by Candis Terry
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Firefighter and former Marine Jackson Wilder has tough guy down to an art, but he’s learned the hard way that promises were made to be broken. Abigail Morgan was once his best friend, his first kiss, his first love, his first everything. He’d just forgotten to mention all that to her and she blew out of his life. Five years later, she’s back and he’s battling a load of mistrust for her disappearing act. But for some reason he just can’t keep his lips—or his hands—to himself. When her stint as a trophy wife abruptly ends, Abby returns home to Sweet, Texas, and comes face-to-face with Jackson—her biggest and sexiest mistake. Time and distance did nothing to squash her love for the act-first-think-later stubborn hunk of a man, and when he suggests they renew their old just-friends vow, Abby realizes she wants more. She’d cut and run once. Could she do it again? Or could she tempt him enough to break his promise?
Sweetest Mistake is my second trip to Sweet, Texas a small town in Candis Terry’s Sweet, Texas series. Last year I read and enjoyed Anything But Sweet. Sweetest Mistake was in a word, yummy. This tale features firefighter and ex-marine Jackson Wilder. It is a friendship to lover, second chance romance with lovable, flawed characters, and I literally consumed this.
Coffee Dates with Sweetest Mistakes
First date: Firefighter and single Dad Jackson Wilder is taken by surprise to learn that his best friend, the girl he shared his first everything with is back in town after she up and left without a word five years ago. Abigail Morgan is home to close out her parents’ home and prepare it for sale. It is giving her a little time to reflect and put herself back together after a failed and dysfunctional marriage. Ooo right away Terry has me invested in these characters. Jackson is an all-around good guy, who has suffered loss, has nightmares from his time overseas and is trying to raise his daughter with his ex-wife. Abigail is sweet, damaged and has been in love with Jackson forever; I am so curious about her story. The chemistry is immediate, and I am already rooting for these two and looking for some chocolate.
Second date: Awe, and why? These two have issues, but beneath it all, it is so dang oblivious these two love each other. As they renew their friendship, I find myself laughing, sighing and wanting to slap Jackson upside his sexy head. I loved the sexual tension, miscommunication and fear these two have. Family and members of this wonderful small-town all offer opinions, and meddle making me smile and giggle. Can I just say Jackson’s daughter is the cutest princess ever! We get to learn more about another brother, and I cannot wait for his story. I love this small-town and hope we get many of their stories.
Third date: Abigail is going to have to hit Jackson over the head, send out smoke signals and lock that boy in her bedroom and kiss him senseless. Wouldn’t that be fun? I am flipping the pages, lost in this book. We have twists, turns, tears and danger. I am nibbling on chocolate and totally lost in Texas! Do not even think of interrupting me until these two sort things out!
Sweetest Mistake was a fantastic ride from beginning to end. I laughed, cried and wanted to hang out longer. Fans of the friends to lover’s trope and second chances will adore this one. Sweetest Mistake was the perfect combination of heat and heart. I am anxious to start Something Sweeter the third book in the Sweet, Texas series.
I love friends to lovers theme, so this sounds awesome. Thanks for sharing 🙂
I do too, and this was sweet since they grew up together.
awh this one looks great! I love that it was yummy, and a great ride. Friends to lovers is always a trope that I enjoy.
Great review Kimba 🙂
This was a good one Michelle 🙂
Sometimes all we want is a little romance. ^_^
Agreed Sherry 🙂
I loved the first book in the series & am looking forward to reading this one. Friends to lovers is my favorite trope, too! Thanks for the review!
Enjoy Sharlene this one is stronger so you should be delighted!
It sounds sweet 😉 lol
It was and it kept me immersed!
I’ve never read on listened anything by this author before. I just check audible and is there, and it happens to be narrated by Xe Sands whose performance in my experience have always been top notch 🙂 Looks like a win win.
Thank you Kimba.
Sweet, I am excited they are on audio!
I’ve run across this series once or twice but haven’t picked it up. I probably should – it sounds good!
Since you like Carr and Mallory I imagine this would be right up your alley 🙂
Looks like a lovely read 🙂 I love friends-to-lovers !
thanks, I do too 🙂
Sounds like a fun book! I love second chance romances – especially friends turned more second chances!
Yeah I loved that they were best friends first..thanks Katherine
Friends to lovers? Oh, yeah, I’m all over that!!! Nice twist with the girl leaving the guy, too!!! I seriously need a clone for all these books – stop finding great books!!!!
Dawww… this sounds like such a fun, sweet, sexy book! I love when best friends get together and there’s sexual tension between them!! I’m getting a copy of Something Sweeter for review. I think I’m going to need to read the first two installments before I get to it now though… your review has me wanting to read Sweetest Mistake right this instant!!!
Ooo enjoy them all..I have Something Sweeter coming up soon for review.
I actually read this series-haha! I think this is the first book or series you’ve put up here where i can say i’ve actually read it LOL! It was such a long time ago so i must admit i don’t remember much about it but now you’ve got me nostalgic! LOL
Glad you loved them, the third book is out this month!
Sweet! 😉 I actually want to read this series. I ALMOST read the first one not too long ago. I need to get on it.
These are fun Christy, I think you will like the series.
What a fun cover! I love that it’s so colorful. It’s also recommended by Rachel Gibson, I noticed, and I always loved her book!
I enjoy Gibson too Stephanie 🙂
I loved reading your “third date” point. Thanks for the post!
:snort: I wanted to lock him in a room..I really did!
I love these type of reads. I think I would really like this one.
I think you would enjoy this Ali!
Braine Talk Supe
I read one of her books, it’s the series where there’s a pastry store or something. Very light and fun. The romance here sounds very realistic. Sometimes you need another try to get it right and tales like that always have a hopeful tone. I love hopeful tones.
I haven’t tried that one Braine, but sometimes light and fluffy is perfect after darker heavier genre, so I will research that.
Great review Kimba, now you make me crave this book! Adding it to my neverending wishlist for sure!
Hehehe..my job here is done 🙂
This sounds so good. I can’t wait. I turns out I’m more of a romantic than I thought 🙂
Anna from Shout with Emaginette
I am too Anna, I believe in soul mates and all that mussy stuff..the geek in me always rolls her eyes and says yuck though..LOL
Second chance romance and the friends to lovers trope.. BOTH OF THEM? You don’t need to say anything else to convince me because I AM IN!
This book calls to me…
I need it in my life.
*rocks back and forth*
I think I cried a little when I saw it was already published.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for bringing this to my attention.
Fantastic review, Kimba!!
Awe, *hands you a truffle* Enjoy! this was delightful 🙂
Wow, this sounds like an adorable novel! I love love love the changes that youve noted they go through, and I think I’m going to pick up the first book in the Sweet Texas series – it all just sounds very lovely!
Enjoy, that was delightful too!
It must be nice to see theit relatioship evolving all along the story like that. It’s also really interesting to see the author managed to make feel so many feelings. I’m curious. Thank you!
This is a fun small-town series, with heart. I hope you get to try them