SWEET SPOT

AMY KNUPP

Publisher:  Lake House Books

Published Date: September 27, 2016

ASIN:   B01KE64YWO

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Source: Received for an honest review

Book Description (from Amazon)

Former marketing whiz Kennedy Lowell knows bartending isn’t her destiny. After derailing her life to epic proportions in one fell swoop, though, she’s content with the easy refuge of pouring drinks and keeping to herself. But the arrival of her sexy new boss and two wannabe friends who won’t take no for an answer throws Kennedy into a tailspin. Add the temptation of a homey new bakery desperately in need of a marketing genius and Kennedy begins to wonder if easy is all it’s cracked up to be.

Easy is Hunter Clayborne’s middle name. Uncomplicated is what he expects when he moves home to Nashville to take over the family business. What he finds, though, is the polar opposite of easy—a bar losing money, a family entrenched in doing things the old-fashioned way, and an irresistible redheaded bartender who keeps him at a cool distance in spite of their sizzling mutual attraction.

There’s nothing simple about the chemistry between Kennedy and Hunter. But sometimes, if you can work your way out of your comfort zone, that’s when you just might find your sweet spot.

MY THOUGHTS:

Sweet Spot by Amy Knupp is the second book of the Hale Street series and it is just as sweet as the first.  Kennedy, one third of Sugar Babies, has some serious trust issues.  She’s doing just fine on her own, thank you very much.  But Violet and Ivy won’t take no for an answer and drag her into their sphere of influence.  

Hunter Clayborne, Kennedy’s boss and secret interest, isn’t interested in taking no for an answer either.  He has issues of his own – namely taking over the family bar on Hale Street and turning it around.  His Dad’s not on board, but Hunter knows something has to change.  He’s sure that he can get Kennedy to the right place, just like the bar, if only he could get past all her roadblocks.

Outside forces are working against both Kennedy and Hunter.  But they both find strength from their circle of friends and then each other.  Each tentative step forward on Kennedy’s part is huge, and when trouble strikes Hunter is there just as much as Ivy and Violet.

Kennedy is a great character with her struggles and fears.  Hunter’s patience and understanding matches her and is exactly what she needs.  The chemistry is so there and the adversity they both go through only brings them closer together.  Sweet Spot is a bit more angsty than Sweet Thing which I really liked.  It also introduces us to a wider set of characters.  I especially liked seeing how Hale Street is shaping up and the growth of the characters and their venture.

 RATING: 4

Heat Rating:  Mild

REVIEWED BY: Monique Neaves

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