Series: Lucky Harbor #2
Published by Forever on April 1, 2011
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Tara has a thousand good reasons not to return to the little coastal town of Lucky Harbor, Washington. Yet with her life doing a major crash-and-burn, anywhere away from her unfulfilled dreams and sexy ex-husband will do. As Tara helps her two sisters get their newly renovated inn up and running, she finally has a chance to get things under control and come up with a new plan for her life.
But a certain tanned, green-eyed sailor has his own ideas, such as keeping Tara hot, bothered . . . and in his bed. And when her ex wants Tara back, three is a crowd she can't control-especially when her deepest secret reappears out of the blue. Now Tara must confront her past and discover what she really wants. If she's lucky, she might just find that everything her heart desires is right here in Lucky Harbor.
I read The Sweetest Thing as part of the compilation in Christmas in Lucky Harbor. Christmas in Lucky Harbor was my white elephant for my book club read so I thought I better make sure it was good.
I liked Tara. She came across as bitchy and haughty in book one, and she tries to maintain that demeanor throughout this book, but who could resist Ford. Hot bar owner and nautical expert. He IS handy helping the girls with the marina and boats the inn owns. Tara has a real hard time getting over their past, and that past is a doozy. A hot mess of a doozy. To make things even more difficult, she must fight the wiles of her ex-husband trying to win her back. So much stress on a woman!
Tara’s predicament would be very relatable for a lot of women, and the stress and blame she puts on herself is perfectly understandable. But seriously, here is the opportunity to turn it all around. Maybe not completely erasing it, but you wouldn’t want that anyway as it was what made them who they are, but the foundation has been there for a long, long time. If this were me, and that kind of heat was still there, I would be crazy not to at least try.
I enjoyed The Sweetest Thing a bit more than Simply Irresistible. I think it was the strength and will of the characters. They made a great pair and Ford was sexy as hell. That gives big points right there! Definitely read this one, even if you thought Simply Irresistible seemed a bit soft to you. It definitely gets better.
Read for: Fun (book club)
Challenge: 2013 E-book Challenge