Thursday 7 April 2016


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Truly, Madly, Sweetly
Sweet Love #1
By: Kira Archer 
Releasing April 4, 2016
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In Truly, Madly, Sweetly (Sweet Love #1) by Kira Archer, after being betrayed by her ex, Natalie Moran is determined to make her food truck a success. So, when she inherits a parking spot, she knows it's the perfect location to follow through on her dream. However, Eric Schneider is determined to make things difficult for her since inheriting the bakery where her perfect parking space resides. Can they come to an arrangement that suits them both? 
This is the first book I've read by Ms. Archer, but I'll say with absolute certainty that it won't be my last. From start to finish, this book was engaging and fast-paced due to it encompassing the opposites attract trope, a heroine determined to get back on her feet after her ex-boyfriend betrayed her, and a hero determined to start his own bakery. I really liked how this story started, as Natalie totally embarrasses herself, and the intense chemistry this couple had made me eager to discover how their relationship would progress.  
Every moment this couple interacts the sexual tension between them increases, which eventually spills over onto the pages in nicely-detailed sex scenes. There are some really nice light-hearted moments that made me smile, as Eric certainly knows how to make Natalie flustered. Yet, the dialogue is also intense due to the main characters back stories, and the fact that Eric's parents are determined to interfere with his plans. The hero's parents are a real piece of work, and I kept hoping he would stand up to them, because Natalie was worth fighting for.
I really liked both the main characters, however, there were moments where both Natalie and Eric's best friends annoyed me. Both best friends were so determined to make the hero and heroine think the worst of the other. And although, things might have started out that way, I was pleased that the pair threw caution to the wind. That -- at first -- Eric was willing to do anything to get what Natalie inherited. Yet, the more time he spent with Natalie, the more he began to see how good they were together, and that he would do anything to keep her in his life.
Natalie has been betrayed before, so it's not easy for her to trust Eric completely. Her ex-boyfriend was a real piece of work. Yet, she's hard-working, independent, and tenacious. She's willing to fight for what she's inherited, and if it means meeting Eric halfway by agreeing to his plan of obtaining her help for kitchen time to make her cupcake creations, then she'll do it. 
While Eric, he's hard-working, confident, and tenacious. He's determined to succeed in getting out from under his parents rule and make his own path. The effort he puts in to helping make decisions for the bakery and the lessons Natalie gives him in baking made me smile or laugh, as he didn't make things easy for the heroine. Indeed, he had no idea what he was doing.
Overall, this story was a great read where it goes to show that dreams do come true. Ms. Archer ended this story really well with Eric finally standing up to his parents because a life with Natalie was worth whatever punishment they gave him for going against what they wanted for his life. I would recommend Truly, Madly, Sweetly, if you enjoy the opposites attract trope.

An inherited parking spot. That’s all it took to make Natalie Moran’s food truck dreams come true. But her dream space is attached to a bakery inherited by someone else—drop dead gorgeous Eric Schneider, a financial consultant who wouldn’t know a cupcake from a cannoli. And he wants to buy Nat out, no matter what she has to say about it.

Eric’s determined to build his own business, but he needs the super cute klutz with the cupcake truck to help. If Nat will teach him the basics of running a bakery, he’ll give her free kitchen time. Except…neither expects the heat burning between them or the possibility that their arrangement might become permanent.

When it all blows up, Nat is convinced his actions mean betrayal. It’s up to Eric to regain her trust and show her he’s a man who is truly, madly in love with her, before she disappears from his life forever.

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The walk home was a blur of hands and lips and a vague sense of embarrassment whenever someone had to clear their throats to get around them on the sidewalk. Nat nearly sobbed in relief once they reached Eric’s brownstone. They jogged up the stairs to the front door and Eric pulled her against him, claiming her lips again while he fumbled for the keys in his pocket. Nat vaguely realized there were still people wandering about the streets, but nothing much registered on her radar but Eric.

He dropped the keys on the stoop but neither took much notice. Eric pushed her up against his front door, his hands tangling in her hair as he angled her mouth to fit to his. She yanked his T-shirt out of his jeans, desperate to get her hands on his bare chest. He pulled the shoulder of her dress to the side, kissing across her collarbone.

Someone coughed. Eric and Nat glanced up, disoriented, and froze when they met the shocked gaze of someone’s little old night-owl grandma, apparently setting out to walk her dog. Eric nodded at her, his hand still entangled in Nat’s dress, his body pressed to hers. Moving, however, would definitely be worse, seeing as how it would give the poor old woman an eyeful of the rock solid length currently straining the seams in Eric’s pants.

“Good evening, Mrs. Jankowski. Going for a walk?” he asked.

Nat smiled and felt around on the ground for the keys with her foot.

Mrs. Jankowski nodded, her mouth hanging slightly open. “Just taking Peanut out.”

“Got them,” Nat whispered, kicking her foot out of her stiletto long enough to snake the keys with her toes. She brought her foot up behind her, grabbed the keys and shoved them into Eric’s hands.

“Ah. Lovely night for it,” he said, jamming his key into the lock. Nat sagged against him in relief when she heard the lock click.

“We’re just on our way in. Have a good night then.” Eric opened the door and they stumbled inside and slammed the door, shutting out the sight of his thoroughly shocked and mildly amused neighbor.

The moment the door closed, Eric and Natalie burst out laughing.

“Oh my God, your poor neighbor.”

“Yeah, I’m going to have to move for sure.”

They laughed again. The movement brought Eric and his poor pants back into contact with the sensitive skin of Nat’s bare thighs and her laughter choked off in a gasp. Eric’s eyes locked with hers and their smiles faded.

Then his lips were on hers again, his hands roaming over every inch he could touch. Eric spun Nat into the hallway and up a flight of stairs before she could catch her breath.
Kim Archer resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kiddos, and far too many animals in the house. She tends to laugh at inappropriate moments, break all the rules she gives her kids (but only when they aren't looking), and would rather be reading a book than doing almost anything else. She has odd, eclectic tastes in just about everything and often lets her imagination run away with her. She loves her romances a little playful, a lot sexy, and always with a happily ever after. 

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  1. Thank you for hosting TRULY, MADLY, SWEETLY today!

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  2. Thank you for hosting and taking the time to review! :D