The Sweetest Thing Mass Market Paperback – Apr 1 2011
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"A Perfect Ten! Tara and Ford have some seriously hot chemistry going on and they make the most of it in THE SWEETEST THING. Trust me; you'll need an ice-cold drink nearby."―RomanceReviewsToday.com
"4 Stars! This second in Shalvis's Lucky Harbor series shows that moving on sometimes means staying put. A wonderful romance of reunited lovers in a small town. A lot of hot sex, some delightful humor and plenty of heartwarming emotion makes this a book readers will love."―RT Book Reviews
"Hot, sweet, fun and romantic. Pure pleasure!"―Robyn Carr, New York Times bestselling author on Simply Irresistible
"The title says it all! Fans of Shalvis will recognize her trademark humor and sensuality."―TheRomanceStudio.com on Simply Irresistible
"Jill Shalvis has the incredible talent of creating characters who are intelligent, quick-witted, and gorgeously sexy, all the while giving them just the right amount of weakness to keep them from being unrealistically perfect."―RomanceJunkies.com
"Jill Shalvis is a total original! It doesn't get any better."―Suzanne Forster, New York Times bestselling author
"Ms. Shalvis' characters leap off the page"―RT Book Reviews
"Shalvis writes with humor, heart, and sizzling heat!"―Carly Phillips, New York Times Bestselling Author
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Middle sister and control freak Tara Daniels aka The Southern Belle aka The Steel Magnolia gets center stage in The Sweetest Thing. She never planned on staying in Lucky Harbor yet can't seem to leave her sisters and the oh so delicious Ford - even if she has been giving him the cold shoulder the last six months.
And well if Ford isn't just The Sweetest Thang than I don't know what is!
At six-feet-three-inches, Ford was pure testosterone and sinew. He wore low-slung, button-fly Levi`s and a white button-down shoved up to his elbows. His brown hair was sun-kissed, his green eyes sharp, his smile ready. Everything about him said ready, from his tough build to the air of confidence he wore like other men wore cologne.!
Tara and Ford have a lot of history, teenage lovers who had no chance of making a go of it when they were 17 years old, an unplanned pregnancy and a daughter they put up for adoption and now 17 years later - they both get a second chance at love between themselves and their daughter who suddenly shows up to spend the summer in Lucky Harbor in the hopes of getting to know her biological parents.Read more ›
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I must admit I did not like Tara's character since book one. I like her a little better now that I had a chance to know her and understand why she is so cold. She is not the most giving or touchy feely person-so it is hard to like her (another testament to Jill Shalvis' writing skills). It was fun to see Ford make Tara become undone and seem human.
Tara and Ford have a past together that comes knocking and makes them both face some harsh realities. Then to add to the mix Tara's ex-husband comes after her to get her back. This is where the author adds in some small town humor and social media when the town rallies to post on Facebook who Tara will choose: Ford or ex-husband Logan. I personally was rooting for Ford all the way. I would have loved for the author to expound a bit more with the interaction between Tara and Logan. I also felt the book could have ended a bit sooner than it did. Once it became clear about the relationship between Tara and Ford/Tara and Logan the story became too long and I started disliking Tara again.
Tara-alone is not my favorite character. But Tara and Ford together are two thumbs up for me. I totally loved this book. If you have not started reading this series, you are truly missing out on a good series.
Tara is the controlling, bossy and very ordered life. She had a teenage fling with a local boy at 17 and the result of that was a child they had given up for adoption. But now that Tara is back in Lucky Harbor and Ford Walker is standing right there all handsome and enticing can she walk away from him twice in one lifetime and still retain any part of her heart that is still beating. Ford never forgot her and while he did not chase her down to keep her the love he felt for her and the regret at having to release the baby they created still haunts him. Tara made the adult decision but now that she is seeing her life as it was and how it can be again standing in front of her what will she do?
Ford made a career of being a world class, winning sailor who has the time, money and talent to do anything but still wants to be in Lucky Harbor doing everything but sail competitively again. The heat between him and Tara is alive and running through every fiber of his body and his yearning for her is real and over powering. But convincing Tara of this being fact not fiction is easier said than done since she believes he talks a good game and runs when the game is over.
But when Tara's ex-husband shows up in town claiming he wants her back and a ghost from the past also knocks on the door Tara is not sure which one is going to rattle her more. The ex-husband she has long since gotten over or the daughter she gave up that that she wants in her life more than her next breath.
Bringing pieces of your life to a relationship is enough to make it sustain but not thrive. When Tara starts to see that the missing parts are coming together does she have room for one man and one daughter or will she run away again and not make any choice at all? Careful is good but it is not fun, it is not relaxing and some days it makes no sense at all. Taking chances is risky but there are times when rolling the dice and running with the results may just work out and Tara finds Ford to be the winning hand she is hoping for.
Tara is a difficult character to like because I unfortunately see way too much of myself in her. She is bossy, controlling, and a tad pushy and wants everything to be in order. Ford is messy and tends to embrace the day and see how it plays out. But Tara is also like me in that she knows the love is there in her heart she is just afraid to let it go because getting hurt is not easy and Ford has broken her heart once before. But truth be told you have to run the risk of giving everything you can to the relationship, see how it plays out and not blame anyone for the good or bad parts. Ms. Shalvis knows how to write characters that are human which means imperfect and just like the rest of us going with the flow of life and seeing where it takes us.