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Sweet Talk Me by Kieran Kramer
Published by Macmillan on 2014-03-25
Genres: Contemporary, Historical
Reviewed by Vanessa
HE’S SURE GOT A WAY WITH WORDS…The last person True Maybank expected to run into while picking up her wedding gown was country music superstar Harrison Gamble. Years ago, when they were small-town teens in Biscuit Creek, South Carolina, they shared a forbidden night of passion. Now that she’s about to settle down, True’s love affair with the handsome crooner is a thing of the past. Or is it? From the moment he says hello, she has to fight swooning like an adoring fan. CAN SHE RESIST HIS CHARMS?Today he’s rich, famous, and on every woman’s hot list. But back in the day, Harrison wasn’t good enough for debutante True. Since then she’s had her fair share of marital prospects, including the perfect Southern gentleman she’s about to settle down with. Is Harrison the only one to realize the mistake True’s about to make? Can the society girl and the sexy singer make music together—this time around?
Years ago, True Maybank and Harrison Gamble shared a night of passion before he asked for more, and she turned him down. Embarking on realizing his dreams, he walks away from the one woman that was his world, and True sets out to continue to appease her family and do what a Maybank is required to do. When True is set to marry her on-again off-again love from high school, Harrison comes back in to her world and sets it on its side!
Now that country singer Harrison has made a name for himself and has countless adoring fans, he still finds that he is drawn to True, but that he will never be good enough for the Maybank princess from South Carolina. Harrison isn’t happy to find that True is on the verge of marrying the man she was dating all those years ago when he had had her, but he soon realizes all isn’t what it seems in Biscuit Creek, South Carolina, either. Will Harrison be able to dissuade True from her marriage prospect, does he even want to risk his heart on the debutante, or will Harrison be the one to walk away from the “family first” True?
Sweet Talk to Me was an enchanting romantic tale that was a joy to read. I thoroughly enjoyed the dialogue and interactions between Harrison and True. Rooting for them to find their way to their HEA, I became completely engrossed in their love and in Sweet Talk to Me. I think their past could have been fleshed out a bit more, though. I liked that in the end, both Harrison and True had to re-prioritize their lives in order gain their HEA, but it worked for them.
The secondary characters were interesting too, and they added more depth and reality to Sweet Talk to Me. However, at some points, they took away from the tale and from Harrison and True, as well. My one big complaint about Sweet Talk to Me is that someone didn’t truly get theirs in the end, and I’m holding out hope that Harrison will talk True into dealing that out later. Otherwise, I found Harrison truly swoon-worthy, and True is damn lucky that he still wants her in the end!!