on July 15, 2012
Genres: Contemp Romance
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Katie Calhoun can do it all: run a car dealership, nurse her friend and mentor, Harry, back to health while juggling work, play and loneliness. What she can't do is family.
Jace Donner’s life is on its well-planned track and he’s headed for a fabulous new career in Switzerland, but his uncle Harry needs him right now and family comes first.
When he finds the sexy, copper-headed spitfire Katie moving into his uncle’s home, he sets aside his plans. He needs to keep this gold digger from running off with the family silver. Jace soon learns Katie takes tough-minded to a whole new level and he can’t resist her. Doubt and suspicion turn to admiration and desire as Katie struggles to maintain a business, tolerate his uncle’s gruff exterior and play nursemaid all at once.
Katie learns to share more of herself with Jace than she ever has before. One day, and one step at a time, he leads her toward fulfillment. Jace invades her life, her job, her mind…but she won't let him take her heart when he leaves…
Jace is leaving all right, but he wants to take Katie with him– if he can ever get past her defenses to prove that what they have is real and forever.
Reviews on previous titles:
In less than 100 pages, Bonnie Edwards breathes new life into a steamy, sexy, dirty talkin’ version of Cinderella with STROKE OF MIDNIGHT.
5 out of 5 Flames! Laura, DemonLoversBooksandMore
“Bonnie Edwards has created an incredibly intricate novel that has 6 main characters, but the viewpoint shifts are smooth and the transition from each brother’s section flowed. . . . Bonnie has quite the witty sense of humor. I find it hard to find witty banter in an erotica novel, and this one had it! . . . I’d market this book as a contemporary romance as well as erotica since it was so well-developed.”
5 Stars! Demonloversbooksandmore.com on MEN TIMES THREE
This was originally titled This Heart of Mine but I kind of like the new title better (and the cover! I just love those red heels!) Sweet Ride was a fun and sweet Contemporary Romance with Bonnie Edwards’ typical humor sprinkled throughout. I think that anyone who loves category romance, or sweet romance with some spicy scenes will love this.
Katie is broken. Like really needs to be pieced back together and super glued broken. The good thing is that she knows this. The bad thing is that I don’t think we realize how bad it is until Jace does. Katie was brought up in foster care and she had a rough time of it, but she also became a very determined adult who pushed her way to the top of her game (selling used cars). She is very good at her job and has helped her boss, Harry, out to the point where he depends on her quite a bit.
Then Harry has a heart attack and Katie feels the pressure. Oh not of running the business, she could do that in her sleep. She feels the pressure of having a friend. She’s always run before she got too close to someone. Even the foster parents who she liked, she’d ask her social worker to put her back in the system. Her flawed thinking is that everyone will leave you, everyone will disappoint you, so leave before you love them, then you won’t ever have to feel a broken heart.
But then Harry has a heart attack. It turns out Katie really likes Harry. Then Harry invites his nephew to stay for a while too. It turns out Katie really likes Jace. She could really love him, if she gave herself the chance.
For Jace’s part, he’s halfway in love with Katie from the first second he sees her struggling to get a box out of her car. But in all their time together, he never really gets to know what makes Katie tick. He thinks he’s helping to make things easier on her, but really he’s taking her choices from her. Even down to selling his uncle’s car dealership out from under her. (You’ll have to read it to find out what happens there! I won’t spoil what happens)
This is a fun and sweet enemies to lovers story that I found quite entertaining and a great way to pass a rainy afternoon.
***Review copy provided by the author