Book Review, Giveaway: Heated Sweets by A. M. Willard 1

Heated Sweets

(A Taste of Love Series #3)

Author: A.M. Willard

Cover Design: MadHat Books

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Do you believe someone can change your whole perspective on life? I didn’t, but I do now…

It all happens when I meet my sexy neighbor, Evan Taylor.

My name’s Francesca, better known as Frankie, and I’ve been hiding behind my camera for years. It’s what I know and love- not to mention the best way to disguise myself. It’s easy to make life look perfect from this side, even when yours is in shambles. My chronic illness is my biggest insecurity, and what I not only hide from myself, but from the world. Good thing I have a group of friends who can supply me with massive overloads of cupcakes, or life would totally stink.

Brody’s always been my crutch, but I knew deep down that he wouldn’t be the one I’d end up with. We just had to find a way to let the past go as we moved forward with our search of happiness. He’ll always be my hero, but sometimes in life you need more than a cape.

Evan Taylor is exciting, and doesn’t expect me to give him the world. He accepts me for who I am with no additional pressure. Evan’s also the one who can offer me the one thing I think I can’t give him – life. With the passion and desire that we hold for each other–it might be enough to win in the end and come out from behind the camera.



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Favorite Quotes:


Do I need to beat my chest and claim you like Tarzan? Because I will if that’s what I need to do?


I think I can handle it, I mean, I am a big boy and all. Don’t let my skills of racing Tonka trucks fool you.


I’ve seen her in action, and I’ll admit she’s possibly the only female that can cause my balls to curl up and hide when I’m around her.


I don’t think I want to have a stranger’s baby. I’d like to try the old-fashioned way before I go that route. I’ll talk to him and see where his head’s at. It’s not like I’m going to go out tonight and grab some sperm from the store.



My Review:


Angsty inner musings and sorrowful ruminations comprised 75% of this tale, arg! Angst is just never going to be on my list of favorite things, so it required a mental downshift from the snarky and sparkling humor I had grown to expect from the first two books in the series. Not so say the book was a total downer or wasn’t worth reading, as that was not the case, I just wasn’t expecting the level of tension and heaviness in the storyline.

The main character of Francesca suffered from an intense case of Endometriosis, a condition I was vaguely aware of having to do with female plumbing. As a person frequently dealing with chronic pain, Francesca was prone to internal retreat, anxiety, running away from and avoiding intense situations, emotional despondency, and generally living in an angst filled drama in her head; she would be a difficult person to befriend as in addition to her penchants for anxiety and over-reaction, she tended to lose track of time and was frequently late. Luckily for Francesca, her quirky friends loved her dearly, always had her back, and continued to provide welcome hits of levity to the storyline. Of equal good fortune, Francesca had also been blessed by the BBF gods with the hunkalicious Evan, who was BBF perfection.   I also appreciated and enjoyed the continuation of the storylines of the featured couples from the two previous installments and am already looking forward to the next book, and have my fingers crossed for a reappearance of Ms. Willard’s trademark humor and romantic fireworks.


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Frosted Sweets Volume 1

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About the Author

Bestselling Author, A.M. Willard resides in Savannah, Georgia. She joined the Peach State many years ago after leaving the crystal blue waters and sugary white sand behind from the Panhandle of Florida. She’s also known for being a wife, mother, and caretaker for her farm animals. A.M. loves anything sassy, glittery, and is a sucker for the Hallmark Channel. That last one might be the reason she believes in soulmates or it could be because she married her high school sweetheart almost twenty years ago.

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One comment on “Book Review, Giveaway: Heated Sweets by A. M. Willard

  1. Reply Alisha Webster May 18,2017 9:28 am

    I haven’t read a book where the main character had Endometriosis. neat!

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