Review: Ain't She Sweet by Marie Force

Author: Marie Force
Series: Green Mountain #6
Release Date: April 26, 2016
Publisher: Berkley
Source: Net Galley
Pages: 320
Reviewer: Elizabeth
Rating: 5 Stars
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The latest Green Mountain Romance from the The New York Times bestselling author of It’s Only Love.

Charlotte “Charley” Abbott has gone out with every guy under thirty-five in Butler, Vermont—except for one. Tyler Westcott’s attempts to date her may be determined, and frequent, but Charley can’t stand how he acts like he knows her better than she knows herself. So when Tyler turns up at the running club Charley joined to train for a marathon, she’s almost ready to quit before she even gets started.

Tyler knows that behind Charley’s prickly personality and dismissive attitude is a sweet woman he wants in his life. And when Charley suffers an injury while training, Tyler is ready to prove that the perfect man for her has been right there all along... 

Elizabeth's Thoughts
I have a new book boyfriend and his name is Tyler Westcott!

AIN’T SHE SWEET was a labor of love to read. Charley is a spit-fire and VERY adamant about not getting serious with anyone, including the ever-annoying Tyler. Fate, however, has different plans for Charley. When she has an accident during a cold morning run and is laid up for several weeks to heal, Tyler suggests he be charged with Charley’s care. He feels responsible for Charley’s accident by challenging her to a run in less than ideal conditions, but also looks at this as a prime opportunity to win Charley’s heart.

Tyler knows he’s facing an uphill battle when it comes to Charley. But Tyler sees that under Charley’s tough exterior and sharp tongue, hides the heart of a strong, courageous and loving woman. A woman that Tyler wants in his life, permanently. As always, Charley never surrenders and it will take a hope, a wing and lots of prayers to capture the heart of this prickly, stubborn-as-a-mule woman.

I loved the story but Charley was an exercise in patience. She was mean, surly (more mean), and just wouldn’t budge or melt as Tyler cared for and doted mercilessly on her. I swear I’ve never read a more stubborn, jerk of a heroine and I had to put the book down several times just to get away from her. She really put Tyler through the ringer.

Now Tyler, oooooo wheee! He is smart, goofy, sexy and has a frickin’ heart of gold! And I think he should be awarded sainthood for all the stuff he put up with in dealing with Charley. If she doesn’t want him, I’ll take him! He reminds me a lot of Noah from I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND. Tyler wanted everything with Charley but accepted what she could give him at the time. It’s almost fictitious to read a character like Tyler. Why would he go through all this and wait all this time for a woman who doesn’t want him?

My best friend was in exactly the same position Tyler was in. He met the woman of his dreams, but she had a lot of hang-ups and a lot of baggage. My friend KNEW that she was the one for him and so he waited and waited. He became her friend, confidant, lover, sounding board, whatever she needed…until she was ready to accept the love, support and everything my friend had to offer her. They recently celebrated their one-year anniversary and are so happy together.

When the RIGHT woman (or man) comes along, they will be worth the wait, sleepless nights and heartaches. I can’t speak for myself, but I know it happened with Tyler and Charley and it definitely happened in real life with my friend and his wife.

The story also has plenty of the Abbotts as well as a wedding and a few surprises. As with all the Green Mountain books, they are well-written, heart-warming, laugh-out-loud funny and have me wanting more!

I received an early copy of the book and read it a while back. I had written the review but when I went back to find it for the release day, it was just…gone. Disappeared without a trace. So I ended up having to re-write the review. And I’m glad I had to, otherwise I wouldn’t have remembered the real life Charley and Tyler I know. I wouldn’t have believed their happily ever after if I wasn’t there to witness it myself.

AIN’T SHE SWEET is a lovely read that will have you believing that anything is possible. All of the Green Mountain books are magical and have the one constant that every wonderful story needs: Love. I highly recommend this and every book by Marie Force.

I was gifted an paperback ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own.

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