Series: Puffin Cove, Book 2
Author: Carla Doolin
Age Group: Adult
Publication date: June 28, 2013
Jillian Snow Bainbridge is the darling of coastal Puffin Cove, Newfoundland. A native daughter, a young mother, a widow. The little pixie charms everyone she meets with her quick wit, her cheeky smile, and her sinfully delicious baking. Everyone, that is, except the audaciously gorgeous Landon Blood.
These two have had claws out and swords brandished at each other since they were in diapers. But on a stormy winter night, their weapons of self-preservation malfunction, and the thick veneer they’ve formed against each other cracks.
As they begin to explore a terrifying and exhilarating new facet of their relationship, the carefully stitched edges of Landon’s psyche begin to unravel, and Jill is powerless to stop the demon in Landon’s soul from destroying the only love they’ve ever wanted.
**A copy was provided for review purposes**
Jillian is well loved by everyone in Puffin Cove, except for Landon Blood. Her brothers and dead husbands best friend. They’ve been at each others throats since they were young and nothing had changed. All of a sudden their relationship takes a turn, no longer are they trying to claw each other but what will they find instead.
Landon Blood is the gorgeous stud of Puffin Cove, known for his charm with the ladies, lots of them. Landon has demons, one that has plagued him for half his life, he’s determined to overcome it if he’s to have everything he wants, especially his love.
Wow, I’ve been looking forward to reading this since I read Spitfire, the first book in the Puffin Cove series, which blew my socks off. Sweetness wasn’t like I expected, it was totally different. Carla sure gave me a few surprises that were unexpected but loved it all the same.
Carla definitely has a way with words, the pages drew me in and I couldn’t get enough. She made my heart bleed, for both Jillian, Shannon and Landon, made me laugh and cry, snort and jump up and down. The story she tells is amazing and totally broke my heart, in a good way of course.
Sweetness is definitely a good addition to the series, I was hoping we’d get to see their story and now that I’ve read it I love them both that much more. Jillian is an amazing character full of life, she’s witty and funny, doesn’t take no crap and has a heart of gold. The gorgeous Landon has a great depth to his character, one I couldn’t have guessed. He’s such a strong, loving person who deserves the best, and the best is what he eventually gets.