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Series: True North #1
Published by: Rennie Road Books
on June 14, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Add to your TBR!
The new series is set in Vermont. True North is populated by the tough, outdoorsy mountain men that populate the Green Mountain State. They raise cows and they grow apples. They chop a lot of wood, especially when they need to blow off steam. (Beards are optional but encouraged.)
If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the orchard.
The last person Griffin Shipley expects to find stuck in a ditch on his Vermont country road is his ex-hookup. Five years ago they’d shared a couple of steamy nights together. But that was a lifetime ago.
At twenty-seven, Griff is now the accidental patriarch of his family farm. Even his enormous shoulders feel the strain of supporting his mother, three siblings and a dotty grandfather. He doesn’t have time for the sorority girl who’s shown up expecting to buy his harvest at half price.
Vermont was never in Audrey Kidder’s travel plans. Neither was Griff Shipley. But she needs a second chance with the restaurant conglomerate employing her. Okay—a fifth chance. And no self-righteous lumbersexual farmer will stand in her way.
They’re adversaries. They want entirely different things from life. Too bad their sexual chemistry is as hot as Audrey’s top secret enchilada sauce, and then some.
Sarina Bowen is a fairly new author to me. I’ve only read one of her books prior to Bittersweet so I’m still feeling out her style. But then I was given an early copy of BITTERSWEET to review. This is book one in a brand new series by Bowen, called the True North Series. First impression, I freaking LOVE the cover to this book. I could stare at it for hours and you can bet your sweet bippy, that I’ll be purchasing the paperback when it’s available. Then I did a quick read of the blurb and got EVEN MORE excited! A sexy, brooding, bearded farmer…I mean COME ON! No need to say anything else! I’m ALL in! I dive in and after page one, I’m absolutely HOOKED! No early bedtime for me. I’m in this for the long haul. No one better touch me, speak to me, or look in my general direction, because it’s only me and the gorgeous and stubborn Griffin Shipley. OMG! It was just page after page of hilarity, witty and sexy banter, bursting chemistry, and sex scenes that will make you blush like you’ve never blushed before.
“Got two choices. We could drive to the Whippi Dip for some soft serve. What’s your favorite flavor? I’ll bet you’re not a plain vanilla girl.” His roughened thumb skimmed my cheekbone.
“Um…” What was the question?
A smile teased his full lips. “Now, if you don’t feel like soft serve, Plan B is driving you back to the motor lodge, where I fuck you ’til you scream my name. Your pick.”
Did your stomach just do a little dip? OMG! Mine did, and I’ve read this line about 50 freaking times! That is just a small taste too. BITTER SWEET is brimming with these gems from the filthy mouth of Griffin Shipley. Griff and Audrey were a PERFECT match! He is this gorgeous grumpy man and she is a sassy, stubborn, and spitfire of a woman. Audrey calms him and Griff grounds her. Their lust is instant. Their love is hard-fought. Together these two make magic in and out of the sheets. I would re-read this entire thing right now, just to hear Griff use those endearments of his – honey, baby, sweetheart, princes….OMG! MAJOR swoon alert! I’ve got the SERIOUS HOTS for Griffin Shipley! These two got a second chance and my GOD did they make the most of it. Tons of laughs…tons of passion…tons of emotion, BITTERSWEET took my breath away with each turn of the page. I CANNOT stop smiling when I think of this book. I’m just so happy to have found this AMAZING author! Sarina Bowen is definitely an author to watch out for!