Tracy Brogan is a new author to me and she had me in stitches! Her book, Love Me Sweet, follows Delaney and Grant in the town of Bell Harbor, Michigan and later in Nashville, as they both try to start their lives over. With a klepto mother, a wannabe country music band, a group of Elvis impersonators, siblings who don’t understand them and sexy times, this book was one of my most fun reads in a while!
Here's the blurb from the back cover:
Delaney Masterson isn’t looking for fame.
Yes, she has famous parents and a reality TV show, but she’s not the wild-child celebrity the paparazzi have painted her to be. Until…The Scandal. When an old boyfriend releases a private video, Delaney’s name becomes every comedian’s favorite punch line. To escape the media, she sneaks away to Bell Harbor, Michigan—during the worst winter in fifty years.
Adventure show cameraman Grant Connelly has stayed away from Bell Harbor—mostly by choice—but when a family obligation converges with a spontaneous career decision, it’s time to return home.
When bad weather, missing money, honky-tonk musicians, and Elvis impersonators throw Grant and Delaney together on an unexpected road trip, emotions get all shook up. They know only fools fall in love, but they can’t help falling. Still, Delaney has a secret that could tear them apart forever.
Can they weather the storm? Or will this romantic ride end at the Heartbreak Hotel?
Brogan is great at creating memorable characters who could be cliché, but aren’t. Grant’s mother steals things when she’s stressed. She could be portrayed as a villain in this story, and she definitely causes problems for both Grant and Delaney, but she’s portrayed sympathetically and made me feel for her. The country music band was full of honkytonk men who made come-ons to Delaney, yet each member was distinct and loveable at the same time.
Although not the first in the series, it can easily be read as a standalone, and it made me want to read the rest of the Bell Harbor series. I highly recommend this book, if only to find out who the heck escapes FROM California TO Michigan in the middle of winter!
Rating: 5 Hearts
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