Well guys, if you haven't already fallen for Ryan and Julia, I only have one thing to ask- What are you waiting for??? These two are SO good!! Their story is so over the top, achingly sweet and tender, yet tantalizingly HOT, that you can't help by fall hard and fast!!
I am one of those women that love when the heroine in a story is a REAL woman- you know what I mean, not some stick figure model. A real woman, with curves, and humps and bumps. A woman that has some flaws that only make her that much more amazing. Well, Julia is that kind of woman! Not to mention, she works in a bakery!! Who cool is that? The girl eats- HOORAY!!! I love a girl that loves to eat. And by eat, I don't mean rabbit food only!!
Then, when you can add in a smoking hot man, who at one glance at his woman, knows his entire life has just been made- well, there you have it. Ryan is that man, folks. He straight up sees her shaking her tush in the bakery shop window, while cleaning up one night, and falls for her right then and there. Without even seeing her face- he knew he wanted her. Who does that?? This guy. This sweet guy, that loves his family so much, that he can casually overlook his nephew letting the girl of his dreams know that he's been "dating his fist" (the most hilarious thing in the entire book, I swear)- this guy is the guy that falls for the love of his life, just with one look.
Evie Harrison is quickly putting herself up there as a new favorite for me, so I can imagine that whatever she releases next will be just as great as the first two books have been. And because of that, I am already stalking her pages to find out how soon it'll be here, lol. But, for the time being, I'll settle for the beautiful afterglow of Sweet Like Candy, and give it a grand 5 stars!!
Julia Kaye spends her days decorating cakes and daydreaming about finding Mr. Right. She’s tried it all—fix ups, speed dating, online profiles and even a popular phone app, all with no success. She’s sure her dream man is out there, but she’s done trying to find him herself. She figure's when it’s meant to be; fate will find a way.
Ryan Walters is a workaholic who’s not looking for Mrs. Right. He’s not even looking for Mrs. Right Now. Instead, he spends his days focused on what he cares about most— amassing a fortune. Aside from his sister and her children, Ryan has no time for entanglements of any kind.
What happens when one confirmed bachelor meets the sweetest girl in the world?
Happily ever after, of course!
My stomach was full of butterflies as he opened the car door and helped me into the passenger seat. I grinned after he closed the door and I watched him walk around to the driver’s side. I’d been on thirty-seven horrible dates during my fruitless search for Mr. Right, and never once had any of the men opened the car door for me.
I breathed in deep as he slid into his seat and closed the door. The scent of him was just as sensual as I’d thought it was the night before. Being so close together in the car felt intimate, especially when he turned toward me so he could lay the box of chocolates down on the back seat. His gaze held mine as he did it, the air thick with tension as we stared at each other.
Arousal pulsed hot in my veins as countless seconds passed. I sighed when he cupped his hands on either side of my face and held me in place as he leaned into me. When his lips covered mine, everything suddenly made sense. I knew everything in my life up until that moment had been leading me to Ryan.
He expelled a guttural sound when my lips parted and our tongues touched for the first time. I leaned across the console toward him, anxious to be closer. Never in my life had I been so affected by a kiss. I was a romantic at heart and my dreams were big, but kissing Ryan was more than I’d ever hoped for, mostly because I hadn’t known anything like it was possible. It was too much while also being not nearly enough. His tongue caressed mine slowly as he explored me passionately. He tasted like rice crispy treats, cake, and something else indefinable that was just him.
The console between us jabbed into my side as I slid my arms around his back and held on as the kiss continued. Kissing Ryan was the equivalent of finding an oasis in the desert. It was everything that was right in the world and I never wanted to stop. It was addictive, and I loved it. The entire time we kissed, Ryan cupped my face in a way that made me feel desired and treasured all at the same time. We kept up like that until there was a knock on the window.
When we pulled apart, I turned and found Gina standing next to the car. I giggled nervously as I pressed the control to roll down the window.
“Did I forget something?” I squeaked.
She laughed and shook her head. “No, I just needed to break it up before your audience came back.”
Evie Harrison writes what she loves. Strong and sexy alpha men being brought to their knees in an instant when they meet the women they love. Each of her books will contain insta love, incredible passion, and sizzling sex.
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