Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Romance Byte: Susan Donovan's I Want Candy
Series Connection: Cheri On Top
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Currently I'm reading I Want Candy, by Susan Donovan. I picked Susan's Cheri On Top as one of my favorite books of 2011. So far I Want Candy isn't disappointing. Check out the below video from the original group The Strangeloves who recorded the song in 1965.
Candace Carmichael was just getting used to the lavish life when everything went sour. Now the down-on-her-luck real estate agent is back in Bigler, North Carolina, jobless and illegally rooming with her her mother in a swank retirement community. All this makes her wonder why she ever considered her BFF Cheri’s invitation to move back home. Life in this small mountain town may not be as glamorous as the one she had in Tampa, but she knows a girl can’t be too choosy in this market. Besides, everyone’s happy to welcome Candy back—especially one handsome widower named Turner…
Turner has grown up to be one fine-looking piece of man candy—and looks even tastier in his sheriff’s uniform. Maybe that’s why she couldn’t resist kissing him when he pulled her over for a traffic violation. Even if a relationship was part of Candy’s business plan, Turner would be off limits—he still wears his wedding ring, four years after his wife died. If falling in love too fast is a crime, Candy is soon guilty as charged and ready to be fingerprinted. But is she ready to lock away her dreams and hand Turner the keys to her heart?