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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

ARC Review: Ain't He Precious by Juliette Poe

This is Sawyer Bennett's debut writing as her alter ego Juliette Poe. This is a novellla that is much more ooey gooey romance and much less big bad bossy alpha male than you are used to seeing from Sawyer Bennett.  I guess Juliette is more of stars and heart kind of girl.

This is a second chance romance. Trixie and Rylan went to a prestigous law school together. They had big plans to live the glamorous urban life after graduation when they both expected to get big firm jobs. They got the jobs but Trixie suddenly decided to return home. Home for Trixie is a place called Whynot. And after spending this novella in Whynot, I can tell you why, because there's like 10 people there and the southern drawls and slow living drive this city girl nuts. Ok, wait, I'm off topic. Anyway, Trixie decided to return home to help her family out while Rylan stayed in Boston and lived out the urban fantasy without his love.

Eventually Trixie needs help on a case and calls in her big city lawyer ex to help her and her client. I just had to hold my nose and get through this part because there was definitely some creative license taken with law firm dynamics. For example, Rylan couldn't just pop into some small town and start representing someone unless his partners approved. But whatever, it brought these two back together and that was the whole point.

From the minute Trixie and Rylan are reunited, they remember all the things that made them so great together. But the two also discovery lots of things about one another that they didn't realize were there before. Rylan finally sees Trixie for the family girl she is. He gets that she wasn't running away from the glitzy life but that she acted out of love and that makes him love her in a new and different way. 

Trixie is wild and quirky. There is great banter in this book and lots of southern charm.  The chemistry between Trixie and Rylan is sweet and compelling. The length of this book is perfect. This is a good novella. It's long enough to connect you to the story and the characters but quick enough that you don't have to wait forever for the HEA. This is not like any of Sawyer Bennett's other work but if you like contemporary romance and second chance love, this is a book for you.

**ARC provided by InkSlinger PR**

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