Book Review

by Macy Beckett

Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance
Sensuality: HOT

RT Rating

First in the new Sultry Springs series, this second-chance-at-love story has heaping doses of heart, passion and laughter. The well-drawn characters and setting give this story a depth that makes it pop off the page. However, it misses the keeper shelf with a few sour notes, including a rushed ending, a couple of stock characters and some jarring dialogue.

Nine years after running from Sultry Springs, TX, June Augustine is realizing her dream of opening a martini bar — until a trumped-up warrant forces her to spend a month doing community service in her hometown. Then she finds out she’ll be working with Luke Gallagher, the boy who broke her heart. Luke is a man who has a lot of reasons to be afraid to fall in love. That doesn’t stop him from getting intimate with June — until she says the L word. He tries to drive her away, but she isn’t giving up without a fight. To prove to Luke that he is lovable, June is willing to do anything, because without Luke in her life, nothing else matters. (SOURCEBOOKS, Oct., 320 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: M.H. Morrison


Published: October 2012

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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Review of Sultry with a Twist (Sultry Springs #1) By Macy Becket

Submitted by twocoulters on October 15, 2012 - 11:17am.

Thanks to the publisher, Sourcebooks, and NetGalley for the chance to read this early!

Macy Beckett, debut contemporary romance author, created an emotional story with great dialogue. I felt ensnared within the story; experiencing the heart-wrenching emotions between June & Luke. The author wrote all of the relationships within the story with the same intensely; the friendship between Luke & Trey, June & her grandmother, even the glimpses of past relationships – there was no emotional filler; everything seemed essential to the development of the main story. I can’t wait for Trey’s story, A Shot of Sultry.

The main characters are great! I love the name of the heroine, Mae-June July Augustine; if getting stuck with a name like that wasn't bad enough – she has the worst luck in the world. I don’t want to spoil anything but, wow this chick is a disaster walking; no one is immune - everyone to gets sucked into the danger zone. Forced to serve a month of community service in her hometown; due to a nosy judge & a bogus bench warrant – the town of sultry will never be the same. Toss her childhood crush, Luke Gallagher, into the mix and no one is going to walk away unscathed.

Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge through NetGalley for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.