Barbecue and Bad News

Barbecue and Bad News

by Nancy Naigle


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Welcome to Adams Grove…where the barbecue isn’t the only thing that sizzles.

Savannah Dey politely agreed to attend her ex-husband’s wedding, but she’d be grateful for any reason to get out of it…which is why the speeding ticket from the handsome sheriff of Adams Grove is both a surprise and a reprieve. With one quick call to her editor, the aspiring columnist finds herself with a new assignment and the perfect excuse to get closer to the man who pulled her over. Now, all she needs is a way to deal with all the bad memories the small town dredges up…

Sheriff Scott Calvin can’t forget the woman who set off his radar, but he’s determined to send Savannah on her way. He’s done making bad choices, and this beautiful city gal is sure to leave Adams Grove once she finishes her story. By the time she’s stirred up a hornet’s nest, he’s already falling for her. Will trouble bind them together, or will her secrets tear them apart?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477821831
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 02/10/2015
Series: Adams Grove Novel Series , #6
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle whips up small-town love stories with a dash of suspense and a whole lot of heart. She began her contemporary romance series, Adams Grove, while juggling a successful career in finance and life on a seventy-six-acre goat farm. Now happily retired, she devotes her time to writing, antiquing, cooking, and the occasional spa day with friends. A native of Virginia Beach, she now calls North Carolina home. Barbecue and Bad News is the sixth book in her popular Adams Grove series.

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Barbecue and Bad News 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Barbecue and Bad News An Adams Grove Novel Book 6 (Book 6) Nancy Naigle Received an ARC for an honest review. Have never read this author before. If this book is any indication of her others, I have found a new author. Enjoyable, emotional and heartfelt.
froggy29532DC More than 1 year ago
I love Adams Grove, seems like a great place to live, love, and work, and Nancy Naigle has a way of bringing the little town to life. Barbecue and Bad News is the sixth book in this series, and I have to admit it is also my favorite. The other books were all fantastic, but there was just something about this one, that was special.  Savannah Dey is on her way home, a place she has not been in eight years, when she is pulled over by the handsome Sheriff Scott Calvin, of Adams Grove, for going seven miles over the speed limit! Since Savannah is a writer of sorts, her editor sets her up in this little town, to get information on small town life and on the handsome sheriff. In the beginning this all sounds great to Savannah, being able to poke fun at the small town and their sexy sheriff, in an online paper, but she never expected to actually love the town, the folks that live there, and Scott. By the time Savannah figures all this out, it maybe too late, because the good sheriff does not have patience or time to deal with city girls. He has had enough of them to last him a lifetime.  I highly recommend this book, I laughed, cried, and wanted to pack my bags and head to Adams Grove. To Nancy, this was an awesome addition to the Adams Grove Series, and I could not help but notice how some very difficult times in your life, were intertwined in this story. Cannot wait on the next Adams Grove book!!
Rockport_rocker More than 1 year ago
Nancy Naigle, you have done it to me again.  You pulled me into Adams Grove and I am not ready to leave.  I have been a fan of Sheriff Scott Calvin since I read out of focus (my first Adams Grove book but the second in the series) so I was thrilled when I heard it was time for his story. At first Savannah didn't seem like the person for a small town sheriff but the chemistry sure was there from the moment he stopped her for speeding.  I loved the way little things kept mounting up for Savannah, as they seem to do in real life.  Watching her get to know the people of the town was a delight as always and watching her grow as she opened herself up to letting more into her life made the chance for her and Scott seem reasonable and possible.  The mystery this time wasn't as frightening as some have been but it was just as intriguing. Thank you, Ms Naigle, for another warm and wonderful, tough, and humorous visit to one of my favorite towns and for the time with some of my favorite people. You are amazing.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
Barbecue and Bad News, An Adams Grove Novel Book 6 , Nancy Naigle Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: Romance   My first visit to Adams Grove, and what fun it was! It didn’t matter that I’d not read any of the earlier books, as it’s one of those series where each book is a complete romance but has characters that connect it to other books. So in effect its a stand alone romance in a connected series – the connection being the town of Adams Grove. I liked Savannah, felt for her when she’s remembering how the people in the small town she left were harsh in their judgement of her after her parents died in a car accident. She still feels she’s to blame, even though it’s clear to anyone else that she wasn’t. She simply did what any sensible teenager would do, but in her mind the town blamed her and once she left for the city she’s never been back. You can’t outrun your past though, and she’s on her way to her first trip back for a family wedding, one of her cousins is marrying her ex....and then she gets stopped for speeding. The sheriff who stops her is good-looking, but she thinks he’s a jerk with no sense of humour. He lets her off a ticket though, and directs her into the nearest town for fuel. Then she finds herself stuck in the town while a parade passes giving her the perfect excuse to miss the wedding. She takes a few photos, texts them to the family along with a “sorry but...” message, and to while away the time she snaps an empty apartment notice and sends to her boss. Before she knows it her boss, who runs GINN – an internet newspaper, has arranged for her to stay for a short while and write a series of articles for the paper, starting with the sheriff  stopping her for speeding. Savannah has been doing an anonymous advice column – not the usual type but a tongue in cheek, snarky one, for the past two years. It started as a joke but became so popular she’s stuck. Now Evelyn promises if the articles work out to take her off it. Somehow though the sarky way of writing seems to have become entranced in her, and her fist article doesn’t show the sheriff in a good light, making him out to be a small minded, redneck type. As she gets to know him she finds out that’s far from the truth. Scott is a lovely man, been burned though in the dating field and is cautious. There’s something about Savannah though that draws him in, despite the fact she’s City through and through, and he doesn't want to leave Adams Grove. He loves it there. loves his job, but somehow he and Savannah draw closer and closer. He knows she’s being cagey about her job, passing herself off as a writer and saying she’s doing research for a book...but he’s no idea she works for the paper that mocks towns like his, and the people in it. As Savannah gets to know the people she realises how unfairly she first judged them, and her ideas for the articles Evelyn wants are way off base as far as truth is concerned. She’s falling for Adam too, but knows once she tells him who she is everything will almost certainly end, so she keeps putting it off til finally she’s ready always someone lets the cat out of the bag before she can explain and he’s furious.   There’s a host of other characters, Scott’s mum who want to open a tea shop, her neighbour in the next apartment Mike and his girl friend Brooke who runs the Yoga centre, and her friend Jenn, then there’s the owner of the local newspaper and his family. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming, and she’s quickly discovering she feels at home there, and as they share their stories she just seems to fit right in. When the secrets come out though, and everything falls apart with Scott she’s lost, doesn't know what to do, feels she can’t put things right. She’s lost, distraught and I could feel her sorrow and for me that’s really necessary. I want to feel like crying with her!!  All she can do though is work more on the puzzle of the Mural she, Jenn and Brooke were puzzling over. It seems to have hidden messages, and its also got some gruesome history behind it.  Its a fun read, a great romance, a mystery to puzzle out, and a host of great characters. The small town feel is spot on, sometimes it does feel as if everyone knows things before they’ve happened, but when the chips are down then they rally round. Savannah gets some great support despite her mistakes, and I was just desperate to see how she and Scott could come through, how they could get past her first snap judgment mistakes.   Stars: Five, its a fun read, a good length and has more than just a simple romance in it. ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers  
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Great Book and Series, A Must Read! This is a great book; this is the sixth book in the Adams Grove Series by Nancy Naigle. This book is just as good if not better than the other books.  Savannah Dey is on her way back to her home town to attend her ex-husbands wedding. She hasn’t been home in eight years because of the guilt she has felt after her parent’s death. On the way to the wedding she is pulled over for speeding by the handsome sheriff of Adams Grove.  Savannah takes a picture of a building for rent in Adams Grove as a joke to her editor about the small town. The next thing she knows is that her editor has rented the building for a week and asks Savannah to write some stories about the small town. Sheriff Scott Calvin has had the worst luck with city girls and is determined not to get involved with another city girl that is until he met Savannah.  This is a sweet love story, with some humor, I love Scott’s mother. I love that I get to read more from the other characters from previous books and see how they are doing. This series makes me want to live in a small town.  I can’t wait until the next book in this series comes out.  A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
tammycr More than 1 year ago
I was a little lost at the beginning since I haven't had the pleasure of reading the others in the series but it was easy enough to place the characters as I read more.  I enjoyed the small town feel of the story. I could even picture it in my mind. That shows how well the author explains the details when writing it. After reading Savannah and Scott's story, I may have to go back and read the others in the series!
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Fantastic read!! If you love sweet small town romance this is definitely one you don't want to miss. Set in the fictional small town of Adams Grove, VA with all the fun quirky characters that bring the setting to life. While on a dreaded trip home, Savannah Dey is stopped while speeding. Well, according to the sheriff. The very yummy handsome sheriff. After hearing her tale of woe he lets her off with a warning and sends her into Adams Grove to have her tire looked at. While there she is stuck in town due to a parade. Yep, a parade! Since she couldn't get out of town in time for the event she was heading home for she decides to stick around Adams Grove for a while. That's when things really get interesting!! Like I said you don't want to miss this one. Filled with humor, hope, and a lot of love. I highly recommend it.