Ain't She Sweet?
Not exactly . . .
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Featuring: Colin Byrne; Winnie Davis; Sugar Beth Carrey
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Contemporary | Romance
The girl everybody loves to hate has returned to the town
she'd sworn to leave behind forever. As the rich, spoiled
princess of Parrish, Mississippi, Sugar Beth Carey had
broken hearts, ruined friendships, and destroyed
reputations. But fifteen years have passed, and life has
taught Sugar Beth its toughest lessons. Now she's come
home -- broke, desperate, and too proud to show it.
The people of Parrish don't believe in forgive and forget.
When the Seawillows, Sugar Beth's former girlfriends, get
the chance to turn the tables on her, they don't hesitate.
And Winnie Davis, Sugar Beth's most bitter enemy, intends
to humiliate her in the worst possible way.
Then there's Colin Byrne. . . . Fifteen years earlier,
Sugar Beth had tried to ruin his career. Now he's rich,
powerful, and the owner of her old home. Even worse, this
modern-day dark prince is planning exactly the sort of
revenge best designed to bring a beautiful princess to her
But none of them have reckoned on the unexpected strength
of a woman who's learned survival the hard way.
While Sugar Beth's battered heart struggles to overcome old
mistakes, Colin must choose between payback and love. Does
the baddest girl in town deserve a second chance, or are
some things beyond forgiving?
Ain't She Sweet? is a story of courage and
redemption. . . of friendship and laughter. . . of love and
the possibility of happily-ever-after.
31 comments posted.
Re: Ain't She Sweet?
I alredy know this book is going to be good, but there are
personal reasons why I can't wait to read it!! This book is
going to have to go on my TBR list - at the top, or very
near it. The synopsis sounds so good, and I can't wait to
read your book, to find out how the story line plays out!!
Congratulations on another hit!!
(Peggy Roberson 9:16am August 13, 2014)
I have always enjoyed SEP's characters.. They are real to life and always have backstories & issues that are interesting to watch!
(Cate Sparks 7:12am August 14, 2014)
I really enjoyed reading your posting, and your analysis of
Sugar Beth. I am currently dealing with a Sugar Beth in
real life, and my life is anything but pleasant. For now,
the best thing I can do is ignore her, although I need to
have a bit of contact with her every few days. Afterward,
my nerves have had it, and I am unable to eat for days!! I
truly believe what you've said about Sugar Beth, because I
can draw parallels between the character, as well as the
person I'm dealing with, but I will not stoop to another
persons' level, especially hers' when dealing with important
issues. It sounds vague, but I can't get into specifics.
Yes, we have all made sins, but some people, in this case
older than I am, will continue to make them, yet try to drag
you in their fray. Thank you for your insight!!
(Peggy Roberson 11:48am August 15, 2014)
Oh wow... Sugar Beth sounds like a really interesting individual... I like to see everyone get their chance at happiness and it looks like it takes her a while to get there. Thanks for sharing!
(Colleen Conklin 1:15pm August 15, 2014)
You are so right, Sarah! That's exactly why Ain't She Sweet is one of my two favorite SEP books. We start out hating the mean girl and end up rooting for her to have her HEA. Great post. I may need to go back and reread this book. Thanks.
(G S Moch 2:25pm August 15, 2014)
SEP is one of my favorite authors. I love the sense of humor in her books. I guess my top favorite book of hers is It Had to Be You.
(Cheryl Castings 3:25pm August 15, 2014)
That is one thing with villains. We also hate them but when we find out why they are villains, we realize that they are often misunderstood and that they do have redeeming qualities.
(Kai Wong 11:44pm August 15, 2014)
Wow, what a great post, Sarah! I don't know how I missed this book, but I'm going to get a copy ASAP. I think we all can relate to Sugar Beth.
(Marcy Shuler 11:55pm August 15, 2014)
Great analysis of Sugar Beth, Sarah. I'm with Marcy, not sure
how I missed Sugar Beth's book. It's on my buy list now. :-)
(Glenda Martillotti 11:39pm August 16, 2014)
I haven't read this story yet... But I have to say that after reading your
description about Sugar Beth, I am extremely intrigued!!! Now I just HAVE
to read it!!! I love a good book that digs deep and that you can (in some
way) relate to.
(Angela Fisher 3:48am August 17, 2014)
Thank you so much for your post on "Ain't She Sweet". I had not heard of this one before. I adore I-hate-you/I-love-you stories and this one looks great. Into the TBR pile it goes.
(Debbie Kelly 11:20am August 17, 2014)
(Denise Holcomb 5:35pm August 18, 2014)
Great relatable post! Love the title too!
(Diane Pollock 1:12am August 21, 2014)
I love SEP's books! Thanks Sarah for reminding me about this one. I remember totally not liking Sugar Beth in the beginning and then hoping she'll get her HEA at the end!
(Anita H 1:57am August 21, 2014)
You can't go wrong with any book by Susan Elizabeth Phillips.
(Kim C 2:45pm August 21, 2014)
A friend gave me one of this author's books, but it's still on
my TBR pile waiting. This post has persuaded my to put it on
the top of the pile. Thank you.
(Irene Menge 6:36pm August 21, 2014)
Even the Sugar Beths of this world deserve some happiness and understanding!
(Marilyn Collins 6:52pm August 21, 2014)
I've loved them all! Tho I have a special fondness for those
Chicago Stars - loved Phoebe & Dan in 'It Had to be You'
(Diane Sallans 8:58pm August 22, 2014)
Sugar Beth is the kind of girl you love to hate until you see the mommy,
daddy, Winnie reality of her life. SEP never fails, her characters- you hate
them, you love them, you tell them to smarten up, and then right before
your eyes they grow- amazing writer!! Love SEP!!!
(Dorothy MacDougall 7:51am August 23, 2014)
I have loved SEP books forever. I also can't wait for her new release, hero's are every ones weakness :)
(Kathie Scmitz 11:30am August 23, 2014)
Have not read this particular book yet, but I am faithful fan
of the author, in love with the characters of the Wynette,
Texas series. Can't wait for the release of "Heroes are my
(Julia Levit 1:20pm August 23, 2014)
I did dislike Sugar Beth at first because I was one of the
nerdy/brainy girls who was the object of some ridicule in high
school, but I had faith that SEP would find a way to turn my
mind around about her.
(Janie Burke 4:47pm August 23, 2014)
Love your analogy of Sugar Beth and all of us. Ain't She Sweet
is one of my favorites, but so are all of Susan Elizabeth
(JoAnn Andrade 2:12pm August 24, 2014)
Sounds like an interesting read!
(Cheryl Lynne 2:45pm August 24, 2014)
Enjoyed your insight into SEP's Sugar Beth.
(Catherine Lemanski 4:16pm August 24, 2014)
had to add it to my tbr list thanks :)
(Jennifer Mathis 4:23pm August 24, 2014)
I, too, read "Ain't She Sweet" on a regular basis. I truly
adore Sugar Beth!
(Sandra Boen 4:58pm August 25, 2014)
I have to agree with you to a point that we are all Sugar
Beth to a point in our lives. Some by being mean and cruel.
Some by being the person that was trashed. But some by just
wanting to be loved more than anything. It is what we do
with our lives that makes us a Sugar Beth and how we cope
with it. I am just sorry that I have not read this book. I
have pretty much read every one of her books and somehow I
have missed this one. I am just gonna have to find me a
copy and read it. Thanks for the great review and I look
forward to reading the book.
(Tina Ullrich 12:42pm August 26, 2014)
Ain't She Sweet is one I haven't read yet, but after this
posting, will read it soon. Thank you!
(Jennifer McFalls 7:21pm August 26, 2014)
I have not read this book but I am really excited to!
(Denise Austin 8:40pm August 30, 2014)
Your intro sucked me right in, would love to see the rest. Thanks for a
great chance & giveaway.
(Janie Prather 4:06pm November 16, 2014)
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