By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Sugar Beth Carey's get back to Parrish, Mississippi, and she's introduced her recognition for wreaking havoc together with her. She's broke, determined, and too proud to teach it, regardless of her previous enemies lining up for an opportunity to get even. Her former girlfriends have their eyebrow pencils sharpened into deadly issues. Winnie Davis, her longtime rival, is totally armed with the cash, energy, and status that had as soon as been Sugar Beth's. yet worst of all is Colin Byrne, the guy whose profession Sugar Beth had destroyed -- and never precisely by accident. Now Colin's a recognized novelist residing in Sugar Beth's previous mansion, and this contemporary day darkish prince is utilizing his writer's mind's eye to determine tips to convey the town's appealing former princess to her knees. yet regardless of her sassy mouth, feisty spirit, and hardheaded methods, Sugar Beth's now not the spoiled wealthy woman all of them consider. No, now she's a girl to be reckoned with ... and an exceptional colossal reckonin' is ready to occur, now not least of all in favour of one darkish prince who may well -- simply may possibly -- be pondering falling in love with the wickedest lady on the town. Ain't She candy? A humorous, heartwarming, oh-so-spicy tale of affection, friendship, and the opportunity of happily-ever-after.
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She’d bottomed out the day she’d found herself studying a help-wanted ad for an escort service. More than anything else, that had made her realize it was long past time for her to grow up and take responsibility for her life. ” Her smile hid every drop of pain. “The newspapers were quite informative. And entertaining. ” An oilman whose investments had gone belly-up even before he’d gotten sick. Emmett had been her dearest friend, her lover, and the person who’d helped her finish the job of growing up.
Both of them knew it. Yet she was trying to snatch it away. He gazed at the mouth he’d just crushed. She hadn’t tasted anything like he’d expected—not that he’d expected anything, since he hadn’t planned his attack. Still, he’d subconsciously braced himself for the slyness, the pettiness, the monstrous ego that had defined her. Who’s the fairest in the land? Me! Me! Me! Instead, he’d discovered something else—something gritty, determined, and insolent. At least the last was familiar. She dropped her hand and pointed her index finger at him, a pistol straight through his self-respect.
She came to the end of Mockingbird Lane, then braked as the Volvo’s headlights picked out something that hadn’t been there when she’d left—a heavy chain stretching across her bumpy gravel driveway. She’d barely been gone two hours. Someone had worked fast. She got out of the car to investigate. The quick-set cement had done its job, and a couple of hard kicks didn’t budge either of the posts holding the chain. Apparently the new owners of Frenchman’s Bride didn’t understand her driveway wasn’t part of their property.