Friday, January 16, 2015

Review: Love Me Sweet by Tracy Brogan

Publication Date: January 27th 2015 by Montlake Romance
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

About the book:

Delaney Masterson isn’t looking for fame.

Yes, she has famous parents and a reality TV show, but she’s not the wild-child celebrity the paparazzi have painted her to be. Until…The Scandal. When an old boyfriend releases a private video, Delaney’s name becomes every comedian’s favorite punch line. To escape the media, she sneaks away to Bell Harbor, Michigan—during the worst winter in fifty years.

Adventure show cameraman Grant Connelly has stayed away from Bell Harbor—mostly by choice—but when a family obligation converges with a spontaneous career decision, it’s time to return home.

When bad weather, missing money, honky-tonk musicians, and Elvis impersonators throw Grant and Delaney together on an unexpected road trip, emotions get all shook up. They know only fools fall in love, but they can’t help falling. Still, Delaney has a secret that could tear them apart forever.

Can they weather the storm? Or will this romantic ride end at the Heartbreak Hotel?
My Thoughts:
Love Me Sweet was a fun romance filled with humor, wacky family, and a sweet, swoony romance.  

Delaney Masterson is no stranger to public scrutiny being one of the stars of a reality show, but when a humiliating sex tape surfaces, it all becomes too much and so she flees. Holing up in the tiny town of Bell Harbor, Michigan seems like the perfect idea until she ends up the reluctant roommate of sexy and irresistible, Grant Connelly.

Grant’s hasn’t been home in years, he’s been trotting around the globe as the cameraman for a survival type “reality” show, but his brother’s impending wedding brings him back to back in Bell Harbor and unintentionally shacked up with Delaney. Somehow facing his family and mending fences is a little easier with her at his side, and it’s not very long before he wishes for something more with her.

Love Me Sweet was a fast paced story, one that had me cracking up throughout.  I usually dread romances where one character is harboring a secret through much of the book because I feel dread at it finally coming out and ruining anything sweet established, BUT I was so preoccupied with the journey that it didn’t bother me. Plus, I got why Delaney would want to keep up pretenses for as long as she could.

It was fun because Grant was here, and everyone was being nice, and no one expected anything from her. She wasn’t performing in front of a camera for a nameless, faceless audience.—She was just…being herself. And she liked it.

I hate “reality” shows for the most part, so I could totally understand how Delaney didn’t like it either. I would’ve hated to be in her shoes! The humiliation of the sex tape was a hard lesson, but it motivated her to make some positive changes. 

The developing romance between Grant and Delany was fast, but still believable.  They had wonderful, steamy chemistry, and I had no problem buying into a HEA for these two.  Of course, at some point I knew the truth would come out and be a setback, but thankfully it wasn’t too painful or drawn out. 

Besides the romance, zany characters, stolen money, and a disaster filled road trip provided laughs and entertainment that made Love Me Sweet a quick and fun reading experience!

3.5 Suns

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