REVIEW – PRETTY AS A PEACH (Sex and Sweet Tea #4) by Juliette Poe


Mainer Farms is steeped in family history, but it’s also deep in debt from the effects of the ever-changing farming industry. Not about to let his family’s legacy go under, Colt Mancinkus is willing to do anything he can to save the farm.

Darby Culhane is the new farmer in Whynot, North Carolina, and she’s proving to be quite the forbidden temptation for Colt. Darby isn’t looking for anything but a fresh start, and she’s got it all figured out. Get settled in? Check. Apply for the rural county grant? Check. Confrontation with the steaming mad, smoking hot local farmer? Well, that wasn’t on the agenda.

As pretty as she is sweet, Colt can’t help but be drawn to Darby’s…peaches. No really, she’s a peach farmer. Get that mind out of the gutter, and get on down to the farm to see what happens when circumstances force Colt and Darby to team up. They may just find that the peach trees aren’t the only things in bloom.




*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

”I want to continue to get to know you. I want to see where this goes because I have this feeling deep in my gut that whatever is waiting at the end for us is going to be something beyond my wildest imagination.” 



The ”Sex and Sweet Tea” series is like the Hallmark movie channel’s version of Sawyer Bennett’s romances. Normally her books contain a healthy dose of steam but her alter ego, Juliette Poe, likes to keep the steam very light and in the case of PRETTY AS A PEACH, non-existent. Don’t get me wrong, there doesn’t need to be gratuitous sex in a book to make it good. As long as the story is entertaining and holds my interest I don’t mind if the “sexy” is missing. This was a sweet romance between a gorgeous Farmer named Colt Mancinkus and a beautiful city girl, Darby Culhane, who is the newest resident of Whynot, North Carolina.



Darby has just moved to the town of Whynot, with her seven-year-old daughter Linnie. She is in the process of divorcing her husband of nine years and starting a new life managing a peach tree farm that her ex-brother-in-law has handed over to her. She wasn’t looking for love but it sure found her from the moment she locked eyes with Colt Mancinkus. Even though they were both competing for a grant from the state to help fund the costs to operate their individual farms which should have made them enemies, they ended up becoming instantly attracted to each other.



Their path to a ”happily ever after” is not free from bumps and roadblocks along the way. Darby’s daughter has a huge chip on her shoulder and is making life challenging because she’s not in the least bit happy about being relocated from the only home she’s ever known back in Illinois. She also clings to the hope that her parents will eventually reconcile. Also, Darby’s soon to be ex is fighting her on the divorce and will use any means possible to get what he wants. The man is cold and extremely ruthless.

Here are my overall ratings:

Heroes: 4
Heroine: 4
Plot: 3.5
Angst: 3
Steam: 0
Chemistry Between Heros & Heroine: 4

Can Colt convince Darby to give love a second chance? PRETTY AS A PEACH is currently available.

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