When Beth Michaels hightailed it out of the hole-in-the-road town she grew up in, she only had two goals. One - get as far away as quickly as possible, and two -never set foot in her parent's home again. But when she receives a heart breaking call from her childhood best friend, Jen, she has no choice but to turn her '56 Ford pickup back in the direction of Salem, Missouri to attend a funeral.
There's a new local in town when Beth arrives, and suddenly, it ain't all that easy for her to remember her rules for dating.
#1. Cookie-cutter-perfect guys ain't her type.
#2. Tie wearin' and church frequentin' is an automatic dismissal.
#3. Most importantly, never date anyone from small minded, conservative, Bible-thumping towns like Salem.
Unfortunately, Matthew Wright breaks all her rules and then some.
Matt might be from a small town and have small town values, but that doesn't mean he fits into a little slot of Beth's preconceived notions. After all, ever so often good guys are good. Now if he could just convince Beth to let go of her past and give him a chance, he's pretty sure there's a whole lotta sweet under that prickly exterior. His own… Sweet Contradiction.
©2013 Peggy Martinex (P)2014 Crimson Tree Publishing
I had read this book before, and I enjoyed it. So I was interested in listening to the audiobook. It was different listening to a book I'd already ready. It was worth listening to again.
Why do you ask me to give up spoilers?!
All of the parts dealing with the rough spots. It shows how someone is able to function, despite them.
This is difficult without explaining:
southern: I was actually quite pleased to hear the story told using a southern accent.
dull: Only during the dialogue. It lacked emotion.
awkward: There are lots of parts that felt like a kid was standing in front of a class reading a paper they wrote.
I think a follow-up story would be great, especially if told from Jen's point of view.
I was given a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
This was a wonderful, sweet read. The story of a girl who is trying to escape the town she grew up in comes back. Peggy's writing is smooth, relatable, and living in the South, I experience it everyday. The relationship between Beth and Matthew feels right and unfolds beautifully. I thoroughly enjoyed it. And Heidi Mattson's narration fits the story to a T.
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