Series: Green Mountain

Ain’t She Sweet by Marie Force

Posted April 21, 2016 by Anne in Book Review | | 1 Comment

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Ain’t She Sweet by Marie ForceAin’t She Sweet by Marie Force
Series: Green Mountain #6
Published by Berkley on April 26th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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five-stars

Charlotte “Charley” Abbott has gone out with every guy under thirty-five in Butler, Vermont—except for one. Tyler Westcott’s attempts to date her may be determined, and frequent, but Charley can’t stand how he acts like he knows her better than she knows herself. So when Tyler turns up at the running club Charley joined to train for a marathon, she’s almost ready to quit before she even gets started.

Tyler knows that behind Charley’s prickly personality and dismissive attitude is a sweet woman he wants in his life. And when Charley suffers an injury while training, Tyler is ready to prove that the perfect man for her has been right there all along...

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I’ve enjoyed every book in the Green Mountain Series. It’s somewhere between traditional contemporary romance and the newer, more realistic contemporary romance.  The setting is a small town in Vermont with limited to no cell phone service.  It’s close enough to New York and Boston to draw in elements of them.  The romances have been happening to the ten children in the Abbott family.

Marie Force has managed to use some traditional tropes without being cliché. There are shades and layers to make the “trope” more realistic.  There has been insta-love, friends to lovers, and unrequited love, for example.  In particular, unrequited love has been used with Megan, Hunter, Ella and Tyler, in various degrees and interesting ways.  It’s something so relatable; nearly everyone has experienced an attraction not returned.  But I am not a spoilery reviewer.

The Abbott family and their life is one anyone might like to have.  The characters have been shaped and grown throughout the series so they have become real to me.  It is harder to remember some details with time between books, so this series will definitely be set for a comfort reread once it ends.  

I loved seeing various family members and their continuing stories here. Yes, especially Will.  He will always be my favorite.  Will and Cameron were here, both together and separately.  The others were more than a mention; their bits were part of the fabric of the life in this small town.  Even Fred, the moose, wove his way down the street as usual.

The couple of Ain’t She Sweet are relatable, while not completely realistic. Tyler has always wanted her in his life. He is really too good to be true.  Charley had a bad experience and is reluctant to ever risk her heart again. I appreciate the people from their past relationships not being on the page, for the most part.   The heat level here is high and the sexy times a bit more detailed than others in the series.

And what would any Green Mountain series book be without Elmer and Lincoln and their plans?  There are quotes on risk at the start of each chapter which are GREAT. Highly recommended, along with the rest of the series.  

 

Green Mountain Series (note the Beatles song titles?):


 

Quotes:

“The biggest risk is not taking any risk … In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks. “    –   Mark Zuckerberg

“To win without risk is to triumph without glory.”     – Pierre Corneille

 

“Do you have Risk?”

“My all-time favorite”

“Great. The one game I’m actually good at is your favorite.”

“You like Risk?”

“I love Risk. None of my brothers could ever beat me. Used to drive them crazy.”

He fanned his face. “That’s so hot.”

“Shut up,” she said, laughing.

About Marie Force

Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 contemporary romances, including the Gansett Island Series, which has sold more than 2.3 million books, and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books, which has sold more than 1.2 million books. In addition, she is the author of the Green Mountain Series as well as the erotic romance Quantum Series, written under the slightly modified name of M.S. Force. All together, her books have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide!

Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.


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