Review/Giveaway: Anything but Sweet by Candis Terry

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Anything But Sweet Anything But Sweet by
Series: Sweet, Texas
Published by on June 25, 2013
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Pages: 384
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If Charlotte Brooks thinks she and her TV makeover show can turn Reno Wilder’s hometown upside down, he’ll be happy to prove her wrong. The x-Marine has seen too much turmoil and he likes Sweet, Texas, just the way it is. Traditional. Familiar. A little dull. Everything Charli isn’t. But instead of backing off from his scowls like everyone else, Charli digs in her skyscraper heels.


Reno Wilder is a one-man unwelcoming committee, but Charli isn’t budging. It’s clear the gorgeous cowboy needs an overhaul just as much as Sweet. Someone needs to break him out of that gruff shell and show him how fun and rewarding a little change can be.


Avon Books has given me 2 copies of Anything But Sweet to giveaway. Just leave a comment to be entered!

So I’ve said before that I’m not much for small-town or Contemporary Romance, and this book is both. Yet. . .I really liked it!

Anything But Sweet is about a small town in Texas called Sweet where the townspeople have entered a town makeover reality show. And sure enough, they win! But sexy ex-Marine Reno Wilder wants nothing to do with the show. So what if there’s peeling paint and rusted awnings? It just gives the town character, right?

And his distaste for the show’s sexy host has nothing to do with his grumpy attitude.

Charli loves being a designer, and she loves her job as a TV host/designer, but she’s tired of travelling constantly and never really having a place to call her own. Sweet, Texas is looking more and more like a town she doesn’t want to leave. And it has everything to do with the grumpy Reno Wilder.

Charli is everything Reno never wanted, but never knew he needed. She pushes him to see past all the grief in his life, and she shows him that he’s allowed to be happy, he’s allowed to have a life, and his friends and family only want him to be happy. And she knows that she may or may not factor into his happiness, but she’ll be darned if she won’t try!

This was a cute and (dare I say it?) “sweet” story. The romance is slow, but once it takes off, the pages will singe your fingers! I loved Charli, Reno was a great hero, and the cast of characters were fantastic. From spunky elderly cowboys to mama bear Jana Wilder, there’s nothing better than a well-written supporting cast! And I really want to read the novella Home Sweet Home in the Crazy Sweet Fine anthology— It’s about Aiden and Paige, 2 of the awesome supporting characters I’d mentioned.

***Review copy provided by Avon Books and Avon Addicts



16 Responses to “Review/Giveaway: Anything but Sweet by Candis Terry”

  1. Aly P

    I like how it sounds! Small town romances are some of my favorite contemporaries.

  2. LorettaLynn

    I love the cover, this sounds like a great story. Thank you for the chance to win a copy 🙂

  3. Barbara Elness

    Anything but Sweet sounds like a fun book, I always enjoy small town stories with a grouchy, uncooperative hero. 😀

  4. Victoria Zumbrum

    I would love to read this book. Sounds like a really good love story. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.

  5. Bookworm Brandee

    This sounds really fun! And I have a special place in my heart for books set in small Texas towns since I’m a small town Texas girl. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this and for the chance to win a copy! 🙂

  6. Debra Simning-Chapman

    This does look like it would be a great story and thanks for thinking of us for it!

  7. Anita H.

    I haven’t read any of Candis’ books before, but now I’m adding her to my new authors list. Thanks for the introduction to Reno and Charli, can’t wait to read their story!

  8. Ada

    I do enjoy small-town romances, there’s always the quirky characters who add to the drama/comedy. Thanks for chance to win, Anything But Sweet sounds like a fun read! 🙂

  9. KellyLynch

    I would love a chance to read this book..thank you for the opportunity. Love reading your reviews as well!

  10. KellyLuann

    It sound like a good book and 4 stars is not too shabby. Thank you for your reviews!

  11. Jess

    Anything but Sweet is a great read and I can’t wait for the next book. Candis is a fabulous writer and even more fabulous lady!

  12. Adrienne

    I would love to win a copy! I live at the beach but have yet to find my beach read for the season. This could be it!


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