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- Publisher: Big Dog Books, LLC (April 11, 2017)
- Publication Date: April 11, 2017
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XC5QH6C
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Ain't He Precious? (The Sex and Sweet Tea Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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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.”
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.
Trixie and Ryland were college sweethearts at Harvard. Both are studying law and have big plans for their futures. Big plans have a way of changing when reality sets in. Trixie had a change of heart and wants to move back home to the small town of Whynot. Ryland is not the small town kind of guy nor is he ready to let go of his dreams of working in a big law firm. They both walk away from their relationship heartbroken. Trixie returns home and the small town life she left behind. Ryland moves onto Boston and follows his dreams of being a high profile lawyer.
Fast forward eleven years later. Trixie has a high profile case that needs more than her experience can provide. She asks Ryland to come to Whynot to help with the case. When he readily agrees, it opens the doors for their second chance of love and happiness. The kind only they can give one another.
Once again Trixie and Ryland will have choices. Will they choose each other or will they choose their careers and family?
I loved everything about this book. Both the characters, Trixie and Ryland were strong individuals without being overbearing or annoying. They both had charming personalities. Their passion for one another and strong abiding love was unquestionable. Their story being set in a small town with it's quirky population made this story all the more charming.
I highly recommend reading Ain't He Precious by Juliette Poe. Sawyer's alter ego is just as fantastic as her true self. Loved this book!