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From #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes a poignant, and charming romance about going home, falling in love and finding yourself.
Roman Prescott has always lived his life in the shadows. Being invisible meant staying alive—during his troubled childhood and his years as a soldier. But when an injury sends him back to the small town of Fairhope, he can't hide from his past or the light brought forth by a beautiful pastry chef.
Having lost her parents at a young age, Juliette Adams has had her share of tragedy, but now she fills her days making sweet desserts in her bakery and trying to recapture her happy childhood. Then she meets an attractive, brooding man, who is not only tearing down her old house but might just tear apart her fragile future. She's not interested in the tragic love story she was named after—she wants a love that will lift her up, that will last, and this sexy soldier has one foot out the door.
They both know they should ignore the sparks between them, but Valentine's Day fever has lit up the town and old love letters and long-buried secrets keep bringing them together. Can these two wary souls get past their fear of loving and losing to finally win the greatest love of all?
If so, what could be sweeter than that?
SWEET SOMETHINGS is a full-length standalone novel. But to add a cool twist, it's set in the world of a romantic movie called COFFEE SHOP that is being released on the same day! Both stories (the book and the movie) take place in the same small coastal town, and some of the characters cross over. You can read/watch each separately without missing a beat, as they each have their own independent storylines, but if you'd love to check out both, you'll have even more fun!
PRAISE FOR BARBARA FREETHY NOVELS:
"Freethy is an expert at creating unforgettable characters." Library Journal
"A warm, moving story of the power of love." NYT Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber on Daniel's Gift
"A warm and wonderful book about love, family and everything that’s important in life. Irresistible! I loved it!" NYT Bestselling Author Susan Elizabeth Phillips on Ask Mariah
"Barbara Freethy brings a tender poignancy to mainstream romantic fiction." Romantic Times Magazine
"In the tradition of Lavyrle Spencer, gifted author Barbara Freethy creates an irresistible tale of family secrets, riveting adventure and heart-touching romance." NYT Bestselling Author Susan Wiggs on Summer Secrets
Enjoyed this, let me just say it "sweet story". I have now watched the movie and enjoyed this story more than the movie. This reminds me of those old Harlequin Romance books. Good light read.
This was a fun romance book. So looking forward to watching the movie. This is the story about an injured soldier, Roman Prescott, and a baker Juliette Adams, who just tries to escape her life with her baking. She isn't looking for love, but when Roman enters the picture guess what......I am not giving anything away (hate spoilers myself), but I did enjoy this story. Loved the whole town and the concept. Quick fun read. Then again what do you expect from Barbara's books. Always a great read. Highly recommend.
Swee Somethings by Barbara Freethy
ARC for honest review with no compensation,
Like all of Barbara Freethy’s books this one is another hit! ! ! Well done, Barbara.
Roman a handsome, sexy alpha, hurt in action, Marine has come back to Fairhope after 13 yrs away to recover from his injuries and to help his grandfather refurbish a home he purchased. He left at the age of 18 to join the military and get away from a town that thinks he is nothing but a troublemaker. Roman is just going to stay in town for as long as it takes him to recover on his medical leave so he can go back in the military, but along the way he meets Juliette……
Juliette grew up in Fairhope but at the age of 12 her parents died and she moved to live with her aunt in New York. Her father was a baker and so she took all her lessons from her father and went on to win a baking contest and decided that Fairhope was calling her back home to the only real home she knew. She wants to make the bakery a success and be able to live in Fairhope and hopefully purchased the home she lived in before her parents died. She knows someone has purchased the home but when she goes by she see that they are tearing the house apart and she is determined to talk with someone to make sure the house stays at it was years before except…………………..she meets Roman……….
Attractions run sizzling for both Roman and Juliette but Roman doesn’t want to fall for her because he will be leaving sooner rather than later and Juliette is afraid that if she lets herself fall for him he will only break her heart…
Then Roman discovers a hidden box in the house that he thinks belongs to Juliette’s family…only it doesn’t and now these two are working together to find the owner of the box and while doing this they are drawn deeper in to each other…..but……..
Magic cookies, a hidden box, past hurts and feelings of attraction…will these two find their HEA or will they go their separate ways??????