HAPPY RELEASE DAY TO ONE OF THIS BLOGS FAVORITE AUTHORS!! IT HAS BEEN ONE CRAZY GOOD RIDE FROM THE START OF THE SUGARTOWN SERIES UNTIL NOW! I CAN WITHOUT A DOUBT SAY I LOVED EACH AND EVERY BOOK AND NOW LEAVING SUGARTOWN IS THE ULTIMATE FILLING IN THE PIE! ALL OUR LOVE TO THE GANG AND UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN...
Title: Now Leaving Sugartown
Series: Sugartown #4
Author: Carmen Jenner
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 11, 2015
Pepper Ryan grew up the troublesome, spoiled child of a rock god. With her less-than-stellar parentage, and the bipolar disorder that has plagued her existence, to say this little firecracker is a handful would be the understatement of the century.
Sammy Belle spent more than half his life saving Pepper. He’d been her strength, her sanity, and the protective brotherly figure she never wanted to have.
They were never meant to be together.
They gave in anyway.
And just when Sammy thought he had everything he wanted, Pepper ran.
Now twenty-three, Pepper returns to Sugartown, a failed tattoo artist with one too many screws loose who’s down on her luck, wielding an ice cream van as beaten up as her heart.
Sugartown’s most coveted bachelor has always been content with the quiet life he leads until Pepper, the hellion from his past, returns to test his strength, his patience, and perhaps even his sanity. But two can play at that game, and Pepper is about to learn that Sam can give as good as he gets.
Can this good country boy survive Pepper’s cruel city world, or will the whole thing be put down to a bout of temporary insanity?
One thing is for certain:
He’s crazy about her.
She’s just crazy.
Warning: Intended for an 18+ audience. Contains sexual content, oodles of profanity, a firefighter so hot you may need a very cold shower, and one pink-haired crazy Harajuku girl.
“I didn’t ask you to protect my virtue, Sam,” I snap back, and then I find myself forced up against the wall, in much the same way Luke was, only Sam’s fingers are digging into the tops of my arms and his face is just inches from mine. Close enough to feel his warm breath on my face. Close enough to kiss, if only I could find the courage to lean in.
“You should be begging me to protect your virtue, Little,” Sam whispers. His words make my head spin. His scent makes me want to push him back on my bed and rub myself all over him like a cat in heat.
My entire body breaks out in goose bumps. Sam lets me go, but he pens me in against the wall with an arm either side of my head. He runs the tip of his nose along the side of my neck. I close my eyes, wanting, wishing with every cell in my body that he would just press his lips to my skin. That he would take me in his arms and lay me out on the bed that Luke and I had just mussed with our heavy petting. That he would possess my body the way that he possesses my every thought.
His breath washes over the sensitive flesh below my ear. I hold mine until it hurts. And then Sam’s lips press a warm, wet kiss against my neck. His tongue darts out to taste my skin and the ache between my legs turns to agony. With a grunt, Sam wedges his leg between my thighs. I let out a startled cry. His lips trail my neck, my jaw, and then finally he takes my mouth with his in a searing, hot kiss.
I must be losing my ever-loving mind. I’m delusional. I’ve gone completely insane. This isn’t at all like kissing Luke. I don’t feel numb. I feel alive. I feel as though our bodies were spiralling in opposite directions, and now? Now, they’re moving as one, they’re connected, they’re … right.
I rock my pelvis against him. His knee thrusts into the hollow between my legs, pulling an involuntary moan from my mouth, and then Sam pulls away. He skitters back, as if I’m the one who attacked him, and he rakes his hands through his hair. “Fuck!”
Once again I’m stunned into silence as I watch his livid expression and powerful body fill up my room with his fury. “That can never happen again.”
Talk about one hek of a ride!! As a reader I can’t believe the time that has passed, I can’t believe this is the end. The greedy non-writer in me doesn’t want to believe this is the end of the series, but as it stands now it is and Carmen Jenner has pulled all the punches; put in her time card and delivered us one amazing book. True to her form, NLS is so snarky and sexy, but also Carmen has went one step further and went into a place that’s a bit more seductive in a frantic way.
We are brought back to Sugartown, years later to the adult lives of Sammy Belle and Pepper Ryan. These two have grown up together and with a six year age gap when life starts to get complicated so do their feelings. So when adulthood opens up the opportunity to explore their feelings, Sam and Pepper stumble thru only to wind up getting messy and Pepper takes off into the big city. Fast forward a few years and Pepper needs to come back home. Back to the normalcy, back to family and back to herself, but who is that? Pepper doesn’t have a clue, but she’s certain that her level of crazy cannot be handled by Sam who has never stopped waiting for Pepper. Only thing is Sam can do more than handle her crazy, and OMG can Sam handle himself! He’s so hot. It just has to be said. J
As per the usual Jenner style, I was completely consumed in this story. From the cover reveal, to the snippets posted around social media, for me to say that I was bouncing with nervous energy for this book to finally come into my hands is a serious understatement. I literally stopped what I was doing and reading to go back to Sugartown! If I could’ve jumped into my kindle I would have!
Let’s talk about the magic of the writing. I already said this but it bears repeating, I felt just as crazy pants as the characters in this book. One minute I would be out loud laughing with the many outlandish ways that the female anatomy is described to clutching my shirt in hopes to let my heart break free of my chest to relieve the pain I felt. Let me also says how fantastic it was to go into the deep allure of the undeniable chemistry ever present everywhere in the book. And what’s more is the purposeful way Carmen has broached the sensitive subject of a manic personality tied unconventionally with wit, flair and sexiness. Harajuku style.
WOW. This review is all over the place. I apologize for it but I won’t edit it because honestly, I loved everything about this book. I loved every word of the Sugartown Series. I love every way Carmen pulls all the feelings from me. I love how I’m constantly surprised with the twists weaved into each plotline. I adore each and every character! The vivid way you are put into a story by Carmen Jenner is a style that can’t be duplicated. Enjoy the Sugartown Series as I have. Share them with everyone you know who loves to read. Respect them for the simplistic Brilliancy they are.
**I was given an Advanced Readers Copy in exchange for my honest review **
#1 Welcome to Sugartown
#2 Enjoy Your Stay
#3 Greetings from Sugartown
Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA TODAY Best Selling Author, doctor, pilot and CIA agent.
While Sugartown may not technically exist, Carmen grew up in a small Australian town just like it, and just like her characters, she always longed for something more. They didn't have an Elijah Cade, though.
If they did, you can be sure she would have never left.