- File Size: 3243 KB
- Print Length: 198 pages
- Publisher: Big Dog Books, LLC (July 20, 2017)
- Publication Date: July 20, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B072B5KYTJ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #190,372 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Stubborn as a Mule (The Sex and Sweet Tea Series Book 2) Kindle Edition
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Welcome back to Whynot, NC! All of our favorites are back in this second book, but never fear, if you didn't read the first book, you can certainly read this one as a standalone and you won't be lost at all!
Lowe Mancinkus is fit to be tied that a home that has been part of his family for years now belongs to someone else. Because of that, he might have painted a few parts of the house loud, bright colors, which landed him in front of Whynot's judge with his sister defending him. When he can't keep his mouth shut in the courtroom, the judge decides that the best punishment is to have to deal with the new owner of the house and help her with the repairs she needs done on his own time.
Melinda (Mely) Rothschild was born and raised in New York City and she knows nothing but that life. When she finds herself in Whynot ready to work on the Mainer House that she's recently purchased, she's in for a whole new way of life. Things in the South are much different than they are above the Mason-Dixon line and when she's forced to work with the man who used her house as his personal canvas, she is not ready for him or for what he makes her feel.
As Lowe and Mely begin to work together, they form a truce of sorts as they figure out the other really isn't as bad as they initially thought. They spend more time together and slowly they are finding reasons to be around one another instead of running the opposite direction. The question is can a relationship grow while they are dealing with gossiping town folk and Mely's best friend who comes to town?
This was a fantastic story with a slowly built romance that you knew was going to erupt into a five alarm inferno when they finally gave in. There is so much to love about the supporting cast of characters in this tiny North Carolina town and Juliette Poe infuses the story with so much wit and sass you can't help but love it! I enjoyed this trip back to Whynot and I'm looking forward to the next one!
I can’t say much about Melinda, other than the town (including Lowe) judges her a little unfairly simply because she’s an outsider with money. She can be just as stubborn as Lowe, which was why their relationship was so volatile in the beginning. Despite their rocky start, they were both able to quickly calm down and act like grown ups, and I liked watching their affection for each other grow. I loved Morris D—Melinda’s gay, drag queen best friend—and the pranks between him and Lowe were hilarious.
STUBBORN AS A MULE is a very quick and enjoyable read, and I loved how the first chapter really drew me into the story and the battle between Lowe and Melinda. If you’re looking for a steamy read, you won’t find it here because all the action happens behind closed doors. My only complaint is that the conflict towards the end was easily predicted at the halfway mark, so I spent the rest of the book hoping to be surprised, but ultimately not.
STUBBORN AS A MULE is told not just in Lowe’s and Melinda’s POV, but also in the POVs of several of Whynot’s residents, which gives a little extra kick to the story. While it’s part of a series, it can be read as a stand-alone as it comes with a HEA for Lowe and Melinda. I’m looking forward to reading BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE, the next book in the Sex and Sweet Tea series.
Two people want the same thing, one is for a family legacy and one is purely sentimental, but we watch as they both come together to try and make it work. The pranks and gossip in Whynot are in abundance, where you find yourself laughing out loud and turning the page to see what will happen next.
Secondary characters are usually just that but when you meet Mely's best friend Morrie D. You can't help fall in love. Paps Lowe's Grandpa is a whoot but the whole Mancinkus family is fantastic.
If you are looking for a book that will take you to a town that you wish was real than this is the book you will want to read.
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Mely has something Lowe wants. Badly.Read more
There was hardly much to keep me invested in this one.