My To-Be Read List is a meme hosted by Michelle @Because Reading. I think it's a fabulous idea because it gets y'all in the game and it helps me knock off some of the many, many books on my TBR list. You're more than welcome to join in the fun! I've included the basic rules below but you can click on the graphic above to hop over to Michelle's site where you can find all the details.
Here's how it works:
On the first Saturday of each month, I will make a post with three books from my TBR List (these books can be already on your ereader or bookshelf OR books you might want to purchase) and add your link on the linky that will be provided on Michelle's post. Y'ALL will help me choose which book I will read next. The following Saturday, I will announce which book won. Then the last Saturday of the month, I'll post my review.
Sultry with a Twist by Macy Beckett
Sultry Springs #1
Release Date: October 1, 2012
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Source: Sourcebooks Casablanca via Netgalley
Rating: 4 Bookworms
Challenges: Blogger Shame, #COYER B2B, #ShelfLove
Welcome to Sultry Springs, Texas: where first loves find second chances...
Nine years after June Augustine hightailed it out of Sultry Springs with her heart in pieces, one thing stands between her and her dream of opening an upscale martini bar: a bogus warrant from her tiny Texas hometown. Now she's stuck in the sticks for a month of community service under the supervision of the devilishly sexy Luke Gallagher, her first love and ex-best friend.
If Texas wasn't already hot enough, working side-by-side with June would make any man melt. Luke wants nothing more than to strip her down and throw her in the lake-the same lake where they were found buck naked and guilty as sin all those years ago. In their heads, they're older and wise. But their hearts tell a different story...
With phrases like "Holy Sugar", "Mother of Stevie Ray Vaughan", and "Son of a biscuit-eater", I knew I was in for a fun ride. But Sultry with a Twist was a deeper read as well with lessons in forgiveness, family, love, and loyalty.
June and Luke were raised together - first by virtue of living on adjacent farms, and later by virtue of June's Grammy Pru taking in both June and Luke when they both lost their parents. Nine years ago they had a falling out - all of them. June left for college, Luke for the army, and things became even more strained. These three are stubborn as the day is long. But June is back in Sultry Springs to work off a warrant and she, Luke, and Grammy Pru each realize how important they are to each other.
I really liked June, Luke, and Grammy Pru. I think pride kept them from mending fences sooner. It thrilled me that June and Grammy repaired their relationship. They each are the only family they have left and it was sad they'd spent so much time estranged. I'm a sucker for a strong, meddling grandma and Grammy Pru did some manipulating of things in order to repair things between June and Luke.
Getting a front row seat to watch June and Luke as they work through their issues was a pleasure and a frustration. Luke had a hard time accepting June's forgiveness and that her feelings were true. But June, being stubborn, didn't give up on him.
Sultry Springs' residents also were fun getting to know. From Judge Bea to Pastor McMahon - these God-fearing, well-meaning Texans were a joy. And I look forward to visiting Sultry Springs again.
*Note to Marilyn - the answer to your question is...hmm, maybe I should let you read it to find out. ;)