by Sharla Lovelace
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pub Date: 7/18/2017
Charmed, Texas, is as warm and welcoming as it sounds. But even in a small town, when it comes to love, sometimes you’ve got to take the bitter with the sweet . . .
Carmen Frost hates honey. And bees. And in her hometown of Charmed, Texas, which practically invented the stuff, that’s a problem. The good news is that the summer Honey Festival is finally over. Even better, so is the annual Lucky Hart carnival, a road show that made off with her dreams years ago—including the boy she loved. Now she’s got a divorce behind her, and a successful law career in front of her, but in a tiny town, big memories die hard. Or they don’t die at all—as Carmen discovers when she runs into an all too familiar pair of eyes—older, wiser, and just as heart-melting as ever . . .
Sully Hart has had enough of the nomad lifestyle. Travelling with his father’s carnival gave him adventures, but it cost him much more. Now he’s home to stay, contracted to create an entertainment complex in Charmed. He wants roots, a house with a yard and all the mundane pleasures that go with it. But the girl he loved has become a woman who still wants freedom. Can she still want him? It seems he and Carmen are at each other’s throats one minute—and on each other’s lips the next. Someone’s gotta give . . .
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Sex in a Pan (Sully’s dessert)
3 tbsp white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
Cream cheese layer:
1 8 oz package cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup whipped cream or cool whip
Vanilla pudding layer:
1 package of instant vanilla pudding (5.1 oz or 144 g)
3 cups milk
Chocolate Pudding layer:
1 package of instant chocolate pudding (5.1 oz or 144 g)
3 cups milk
3 cups whipped cream or cool whip
shaved chocolate (enough to cover. took me 3 Hershey bars)
Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
Mix all the crust ingredients together and press the mixture
into the prepared baking dish. Bake it for about 20 minutes.
Prepare the vanilla pudding as per the instructions on the
Prepare the chocolate pudding as per the instructions on the
In a mixer combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar and the
cup of whipped cream. Mix until light and fluffy.
Let the crust cool. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the
Spread the chocolate pudding over the cream cheese filling, then
the vanilla pudding over the chocolate. (I sprinkled a light layer of
additional chopped pecans between the pudding layers just because we are nutty
freaks over here but that's a personal preference)
Top with the whipped cream and sprinkle with the chocolate.
Refrigerate for a couple hours so that it sets.
Carmen Frost has always lived in Charmed, Texas, but wants to travel. Circumstances have forced her to stay in town, but now she's ready to leave - just as Sullivan (Sully) Hart, a carny who broke her heart many years ago, finally returns for good.
This is just a terrific book. The writing is excellent with some very funny parts as well as sexy times. The secondary characters reinforce what small towns are about. This is a second chance romance at its best as Carmen and Sully navigate their past and grow in the process. They are a good match, each not afraid to acknowledge their own insecurities and bringing out the best in the other.
I received this book from the author and I'm giving an honest review on my own.
Sharla Lovelace is the bestselling, award-winning author of sexy small-town love stories. Being a Texas girl through and through, she’s proud to say she lives in Southeast Texas with her retired husband, a tricked-out golf cart, and two crazy dogs. She is the author of five stand-alone novels including the bestselling Don’t Let Go, the exciting Heart Of The Storm series, and the fun and sexy new Charmed in Texas series. For more about Sharla's books, visit sharlalovelace.com, and keep up with all her new book releases easily by subscribing to her newsletter. She loves keeping up with her readers, and you can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as @sharlalovelace.
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