Contemporary Romance

Review: Ain’t He Precious?

Ain't He Precious?
Ain’t He Precious? by Juliette Poe
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Absolutely delightful. Ain’t He Precious? is a charming story about sweet friendship and sexy love.

When life hands you lemons, all you need is a little sex and sweet tea to make things better.

When Trixie Mancinkus went back home to Whynot eleven years ago after finishing law school from Harvard, she didn’t just reject a job offer from one of the most respected law firms in Boston, she also ended her three year relationship with the love of her life. But after all these years when a legal case is giving her trouble, she doesn’t hesitate to call Rylan Powers. Will she rethink her long ago decision when the smart and sexy lawyer in shining tailored suit shows up to help her?

“Despite having a really good life the last eleven years… it could have been better with Ry. I let something amazing get away.”

Rylan Powers never understood why Trixie would not only turn down a job he thought was part of dream but also their relationship and their plans for a future together to go back to her small town barely enough people to warrant a single lawyer. But one look at his old flame and her relationship with her family and the townspeople is enough for him to want to give them another try. Can the big city man from the north find a way to be with the small town girl from the south who got away?

I love reading novellas. When well written their long enough to include and balance everything you need for a good read and their short enough to be quickly enjoyed. I’ll also love Sawyer Bennett books under any penname she uses. So Ain’t He Precious? is a great combination of both with is loveable characters, great plot, fast pace and the wonderful southern charm and hospitality of the little town it takes place in.

There were other things to appreciate about this story like Trixie’s meddling grandpa, her somber father, her warm and welcoming mother and amusing siblings. But what I liked most of all was the balance between all these elements and the easy, fun, sexy and deep relationship between Ry and Trixie.

“You two may have only been back together two days, but you both had eleven years neither one of you let go. That’s a long time to love someone.”

She’s a patient, smart, headstrong and confident southern woman who can curse and drink like sailor who values family above all. He’s gorgeous, charming, equally smart and witty. I enjoyed getting to know these two characters and being there with them as sparks fly as they rekindle their love for each other while facing their past in order to have a future.

This book make me wish I wasn’t a city slicker and had a front wraparound porch with a swing so I could sip sweet tea spiked with moonshine while reading it. I can’t wait to read more about this family and town.

Ain’t He Precious? is the first installment in the Sex and Sweet Tea series by Juliette Poe. It’s a feel good standalone contemporary romance, a cheerful novella that has everything you need to make you smile, swoon and get all the warm fuzzies. Told from both points of view and a happy ending and a prelude to the next story in the series.

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* I was given an ARC of this book courtesy of the author via her PA. The excerpts are from that copy. I am voluntarily reviewing this title. *

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