Sparks fly between a sexy stranger and a small-town waitress in this steamy new contemporary romance…
When new teen TV series Bittersweet begins shooting in Dogwood, Virginia, the small town is abuzz with excitement. But local waitress Cathy Johnson has too much on her plate to waste time being star-struck. To Cathy, ‘bittersweet’ is just the word that sums up her love-life after her high school romance ended in disaster. Since then she’s hardly had time to brush her hair, let alone think about relationships. Certainly not the kind being played out in front of the cameras by impossibly beautiful actors posing as teenagers…
But all that changes when tall, dark, blue-eyed stranger Greg Moran arrives in Dogwood along with the Bittersweet cast and crew. Cathy and the devastatingly sexy New Yorker have instant chemistry. But Greg blows hot (steaming hot) and cold with her romantically, leaving Cathy’s head in a spin. She has a feeling he’s keeping something from her… If Cathy is willing to drop her emotional walls, why is Greg still so intense and mysterious? What is it in his past – or present – that means he’s keeping Cathy at arm’s length? How badly has his heart really been broken before?
Cathy and Greg are magnetically drawn to one another, but they’ll have to fight to keep their relationship from turning sour. Will they make it? If it’s hard to let go of the past, falling in love can be BITTERSWEET…
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About the Author
Sunday James is the pen name of author Sareeta Domingo, when writing the New Adult contemporary romance series that begins with BITTERSWEET. She lives in London and works as an editor at creative book packager Hothouse Fiction, squeezing writing into her mornings, evenings and weekends – but promises she has a life… She loves all things American – literature, history, popular culture – so much so that she even lived and studied in California, but somehow missed out on being swept off her feet by a devastatingly handsome but mysterious actor while she was there. Luckily, writing BITTERSWEET has allowed her to live that dream. Sareeta writes book reviews of New Adult contemporary romance at her blog, The Palate Cleanser: http://thepalatecleanserblog.wordpress.com/
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Worth reading, good story.
Cathy is a waitress at her Dad’s diner in a little town called Dogwood, when nothing extraordinary happens, until one day a TV production company arrives and soon after a new TV show starts filming in their town. Among the actors of the show is Broadway transfer Greg Moran. From the moment they meet it’s evident that there’s something between Cathy and Greg, a estrange pull towards each other that they try to deny specially Greg, but when a night out on the town finishes with them on Greg’s hotel room it’s evident that they can’t deny it anymore. Despite the fact that they have amazing chemistry Greg keeps pulling away from Cathy, even going as far as to warn her off, he explains that he has a past and he’s not quite ready to move on. I liked Cathy very much, she is an independent young woman who is trying to better the family business, and she is comfortable living in a small town and is happy to have had the same friends since she was younger. Greg on the other hand is running away from home, we don’t quite know why he is running but is evident that he has issues back home. The relationship between Cathy and Greg runs hot and cold for most of the book and that got sort of repetitive, I understood the characters were dealing with personal issues that made it hard for them to fully commit but I still feel that some of the time Greg pulled away felt a little forced. The novel ends in a cliffhanger, things seem to be ok for the time being but there are many things in play still. I look forward to reading the next book Lovestruck. I definitely want to know more about Greg and Cathy and how they overcome (hopefully together) the problems that life has for them.
This book took me a little bit to get into but once I was into it, there was no putting it down. I love how Cathy's character is out on her own but still works with her father and takes care of her little brother despite the rough times she has endured in her life. Cathy is a carefree character that you immediately fall in love with. The way that she takes care of her dad and helps him run his hometown restaurant gives you the feeling that she is a good person. She lives with her best friend and you can tell that she is liked by everyone. I knew that when she happened to run into Greg the very first time that something was going to spark between them. You could just tell the way that things were going. Of course, it wasn't a relationship without its trials, both Greg and Cathy had past's that played a major role in their future relationships. Greg is a likable guy as well from the moment we meet him in the story. He is not an arrogant actor that is there to film the new show but is a new actor looking for his first hit. I love the way that Greg wants to treat Cathy like a woman and respect her. He doesn't want to get into things too quickly. The way that Cathy and Greg fall in love with each other gives you the sense that it is going to last and that they really care for each other. There is romance in this book, but not a lot of steamy scenes. It gives you enough to make you want to keep reading. This was a very well written story and I am anxious to see where Sunday James takes Greg and Cathy in the next book!! Thanks for a good read Sunday!