Mainer Farms is steeped in family history, but it’s also deep in debt from the effects of the ever-changing farming industry. Not about to let his family’s legacy go under, Colt Mancinkus is willing to do anything he can to save the farm.
Darby Culhane is the new farmer in Whynot, North Carolina, and she’s proving to be quite the forbidden temptation for Colt. Darby isn’t looking for anything but a fresh start, and she’s got it all figured out. Get settled in? Check. Apply for the rural county grant? Check. Confrontation with the steaming mad, smoking hot local farmer? Well, that wasn’t on the agenda.
As pretty as she is sweet, Colt can’t help but be drawn to Darby’s…peaches. No really, she’s a peach farmer. Get that mind out of the gutter, and get on down to the farm to see what happens when circumstances force Colt and Darby to team up. They may just find that the peach trees aren’t the only things in bloom.
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Review: Sex & Sweet Tea 4: Pretty as a Peach
Pretty as a Peach by Juliette Poe is the fourth book in her Sex & Sweet Tea series. A romantic, light-hearted series about the small town of Whynot, North Carolina and it's residents. This story is focused on Colt Mancinkus and his new competitor in town, Darby McCulhane.
Colt is relying on an agriculture grant to expand his family's farm business and the only solid competitor is a woman who doesn't even technically need the grant other than for the process of applying for her thesis. He is annoyed and determined to not like her on sight. That flies out the window the second he finally lays eyes on his "arch-nemesis". Now he finds himself enamored instead.
Darby is coming to Whynot for a fresh start. Divorcing her cheating husband and working on her PHD in agronomy, she settles in at her ex brother-in-laws farm with her seven year old daughter and begins work on her peach orchard. She knows that the other person in the running for the agriculture grant is here in Whynot but never expects to feel the attraction for him when she first meets him.
I absolutely adored reading the story, watching these two characters slowly embrace a friendship and romance, getting more glimpses of characters we have met before in previous books in the series, and even a glimpse at what is, hopefully, to come still. Told in dual POV, the emphasis is heavy on the romance and interaction and has very little actual steamy scenes but the story is just as fulfilling without it, more realistic in fact. Enjoy!
Sex and sweet tea about sums it up! Juliette Poe never disappoints!
Fall in love with Colt and Darby in this sweetly sexy romance...loved watching this story unfold! Adored the secondary characters!
It's so easy to picture yourself as part of this story and as part of the lovely little North Carolina town.
I would recommend this series & writer for sure ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Super enjoyable!
Sweet, Charming & Entertaining!
Pretty as a Peach was such a treat. A big delicious, juicy, fun, romantic treat. Everything about the storyline and the characters captivated me. This is so well written. Juliette Poe knows how to charm the hearts of her readers. This is filled with family, heartfelt warmth and goodness and sweet southern charm.
Colt and Darby are fun and such a breath of fresh air together. Their instant attraction, their personalities, their conversations and their chemistry kept me glued to my kindle. I was charmed beyond words by Colt. Watching Colt and Darby’s relationship grow was fun, and sweet, and so good. I loved how Colt not only took his time with Darby, but also cultivated his relationship with Darby’s daughter Linnie as well.
On top of all that we get to see more of the Mancinkus family. And seeing all of these characters again was simply delightful and entertaining.
Seriously this book was fantastic. It’s filled with all the sweetness, charm and heartwarming goodness that I can’t get enough of.
So what are you waiting for? Hop to it, get your copy of this amazing book and start reading. You’re in for a treat.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.