Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Sweet on You by Becky Wade

Posted May 23, 2019 by Carrie in Becky Wade, Christian, contemporary, giveaway, romance / 2 Comments


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about the book

SERIES: Bradford Sisters #3
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Bethany House
RELEASE DATE: April 30, 2019
PAGES: 382

Britt Bradford and Zander Ford have been the best of friends since they met thirteen years ago. Unbeknown to Britt, Zander has been in love with her for just as long.

Independent and adventurous Britt channels her talent into creating chocolates at her hometown shop. Zander is a bestselling author who’s spent the past 18 months traveling the world. He’s achieved a great deal but still lacks the only thing that ever truly mattered to him–Britt’s heart.

When Zander’s uncle dies of mysterious causes, he returns to Merryweather, Washington, to investigate, and Britt is immediately there to help. Although this throws them into close proximity, both understand that an attempt at romance could jeopardize their once-in-a-lifetime friendship. But while Britt is determined to resist any change in their relationship, Zander finds it increasingly difficult to keep his feelings hidden.

As they work together to uncover his uncle’s tangled past, will the truth of what lies between them also, finally, come to light?

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Becky Wade is truly in a masterclass of her own when it comes to writing sassy, sweet, and a little spicy contemporary romance. She has done it again in Sweet on You.

Whip-smart and snappy dialogue with a dash of sass and a dose of adorable populate the pages, keeping the tone fast-paced and emitting the easy, comfortable way that Britt & Zander have with each other. There’s a smile to be had on nearly every page, and when I reached the end I just wanted to hug the book & Zander & Britt & even Becky Wade herself!

The friends-to-more trope is one of my faves to read – primarily because that’s my own love story too. I spent 3 years telling my friends that E and I were just friends and we would never date. So I could totally relate to Britt early on in the story when she bemoans the fact that people just can’t accept that a man and woman could be just friends. As my grandma said to me, i say to Britt – “Famous last words” 😉

And speaking of that “more” they are journeying toward… that friendship set on fire…. I have two things to say:

  • The combination of utter tenderness, pent-up longing, and sizzling chemistry between them is swoonilicious times 100.
  • HOLY GUACAMOLE… those kisses, y’all. Their first kiss had me holding my breath and searching for my fainting couch and swooning all twitterpated-like.

In the midst of searching for answers regarding the untimely death of Zander’s uncle, trying to get the latest truffle recipe just right & planning for a Bradford sister wedding, the author gives us delicious quotes that make me swoon in word-smithing-and-romantic-heart delight. Like these:

She’d had no idea, no idea, that kissing him could be like this, that kissing him could set her soul on fire.

And ….

I’ve been all over the world… but you are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.

Or…

I’ve loved you since I was fourteen, and I’ll love you for longer than eternity lasts.

And tucked away between these pages is a poignant and achingly sweet message: we were never meant to rely on ourselves or other people – rely only on God because He never fails. And He is there to supply all the grace we need.

Bottom Line: I. LOVED. IT. I could stop right there but I’ll also mention that Wade achieves the perfect blend of suspense, romance, family and faith. And those kisses!!! I also loved the snippets of text message & passed notes, and phone calls that enhanced both the plot and the characters.

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4.5 stars /fantastic

KissingBook Level: 4 / break out the fans & fainting couches!

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about the author

Becky’s a California native who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and settled in Dallas. She published historical romances for the general market before putting her career on hold for several years to care for her three children. When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction. She loves writing funny, modern, and inspirational contemporary romance! She’s the Christy Award and Carol Award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, the Porter Family series, and the Bradford Sisters Romance series.

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ONE WINNER WILL RECEIVE:

  • Tote bag highlighting Britt’s chocolate shop, Sweet Art
  • Paperback copy of Sweet on You
  • $100 Visa gift card
  • 1 pound box of See’s chocolate truffles
  • Set of chocolate scented soap
  • Box of colored pencils
  • “Tattoo” coloring book

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2 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Sweet on You by Becky Wade

  1. Andrea Stephens

    I love your review, Carrie! It’s all swoony goodness.
    This book…Zander, my heart melted when I listened to it on audible.

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