I Want Candy

Author: Susan Donovan

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

Release Date: February 28, 2012

Blue Ribbon Rating: 4

Format: PRINT

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Candace Carmichael enjoyed living the high life until the Florida real estate market crashed.  Suddenly out of a job and in debt up to her ears, Candy has no choice but to return to her hometown of Bigler, North Carolina.  The adjustment is anything but smooth, yet despite the constant stream of disasters there’s one bright spot to Candy’s return; Sheriff Turner Halliday.  Turner is an old friend of Candy’s, but the sparks that fly between them are totally new.  Candy would love to see the sexy sheriff out of uniform, but two things are holding her back; first, Turner’s a widower who still wears his wedding ring and second, Candy has no intention of staying in Bigler permanently.  Will Candy and Turner be able to let go of their pasts and create a future – together – unlike any either had ever dreamed of?

I WANT CANDY makes me say “I want more of Susan Donovan’s books!”  The bright and fun sequel to CHERI ON TOP has humor and heart to spare, making it a delightful read.  Candy and Turner are characters who thought they had it all together, but clearly their lives aren’t as figured out as they thought they were.  It was a joy to watch them learn what they wanted out of life, whether it was the ability to move on and find love again or learning that it was okay to find a new dream when the old one failed.  Ms. Donovan had me cheering for Candy and Turner to get together, but more importantly, she had me eagerly turning the pages of I WANT CANDY to see how the two protagonists developed over the course of the story.

I WANT CANDY is a tasty treat from start to finish.  Candy and Turner are a couple you can root for and the oftentimes zany residents of Bigler will make you chuckle.  Fans of contemporary romance with a healthy dose of comedy are sure to enjoy I WANT CANDY.

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Lily

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