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Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

to take the bitter with the sweet... Lucky Charmed (Charmed in Texas #2) by Sharla Lovelace

"There's a lot of angst and emotion to this story, but there are also lots of light-hearted moments. I loved the fact that the entire town is built around honey and Carmen hates the food. There's also a seriously poignant moment that I loved with a diner cook in the West. Just a great book. I highly recommend and cannot wait for the next book in the series." - Christi, Goodreads

Description:

Published: July 18th, 2017 

Charmed, Texas, is as warm and welcoming as it sounds. But even in a small town, when it comes to love, sometimes you’ve got to take the bitter with the sweet . . .

Carmen Frost hates honey. And bees. And in her hometown of Charmed, Texas, which practically invented the stuff, that’s a problem. The good news is that the summer Honey Festival is finally over. Even better, so is the annual Lucky Hart carnival, a road show that made off with her dreams years ago—including the boy she loved. Now she’s got a divorce behind her, and a successful law career in front of her, but in a tiny town, big memories die hard. Or they don’t die at all—as Carmen discovers when she runs into an all too familiar pair of eyes—older, wiser, and just as heart-melting as ever . . .

Sully Hart has had enough of the nomad lifestyle. Travelling with his father’s carnival gave him adventures, but it cost him much more. Now he’s home to stay, contracted to create an entertainment complex in Charmed. He wants roots, a house with a yard and all the mundane pleasures that go with it. But the girl he loved has become a woman who still wants freedom. Can she still want him? It seems he and Carmen are at each other’s throats one minute—and on each other’s lips the next. Someone’s gotta give . . .

Surprise GUEST POST

Sex in a Pan (Sully’s dessert) 

Ingredients: 
Crust:
1 cup pecans, chopped...
3 tbsp white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour 

Cream cheese layer:
1 8 oz package cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup whipped cream or cool whip 

Vanilla pudding layer:
1 package of instant vanilla pudding (5.1 oz or 144 g)
3 cups milk 

Chocolate Pudding layer:
1 package of instant chocolate pudding (5.1 oz or 144 g)
3 cups milk 

Last layer:
3 cups whipped cream or cool whip
shaved chocolate (enough to cover. took me 3 Hershey bars) 

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 350 F degrees. 
Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray. 
Mix all the crust ingredients together and press the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Bake it for about 20 minutes. 
Prepare the vanilla pudding as per the instructions on the package. 
Prepare the chocolate pudding as per the instructions on the package. 
In a mixer combine the cream cheese, powdered sugar and the cup of whipped cream. Mix until light and fluffy. 
Let the crust cool. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the crust evenly. 
Spread the chocolate pudding over the cream cheese filling, then the vanilla pudding over the chocolate. (I sprinkled a light layer of additional chopped pecans between the pudding layers just because we are nutty freaks over here but that's a personal preference) 
Top with the whipped cream and sprinkle with the chocolate.
Refrigerate for a couple hours so that it sets. 

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About the author:
Sharla Lovelace is the bestselling, award-winning author of sexy small-town love stories. Being a Texas girl through and through, she’s proud to say she lives in Southeast Texas with her retired husband, a tricked-out golf cart, and two crazy dogs. She is the author of five stand-alone novels including the bestselling Don’t Let Go, the exciting Heart Of The Storm series, and the fun and sexy new Charmed in Texas series. For more about Sharla's books, visit sharlalovelace.com, and keep up with all her new book releases easily by subscribing to her newsletter. She loves keeping up with her readers, and you can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as @sharlalovelace.

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