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Ain't She Sweet? Audiobook

Ain't She Sweet?

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Publisher's Summary

The girl everybody loves to hate has returned to the town she'd sworn to leave behind forever. As the rich, spoiled princess of Parrish, Mississippi, Sugar Beth Carey had broken hearts, ruined friendships, and destroyed reputations. But 15 years have passed, and now she's come home, broke, desperate, and too proud to show it.

The people of Parrish don't believe in forgive and forget. When the Seawillows, Sugar Beth's former girlfriends, get the chance to turn the tables on her, they don't hesitate. And Winnie Davis, Sugar Beth's most bitter enemy, intends to humiliate her in the worst possible way.

Then there's Colin Byrne...Fifteen years earlier, Sugar Beth had tried to ruin his career. Now he's rich, powerful, and the owner of her old home. Even worse, this modern-day dark prince is planning exactly the sort of revenge best designed to bring a beautiful princess to her knees.

But none of them have reckoned on the unexpected strength of a woman who's learned survival the hard way. Ain't She Sweet? is a story of courage and redemption...of friendship and laughter...of love and the possibility of happily-ever-after.

©2004 Susan Elizabeth Phillips; (P)2004 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Sassy, sexy contemporary romance." (Booklist)

What Members Say

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    Lou 06-24-11
    Lou 06-24-11
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    "Great"

    Another fantastic SEP novel, its a pity Colin was read with possibly the worst English accent I have ever heard.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Liesl Pretoria, South Africa 03-14-16
    Liesl Pretoria, South Africa 03-14-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Wow!! Stunning book!"

    This is probably my favourite SEP book!! I absolutely loved Colin and the sarcasm between Colin & Sugar Beth. The narrator does an absolutely fantastic job, bringing each character to life - it felt as though i was living in their world. I would highly recommend this book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joan Reeves 08-14-13
    Joan Reeves 08-14-13 Member Since 2012

    It's never too late to live happily ever after!

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    "My Favorite SEP Book"

    Without a doubt, Ain't She Sweet is my favorite Susan Elizabeth Phillips novel. I bought it in print when it first came out then bought it for my Kindle, Now I've bought it for my iPod.

    I just sent an Audible gift of this book to my daughter who now has quite a commute each morning since she bought a house some distance from the school where she teaches. I'm introducing her to audio books this way.

    I'm not only southern, I also write southern humor so I have a special fondness for books about small southern towns -- the characters, the mores, and the delightful southern colloquialisms.

    This book is like sitting on a porch with a bunch of women on a hot Sunday afternoon, sipping ice tea, and letting the conversation swirl around me.

    Narrator Kate Flemming portrays the women of the small Mississippi town perfectly. She's got the right amount of drawl and brings Sugar Beth and the other women to life.

    It's a good thing digital recordings don't wear out because I've listened to this one so many times that were it CD, it would be worn thin.

    Great book. Great performance. Perfect entertainment.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kk TRACY, CA 03-18-12
    kk TRACY, CA 03-18-12 Member Since 2005
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    "MY FIRST SEP created a snowball effect"

    It was my first SEP Novel and my first experience with Kate Flemming, (Anna fields)

    This book got me hooked and Anything Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I cared about not only the main character but everyone else. Kate made each character believable and you could tell the difference between each one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Miss B Hong Kong 01-25-12
    Miss B Hong Kong 01-25-12 Listener Since 2008
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    "Disappointing"
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    I was looking forward to listening to this as I've read the book but it is ruined by Colin's appalling voice and accent. The narrator makes him sound like he's an 80 year old chinless aristocrat rather than a sexy man. Is this what Americans think the British sound like?

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Aryn 04-29-11
    Aryn 04-29-11
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    "Typical SEP"

    I have a problem with the beginnings of this author's books. This one, specifically, requires one to have forgiven everything and everyone in one's life, including oneself. I am not that evolved and spent the first half of the book edgy and unhappy. Granted she pulls it all out at the end, but by that time I am so into reality and life's lack of happy endings that it seems, oh yes, FICTIONAL (couldn't immerse myself in the book). So, while I bought it and listened to it, once is enough and I'd rather something softer/kinder/gentler. Although the author has a great sense of humor. And I love the narrator although why this southern belle didn't have a southern accent, I don't know.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lorena phoenix, AZ, USA 08-08-08
    Lorena phoenix, AZ, USA 08-08-08
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    "You have my vote!"

    This story was one of the best love stories I’ve heard in a while. I'm not the mushy type so the sarcasm of SugerBeth was definitely my language. I would love to see a part 2 to this story because I can't seem to let the characters go. If you’re looking for a good way to spend your money, I think you've found it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    KARLA F 05-29-08
    KARLA F 05-29-08 Member Since 2015
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    "Ain't She Sweet?"

    This is an above average Chick-lit book. From the first it grabs you and pulls you into the story. A good way to spend the afternoon. The author has done a very good job of capturing life in a small town and the narrator doesn't let the characters down--she gets an A+! Overall it is satisfying and is a very good purchase !

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea Linz, Austria 02-15-07
    Andrea Linz, Austria 02-15-07 Member Since 2009
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    "S.E.P. = first-class quality"

    You know what you're buying when it says S.E.P. on the cover and this book is another proof of this: lively characters, wonderful settings and a kitschy love-story!
    The often criticised accents are a bit surprising at times but no more exaggerated than the plot of this romantic novel itself. It's fun!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kristen USA 02-14-07
    Kristen USA 02-14-07 Member Since 2010
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    "Good book, fun listen except for male voices"

    I really enjoyed listening to this book EXCEPT when the men talked. I had a hard time even thinking the male lead could be considered sexy b/c of the readers slaughtering of male voices. I know it's hard, and she did a nice job differentiating between Suger Beth and Winnie but she kinda ruined the image of the lead for me. Still worth the buy, though.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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