides to tie the knot with a woman he barely knows, Allison heads to Sweet, Texas, to make sure his new honey is the real deal. What she didn't expect to find at the local honky-tonk was a sexy Southern man as bent on charming her pants off as he is on blowing her "true love doesn't exist" theory all to hell.

And they always promise . . .

Veterinarian, former Marine, and Sweet's favorite playboy Jesse Wilder takes one look at Allison and knows she's a handful of trouble he can't deny. But even after a sizzling kiss and obvious mutual attraction, it seems Allison has no such problem. When Jesse uncovers her sweet side, can he crush his playboy image, melt her cynical heart, and change her mind about taking a trip down the aisle?

Something sweeter

Editorial Reviews

Kirkus Reviews
2014-05-22
Allison Lane swings into Sweet, Texas, when her father gets engaged to a woman he’s just met; she doesn’t expect to find a family who embraces her as their own or a man who might make her believe in love.After finally extricating himself from a horrible marriage to her mother, Allison’s father is engaged again. As an event planner, Allison has seen too many couples fail after the wedding, and her parents’ long-lasting marriage was hellish enough to make her question the institution. So when she visits the small Texas town her father moved to, she expects to find another self-centered, money-hungry gold digger. Instead, she meets down-to-earth Jana Wilder and her sexy sons—including veterinarian Jesse, the brother with the wildest reputation. Jesse has paid lip service to swearing off relationships, but he knows he wants to settle down someday. And someday might be right around the corner if he can convince the luscious Allison to overcome her own distrust of love; that possibility seems ever closer when Allison decides to stay in Sweet to help his brother Reno plan his obstacle-plagued wedding. Allison grows closer to the Wilders, begins to fall for Jesse and has started to work through her own inhibitions when disaster strikes in the only relationship she ever had faith in. Well-written and sweetly seductive, the romance is a fun and touching read. None of the conflict ever builds to truly believable tension, and though author Terry tries to persuade us that Allison’s resistance to relationships is justified, we aren’t completely convinced. Nor does Jesse’s big reveal justify his long-standing angst, though that back story is also moving.Not as dramatic or heart-wrenching as it intends to be but still a warmhearted and romantic read.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062237262
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/24/2014
Series:
Sweet, Texas Series, #3
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
478,741
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Candis Terry was born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and 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. Only one thing has remained the same: her passion for writing stories about relationships, the push-and-pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own happily-ever-after.

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Something Sweeter 4.4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 41 reviews.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
Once again Candis Terry has outdone her self with the Wilder family. I love visiting Sweet Texas, and catching up with everyone and meeting new people. Allison has come to town to check up on her father's new love, Mrs. Wilder. Allison is an event planner and can plan the perfect wedding, even though in her mind "Prince Charming does not exist". Allison admits she is not cynical but a realist, until walks in Jesse Wilder, the playboy veterinarian. He turns Allison's life upside down. My favorite quote is " My mom always says that if you listen carefully, your heart will help you find that one person whose hand you want to hold until they take their last breath". This is a must read book. Part of a series but can still be read as a single title, but then you will want to read more of the Wilder Brothers.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
Allison Lane can’t believe that her dad has ended up in the middle of nowhere and is now planning to marry a woman he barely knows. So she does the only thing a good responsible daughter would do, she heads down to Sweet, Texas to get to know the woman herself. But when she walks into the local bar, she lays eyes on one sexy cowboy. Unfortunately, getting into bed with the locals is not the reason she’s there. Jesse Wilder knows that the sexy, guarded lady he finds himself dancing with is not from Sweet. He also recognizes that she’s got commitment and trust issues but since she’s not sticking around, he’s not getting involved. That is until the sexy girl from the bar shows up at his family home with his future step-dad. As Allison and Jesse are forced to spend a little time together, they realize they are quite attracted to one another, but just as soon as she meets and assesses Jana Wilder, Jesse’s mom, she’s headed out of town. When a crisis threatens to put the breaks on Reno and Charli’s wedding, Allison finds herself offering to stick around and help work out the kinks, after all, event planning is what she does. But staying in town means that she’ll have to spend time with Jesse. And Jesse is determined to convince Allison that true love does exist and help break down her carefully erected walls. As Jesse pulls out all the stops to show Allison what true love is all about, can Allison guard her heart from Jesse or will she helplessly fall in love? The latest novel in Candis Terry’s Sweet, Texas series, Something Sweeter, is sure to leave you with a smile on your face and love in your heart! Jesse and Allison’s story is nothing short of heart-warming! I loved the way that Jesse’s playboy reputation both helps and hurts his relationship with Allison and finally watching him fall head over heels in love was everything I expected it to be! With Allison’s past experiences with love and growing up with a narcissistic mother, she guards heart, yet still manages to let Jesse in. I loved that she was eventually willing to take that chance and find what she’d always wanted. Revisiting the characters from the previous novels in the series was very enjoyable. I enjoyed catching up with Charlie and Reno, Abby and Jackson and of course, the meddling Jana! I am looking forward to the next book in this series! This is a series that I will be reading again and again. Rating: 5 Heat Rating: Mild Reviewed by: AprilP Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
There's so much to love about Jesse Wilder...he's a former marine, handsome southern gentleman, and a veterinarian. I do believe this has been my favorite Wilder story to date, and I think it is because of the connection between Allison and Jesse. Barely a chapter into their story and I was hooked, they shared this undeniable chemistry that kept me turning the pages, and Jesse's southern charm had me swooning. The story had a nice flow about it, and the author did a amazing job of not only telling Jesse's story, but also tying his family ongoings into the story too and showing more character development for each of them too. Highly recommend you make time to meet the Wilder men of Sweet,Texes...they will steal your heart!
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Syrupy but god. Really enjoyed.
SW57 More than 1 year ago
n this 3rd book in the series, the wedding of the first couple, Reno & Charli, is being planned. Allison comes into town to check out Jana Wilder, the mother of the Wilder men, who has gotten engaged to Ali's father. She is a wedding planner & ends up getting involved in Reno & Charli's wedding, since the original plans keep getting screwed up. She becomes involved with the whole Wilder family, particularly Jesse. Ali's parents had a volatile marriage & she has a hard time believing in the HEA, so Jesse goes about trying to persuade her that it is possible, even though he thinks it isn't his turn in his family to get his own HEA. This was a very sweet & sexy love story! 
UndercoverBookReviews More than 1 year ago
~Received For An Honest Review~ The men in Texas are irresistible....when I read that, I thought "Now that's an understatement"..being a Texan myself, they are the most sexiest men around..But that not what we are reviewing right? Oh, but how I could review a Texas man! Jesse Wilder, oh how I could love him right on up! Can he get the women of his dreams or will Allison Lane keep running from what doesn't believe in? Don't miss out on this great book!
Bube987 More than 1 year ago
Sweet,Texas is one of the best series! I would describe Sweet Texas series as a Milka chocolate,simply you just want more and more,once you taste it :) Heartfelt,emotional,beautiful story like the previous two books in the series. Two extraordinary characters who are truly beautiful,perfect couple. Jesse - hunkalicious :D ,sexy as sin,but with big,golden heart. Allison - sincere,who doesn't believe in happily-ever-after,but in her path step out one hell of the hot cowboy - Jesse :) This story will fill your heart with happiness,joy and so many other wonderful,sincere emotions and happy,wide smile on your face. "Just remember,it dosen't matter what road you travel,or how far,or when you come around.When love is meant to be,there's nothing that will stop it.Not time.Not Place.Not circumstace." Will Jesse successful convince Alisson to believe once again in a happily-ever-after? If you want to discover the answer,don't think twice,go grab it,this series/books are simply brilliant! *I received an ARC of this title from the publisher in exchange for honest review*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who cares about editors agents writing classes and consultations with police firemen medics and in dept research aboutt whakes or dodos a one line dedication is enough and pease omit all religious aides as books mentors prayer answering or any support group having said that this is a summer read at excellent twinkie orice perhaps a little too detailed in romance genre a Twinkie girl fict with a touch of beef cake
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
245 pages. Really good book.
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kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
Not only does Something Sweeter have my favorite cover of all the books in the Sweet, Texas series, I think the book itself is probably my favorite. You know, if you made me choose. (Please don't make me choose.) From the romance to the revelations to the familial relationships, this book gave me all the warm fuzzies. For the record, I freaking love Jesse Wilder. For three books now, I've been led to believe he's little more than the town playboy who jumps from bed to bed with no interest in anything more than a fling. I was thrilled to find out that rumors of his sexual escapades were exaggerated and there is SO MUCH MORE to him underneath it all. He's something truly special. I love how he looks out for his family and he cracked my heart open just a little bit with the ferocity with which he kept his now-deceased big brother's secret. Family means everything to this guy and he's quick to put the happiness of the ones he loves in front of his own. Allison was a great heroine. If I'm honest, I didn't love her at first but she definitely grew on me. She was a strong and successful business woman. Her father is getting ready to marry Jana Wilder and she's struggling a bit with that. She was skeptical when it came to love and didn't want to see her father hurt again. I loved the relationship between Allison and her father. I also loved how easily the residents of Sweet, Texas embraced her and made her one of their own. The dynamic between Jesse and Allison was fantastic. There was so much chemistry and sexual tension between them; it was all but leaping off the pages. One of my favorite things about this book was Jesse's crusade to prove to Allison that true love does exist. It was most unexpected coming from a guy like Jesse. Or, I guess, a guy like who I thought Jesse was. His efforts definitely brought the feels and smiles. Candis Terry's Sweet, Texas series has quickly moved to the top of my favorite contemporary romance series list. I love the characters, the romance and the small-town setting. I'm not usually someone who finds family dynamic important when it comes to books, but it's definitely one of my favorite things about this series. I love the Wilder guys and their women. Mama Wilder is pretty freaking amazing, too. I love her meddlesome self. Bottom line, f you're not reading this series, you're missing out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok book not as good as first book
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Boring book, restates same major, dialogue all about same major points, could have formed a good story but the author did not develop the story quick enough
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AReaderLivesa1000Lives More than 1 year ago
***I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*** The romance ninja, Candis Terry, welcomes readers back into the town of Sweet, Texas with a lot to take in. One upcoming wedding with two engagements. The Wilders are a busy bunch! In this 3rd installment, you get up close and cozy with Jesse Wilder. (My favorite!)  Jesse is Sweet's amused playboy. When a mysterious new girl shows up in the rowdy bar - his world is flipped upside down. Especially when she leaves him in the dust looking for her purse behind the bar. Jesse looked like a bona fide heart ripper. After this scene, I instantly knew this girl would fit in perfectly with the Wilder bunch she would encounter while she was visiting her Dad in Sweet.  Surprises were all the rage at Jana Wilder's impromptu party, and they were all in her new beau's truck. One of those surprises were the mystery woman from the bar. The one who said she was just passing through.  "Award-winning performance," he whispered against her ear. "You always that good at that good at faking it?" The innuendo hit its mark. Candis really takes Sweet to a new level. The first reason is being able to see the brothers interact with Jake. Jake is a riot, and calls it like he sees it with the rest of the boys.  "Ooooh," Jackson hooted. "Paddling upstream on the River of Denial." With a toss of his white jacket on the peg near the desk, Jesse turned and headed for the door. "Y'all coming?" "Nope." Jake grinned. "Just breathing hard." And with Jesse being the main person smacking sense into his brothers in regards to their love lives, it is wonderful to see the tables turned on him. He doesn't like it much. Mainly because of this guilt he holds onto in his heart about losing his older brother too soon. And he has this insane idea that it is not in the cards for him. Jesse and Allie make such a train wreck of a couple. It is perfect!  "Is it going to be like this every time we're in the same room?" she asked. "Like what?" "Like a fuse has been lit, and we're just waiting for an explosion." "God, I hope so." "I didn't mean that in a sexual way." Jesse takes on the challenge of changing her "realist" views on true love. Even in this attempt, it is for the sake of his mother's happiness. He always puts others (animals and people) in front his his own wants and desires. As they get to know each other with "dates" - they uncover things about themselves all while discovering their feelings for each other.  "I knew I'd fallen hard that night at the movies when you doused your popcorn in butter, then licked it off your fingers." "That's lust. Not love." "Yeah. The love part came when you were bawling your eyes out and wiping your nose on my shirt, and I didn't mind." The way that Candis ties in all the supporting cast is incredible. You really feel like you are a part of the whole family. If you removed even ONE person from the story - it wouldn't be right. Every person plays a vital role from Chester and his irritation that the Wilder boys latch on to all the new women in town, not giving him a chance to Miss Giddy with her fashion sense. Jana continues to be the meddler, even if it was more subtle with this son.  "My mom always says that if you listen carefully, your heart will help you find that one person whose hand you want to hold until they take their last breath." Allie and Jesse's HEA is (in my opinion) has the most bumps and hurdles, but that just made the GRAND GESTURE that much more swoon-worthy! The fact that they both had the GRAND GESTURE made the happily-ever-after even sweeter. "You cut your hair!" The corners of his mouth lifted into a grin, and her heart felt like it had been hit with a blowtorch.  "I fly two thousand miles to see you, and you want to talk about my hair?" Another FIVE star read from Sweet, Texas! Let me tell you, if you haven't visited Sweet, Texas before - you are missing out! Candis pens the perfectly chaotic Southern town that will have you booking yourself the next ticket (One-Way... because WHY would you leave??) to Sweet to enjoy lunch at Sweet Pickens and visit with Jana.
LovinLosLibros More than 1 year ago
This is absolutely my favorite adult romance series. Candis Terry just has this way of pulling you in with her writing, her characterization, and her fun storylines! I love these characters so much and the small town feel just puts a huge grin on your face. There's so much warmth and love and the good people of Sweet don't hesitate in lending a helping hand when someone is in need of it. I really enjoyed Jesse's story and I was ecstatic we got to meet the youngest Wilder brother, Jake, as well as learn more about the eldest brother, Jared. Pacing: Always spot-on. I love how quickly I read these books. You'll immediately be charmed by these characters and desperate to find out how their stories end. Storyline: Not only is Jesse Wilder the town's veterinarian, but he is also known as the town playboy in Sweet, Texas. He's a fun-loving guy and we see that right from the start. Allie saunters into his life and she is quite the spitfire. She's only in Sweet for her dad, who is actually engaged to Jesse's mom. She wants to make sure she's legit, as her dad has been hurt in the past by her mother and doesn't want to see that happen again. Seeing how her mom treated her dad really messed Allie up, making her think that love doesn't really exist. After blowing Jesse Wilder off one night at the bar, she never expects to run into him again, especially at her step-mother to be's house. Jesse is determined to prove her wrong and show her that love is real and it can be lasting. He just never expected to fall for her in the process.... Characters: Even though everyone thinks Jesse is the town playboy, that's not quite true. He just never corrects them in their assumptions. He is carrying the weight of a secret and a promise he made to his eldest deceased brother and that really plays a great role in Jesse's story. He wants to fall in love, have a family, etc but doesn't think it's his time- he wants to ensure everyone's happiness first. I love how selfless Jesse is. We expect it from him in his profession, but I love that that's just who he is. Allie, while quite the cynic on love, actually has a really big heart. She jumps at the chance to help Charli and Reno when their wedding encounters a few kinks, despite her apprehension that the couple will even last. Spending time down in Sweet with the infectious Wilder clan will definitely change Allie's worldview and maybe even convince her that life really is sweeter and love does exist. Final Thoughts: Jackson is still my favorite Wilder, but I loved Jesse. I'm so excited for Jake's story and I can't help but hope his story includes a side character we've already met. Fiona, Jackson's ex-wife, is getting the next book and I'm excited to read that one too. These books will just make you smile, sigh deeply, and put a dopey look on your face while you're busy swooning over the romance.
kydirtgirl68 More than 1 year ago
Jesse has no plans to find his happiness till all his love ones do first. He has a reputation for being a playboy and he doesn't pay any attention to what others say. When a sexy woman walks in she quickly turns his head. Allison heads to Sweet, Texas to make sure her dad isn't making a mistake marrying a women he barely knows. She has saw first hand that love doesn't work and she doesn't believe in it. Jesse is hard to resist and the more she is around him the more she doesn't want to resist.. He tries showing her love is real and to have hope. Just when she thinks she may be in love something else happens to show her it may not be. Now Jesse will have to prove it to her. Jesse at first seems just like a sexy cowboy who likes to play the field. When you get to really know him you see he has a very soft caring side. He is a big flirt but big on family. He has some guilt he is carrying around that makes him not think he is worthy of love. Allison wants to be nothing like her mother. She is afraid of love and afraid her dad will get burned again. She has a great business and loves what she does. Other than her sister she really doesn't have a lot of friends. She opens up a lot in this book and sees what it is like to have friends and a family that cares. She isn't afraid to show her sexy side at all. If Sweet, Texas is a real place and has people like these characters that live there I for sure want to visit it. I love how Jesse and Allison start off with sexual chemistry but they don't jump into bed together. As Allison gets to know her dad's fiance she also gets time to know Jesse and see how great he is. Both of them are stubborn and have different reasons for wanting to stay single. They show in little and sometimes big ways how they care for each other and how they are falling for each other. They teach each other to let go of the past and to move on. I think of the series Jesse has touched me the most for some reason. He brought his oldest brother a lot more closer in mind for me. If you haven't read this story or this series it is a must read, Besides these two great people you get a whole crew of wonderful ones and not to mention some non humans that you will always remember. Want heat, laughter, love and more be sure grab this series.