Sweet Surprise by Candis Terry
Series: Sweet, Texas #4
Published by Avon Romance
Publication Date: January 27th 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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!
Fiona Wilder knows a lot about making bad decisions, she’s made some huge ones in the past and now she is all about living life on the straight and narrow; making the good choices especially now that she has her daughter to take care of and a new business to get off the ground and getting involved with the sexy fireman who causes her to burn so very hot definitely does not fall in the good choice column.
Firefighter Mike Halsey has made his own fair share of bad choices, but has decided to live in the moment, enjoying each day with no commitments and no promises. From the first time he saw Fiona, he’s been fascinated with her but kept his distance for several reasons.
The first thing that struck me as I was reading this book was the similarities between Fiona and Mike. Both of them have had some major issues in their lives that led to them making some very bad choices in the past and they are still trying to make up for them. Fiona has her naughty side on lock-down and even though she is now at the point where she is open to a new relationship. This time though, she is going to do things in the right order and she is understandably resistant to going there with Mike because it gets harder and harder to keep ‘naughty Fiona’ under control around him.
Mike has this huge protective gene (probably part of why he became a firefighter) and feels that since he let his loved ones down, he does not deserve happiness so he indulges in very short-term relationships where both parties know the score – fun and done. However, with Fiona he wants more – to be the man she desire, the one she shares everything with and he is going to earn her.
Sweet Surprise is the perfect addition to the Sweet, Texas series. Both Mike and Fiona were very likable characters and made me very eager for them to find their happy ever after. Fiona was levelheaded, mature and very sure of what she wanted. And Mike. What’s not like about a hot and sexy fireman who just wants to protect you? As usual, Ms. Terry set the heat to a low simmer – the sultry glances and stolen kisses all leading to forever with these two. All I want to know is who’s up next?
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