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Sweetest Mistake (Sweet, Texas) by Candis…

Sweetest Mistake (Sweet, Texas) (edition 2013)

by Candis Terry (Author)

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Title:Sweetest Mistake (Sweet, Texas)
Authors:Candis Terry (Author)
Info:Avon (2013), 384 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:fiction, romance, finished

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Sweetest Mistake by Candis Terry



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Loved! This! Book! Hot cowboy, fireman, ex-marine (what's not to love, right?)Jackson Wilder and Abby Morgan have long been friends, then lovers. For years both have felt the other had deserted them but deep feelings have never changed. This is a great reunion story and one everyone will want to experience. I definitely recommend it! ( )
  Bette_Hansen | Nov 3, 2015 |
This story was good enough to finish but I thought the couple was rather pathetic. The heroine had very little self-esteem and let herself become a doormat. I never really believed the hero's reason for divorce. Abby returns to hometown after a divorce and old flame firefighter Jackson soon stops by to see her.
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  Dawn772 | Jan 29, 2015 |
Very good friends to lovers story. There were parts that had me laughing out loud and others that had me reaching for the tissues. Abby and Jackson had been best friends for a long time. They shared a lot of things, including some important firsts. But shortly after Jackson left for the Marines, Abby left Sweet behind for the big city, with no word of explanation and no more contact. Now she's back to get her parents' house ready to sell and has to confront her past.

Seeing each other again brings back a lot of emotions that have been buried. Abby had left Sweet behind because she had been in love with Jackson and he didn't appear to return the feeling. She married a man who ended up only wanting a trophy wife that he could mold and control into what he wanted. When her marriage ended Abby was left feeling pretty worthless. Now she's trying to figure out what to do next with her life.

Jackson has had a hard few years. He saw his brother die in the war, his father died shortly thereafter. He married and had a child, but the marriage didn't work out. He blames himself for all of it. Abby's arrival is Sweet has him remembering the good times, but also the hurt from when she disappeared.

I loved seeing the two of them back together. Jackson tried to hold on to his anger when he first saw her but he couldn't do it. He was too happy to see her again. At first he's determined to stay away from her but their former friendship is too strong. I loved the way that he dragged her off to get "real food" and his efforts to help her overcome her fears about being back in town. Next thing he knows he's helping her with the house and they're spending time together. Abby is loaded with guilty feelings of her own over the way she left. She's surprised by how easily she and Jackson slip back into their old relationship.

It doesn't take long before each of them really wants more out of that relationship but neither one has the courage to make the first move. Everyone around them can see that they belong together. Abby realizes her feelings pretty quickly but is afraid to tell Jackson how she feels because he is so determined that they just be friends. Jackson spends a long time refusing to admit to himself, much less Abby, that he loves her. There are some great scenes where various members of his family try to help things along, especially the one where Jesse brings her along to help find some lost cows. Abby finally gets to the point where she can tell Jackson how she feels, but his reactions show that he still has issues to overcome. It takes a near tragedy for Jackson to learn to let go of the past and embrace the future.

I also loved the secondary characters. Jackson's daughter Izzy was adorable and he was such a wonderful daddy to her. I even liked his ex-wife, Fiona. It was nice to see an ex who was not a completely nasty person for a change. I'm looking forward to reading her story. I also loved all of Jackson's family members. It was fun seeing his mom deal with all those boys, even as adults. I also can't wait to read Jesse's story, as he's obviously different than everyone thinks he is. ( )
  scoutmomskf | Oct 13, 2014 |
A wonderfully engaging story of friendship, heartache and second chances. Sweetest Mistake by Candis Terry is a fun and sexy read and everything I wanted from the Sweet, Texas series!

When Abby Morgan strolls back into town intent on fixing up her parents old house and then moving on with her life, she knows she’s going to run into Jackson Wilder, she’s just hoping she can keep her distance from her old best friend. The last thing she wants is for her feelings to show through and for her to get her heart crushed…again. Easier said than done though. Jackson’s still hot as ever and determined to be in her way.

Jackson has always had a thing for Abby, but has just never been able to admit it. He’s too afraid of losing his best friend when she rejects him. But she’s back in town and he just can’t seem to keep his lips to himself. Abby’s had a rough go of it since she left Sweet and Jackson is trying to help her rediscover herself and forget her jerk-of-an-ex-husband. The only problem is that he is still very attracted to her and scared to death to let her know it.

While the whole town of Sweet sees that Jackson and Abby belong together, Jackson and Abby just can’t seem to get together. Is their friendship going to stand in the way of a once-in-a-lifetime kind of love? Maybe a little help from the rest of the Wilder family will help steer them in the right direction…

Loved this book! The Abby and Jackson’s story was simply amazing. Their back story and chemistry made this story such a wonderful and enjoyable read. The setting of Sweet, Texas was delightful, with all the supporting characters that makes this series so much fun to read. But don’t worry, even though it’s part of a series, this is a great stand-alone read also! I loved the way that Jackson’s ex-wife was portrayed in such a wonderful light and the relationship that developed between Jackson’s daughter Izzy and Abby was heartwarming. Jackson’s mom, Jana, and brothers also helped to add a bit of humor to the story. And of course, I simply couldn’t wait for Jackson and Abby to finally find their happy ending! I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series, Something Sweeter. Well done Ms. Terry!

Rating: 4.5

Heat Rating: Mild

Reviewed by AprilP

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0062237241, Mass Market Paperback)

When friends become lovers . . .

Firefighter and former Marine Jackson Wilder has tough guy down to an art, but he’s learned the hard way that promises were made to be broken. Abigail Morgan was once his best friend, his first kiss, his first love, his first everything. He’d just forgotten to mention all that to her and she blew out of his life. Five years later, she’s back and he’s battling a load of mistrust for her disappearing act. But for some reason he just can’t keep his lips—or his hands—to himself.

It can lead to disaster or . . .

When her stint as a trophy wife abruptly ends, Abby returns home to Sweet, Texas, and comes face-to-face with Jackson—her biggest and sexiest mistake. Time and distance did nothing to squash her love for the act-first-think-later stubborn hunk of a man, and when he suggests they renew their old just-friends vow, Abby realizes she wants more. She’d cut and run once. Could she do it again? Or could she tempt him enough to break his promise?

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Firefighter and former Marine Jackson Wilder has tough guy down to an art, but he's learned the hard way that promises were made to be broken. Abigail Morgan was once his best friend, his first kiss, his first love, his first everything, but he forgot to mention all that to her and she blew out of his life. Five years later, she's back and he's battling a load of mistrust for her disappearing act, but for some reason he just can't keep his lips--or his hands--to himself.… (more)

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