Monday, February 2, 2015

BLOG TOUR: Sweet Surprise by Candis Terry

Welcome to Jenuine Cupcakes, this is my stop on the Sweet Surprise blog tour!

*offers you one of these*
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~ About the Book ~

Sweet Surprise (Sweet, Texas, #4) Series: Sweet, Texas #4
Author: Candis Terry

Publication: January 27, 2015
By: Avon  
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Goodreads 

Playing naughty or nice...

Fiona Wilder knows all about falling in lust. Love? That's another story. Determined not to repeat past mistakes, the single mom and cupcake shop owner is focused on walking the straight and narrow. But trouble has a way of finding her. And this time it comes in the form of a smoking hot firefighter who knows all the delicious ways to ignite her bad-girl fuse.

Can lead to heartbreak...

Firefighter Mike Halsey learned long ago that playing with fire just gets you burned. He's put his demons behind him, and if there's one line he won't cross, it's getting involved with his best friend's ex. But when fate throws him in the path of the beautiful, strong, and off-limits Fiona, will he be able to fight their attraction? Or will he willingly go down in flames?

Or a sweet surprise!


~ Excerpt ~

"Fiona swallowed. Something warm and forbidden swirled in the pit of her stomach, then wound its way into her heart and other vital parts of her body. In the old days she’d tug him closer and take what she wanted. But this was a new day. A new Fiona. A more responsible Fiona who, unfortunately, couldn’t seem to get this man off her mind. 

“Then maybe this won’t work out.” She eased her hand from his and instantly missed the fire in his touch.  

“Maybe.” Those broad shoulders beneath that fresh cotton T-shirt lifted in a nonchalant shrug. “I’m willing to give it a shot if you are.”  

Give what a shot, she wanted to ask. The actual work? Or the sexual tension that ignited between them like gasoline and matches?  

A sigh expanded her chest. “If you’re going to work for me there can’t be any flirting. Or touching.” 

His smile widened to a grin. “It’ll be a pleasure working under you.” Oh boy."-

- Candis Terry, Sweet Surprise  

~ My Thoughts~

I recently binge read the first three books in this series in order to prepare for this one and I'm happy to say I had fun reading them. (Thank you, Avon for providing the backlist books as well as this one via Edelweiss.) They are meant to be companions but can be read (and enjoyed) as stand alones. However, I would recommend reading them in order so you don't run into potential spoilers.

Sweet Surprise centers on Fiona and Mike, both of whom are down to earth, relateable characters. There was a bit of a lag in the beginning but once things picked up between these two, it didn't slow down until the end. I liked watching their past and their present unfold and weave together with some of the other characters, and Izzy was a sweet addition.

The plot was a bit predictable, but sometimes, predictable is exactly what you need. Especially if you're looking for a fast, sweet read that will tug at your heartstrings and leave you with a Texas sized smile on your face at the end!



~ About the Author~

71Mtg2GDfIL._UX250_ Candis Terry was born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and now makes her home on an Idaho farm. She's experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to scooping up road apples left by her daughter's rodeo queening horse to working as a graphic designer. 

Only one thing has remained constant: Candis' passion for writing stories about relationships, the push and pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own happily ever after. 

Though her stories are set in small towns, Candis' wish is to give each of her characters a great big memorable love story rich with quirky characters, tons of fun, and a happy ending.   

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 ~ Giveaway~ 

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