Author: Tammara Webber
Series: Contours of the Heart #3
Release Date: April 27, 2015
He’s the love of her life, but he doesn’t know it.
She’s his one moment of sacrifice in a lifetime of survival.
He was damaged and wild, but resilient.
She’s always been obedient. Now she’s restless.
Home for the summer between college and med school, Pearl Torres Frank knows two things: Boyce Wynn is the embodiment of everything she should run from, and everything she wants to run to. Rebellious and loud. Unconcerned with society’s opinion of him. Passionate. Strong. Dangerous.
And one more trait he hides from everyone but her:
Sweet is another fantastic addition to the Contours of the Heart series. Tammara Webber makes these pages absolutely sparkle with Boyce and Pearl’s witty banter, genuine emotion, and scorching chemistry! The connection between these two is undeniable, backed by a rock solid friendship that runs true and deep. Watching Pearl spread her wings and start to live her life on her own terms was breathtaking, as was seeing Boyce support and encourage her along the way, while discovering his own self-worth. Life has thrown some harsh realities at both of these characters, increasing the emotional component of their story tenfold. My heart ached and soared as Boyce and Pearl navigated their unexpected journey, ensuring my complete investment in their happily ever after.
“When are you going to stop being afraid to live your life, Pearl?”
I’ll admit Boyce took me by complete surprise. The boy we got to know in Breakable was rough around the edges, crass, and a grade-a asshole, but the man we meet in Sweet is something else entirely. Tammara Webber has interwoven Boyce’s past with his present, delivering his story in full and imploring the reader to fall for Boyce at every turn. The juxtaposition of his youth, with his current life of mounting responsibility, had me sincerely appreciating the full weight of Boyce’s transformation. Pearl appears to be his complete opposite, but she brings out a side of Boyce that is utterly swoon-worthy. In Sweet, Tammara Webber slowly unravels this complex character, unleashing a passion, loyalty, and sweetness that cannot be denied.
“I know I’ve told you to trust your gut… But sometimes what seems like a gut feeling is just pride pretending to be instinct.”
As with the rest of this series, the storyline progresses effortlessly, capturing me with the subtle twists and turns that really bring this story to life. Tammara Webber did a fantastic job at conveying the warring emotions that plague this story, making me feel for Pearl and Boyce each time their lives were being scrutinized. If there is one thing I’ve come to count on from Tammara Webber, it’s the caliber of her writing. She writes with a fluidity that manages to sweep readers up, enchanting them with her words. The care and respect she demonstrates while writing about hard topics is always heartwarming as she carefully examines the vulnerabilities and fears that make her characters unmistakably human. Sweet is the perfect story for anyone who loves experiencing the emotional journey of two beautifully damaged souls finally found their way home.
In four years, nothing had erased or even dimmed my memories of Boyce. His kiss. His touch. The disorienting intensity of his gaze. I was a different person now, and so was he, but apparently those transformations didn’t matter to this thing I felt. For my heart, he was a grounding wire, the needle of a compass, a gravitational pull.
* * *
Of all the possible scenarios I’d imagined for this summer, living in a trailer with Boyce Wynn hadn’t been one of them. A trailer that at the moment contained one bed. “I guess I’ll just sleep—”
“In my bed.”
The hand gesturing toward the living room froze midair. I’ve heard people say My heart stopped—which of course isn’t possible unless you’ve just died—but I now understood where the perception might originate. “Uh.”
“I’ll take the sofa,” he said.
Embarrassment washed over me. He wasn’t propositioning me. He was being courteous. I lowered my hand, half-convinced I’d fallen into an alternate universe where my mother kicked me out of the house and Boyce Wynn was proper. “You don’t have to do that.”
He arched a brow, his eyes glowing with mischief. “You want me to sleep with you?”
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Don’t miss the rest of the Contours of the Heart series:
Easy (Contours of the Heart #1)
Breakable (Contours of the Heart #2)
Brave (Contours of the Heart #4)
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of EASY and BREAKABLE (Contours of the Heart series – NA), as well BETWEEN THE LINES, WHERE YOU ARE, GOOD FOR YOU and HERE WITHOUT YOU (Between the Lines series – YA/NA).
I’m a hopeful romantic who adores novels with happy endings, because there are enough sad endings in real life. Before writing full-time, I was an undergraduate academic advisor, economics tutor, planetarium office manager, radiology call center rep, and the palest person to ever work at a tanning salon. I married my high school sweetheart, and I’m Mom to three adult kids and four very immature cats.