Stubborn as a Mule
Book 2, The Sex and Sweet Tea Series
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Down in Whynot, NC, there are three things that hold true: 1) life moves just a little bit slower, 2) family means everything, and 3) you don’t mess with history.
When his family decides to sell a home that’s been part of their history for over a century, Lowe Mancinkus is madder than a hornet. To add insult to injury, the woman who purchased it is some fancy pants, city girl looking to fix it up and sell it off. Doesn’t matter that she’s sexy as hell or that just being near her gets his blood racing like never before. That home belongs to his family, or at least it did until she came to town.
Well that just won’t do, now will it?
From the moment that she laid eyes on the historical home in rural North Carolina, Melinda Rothschild knew Mainer House was something special. The perfect escape from life in New York City, Melinda signed the papers and set to work restoring the house to its natural beauty. That is until an angry Lowe showed up on her doorstep one day. With a scowl on his handsome, chiseled face. And a shotgun in his strong, muscular arms.
Is it getting hot in here?
Melinda’s about to get a lesson on life in the south, but Lowe is about to learn a lesson of his own – this city girl doesn’t back down from a fight.
Sweet and Cute Small Town Romance!
This was a very sweet and cute small town romance! The enemies to lovers and fish out of water tropes were perfect and created some very charming and hilarious moments. Stubborn as a Mule is the 2nd book in the Sex and Sweet Tea series, but can be read as a stand alone.
I really enjoyed Lowe and Melinda (Mely's) transformation from sworn enemies to slow burn lovers. I actually wish there had been a little more love/hate build up, but it really was adorable how they each started to realize that they might not dislike each other after all. Lowe is a Southern gentleman through and through, and I found myself falling for him as the ornery property vandal facade gave way to the lovable and charismatic home town boy. The main conflict and resolution, while predictable, wasn't heavy or drawn out and the other woman drama was the perfect amount of angst. Though there is plenty of innuendo and sexual tension between Lowe and Mely, this is more a fade to black/implied sexy times kind of book.
The city of Whynot, NC is so wonderfully eclectic and is the perfect back drop to this series. It is home to some amazing secondary characters, especially Pap and Floyd. Mely's best friend, Morri, was also a wonderful addition who brought more humor to the story (loved his prank war with Lowe!) and shed light on social issues facing the world today. I thought the nod to the Wicked Horse in Vegas was genius and I chuckled to myself when I saw it. If you're looking for heartwarming and lighthearted small town romances, you don't want to miss this series!
*I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book*
Romantic and funny
Great story!!!! Can't wait to read book #3
Great fun, love the characters and southern charm. Could not put it down.