Sweetest Mistake Blog Tour - Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

Hi everyone! I have a stop on the Sweetest Mistake blog tour. There is a review, an excerpt and a giveaway for you all.

Sweetest Mistake
Sweet Texas Series #2
By: Candis Terry
Releasing December 31st, 2013

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?

My Review
Abby has come home to Sweet to fix her parents house and sale it. She left years ago married a rich man and hasn't been back. She has never forgot Jackson her best friend and the guy she always loved. Now divorced she would love to see if they could be more than friends. Jackson has never forgot Abby or the fact that she left him and Sweet years ago. He is afraid to get to close in case she walks away again. He has enough nightmares without added more to the mix. They both are hard headed and it will take a lot to get them to see they belong together.

Jackson in the sexy fireman that if you had a fire you would want there. He is hard headed and stubborn but he is also so sweet and caring. Seeing him with his daughter will melt your heart. Abby is afraid of what people think of her but she shouldn't worry. She is beautiful, caring and so good around people. She has a heart of gold. I love both these characters.

I am so glad I got to go back to Sweet, Texas. I fell in love with this place and characters in the first book. Jackson comes from a family that has suffered loss but they all care so much for each other. His family considers Abby one of the family and you see how close they all are. I have to say I adore all of them. This book is a wonderful one about two great people who need to stop worrying and get together. You want to lock them in a room till they work things out.I love Jackson's ex as well. She is a great woman. I will say I was worried a few times that Abby and Jackson wouldn't work things out. This is amazing love story anyone will enjoy. I already am impatiently waiting the next book.

5 out of 5 Stars

For two days Jackson had put out fires, hit the books, and watchedDespicable Me with Izzy for the millionth time. He’d washed the horses, bucked the hay, and chased wayward cattle back to the herd. He’d done anything he could to stay away from Abby and escape the big damn lie he’d told her.
What the hell had he been thinking when he’d pulled her into his arms and kissed her?
He’d done his damndest to get over her. To stay pissed off at her for cutting him out of her life.
But then she’d touched him.
Kissed his cheek.
And he lost his mind.
When his brain cells had started to reassemble in his head, he’d panicked and allowed the first scrambled thought to leap from his mouth.
He’d blamed her.
As a matter of pure survival he’d kept his tires off Bluebonnet Lane and his mind off big blue eyes and soft lips. His attempts to stay busy, however, did not include avoiding the amorous attention of his mother’s pet goat, Miss Giddy, when he rode into the barn.
With daylight waning, he took the headstall off Ranger--the most stubborn horse on the planet—while Miss Giddy bleated her discontent and butted his leg with her horns. He glanced down into the beady eyes glaring up at him.
“Seriously, goat?”
Miss Giddy—currently decked out with a red satin bow around her brown neck—bleated, “Meh-eh-eh.”
Which he took to mean “Seriously.”
When she pawed at the ground he gave in, reached down, and gave her a brisk rub between her horns. “What is it with you females always wanting attention?”
“We wouldn’t have to ask for it if you men were more observant.”
Loosening the cinch on the big bay gelding, Jackson dropped his chin and laughed. “Sorry, Mom. Didn’t know you were standing there.”
“Actually I was on my way up to the loft.” She lifted to her toes and gave him a quick peck on the cheek. Her big blond hair had been fluffed and sprayed into place. She looked like she was ready to go out on the town. “Just got a call from Charli. She and Reno are about a half hour out. I made some quick calls to gather folks up to welcome them home proper. Everybody should be here soon.”
As she talked she stroked the top of the goat’s head. “I found something in the loft the other day I wanted to give them as a homecoming present.”
“Not a wedding present?”
“Not as far as I know. Course your brother’s been nothing but surprises lately so it’s hard to tell.” She reached forward and tied up the saddle strings into a scaffold knot. “You don’t look like you’ve slept much lately.”
“Nothing gets past you, does it?”
“Sugarplum, I’ve been the mother of five boys for most of my life. Each one of you was wilier than the next. I had to be one step ahead or you’d all take control of the universe.” She gave Ranger a pat on the rump. “So what’s on your mind?”
For two days he’d kept himself busy. But for two nights all he’d been able to think about was having Abby in his arms. Then he had to open his big mouth and lie his ass off so she wouldn’t see how much it affected him. He’d be damned if he’d give his mother any ammunition against him. He shrugged. “Just been studying all the material Captain Steele gave me.”
“I’m proud of you, son. I’ve always believed you could do anything you put your heart into.”
“I haven’t done anything yet. Haven’t made any solid decisions.” He lifted the saddle and pad from Ranger’s back and set them on the stand near the stall. “Just considering the possibilities right now.”
“You do that.” She patted his back. “You take your sweet time. Just like you did with Abby. We’ll see how that works out.”
He turned and jammed his hands on his hips. “What the hell brought herinto this conversation?”
“You did.”
“I never even mentioned her name.”
“Didn’t have to.” His mother gave him that grin that said she wasn’t just two steps ahead of him, she was a whole damn mile. “But you’d better get used to the sound of it because here she comes right now.”
“What?” His head whipped around at the sound of tires on gravel. Sure enough, Abby’s slick silver Mercedes cruised past the open barn doors. He looked back at his mom who stood with arms folded and a smirk on her lips.
“If I left it up to you boys, y’all wouldn’t find the loves of your lives till I was dead and gone. And I want some more grandchildren before I take a dirt nap.”
“Are you crazy? That’s never going to happen with—” A car door closed and he bit off an expletive.
“Abby!” his mother called. “In here, sugarplum.”
“You . . .” He pointed. “Are nothing but trouble.”
To his disappointment his mother grinned.
“I’ve been called worse.” She pointed back. “You mind the manners I raised you with.”
The sound of unsteady footsteps over gravel came closer. Jackson blinked. When he opened his eyes again Abby stood there dressed in a soft white sweater, black skinny jeans, and red high heels. The outfit did nothing to deter the sudden hot flush that climbed his body and made him ache in specific areas.
Judging by the scowl on her face he’d have to say she hadn’t expected to see him either and that since the other night she was not residing in Happy Camperville.

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Author Info
Candis Terry was born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and now makes her home on an Idaho farm. She’s experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to chasing down wayward steers. Only one thing has remained the same: her passion for writing stories about relationships, the push and pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own happily ever after.

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  1. Thank you so much for hosting my blog tour and for the wonderful review! Happy holidays.

  2. oh my goodness I can not wait. Love your books Candis!

  3. Found you on the Avon facebook party and can't wait to read your books!

  4. I LOVE Sweet Texas and Ive been patiently waiting for this next book to come out but I have to admit...its KILLING me!!! lol I want to read it sooooo bad!!!!

  5. I loved this book! As I've loved all of Ms. Terry's other books. :)

  6. Sounds like such a fun book. We all make mistakes, don't we.


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