Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Review: Stubborn As A Mule (Sex and Sweet Tea #2) by Juliette Poe

****3.5 STARS****

This is the second book in Juliette Poe's Sex and Sweet Tea series and while I loved the first book, this one didn't quite keep my attention. It was slow going and I really struggled with finishing it. Sawyer Bennett writing as Juliette Poe has a much lighter, romantic comedy feel to her words than her usual raunchy contemporary romance vibe. Stubborn as a Mule had a sweet, southern charm to it and other than it being slow to get into, it was quite enjoyable to read.

Lowe Mancinkus is a rough around the edges southerner who has charm and wit in spades. He gets all fired up when a fancy New Yorker comes into town and purchases a historic home that has been in his family for ages. He can't stand that the home isn't in his family anymore. He does everything he can think of to make her leave town and never come back but Melinda (Mely) Rothschild has different plans. She fights hard for what she wants and what she wants is the historic Mainer House.

Mely is feisty, sassy, funny, and smart and I loved her passion. Mely and Lowe are both stubborn and passionate and fight for what they love the camaraderie and witty banter between these two was downright hysterical at times. I enjoyed watching these two go from enemies to lovers. I had a smile and laughed my way through this whole book and I'm excited to see what the next book will bring.

Reviewed by Ashley Ziegler

Down in Whynot, NC, there are three things that hold true: 1) life moves just a little bit slower, 2) family means everything, and 3) you don’t mess with history. 

When his family decides to sell a home that’s been part of their history for over a century, Lowe Mancinkus is madder than a hornet. To add insult to injury, the woman who purchased it is some fancy pants, city girl looking to fix it up and sell it off. Doesn’t matter that she’s sexy as hell or that just being near her gets his blood racing like never before. That home belongs to his family, or at least it did until she came to town.

Well that just won’t do, now will it?

From the moment that she laid eyes on the historical home in rural North Carolina, Melinda Rothschild knew Mainer House was something special. The perfect escape from life in New York City, Melinda signed the papers and set to work restoring the house to its natural beauty. That is until an angry Lowe showed up on her doorstep one day. With a scowl on his handsome, chiseled face. And a shotgun in his strong, muscular arms.

Is it getting hot in here?

Melinda’s about to get a lesson on life in the south, but Lowe is about to learn a lesson of his own – this city girl doesn’t back down from a fight.

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