Something Sweeter [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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Overview

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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062237279
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/24/2014
  • Series: Sweet, Texas
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 5,009
  • File size: 801 KB

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 and 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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  • Posted October 12, 2014

    Once again Candis Terry has outdone her self with the Wilder f

    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.

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  • Posted September 3, 2014

    ***I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an ho

    ***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.

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  • Posted August 13, 2014

    Sweet,Texas is one of the best series! I would describe Sweet

    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*

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    Posted August 4, 2014

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  • Posted August 1, 2014

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    Allison Lane can¿t believe that her dad has ended up in the midd

    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

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  • Posted July 25, 2014

    This is absolutely my favorite adult romance series. Candis Ter

    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.

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  • Posted July 20, 2014

    Jesse has no plans to find his happiness till all his love ones

    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.

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  • Posted July 18, 2014

    Highly recommended!

    Really enjoyed reading this book. Loved the characters and their story.

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  • Posted July 16, 2014

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    Have you ever looked across a crowded room and stared into the e

    Have you ever looked across a crowded room and stared into the eyes of your future?  That is exactly what happens to Jesse Wilder when he sees Allie Lane.  Jesse does not want a special someone right now, he is busy trying to take care of his family and help them find their happily ever after.  It’s not his turn yet, he still has his baby brother that needs to find his happiness.  So why is it such a struggle for him to distance himself from the beautiful woman that is pulling him towards her without any effort?

    Allie knew he was trouble the moment she meet his gaze and he danced her across the floor.  There was something that tugged at her mind and said run, because this one is trouble with a capital T.  She was attracted to him and there lay the problem, he was the kind of man she always went for and ended up with a broken heart.  Allie was not looking for a happily ever after guy, she didn’t believe that love and forever was real.  She had her own parents as a model and look how that had ended.  All she wanted was a one night stand with a guy that she could leave without damage to her heart and Jesse was not a guy you would be able to forget.

    Several things happened, one she should never have touched Jesse let alone kissed him, two when she didn’t immediately let go of all that male goodness.  Allie knew she was in trouble when he took control and the kiss went viral!  Everything about him pulled her closer and her flight DNA kicked it.  Playing on his Southern Gentleman manners she was able to leave without getting involved any deeper with Jesse.  So when she arrived at the Bar-Be-Cue planned to celebrate her father’s engagement and to introduce her to her future in-laws, what’s the chance that Jesse is there?  Not only is her there but he is soon to be a step-brother!    

    All Allie wanted was to make sure that her father was happy and the woman he was engaged to was not after his money, like her mother.  She was so not looking for anything else, but there he was, Mr. Hot Cowboy and he seemed determined to prove to her that love did exist.  Jesse also wanted her to see that there are a lot of couples that found forever in their marriages when they were with their soul mate. 

    Will Jesse be able to win Allie over to the love and forever side?  Is she the one for him and can he forget the past and live in the now with Allie? Can they find their happily-ever-after together?



    Overall Rating:  4 Rockin Stars
    Hero –Jesse Wilder: 4 stars
    Heroine –Allie Lane: 4 stars
    Steam: 4 stars 
    Plot: 4 stars 
    Cliffhanger: No

    Would I recommend this book: Yes! Save a horse, ride a cowboy is a definite reality in this beautifully written romance. This story includes a beautiful cowboy and a feisty city girl that finds out that something is developing between them if they are willing to reach out and grab it. This is the story of two people trying their best not to fall in love when they are each other’s one and only makes this an incredible book to read.

    Would I read other books by this author: Yes! Love the way Ms. Terry writes and I will definitely read more books by this author.

    ***Received an ARC of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review***

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  • Posted July 11, 2014

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    Something Sweeter is sweet, hot, and full of spice. I couldn't g

    Something Sweeter is sweet, hot, and full of spice. I couldn't get enough of this!




    This summer I've been on a little bit of a contemporary binge. While I love a good speculative fiction with fabulous world building and intense plot development, sometimes a girl just needs a light-hearted contemporary romance with some sexy action. And the Wilder boys know how to deliver, as Jesse proves in this delightful read.




    One of the main reasons why I picked up this book definitely has to be the rural Texas setting. I love a book with some hot cowboys in it, and having read some great reviews on the previous books in this series, I knew that I had to read this one! It didn't disappoint. I love the gorgeous setting, and I love the warmth of the large, boisterous Wilder family. They're upfront, supportive, and not afraid to tell you what's on their mind. This is what I envision when I think family. It's also cool how the books in this series link so well together with the leads of the first book getting married in this third installment of the series.




    Allison and Jesse are two wonderful characters in need of help finding it within themselves to commit to love as much as they desire it. Author Candis Terry does a wonderful job portraying their personalities and reconciling the persona they present to the outside world with the person that they are on the inside. Allison is a cynist who doesn't want to believe in happily ever afters and yet still hopes to find the one. Jesse believes in love and marriage but puts the happiness of his loved ones before his own. When these two characters come together, you know that there'll be sparks flying as they seek to prove the other wrong. It gets a bit clichéd and predictable at times, but the banter and chemistry between the two was more than enough to hold my attention and keep me wildly entertained.




    While it is possible to read this book without having read the prior ones, I recommend starting from book one. I feel like I'm missing out on some inside jokes—such as the recurring comment on the method that Charli used to finally snag Reno at a party. Plus, the Wilder family is filled with so many cool and amazing people. Reading the prior installments beforehand would have helped me to better understand them and the roles they play in this story. Well, I'm going to be remedying this problem fast. I already have a copy of book two in my hands and a copy of book one on the way. These books have priority seats on my TBR pile.




    I recommend the Sweet, Texas series to those who love a good contemporary romance with some cowboys, great banter and sizzling chemistry between the lead characters, and some good sex scenes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2014

    Loved It!

    Candis Terry is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors... She is witty, creates excellent characters and always an enjoyable through her stories... Jesse and Allison danced around each other in this tale and I loved them both... In this book Reno and Charli got married and that comprised a lot of the story.. Alli was a wedding planner and didn't believe in love... Jesse set out to prove her wrong... Wonderful cast of characters in this series and you can't help but wish you were there to share in the fun (and a little drame)... Can't wait for the next book, Sweet Surprise, to come out this winter... This is Book 3 and you will enjoy them more if you read them in order...

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  • Posted July 6, 2014

    4 1/2 star SWEET read! The ending might've been a tad rushed but

    4 1/2 star SWEET read! The ending might've been a tad rushed but the ride up to it was definitely something sweet.

    Allison Lane isn’t very happy about having to travel to some little town in Texas but here she is and she’s determined to discover how some woman named Jana Wilder has coerced her father into deciding to get married when he’s only known Jana a short while. Even though she’s planned her share of weddings as an event planner, Allison hasn’t any real faith in marriage unless it’s one like her sister has. So when a player cowboy, she meets in a honky-tonk who also turns out to be the son of the woman her father plans to marry comes on strong, her arguments about true love existing come screaming to the forefront.

    Jesse Wilder has a reputation as a playboy with a different woman in his bed nearly every night. None of it’s true though but he allows everyone in town to believe the nonsense because it allows him to stay single while he makes sure everyone else finds their happiness. He carries a deep reason for doing so but intends to see it through even when a beautiful woman catches his eye, full attention, and slowly burrows into his heart leading him to wonder if by showing her that true love can exist, he’s opening himself up to falling in love with her. There’s a side of Allison that leads him to believe she doesn’t believe in love not because she’s a true cynic but she’s afraid of opening up to the possibility. Jesse is the man to change her mind but first he’s going to have to convince her he’s not really a playboy cowboy.

    SOMETHING SWEETER by Candis Terry is an endeavor to convince a woman who doesn’t believe in love that true love can exist even when everything seems against it. I’m not one who usually quotes a book in a review but there’s one time when Jesse talks about love that just hit home for me.

    “Have you ever been in love, Allison?” He leaned in and draped his arm along the back of her chair. “I’m not talking about a crush or infatuation. I’m talking about where you’d do anything for someone. Can’t stop thinking about them. Be there if they were sick or just needed a shoulder to lean on. Someone you wanted to wake up to every single day and couldn’t wait until you saw them again at night. Someone who truly made you happy and magnified the good in you. Someone who made you feel like you’re everything you’ve ever wanted to be.” – SOMETHING SWEETER

    That’s truly being in love.

    Every time Candis Terry conjures up a new hero, especially a Wilder man, I fall in love all over again. Thankfully, each of the brothers has something about him that distinguishes him from the next and allows me to remain in love with each one. Reno captured my heart with his past, his pain, and fears. Jackson, the sexiest and most stubborn pain in the behind of all heroes, still made me fall in love with him because, well, he’s Jackson. Now comes Jesse, former marine, loyal loving brother and son, the most caring vet ever to grace the pages of a book, and so very sexy that I wanted to crawl into the book, tell Allison if she wasn’t going to take him seriously then hit the road and make room for me. Jesse has the biggest heart, the most generous nature, and he’s a natural flirt, which I adore. Allison is someone I could easily be friends with and couldn’t ask for a more perfect partner for Jesse, or better addition to the wonderful Wilder family.

    As usual, the secondary characters play a huge role in SOMETHING SWEETER by Candis Terry. From the antics of the local town folk to the most amazing and romantic wedding ever, it’s always such a pleasure to visit Sweet, Texas. My only complaint was that I did feel the ending felt a little rushed. I would like to have seen just a bit more teasing on Jesse’s part, and groveling on Allison’s part. You’ll have to read this amazing story to find out what happens but I’m so completely addicted to Sweet that I can actually say, never has a sweet tooth felt so good.

    I don’t just highly recommend reading SOMETHING SWEETER by Candis Terry, I say - read this one, and all the others of the series, or you’re missing out on the most amazing getaways to someplace sweet and romantic ever.

    ***eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.

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  • Posted July 3, 2014

    It¿s easy to see why Jesse believes in happy ever after. He¿s be

    It’s easy to see why Jesse believes in happy ever after. He’s been surrounded by examples of it his entire life, had a front row seat to his parents’ blissful marriage, watched his brothers fall in (and stay) in love. He knew it happened but felt it wasn’t his time yet. Until he met Allison.

    She came to Sweet, Texas, to soothe any unease she had about her dad’s love interest Jana, Jesse’s mom. But she got more than she bargained for. Welcomed into the Wilder family with open arms, she was shown time and again that everything her dad’s first marriage was, which was one of the worst examples of marriage a child could witness, wasn’t how it had to be for her.

    The road to their happy ever after wasn’t easy. Oh, there wasn’t any blood loss or fires or bullets or car crashes. There was just a lot of understanding, learning, and talking for them to go from lust to love. The chemistry between them sizzled from the beginning, but that was just lust and physical attraction. As they spent time together, it exploded into love, a deep and unconditional love that had them dreaming of forever before they knew what hit them.

    Love doesn’t happen in a time frame. It doesn’t adhere to rules or regulations of the mind. It has its own agenda, knows what it wants, and is unrelenting as it pulls together two people who are perfect for each other.

    I’m not sure why I’ve never read any books in this series, but I’m glad I had the chance to read this one. It’s lighthearted and humorous without lessening the burdens Jesse and Allison carry. It shows how healing and freeing love can be, how it’s sometimes the best thing to happen to a person even if it is completely unexpected.

    ***Received from Edelweiss via Tasty Book Tours for an honest review***

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  • Posted June 25, 2014

    Candis Terry's Sweet, Texas series is one I've been curious to t

    Candis Terry's Sweet, Texas series is one I've been curious to try. A few of my blogging friends enjoy her books, I liked the cover, and Something Sweeter seemed right up my alley. And it really was.

    In Something Sweeter, we get the love story of Allison and Jesse. Allison is in Sweet to see her father and determine why exactly he's remarrying after going through the hell of a bad marriage. When she accompanies her dad to meet the fiancée, she also meets the family, specifically the sons, one of whom, Jesse Wilder, she'd flirted with and ditched the night before. Awkward, right? Allison is irritated and embarrassed, but Jesse is intrigued. Allison just doesn't believe in lasting love. Her mother made her father's life hell for year, and ingrained in her that love doesn't last, but money does. I guess living with a sociopath like that will do some damage, because Allison firmly believes that love always fails. Good thing Jesse's there to show her the error of her mother's ways.

    Jesse Wilder was much of what I expect out of a Texan romance hero. He was a little cocky, a lot flirtation, rugged and handsome, blunt but nice. And he was wrapped up in a sexy, sexy package. Jesse and his intense yet charmingly playful personality made Something Sweeter fun. Jesse is the Wilder family caretaker. Having lost an older brother in war, and father unexpectedly, Jesse does all he can to help his family out. Sure, he'd like to have a family someday, but just doesn't find the time. I like that he wasn't opposed to a lasting relationship, and that he was the pursuer to Allison. And boy, is Jesse persistent!

    I can't review Something Sweeter without discussing the Wilder family. This is a family with deep roots in serving their country. Jesse's brothers were fun and I can only imagine how good their stories were (believe me, I'm going to find out!) There is also a sub-plot about older brother Jared, who died a few years prior in the line of duty. It was excellent, probably my favorite part of the story. Matriarch Jana Wilder was so endearing, a great mom and grandmother, and experiencing her own second chance love story. I love when I come across a strong family full of love and stories.

    I snark on Texas a lot in real life, mostly with love. I think that's okay since my husband is a Texan. I like that state a lot, but mostly for it's barbecue brisket. And as a setting for books. Is there a "Texan Romance" sub-genre? If not, there should be. A Texan romance is a lot like anything Texan, you feel like you know what you're get going in. When you use the word "Texan" to describe someone or something, it tends to be self-explanatory. The state is a character itself, and Something Sweeter does it proud.


    Favorite Quote

    "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."

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  • Posted June 24, 2014

    Something Sweeter is the perfect name for the latest addition to

    Something Sweeter is the perfect name for the latest addition to author Candis Terry's Sweet, Texas series.




    I love this series. The Wilder boys always guarantee a great story and I couldn't wait for Jesse's story.




    Allison is in Sweet for one reason, to figure out what is going on with her father and why he had decided to marry someone he barely knows. After witnessing her mother's relationships, Allison doesn't believe in love, much less love at first sight. She is in Sweet to protect her father. Enter Jesse Wilder, who's reputation makes him the least likely person to change her mind, but once the spark ignites, these two heat up the pages. The developing relationship between Jesse and Allison is fun and mix in all the family members and town folk that I was already in love with and this story was a win-win for me.









    I gave Something Sweeter 4 BIG HAPPY HEARTS! Fans of this series will love this story and if you aren't already reading this series, start now. This book can be read as a stand alone story, however I recommend reading this series in order, each book builds and pretty soon the Wilder's start feeling a little like family. If you are looking for a fun, sweet upbeat contemporary romance series, take a trip to Sweet, Texas!

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  • Posted June 24, 2014

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    I would have to say that I haven't yet found a Candis Terry book

    I would have to say that I haven't yet found a Candis Terry book that I didn't like and Something Sweeter is no exception. You will find that you can't help liking Jesse. Him and his family of sex brothers just have a way of taking over the story. He's a hard working vet, who always finds time to be there for his family. He is mister fix it within the family. His new project is Allison. He feels it's his job to teach her about lasting love. Of course Allison family life hadn't shown her that side of love. Both characters are enjoyable and I love visiting with the town people. I can't wait for the next story in the series.

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  • Posted June 24, 2014

    The third installment of the Sweet, Texas series did not disappo

    The third installment of the Sweet, Texas series did not disappoint - it was just as sexy, heartfelt and enjoyable as the first two! Jesse Wilder has an undeserved (although uncontested) reputation for being a playboy, and his first encounter with Allison certainly encourages the image. However, he's more than selective about whom he chooses to spend his time with, and this veterinarian is shocked to find out the woman he kissed in a bar is the daughter of the man who plans to marry his mom.

    Allison is scoping out the Wilder family after her dad suddenly announces he's marrying someone he's only known a short while. She's busy in Seattle with a life of her own planning weddings and watching her sister lead the perfect life. Allison's not a fan of the "true love" idea, but she does love her father and wants to ensure he's okay. 

    What she gets is a dose of reality when Jesse decides it's up to him to prove her wrong. He brings her around town, introduces her to the fun-loving cast we've gotten to know over the last two books, and we even get a scene that had me laughing so hard, I was wiping tears from my eyes! (Let's just say it was a luncheon gone horribly, horribly astray.) Jesse wants to show Allison that true love exists in Sweet, Texas...and by the end of it, I was once again wishing these Wilder brothers were as real as they seemed on the page. Sweet, at times emotional, and humorous - this is one novel (and series) not to be missed. Candis is an automatic pre-order author for me - I highly recommend she become one for you, too. Witty dialogue, flawless character development, realistic plot lines, down-to-earth heroes and heroines, and a strong family bond made stronger by shared loss and love...In my book, that's a clear winner. I'm looking forward to my next visit to Sweet, Texas!

    Five stars!! 

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  • Posted June 24, 2014

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    These Wilder brother's just keep getting BETTER and BETTER!! Jes

    These Wilder brother's just keep getting BETTER and BETTER!! Jesse...what can I say...sexy and sincere with a HUGE heart...he captivates and completely steals the show in SOMETHING SWEETER. From that wicked smile down to his spurs...OH MOMMA!!




    And Allison was pretty awesome too. Candis knew she had to give Jesse someone special, and I say she gave him exactly what he deserved. Even being a romance cynic, she couldn't help but lick...I mean LIKE Jesse and his special brand of "Lessons in Romance".




    Candis Terry writes about that deep love that we are all searching for, with Jesse and Allison, she makes you believe in true love.




    If you love a romance series with Big Heart, you need to read the "Sweet" series by Candis Terry. You won't want to miss the fall of the Big and Bad Wilder Brothers!!

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