Today is release day for Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen! Sarina is a one-click author for me- her college hockey Ivy Years series is AMAZING, and she hit it out of the park again with her Gravity series about snow boarding. So we knew she was a fabulous sports writer, but who knew she could write about farmers and chefs? Well, let me tell you she can! Something particularly interesting for me to read about was farmer Griffin's cider business. When I found out I had celiac a few years ago, cider replaced my beloved beer and now I'm obsessed with it.
I cannot say enough good things about Bittersweet! Farmer Griffin can be grouchy and grumpy, but is it just because he doesn't have the right woman in his life? Bittersweet is of course steamy, but you'll fall in love with the characters too. Audrey is sassy and determined to succeed as a professional chef without the help of her terrible mother. Griffin is the constant in his family, having left professional football to run the family farm. Told in alternating points of view, you'll find their chemistry undeniable and HOT! Bittersweet is a stunning start to the True North series, and I cannot wait for the next book in the series!
If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the orchard.
The last person Griffin Shipley expects to find stuck in a ditch on his Vermont country road is his ex-hookup. Five years ago they’d shared a couple of steamy nights together. But that was a lifetime ago.
At twenty-seven, Griff is now the accidental patriarch of his family farm. Even his enormous shoulders feel the strain of supporting his mother, three siblings and a dotty grandfather. He doesn’t have time for the sorority girl who’s shown up expecting to buy his harvest at half price.
Vermont was never in Audrey Kidder’s travel plans. Neither was Griff Shipley. But she needs a second chance with the restaurant conglomerate employing her. Okay—a fifth chance. And no self-righteous lumbersexual farmer will stand in her way.
They’re adversaries. They want entirely different things from life. Too bad their sexual chemistry is as hot as Audrey’s top secret enchilada sauce, and then some.
You can read the first chapter here: FIRST CHAPTER
**ARC provided for honest review