- File Size: 2712 KB
- Print Length: 120 pages
- Publisher: Big Dog Books, LLC (April 11, 2017)
- Publication Date: April 11, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XC5QH6C
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
Ain't He Precious? (The Sex and Sweet Tea Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
"Neverworld Wake" by Marisha Pessl
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“…because I am connected to Ry Powers. My first love. My truest love. The most precious thing I’ve ever lost and never thought I’d have again…”
Juliette Poe is the sweet and romantic alter ego of Sawyer Bennett, an author whose books I cannot read enough of. With every book Sawyer Bennett has me captivated and Juliette Poe was no different.
Ain’t He Precious, in all honesty, is the length of a novella and was a really quick read. Being that it was a short I personally found I was missing that depth of character that for me is a must in my quest to connect with the characters that I am reading about. However, despite that niggle, I loved and laughed along with Trixie and Ryland and their second chance romance based in the cute southern town of Whynot, North Carolina…population 3,872.
“…the hearts of southerners are as fertile as the farmland. They accept, grow, nurture, and accommodate. At the crux of that is family, and the heart forever expands and contracts to keep the bonds safe and secure, allowing growth where necessary but providing comfort when needed.”
Trixie Mancinkus and Ryland Powers had three years of history while putting themselves through law school. Both of them thought that they were “it” for each other, top of their class, same employers, living together, loving each other...marriage was the obvious next step, but life didn’t pan out that way. Now, eleven years on, Trixie needs help on a case, so she asks Ryland to help and curiosity gets the better of him, there is nothing that he wouldn’t do for Trixie, she had always been the one that got away and the feeling was definitely mutual.
“You two may have only been back together two days, but you both had eleven years neither one of you let go. That’s a long time to love someone.”
Trixie and Ryland had always had that connection and it seems even eleven years hasn’t diluted it. As soon as these two meet, once again, those quashed feelings bubble to the surface and it seems that these two will have more than a courtroom battle to contend with, but a battle of emotions too.
Juliette Poe delivers sweet and sassy, romance and humour all wrapped up in a gorgeous setting. A town where everyone knows everyone, everyone helps everyone and that communal feel is ever present. A slower pace of life, where vandalism and speeding tickets are Trixie’s bread and butter, a far cry from the criminal cases in Boston that has earned Ryland his impeccable reputation.
The whole Mancinkus family were adorable and I can definitely see a few others getting their stories told, from a brother to twin sisters and a delightful grandpa this family oozed southern charm. Juliette Poe delivers a whimsical second chance romance that ticked all those boxes. I cannot wait to read more about the shenanigans in Whynot, population 3,872.
“But I have a new motto since coming to Whynot: When life hands you lemons, all you need is a little sex and sweet tea to make things better.”
What a fun and lighthearted read! Ain't He Precious, the first installment in the Sex and Sweet Tea series and it was a wonderful start for sure!
Trixie and Ryland were a couple all throughout their years in law school near Boston and the relationship was serious enough that they had discussed their future plans - ones they both agreed to - until one day Trixie changed her mind and decided that she needed to return to her roots, to her small hometown of Whynot, North Carolina.
For eleven years Trixie and Ry have lived their own lives in two very different locations, both working as lawyers, but handling very different cases. When Trixie calls Ry and asks for his help on a difficult case she is working on, he's happy to help out his old friend, and he heads down to the south for the first time. When Ry arrives in Whynot, there are many things about the south that he certainly wasn't expecting! Think fishing, shotguns and moonshine. After visiting Trixie's small hometown and seeing her in her element will he finally understand why Trixie felt such a strong pull to move back home or will his bitterness over her choosing home over him cause him to possibly lose out on his great love for a second time?
This is a low drama, fun and lighthearted read that I would highly recommend. It was one of those that I wasn't able to put down and I'm anxious to get to additional offerings in this series!
There’s a good amount of humor in this story, and most of that is thanks to big-city-boy Ryland’s reactions to life in the south. Ryland and Trixie are both very likable characters, as are most of the characters we meet in this book. The only person who didn’t win me over was Trixie’s brother, Lowe, who acted like a spoiled brat every time he appeared.
The case that Trixie needed Ryland’s help on only takes up about ten minutes of the entire story, and he could have easily helped her from Boston, but then I guess there wouldn’t be a story if he didn’t make the trip to Whynot. Instead, most of the story surrounds them discussing why their relationship ended, all while Ryland gains some understanding on why Trixie chose to return home all those years ago.
At only 120 pages, AIN’T HE PRECIOUS is a short, simple and sweet read. It is told mostly in Trixie and Ryland’s POV, but it also has a few chapters told in Trixie’s grandfather’s POV. Each of the Mancinkus siblings will get their own story in this series, with Lowe getting the next book, STUBBORN AS A MULE.