Thursday, 31 July 2014

Review: Sweet Talk Me by Kieran Kramer

***** - 5 Stars

Before receiving a copy of this book from Netgalley I had never even heard Kieran Kramer but the blurb sounded good and boy I am so glad that I requested it. I fell in love with the book from the very beginning.

The Blurb

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?

My Thoughts

This book reads just like it should be a film, a romantic comedy where boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy attempts to win girl back in an inevitable love triangle. It is a tried and tested formula but this book had that little something extra. That little something extra comes in the form of Harrison Gamble, boy from the wrong side of town who has made a name for himself in the world of Country music. A bad boy, full of Southern charm who regrets leaving True behind when he left Biscuit Creek all those years ago.

I loved the plot and the setting. Kieran Kramer, had me wanting to live in Biscuit Creek and not just to be close to Harrison. The town has a quaintness and a wonderful cast of characters that made me feel a little like I had just walked onto the set of Hart of Dixie. True & Harrison had been best friends growing up and things fell apart after a one night stand and Harrison left town. He bumps into True after she has picked up her wedding dress and both of them realise the attraction is still there.

True Maybank, is a head strong, sassy Southern belle who never ended up with Harrison because her parents didn't think he was good enough so she stuck with the safe option that comes in the form of husband to be, Dubose Waring. Dubose is from a prominent wealthy family, True's high school sweetheart and quarterback on the football team and with her parents both deceased True feels obligated to follow their wishes and marry Dubose. She insists that she loves him and spends a lot of time throughout the book convincing herself of that.

This was one of those books where I felt totally invested in what was going to happen to the characters and was willing True to make the right decision over her upcoming wedding. I loved Harrison & True's siblings, Gage and Weezie both a little quirky and unique. The two of them really helped to add to the tensions in the relationship between Harrison & True.

Overall this book was a sweet romantic comedy with the right blend of sass, humour & country music that made it a truly magical read.

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