Series: Sweet, Texas #4
Published by Avon on January 27, 2015
Genres: Contemp Romance
Source: Avon Addicts
Playing naughty or nice...
Fiona Wilder knows all about falling in lust. Love? That's another story. Determined not to repeat past mistakes, the single mom and cupcake shop owner is focused on walking the straight and narrow. But trouble has a way of finding her. And this time it comes in the form of a smoking hot firefighter who knows all the delicious ways to ignite her bad-girl fuse.
Can lead to heartbreak...
Firefighter Mike Halsey learned long ago that playing with fire just gets you burned. He's put his demons behind him, and if there's one line he won't cross, it's getting involved with his best friend's ex. But when fate throws him in the path of the beautiful, strong, and off-limits Fiona, will he be able to fight their attraction? Or will he willingly go down in flames?
Or a sweet surprise!
Hey guys! I got the chance to ask author Candis Terry why she picked the name Sweet, Texas for her series, and you have got to read her answer! I got a good chuckle out of this story 🙂
“Hello! And thank you so much for inviting me here today.
After I wrapped up my Sugar Shack series (which was set in a fictitious town called Deer Lick, Montana) my editor asked me for a new series proposal. She sweetly asked me to come up with a nicer sounding name than ‘Deer Lick.’ I live in a state where towns have names like Driggs, Elk City, and Salmon. But there’s also a Sugar City and a Soda Springs. So after I stopped laughing I started thinking about the premise of the new series. I knew the Wilder brothers were going to be rough and tough alpha males. Anything but sweet. In fact, a complete opposition to sweet. So I just knew Sweet had to be the name. Ironically, the title of the first book in the series is Anything But Sweet. It’s been fun coming up with all the book titles.
The entire town of Sweet is a mish-mash of things I’ve seen in the small towns I’ve actually been to in the Texas Hill Country. I love nothing more than doing my research in the real life area I’m thinking about writing. You get so much more of the flavor if you’re standing there among the buildings and observing the community. The small towns I researched like Boerne, Comfort, and Gruene have amazing old buildings and inside them are delicious restaurants and fun places to shop. Recently I had a reader who lives in Texas ask me if Sweet really exists. I told her that there are bits and pieces of it all within driving distance. Her husband took her on a tour and she had a blast. So I guess you could say that for me, Sweet is real, and I really hope it comes across that way to my readers.”
“Fiona swallowed. Something warm and forbidden swirled in the pit of her stomach, then wound its way into her heart and other vital parts of her body. In the old days she’d tug him closer and take what she wanted. But this was a new day. A new Fiona. A more responsible Fiona who, unfortunately, couldn’t seem to get this man off her mind.
“Then maybe this won’t work out.” She eased her hand from his and instantly missed the fire in his touch.
“Maybe.” Those broad shoulders beneath that fresh cotton T-shirt lifted in a nonchalant shrug. “I’m willing to give it a shot if you are.”
Give what a shot, she wanted to ask. The actual work? Or the sexual tension that ignited between them like gasoline and matches?
A sigh expanded her chest. “If you’re going to work for me there can’t be any flirting. Or touching.”
His smile widened to a grin. “It’ll be a pleasure working under you.”
Oh boy.”— Candis Terry, Sweet Surprise
About the Author:
Candis Terry was born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and now makes her home on an Idaho farm. She’s experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to scooping up road apples left by her daughter’s rodeo queening horse to working as a graphic designer. Only one thing has remained constant: Candis’ passion for writing stories about relationships, the push and pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own happily ever after. Though her stories are set in small towns, Candis’ wish is to give each of her characters a great big memorable love story rich with quirky characters, tons of fun, and a happy ending.
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