Confession: I did not read the other books in this series, and yet I still could figure out who the characters were and the backgrounds. Maybe not as well, but I will go back and catch up. So that also means my first book from Carmen Jenner and all I can say is Thank You!! I loved the book and the quirky people of Sugartown! How can you not?! Even after one book they crack me up!
When Pepper Ryan-Harris-Rowe runs back to Sugartown in the ice cream van she stole from her boss that owes her money, she runs into, or nearly, the one person that has held her heart forever. Sammy Belle. Sammy is six years older than Pepper and has always thought of her as his little sister. Or so she thinks. Sammy has been in love with Pepper his whole life but fought it for as long as he could. Once they do give into each other, Pepper’s fears kick in and she runs, leaving Sammy in the middle of the night. Six years later the two of them are still trying to fight it, but can they? What made Pepper run the first time?
This story is a rollercoaster! There is humor, love, hot sex,and a crazy smart-mouth-pink-hair character. But it also deals with a real mental disorder that can break apart many families. I cried at the battles that they went through and the personal struggles each character had with how they had to handle it. Bravo for telling such a great story. Thank you Carmen Jenner!!
Ryan grew up the troublesome, spoiled child of a rock god. With her
less-than-stellar parentage, and the bipolar disorder that has plagued her
existence, to say this little firecracker is a handful would be the
understatement of the century.
spent more than half his life saving Pepper. He’d been her strength, her
sanity, and the protective brotherly figure she never wanted to have.
just when Sammy thought he had everything he wanted, Pepper ran.
twenty-three, Pepper returns to Sugartown, a failed tattoo artist with one too
many screws loose who’s down on her luck, wielding an ice cream van as beaten
up as her heart.
most coveted bachelor has always been content with the quiet life he leads
until Pepper, the hellion from his past, returns to test his strength, his
patience, and perhaps even his sanity. But two can play at that game, and
Pepper is about to learn that Sam can give as good as he gets.
this good country boy survive Pepper’s cruel city world, or will the whole
thing be put down to a bout of temporary insanity?
thing is for certain:
Warning: Intended for an
18+ audience. Contains sexual content, oodles of profanity, a firefighter so
hot you may need a very cold shower, and one pink-haired crazy Harajuku girl.