HEA Book Club Pick (Jan): Ain’t She Sweet? by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Posted January 4th, 2014 by in Blog, HEA Book Club, Monthly Open Threads / 8 comments

HEA Book Club Pick (Jan): Ain’t She Sweet? by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

The Huffington Post says the books of Susan Elizabeth Phillips provide a “gateway drug to the whole [romance] genre,” which she assumes is a good thing. Bookpage magazine calls her “the crown jewel of romantic comedy writers,” which is definitely a good thing. 

ASSSugar Beth Carey’s come back to Parrish, Mississippi, and she’sbrought her reputation for wreaking havoc with her. She’s broke,desperate, and too proud to show it, even with her old enemieslining up for a chance to get even. Her former girlfriends havetheir eyebrow pencils sharpened into lethal points. Winnie Davis,her longtime rival, is fully armed with the money, power, andprestige that had once been Sugar Beth’s. But worst of all isColin Byrne, the man whose career Sugar Beth had destroyed — and not exactly accidentally.

Now Colin’s a famous novelist living in Sugar Beth’s old mansion,and this modern day dark prince is using his writer’s imaginationto figure out how to bring the town’s beautiful former princessto her knees. But despite her sassy mouth, feisty spirit, andhardheaded ways, Sugar Beth’s no longer the spoiled rich girlthey all remember. No, now she’s a woman to be reckoned with …and a great big reckonin’ is about to happen, not least of allfor one dark prince who might — just might — be thinking aboutfalling in love with the wickedest girl in town.

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Mark your calendars:

LIVE CHAT for Ain’t She Sweet? is scheduled for Thursday January 23rd at 6:00PM PT, 9:00 PM ET.

Author Susan Elizabeth Phillips will be joining us for a live Q&A


If you’ve written a review, please drop a link to your review here… we would love to read what you thought about the book.

We hope you will join us for what is always a fun and lively discussion 🙂

Heather & Sara

8 Responses to “HEA Book Club Pick (Jan): Ain’t She Sweet? by Susan Elizabeth Phillips”

  1. Tammy Y

    I have this book, so I will read it before the chat. I will try to post a review first.

  2. Susan Elizabeth Phillips

    @ Tammy Y…. I read your post quickly, and I thought it said, “I hate this book…” Whew…. I have to stay this is one of my absolute favorites to talk about, and I’m looking forward to our discussion.

  3. Jennifer Zorko

    Ok, this was the very first Susan Elizabeth Phillips book that I have ever read, and I have to say that I flew through it. I loved the dynamic between the characters. I loved the details and the background that was described in this story. Colin is HOT and I want one just like him. I love how the romance between these two characters was not an instant, just add water type of romance, but it grew gradually, allowing them to work through their issues of the past and that allowed them to come to a deeper understanding of each other. Now that said, I wish there was more about the SeaWillows, and why they were so upset with Sugar Beth. Yes, I understand that she turned her back on them, but like everything in life, people loose touch and move on, so I think that they were a little over the top in the way that they treated Sugar Beth. Now Winnie and Sugar Beth, I got it. I understand their issues with each other and I cheered at that end of the story because of the twists and turns in their relationship.

    This was a really great read and for anyone that has read any of the other books by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, if you have any suggestions on which one to grab next I would appreciate it, because I can tell you that this will not be the last book that I will read by this author.

    • Sara HJ

      Jenn, So glad you enjoyed this book. You can’t really go wrong with any books from Chicago Stars & Wynette, Texas series. Another one of my fav. is KISS AN ANGEL.

      • Jennifer Zorko

        Thanks Sara! I am picking up a couple more today 🙂 Can’t wait for the book club discussion this week. 🙂 Hope everyone had a GREAT holiday!

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