Bittersweet

Bittersweet

by Sarina Bowen

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Overview

Farmers make the earth move.

The last person Griffin Shipley expects to find stuck in a ditch on his Vermont country road is his ex-hookup. Five years ago they'd shared a couple of steamy nights together. But that was a lifetime ago.

At twenty-seven, Griff is now the accidental patriarch of his family farm. Even his enormous shoulders feel the strain of supporting his mother, three siblings and a dotty grandfather. He doesn't have time for the sorority girl who's shown up expecting to buy his harvest at half price.

Vermont was never in Audrey Kidder's travel plans. Neither was Griff Shipley. But she needs a second chance with the restaurant conglomerate employing her. Okay-a fifth chance. And no self-righteous lumbersexual farmer will stand in her way.

They're adversaries. They want entirely different things from life. Too bad their sexual chemistry is as hot as Audrey's top secret enchilada sauce, and then some.

Warning: Contains sexual situations, gourmet yumminess, a steamy outdoor shower and proof that farmers don't mind getting dirty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942444169
Publisher: Rennie Road Books
Publication date: 06/12/2016
Series: Sarina Bowen's True North Series , #1
Pages: 348
Sales rank: 351,770
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Sarina Bowen writes steamy, angsty contemporary romance, including the Ivy Years, Gravity, and Brooklyn Bruisers series, as well as two series of new-adult fiction.


Saskia Maarleveld is an experienced voice-over actress and Earphones Award-winning narrator. Raised in New Zealand and France, she is highly skilled with accents and dialects, and many of her books have been narrated entirely in accents other than her own. In addition to audiobooks, her voice can be heard in animation, video games, and commercials.


Tad Branson is an Earphones Award-winning audiobook narrator whose readings include romance titles by Nicole Edwards and Jay Crownover, among others.

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Bittersweet (True North, #1) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read didn't want to put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
New to this author. Loved the storyline of farm to table. Author did her homework. Would recommend
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Nice story with an interesting background of Vermont and farm to table businesses. The characters were real enough and likeable. No real surprises or page turner here, just a nice story about a couple and family involvement. There was closure on the story but somehow it seemed too fast and not enough details to satisfy me. Maybe they are answered in the series though this was a stand alone book. Enjoy this read.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I went directly to the B&N and bought the next book. Good story, sexy, realistic! The only thing to make it better was to have a couple of recipes in the end. Drink a hard apple cider as you read this book??
Anonymous 11 months ago
well+drawn+characters.+just+steamy+enough+to+be+fun+but+doesn%27t+let+the+sex+overshadow+the+story.+%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A%0A
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story had a completely different “love” story that just kept drawing me in. Not many books involve a family that is tight knit. It’s a bit of a sexy story of getting a chance with the one who got away. Basing it on a farm which operates mainly as a cider house is very up to date. Also the use of “organically” grown product makes it PC.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story , quite interesting .
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well++written++and+down+to+earth+.+++Loved+it%21
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I+enjoyed+the+story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved+the+story+especially+the+farm-to-table+aspect.+Found+the+whole+concept+fascinating.+Characters+were+wonderful%2C+you+just+want+to+find+out+more+about+them.+Thank+you+for+all+the+research.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the start of this series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
really+enjoyed+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was very surprised in regards to how many directions this book took you on the path to love, it wasn't just centered specifically on the couple, but yet had everything to do with them and also centered around a strong family Bonds as well as second chances from multiple directions, which you are going to love following each of the stories in one book. I'm keeping this book so I can come back at a later date and read it again ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not certain what I was expecting when I started the book , but I was interested in the story and the charactors in no time. Everyone was their own person and fit so well together. Do wish it would have ended with more closure but it wasn't a cliffhanger by any means. J
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Funny and sweet. Highly recommended....!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great live story, didnt want it to end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, it was a great read. The characters were well rounded, and refreshingly real. I laughed in amusement at the lively trists that went back and forth between many of the characters. It makes you want to visit the Shipley Farm. Many trials are addressed that so many could relate to. It gives you hope that things can happen good or bad, and you have a choice as to how you handle it. It also drives home that sticking to who you are can be the best reward in the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story. Well told. Best character development I've seen in some time. I usually don't continue with series' but I will with this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well this was surprisingly good and entertaining. My first read by this author and I'm hooked on this series, it was well written with enough angst, humor, sexy times and colorful characters to keep the reader engaged. Griff was gruff but sweet. Definitely a family man and a loyal one too. He cared very deeply for his people and went out his way to provide for his family and employees. Audrey was sort of flighty, she knew what she wanted and went for it with gusto, thing about her character is that everything always went wrong for her, the harder she tried, the more she messed up. The moment she stopped trying to impress the wrong people, her life and job aspirations took a turn for the better. It was a nice refreshing change seeing the male fall head over heels for the female, while said female is totally cool and nonchalant! I hate when authors turn the females into blithering idiots at the sight of a good looking man. That dynamic was not present in this book. Griff was the one constantly worrying about his relationship with Audrey, the one always wanting more, the one just plain in love. It was interesting seeing the tables turned for a change! Made the book that much more enjoyable. Both characters had their flaws but they were very mature about their pesudo relationship and didn't act like children. They tried and made it work, despite obstacles standing in their way, its so much easier to relate to a couple who actually acts mature instead of playing stupid games. SR
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Great read. Worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can never go wrong with a Sarina Bowen story, read now. I'm her Ivy and Gravity fan, now True North of course. You'll feel like you've met a character then miss them when they're gone. Sarina Bowen introduces all these fully developed characters otherwise you wouldn't want to know more. No cliffhangers, you just want to know more, root for them more and get a glimpse of someone you miss. And she has this way of recounting moments without over doing it. That right amount of plot and descriptors that makes you lean in and also allows your own experiences to color a moment. I've never been to Vermont, or been to a hockey game or done an extreme sport but after you read one of her books you feel like you've experienced it or want to go or try it.