Sweet on You (A Bradford Sisters Romance, #3)
Britt and Zander have been best friends since they met thirteen years ago, but unbeknownst to Britt, Zander has been in love with her for just as long. When Zander's uncle dies of mysterious causes, he returns to Washington to investigate. As they work together to uncover his uncles tangled past, will the truth of what lies between them also come to light?

Sweet on You (A Bradford Sisters Romance, #3) Details

TitleSweet on You (A Bradford Sisters Romance, #3)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseApr 30th, 2019
PublisherBethany House Publishers
ISBN-139780764234057
Rating
GenreChristian Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, Christian, Contemporary Romance

Sweet on You (A Bradford Sisters Romance, #3) Review

  • Carolyn Miller
    January 1, 1970
    For the past few years Becky Wade’s My Stubborn Heart has been one of (if not the absolute top of) my favourite Christian novels. I love the wry honesty, the depth of emotion, the God elements, the humor. I’m so pleased to see with Sweet on You that Becky Wade has hit so many of those factors again. I loved reading about Zander’s yearning, I felt his pain. I loved the awkward awakening of Britt’s awareness. I love feeling like you can be in the characters’ skin experiencing their emotions. I lov For the past few years Becky Wade’s My Stubborn Heart has been one of (if not the absolute top of) my favourite Christian novels. I love the wry honesty, the depth of emotion, the God elements, the humor. I’m so pleased to see with Sweet on You that Becky Wade has hit so many of those factors again. I loved reading about Zander’s yearning, I felt his pain. I loved the awkward awakening of Britt’s awareness. I love feeling like you can be in the characters’ skin experiencing their emotions. I love seeing the faith threads and the moments of God dependency. I enjoyed the chocolate making descriptions - it’s like watching Masterchef knowing it’s a form of awesomeness I can never hope to replicate. All in all, this is my favourite of the Bradford sisters novels, and definitely worth the wait. If you’re a Becky Wade fan, you’re sure to have this already on your must read ASAP pile. If you’re not yet a Becky Wade fan, do yourself a favour and start reading her books, and I hope you’ll enjoy Sweet on You as much as I have.
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  • Madison
    January 1, 1970
    Sweet On You is divine. I absolutely loved every page of this amazingly sweet romance. One part art-heist mystery the other part a best-friends to lovers romance, Sweet On You captures everything that is so loveable about the Bradford Sisters Romance series and dials it up to awesome levels. Britt and Zander have been best friends since they were kids. While Britt loves their friendship and frequently reminds her sisters that guys and girls can be just friends, Zander has romantic feelings for B Sweet On You is divine. I absolutely loved every page of this amazingly sweet romance. One part art-heist mystery the other part a best-friends to lovers romance, Sweet On You captures everything that is so loveable about the Bradford Sisters Romance series and dials it up to awesome levels. Britt and Zander have been best friends since they were kids. While Britt loves their friendship and frequently reminds her sisters that guys and girls can be just friends, Zander has romantic feelings for Britt that he has long kept secret. When Zander’s uncle dies in suspicious circumstances he returns from his year abroad and must face both the secrets of his uncle’s past and his feelings for Britt. While some books need to come with a box of tissues, Sweet On You needs to come with a box of chocolates. Seriously, reading some of these scenes without a handy source of chocolate was agony. Oh, the cravings. Britt is a master chocolatier and that passion for food and her craft shines through every page. I loved the sweet moments Britt and Zander share in the kitchen, whether in real time or in fondly remembered flashbacks. I loved that this contemporary romance novel was also part mystery. Zander and Britt work to piece together the clues of Zander’s uncle’s past and involvement in an art heist. They do some solid detective work and, despite the precautions they take, find themselves in a tight spot, which adds loads of suspense to the end of the book. I was intrigued by the mystery and enjoyed how it wove through and drove the plot, but I mostly appreciated how this gave Zander and Britt the perfect backdrop to explore their changing relationship.I loved Britt’s voice -quirky, confident and slightly bossy- and how Wade so perfectly captures her character and brought her to life. She is by far my favourite of the Bradford sisters and her book is my favourite of the series - though they are all great reads. Each book in the series can be read as a standalone title, but it might make more sense to follow each sister’s journey chronologically through the series, as they all play such a big part in each other’s lives. I love friends to lovers romance stories and Britt and Zander’s is very well written. Their friendship is so believable, so tangible in all the little things they do together, how well they can read each other, and how they support and annoy each other. Along with great romance, Sweet On You continues this series’ tradition of strong sisterly bonds, a close-knit community and fun, quirky characters. I can very highly recommend Sweet On You. I absolutely loved this charming and adorable book. The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.Find more reviews, reading age guides, content advisory, and recommendations on my blog Madison's Library
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  • Renee
    January 1, 1970
    I love all of Becky Wade’s books & Sweet On You is no exception. This novel focuses on the enduring friendship of Zander, who has loved candy-maker Britt since elementary school, and Britt, who has been Zander’s champion, companion, and protector over the years. Their story is charming, sweetly romantic, inspirational, and real. The plot touches lightly on the wrongs and heartbreaks of this world—adults ruined by addictions, greed, and crime, and the neglected children who pay the price into I love all of Becky Wade’s books & Sweet On You is no exception. This novel focuses on the enduring friendship of Zander, who has loved candy-maker Britt since elementary school, and Britt, who has been Zander’s champion, companion, and protector over the years. Their story is charming, sweetly romantic, inspirational, and real. The plot touches lightly on the wrongs and heartbreaks of this world—adults ruined by addictions, greed, and crime, and the neglected children who pay the price into adulthood. But the answers provided are simple and true: “The God I’ve come to lean on understands me better than I understand myself. Ultimately, His timing was perfect.” “I survived because I let God carry me through it . . . Here’s what I know for sure: You can rely on Him in the hard as well as in the easy. If He leads you into something hard, then He’ll provide the grace you need to bear up under it.”I enjoyed the interactions of all the characters in Zander & Britt’s world. Though flawed, they are also big-hearted, loyal, wise, and funny. I wish my visit with them could have been even longer!I can’t wait to add a copy to my classroom library, because my student readers value Becky Wade books as much as I do! Entertaining, uplifting & satisfying! Don’t miss this great read!Thanks so much to NetGalley & Bethany House for the opportunity to read this book. Quotes I like . . . “He had been unfaithful, and if God operated on human rules of fairness, then he would have no right to ask God anything. God would have every right to turn away and shut His ears to his pleas. But against all odds and all comprehension, God didn’t operate on human rules. He’d trampled fairness when He’d sanctioned the most unfair act of history—the crucifixion. Because of that, he had been made right with God. He was God’s son. A son full of mistakes. But a son, nonetheless.” “His unfaithfulness couldn’t negate God’s faithfulness. Faithfulness was inseparable from God’s character.”“Joy—deep, simple joy—pulled his mouth into a grin. He opened his arms and caught her with an oomph. Then he spun her around in the air twice. Carefully, he set her back on her feet, steadying her the way he always had emotionally. She hugged him tight, pressing the side of her face against his chest for several long moments.”“And just like that, standing in the middle of Merryweather Historical Village and looking into her face without continents separating them, the biggest part of his soul—the part that had been missing for a year and a half—locked back into place.”“Zander had a romantic, slightly heartbreaking, usually serious face. He could pass as either an nineteenth-century poet or one of those harshly handsome vampires from Twilight.”“When you prayed for something every day and heard nothing but silence for more than a decade, it ground down your hope like corn into cornmeal. Zander had begun to wonder if God could still be good while denying him the one thing he’d prayed for most. Could he depend on a God who refused to give him what he’d waited years for? The right answer was yes. God was still good. God was still dependable. However, disillusionment had driven a wedge into his relationship with God. What had once been simple was now complicated.”“I’ve traveled all over the world searching for things. Freedom. Experiences I can collect like shells from a beach. Culture. History. Learning. Writing inspiration. The more I search the world, the more certain I am that the person I love the most is right where I began. Everything I truly want can be found in my own hometown.”“The love he’d extended to her was a sacred trust. She needed to handle it with extreme care. His parents’ love hadn’t proven trustworthy. He’d just lost his uncle. She absolutely had to prove herself dependable in this situation. In fact, she wanted to prove herself to be better than dependable. She wanted to make up for the pain she’d caused him in the past.”
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  • Jen.
    January 1, 1970
    ...This book totally exceeded my expectations!Sweet on You went in a direction I never imagined and I loved it!There’s romance! Mystery! Suspense! Chocolate! Grandma! Clint! Valentina!Honestly, guys…I can’t even. Spoilers and such. So good!!This was so great. So, so great!Do. Not. Miss. This. Book!Sweet on You is available April 30th. Visit www.christianbook.com to preorder today! Side note – Bonus points to Becky Wade for mentioning The Masters Tournament in this book (which, by the way, is onl ...This book totally exceeded my expectations!Sweet on You went in a direction I never imagined and I loved it!There’s romance! Mystery! Suspense! Chocolate! Grandma! Clint! Valentina!Honestly, guys…I can’t even. Spoilers and such. So good!!This was so great. So, so great!Do. Not. Miss. This. Book!Sweet on You is available April 30th. Visit www.christianbook.com to preorder today! Side note – Bonus points to Becky Wade for mentioning The Masters Tournament in this book (which, by the way, is only 21 days away at the time of this posting!)I received a complimentary advanced electronic copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers through NetGalley. A positive review was not required. All opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Chantel
    January 1, 1970
    And now the moment we've been waiting for Britt and Zander's story!!! (insert book characters) LOL! this is how the commercial would go in my brain! 😊I'm looking forward to what's to come in book 3! Ugh! The anticipation is real!!! #waitingfor4/2019
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  • Staci
    January 1, 1970
    Britt and Zander's romance has been brewing for years. Everyone could see that but Britt.Sweet conclusion to the Bradford Sisters Romance Series.
  • Susan Snodgrass
    January 1, 1970
    'He only wanted her. There wasn't enough real estate in his heart for anyone else.'Becky Wade gives us the final book in her Bradford Sisters Romance series with Sweet On You, Zander and Britt's story. I have been waiting a long time for this one and Wade absolutely shines here! Zander has loved Britt since they met when they were 14 years old. Britt adored Zander Ford, but she just didn't see him as he saw her. But his love for her never once wavered in the intervening 13 years. He was solid in 'He only wanted her. There wasn't enough real estate in his heart for anyone else.'Becky Wade gives us the final book in her Bradford Sisters Romance series with Sweet On You, Zander and Britt's story. I have been waiting a long time for this one and Wade absolutely shines here! Zander has loved Britt since they met when they were 14 years old. Britt adored Zander Ford, but she just didn't see him as he saw her. But his love for her never once wavered in the intervening 13 years. He was solid in his devotion to her. Britt thought of Zander as her very best friend, but maybe she'll begin to see him differently. He surely hopes so. He has prayed for it for years.Zander is now a bestselling author and has spent the last year and a half being a world traveler. He left on the journey because he couldn't bear to not be Britt's choice. But he's back because his uncle just died under strange circumstances and he is going to help discover what happened. Britt wants to help and off they go, together again, but only as friends. Britt is happy with their relationship the way it is while Zander is praying things will change. He is finding that keeping his feelings hidden from Britt a very hard thing to do. Something just has to change. Britt is so sure of herself, yet she is also insecure, never allowing herself to feel anything but strong in every way. There is just something about a Becky Wade book that makes the reader feel as if they hold a treasure in their hands. She takes her time, never rushes things, even a simple conversation or description, which makes these characters just seem to take up residence in the reader's heart. Her novels are so full and rich, her way of drawing us into their very lives until we sometimes think we're really there! Zander has the honor, in my opinion, of being the absolute best fictional hero who loves his woman best and hardest. Nothing will ever shake his love for Britt. He will never not be there for her. His heart is totally true and his love for Britt will endure for all eternity. Some of his thoughts and words in this story made my heart melt! He was so devoted to his woman. Absolutely 100% there!Wade writes the kind of books that you hate to put down when you finish because these characters populate your thoughts and hearts long afterwards, making it difficult to pick up another book. How I love her stories! Becky Wade absolutely shines here! A book for the keeper shelf and destined to be read more than once. *My thanks to Bethany House Publishers for a copy of this book. The opinions stated here are entirely my own and no compensation was received.
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  • Dana Michael
    January 1, 1970
    I have loved every book by Becky Wade. This one is an excellent reason why. Sweet On You had mystery, suspense, humor, and swoon worthy romance all tied up in a beautiful bow. Britt, the heroine, was an independent and fiercely loyal young woman who took the hero Zander under her wing in high school. Zander had loved Britt since he was fourteen years old. She had been clueless all these years. I got a little frustrated with her at times, but overall you had to love her and want to be in her inne I have loved every book by Becky Wade. This one is an excellent reason why. Sweet On You had mystery, suspense, humor, and swoon worthy romance all tied up in a beautiful bow. Britt, the heroine, was an independent and fiercely loyal young woman who took the hero Zander under her wing in high school. Zander had loved Britt since he was fourteen years old. She had been clueless all these years. I got a little frustrated with her at times, but overall you had to love her and want to be in her inner circle. I loved Zander. He was a selfless, brooding, thoughtful, and fiercely loving young man. OH MY was he ever. Y'all the kisses! WOW! I am a romance lover and this was so stinking good. If you love romance and some suspense, humor, and chocolate, then you will love this book. My favorite quote was from Britt's mom. "If He (God) leads you into something hard, then He'll provide the grace you need to bear up under it."*I was given a copy of this book by the publisher. This is my honest opinion.
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  • Toni Shiloh
    January 1, 1970
    All. The. Feels!Sweet on You is Becky Wade at her greatest. With a swoony, brooding hero, and a brave, fierce, heroine, you'll be pulled into the story from the moment it begins. And that beautiful glow of a good book will linger long after.*Full review at: https://tonishiloh.com/2019/05/06/rev... **I received a complimentary copy from the publisher. The review was not required nor influenced.
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  • A. Harrison
    January 1, 1970
    My Review:Genre: Romance, Christian fiction, suspense.My Rating: 5 stars.My Recommendation: 16 up for romance.My Favorite Character/s: Zander! He’s a writer, (that’s kind of a duh moment for me… :D). And Britt! She makes chocolate, what better pair then a writer and a chocolateier? It’s the kind of a match made in chocolatey stories. I’m writing really stupid descriptions, aren’t I? Yeah, yeah, yeah, back to Zander, he’s a great guy; his care and love for Britt is soooooooooooooooo sweet! I do w My Review:Genre: Romance, Christian fiction, suspense.My Rating: 5 stars.My Recommendation: 16 up for romance.My Favorite Character/s: Zander! He’s a writer, (that’s kind of a duh moment for me… :D). And Britt! She makes chocolate, what better pair then a writer and a chocolateier? It’s the kind of a match made in chocolatey stories. I’m writing really stupid descriptions, aren’t I? Yeah, yeah, yeah, back to Zander, he’s a great guy; his care and love for Britt is soooooooooooooooo sweet! I do wish I had the ability to write as much as he does though. He’s the perfect fictional writer from a hard start in life.My Verse for Zander is 1 Peter 5:7Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. (King James Version.)Britt, the wounded and independent Britt, I’m not sure where to start with her. She’s sweet in her own way (aka sharing chocolate,) and her fighting spirit was fierce!My Verse for Britt is Luke 6:31And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. (King James Version.)My Thoughts: The cover is so pretty, if a bit sappy for my tastes but look at the beautiful colors and that dress so pretty! And the pages hidden under that cover are even better, I love the opening scene and I loved the whole book up until the last word, always . . . I love this book so much and I badly want to get my hands on a paperback, which is not something I want to do often for a romance because though I love a good romance I couldn’t care less if it’s Kindle or paperback unless I love the book! And I do soooooooooooooooooooooooo much, this book is soooooooooooooo good and I’m sure you’re done with me saying soooooooooo soooooooooo much so I’m done with my review. But before you go you should know this amazing book comes out today!!!!!!!!I received this book in exchange for my honest review and I am truly happy to provide it — all the thoughts are my own.
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  • Jaycee Weaver
    January 1, 1970
    I was fortunate to receive an advance copy of Sweet on You. True to you? Wonderful. Falling for You? Lovely. But Sweet on You? Best of the bunch.Britt is a wonderful heroine. So much fierce independence and culinary brilliance. And Zander? Charming and adorably head over heels for Britt. It's the perfect friends-to-more story, complete with increasing tension and emotional turbulence. Food, friendship, angst, an element of mystery, sweet kisses, and a touch of suspense make this an ideal book, i I was fortunate to receive an advance copy of Sweet on You. True to you? Wonderful. Falling for You? Lovely. But Sweet on You? Best of the bunch.Britt is a wonderful heroine. So much fierce independence and culinary brilliance. And Zander? Charming and adorably head over heels for Britt. It's the perfect friends-to-more story, complete with increasing tension and emotional turbulence. Food, friendship, angst, an element of mystery, sweet kisses, and a touch of suspense make this an ideal book, in my opinion. I was immediately invested in the characters and couldn't put down the book. I'm not a re-reader, and I'd give this one another go in a heartbeat.
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  • Iola
    January 1, 1970
    I loved True to You, the first book in this series, and I’ve been waiting two long years to read Britt and Zander’s story. Zander was the secondary character who most caught my attention in True to You, so I wanted to know more about him and his unrequited love for Britt.But when I started the story, I was in that strange place of desperately wanting to read it, but also not wanting to read it … because once I’ve finished it, then the series will be over. And that brought a major reader dilemma: I loved True to You, the first book in this series, and I’ve been waiting two long years to read Britt and Zander’s story. Zander was the secondary character who most caught my attention in True to You, so I wanted to know more about him and his unrequited love for Britt.But when I started the story, I was in that strange place of desperately wanting to read it, but also not wanting to read it … because once I’ve finished it, then the series will be over. And that brought a major reader dilemma: did I want to read it slowly and savour the experience, or did I want to read it quickly to find out what happens.Okay, I have no self-control when it comes to Becky Wade, so I read it quickly.On the surface, Sweet on You is a sweet (!) romance about a chocolatier and the novelist who has loved her for close on half his life … and she’s never noticed. Underneath, it’s a story about overcoming the lies we believe about who we are, about finding ourselves in God, and about becoming the people he meant us to be.Britt’s problem is that she is independent—too independent, in that she’s never learned to depend on God. I suspect this is a problem for a lot of modern women, who have been raised to be independent rather than depending on fathers or husbands. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it does mean that we forget we’re supposed to trust and depend on God.Zander’s problem is the same, but from a different angle.He’s been praying Britt would fall in love with him for years, yet God hasn’t answered that prayer (I’m sure we all have prayers we’ve prayed for years that God hasn’t answered yet). Zander has allowed that to separate him from God:“He hadn’t worshipped from a place of gratitude. He’d worshipped from a place of duty.”I suspect that’s also true of many people. And it’s these internal issues that make Sweet on You such an excellent example of Christian fiction. Let’s face it, I’ve known for two years that Britt was eventually going to fall for Zander. I’ve been looking forward to it, because I love the friends-to-something-more plot. And that played out more or less how every friends-to-more romance plays out.There was also a suspense plot, which I enjoyed because I’ve always loved romantic suspense. That element of the was less predictable (good) and meant there were external events driving Britt and Zander together. This is the aspect of the plot which kept me reading … but it’s not the element I’m thinking about now I’ve finished.What makes Sweet on You different is the Christian element, the way it allows us to explore some of the lies of the modern world, and to better understand God’s solutions.I think I’m going to have to read it again to understand this even better. This time I’ll read slowly.Thanks to Bethany House and NetGalley for providing a free ebook for review.
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  • Suzie Waltner
    January 1, 1970
    Zander Ford! Le swoon!!Y’all, I’ve been waiting for Zander’s (and Britt’s) story since the first full-length book in Becky Wade’s Bradford Sisters series, and it did not disappoint!Britt is a character I totally related to—self-sufficient, unwilling to burden others with her troubles, trying to be the strong one in the family. And oh boy, is Zander a great match for her. Not to mention he will shoot right to the top of book boyfriend lists everywhere. This guy is loyal, intelligent, and loves we Zander Ford! Le swoon!!Y’all, I’ve been waiting for Zander’s (and Britt’s) story since the first full-length book in Becky Wade’s Bradford Sisters series, and it did not disappoint!Britt is a character I totally related to—self-sufficient, unwilling to burden others with her troubles, trying to be the strong one in the family. And oh boy, is Zander a great match for her. Not to mention he will shoot right to the top of book boyfriend lists everywhere. This guy is loyal, intelligent, and loves well.After years of keeping his feelings for Britt to himself, a best-selling book, and a year and a half absence from Merriweather, his uncle’s death brings him home and Zander finds it harder than ever to not even hint to his best friend he wants more in their relationship.Between the mystery surrounding the death of Zander’s uncle, Britt’s unexpected and unsettling feelings for Zander, the entire Bradford family (I was thrilled to see the sisters’ parents return in this one), the years of history between Brit and Zander, and all the chocolate, there’s a lot to love about Sweet on You.Thanks to Wade for giving us readers a heart to remember (and swoon over), a family we want to be a part of with strong sisterly bonds, and a story to devour that’s sweeter (and less fattening) than chocolate truffles.Disclosure statement:I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
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  • Rachael
    January 1, 1970
    Wow.Read Then Came You, True to You and Falling for You, and then read this book. Wow.People love to write headstrong, spunky, independent heroines. They're smart, fun, and what many of us dream we could be like. But to be honest, I get a little tired of them, as they rarely feel truly real. Britt Bradford is the epitome of headstrong, spunky, and independent, but unlike so many other heroines who answer to that description, she feels 100% real. Her flaws aren't limited to impulsively doing idio Wow.Read Then Came You, True to You and Falling for You, and then read this book. Wow.People love to write headstrong, spunky, independent heroines. They're smart, fun, and what many of us dream we could be like. But to be honest, I get a little tired of them, as they rarely feel truly real. Britt Bradford is the epitome of headstrong, spunky, and independent, but unlike so many other heroines who answer to that description, she feels 100% real. Her flaws aren't limited to impulsively doing idiotic things that could get her killed--she has deep-seated pride. She's the strong one, the one who is never badly hurt, the one who stands strong for those who are. As different as my personality is from hers, I identified more with her (or rather, her flaws) than I have with a heroine in long time. When one is used to being the strong one--the one who stuffs the disappoints deep inside to be the strength for those who aren't strong--it's so hard to release it. To open up, be vulnerable, and share. To not be strong all the time. When Britt is finally forced to confront her flaws, it's powerful. And hard--seeing one's flaws splayed across a page isn't exactly fun, but it can be cathartic too.At the same time, I also identified with Zander's introversion, and his struggle to hope: When you prayed for something every day and heard nothing but silence for more than a decade, it ground down your hope like corn into cornmeal. Zander had begun to wonder if God could still be good while denying him the one thing he prayed for most. Could he depend on a God who refused to give him what he'd waited years for? The right answer was yes. God was still good. God was still dependable. However . . .Maybe not everyone has dreams that they've been waiting on for years, but I think a great many of us do. And that's the perfect description when one has been waiting . . . and waiting . . . hoping, yet losing hope in each passing year. And knowing that God is still good and dependable through it all, even though it hurts.The characters are great. The story is fun and exciting--more suspenseful than we typically see from the author! It's both humorous and cuts deep to the heart of an issue. And wow, can Zander speak when he lets his heart do the talking . . . He's wasted writing thrillers. Romance should be his genre. I highly recommend this book!Thank you Bethany House and NetGalley for the complimentary e-book. I was not required to write a positive review, and all opinions are my own.
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  • Tima
    January 1, 1970
    Britt and Zander are best friends. They've been together since high school and nothing has driven them apart. Zander left over a year ago to travel the world and Britt misses him so much. When a death in the family brings Zander back stateside, Britt is saddened. But she's also so excited to have her best friend back home again. But the reason Zander left is still between them and Britt will need to wake up and take stock of her emotions before she ruins the best thing that ever happened to her. Britt and Zander are best friends. They've been together since high school and nothing has driven them apart. Zander left over a year ago to travel the world and Britt misses him so much. When a death in the family brings Zander back stateside, Britt is saddened. But she's also so excited to have her best friend back home again. But the reason Zander left is still between them and Britt will need to wake up and take stock of her emotions before she ruins the best thing that ever happened to her.This was one of those books that was eagerly anticipated and read through in just a day. I wasn't disappointed. But I was surprised. I expected the sweet romance, little bits of drama and intrigue, the importance of focusing on family, and the zany and fun characters. What I wasn't expecting was how much I would fall in love with Zander or how amazing the romance between the two main characters would be. I can honestly say that this was one of the hottest romance I've ever read. It's clean - so don't get excited. I'd let my daughter read it. But it was so full of emotion and feeling that I felt like I was experiencing it myself. It was real and authentic in a way that most romances tend to miss. The whole package was amazing. And I had to stop and think for a bit before I wrote the review. There were several points that the author made that really gave me food for thought. I think this would be perfect as a gift or book club selection. While it can definitely be read alone, I would recommend picking up the first two books in the series, as well as the prequel. It will make the story richer.I received a copy of this book. All thoughts expressed are my own thoughts and opinions.
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  • Anne
    January 1, 1970
    Wow. This book has long been anticipated and it did not disappoint! Wade delves into the hidden grip anxiety holds on a person in the character of Britt. Unequivocal devotion is threaded through Zander and his character is so tightly wound he almost springs off the pages! This book held me captive from beginning to end with its highly charged tension between the two. Britt’s pivotal moment was inspiring and brought tears to my eyes. More than once my breath hitched when reading the mesmerizing p Wow. This book has long been anticipated and it did not disappoint! Wade delves into the hidden grip anxiety holds on a person in the character of Britt. Unequivocal devotion is threaded through Zander and his character is so tightly wound he almost springs off the pages! This book held me captive from beginning to end with its highly charged tension between the two. Britt’s pivotal moment was inspiring and brought tears to my eyes. More than once my breath hitched when reading the mesmerizing prose Wade is so well known for. Sweet on You is a beautiful story of love and self-discovery. I highly recommend this book but you’ll get a lot more out of it if you read the entire series. I was provided a review copy through the publisher and Netgalley. No review was required. No compensation received.
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  • Beth Erin
    January 1, 1970
    read advanced arc, will reread closer to release date, eeep and all the heart eyes!
  • Cara Putman
    January 1, 1970
    I LOVED this book. It was wonderful to read Britt's story. Zander is a unique hero. The guy next door, who is wounded, but rises above again and again. The heroine is slow to acknowledge the love she has for him is more than friendship. Such a sweet story and truly perfection. I loved it!
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  • Clara
    January 1, 1970
    Oh, Britt.. oh, Zander...Your story has been looooooooong coming! And I completely loved it <3Five hundred and eleven days have passed since the last time Zander Ford saw his best friend Britt. She knows him best, all his dreams and quirks, including his tendency to close every door he sees open. What she doesn't know is that for as long as they've known each other his heart has a secret and his biggest reason to go on his grand tour was to shut the door that bothers him most but he can't clo Oh, Britt.. oh, Zander...Your story has been looooooooong coming! And I completely loved it <3Five hundred and eleven days have passed since the last time Zander Ford saw his best friend Britt. She knows him best, all his dreams and quirks, including his tendency to close every door he sees open. What she doesn't know is that for as long as they've known each other his heart has a secret and his biggest reason to go on his grand tour was to shut the door that bothers him most but he can't close it: the door to his heart that seems to have welcomed her in more ways than "just friends". However, a family tragedy calls him home too soon, and as soon as he sees Britt, he knows he hasn't achieved the sense of closure he longs.Britt Bradford is known to run on endorphins, from mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, and from boyfriend to boyfriend. She loves the thrill. She's independent and determined not to be a yolk to anyone. And she loves wholeheartedly. What she hasn't been enjoying? Feeling defenseless. Feeling recently that she needs to put twice the effort to be self-sufficient. Feeling like she'll crumble one day in front of Zander.What makes you take a second turn to look at the person you’ve known your entire life only to realize you might not have known them at all? Britt sees Zander struggling with this question as they uncover layer after layer that point to the dear uncle who gave him a sense of family not being who he told them he was. Just as disconcerting? The second looks she's been giving her best friend, Zander. The person who knows her best has flourished without her. Or was this spark always there and she's only now starting to grasp it?Wade completely wrote true to what the characters were feeling. Once again, she has captivated me with her humor and thoughtfulness, bringing us face-to-face with the characters own fears and struggles that many times reflect our own. Their journey isn't a quick insight into who they've been so far and who they want to be when taking the next step. No, their journey is like a powerful thunder that shakes the earth and scares you but also brings brilliant light that allows you to see. It's like sweetest rain that falls washing away everything that shouldn't be only to leave the firmest foundation. It leaves you powerless, broken, dependent and anchored in love.I've read the ending again and again and again. I'm so sorry to see this series finish.But I'm happy I can go back to it anytime I want. Always.I'm happy to have grown with the characters, to have learned to let go, and to now feel closer to the One who always has my back. Always.* I received a review copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
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  • Denise Hershberger
    January 1, 1970
    Huge happy sigh. Review to come...
  • Trisha Robertson (Joy of Reading)
    January 1, 1970
    This story exceeded my expectations.  I have been looking forward to reading Britt and Zander's story for soooo long, and once I finally settled in to read it, I found that I was blissfully swept into the story and turning pages as fast as I could read to find out what would happen next. On the other hand, I also wanted to slow down because I knew that this is the last book in the Bradford sisters series, and I didn't want it to end.I loved the character growth in this story, as well as the frie This story exceeded my expectations.  I have been looking forward to reading Britt and Zander's story for soooo long, and once I finally settled in to read it, I found that I was blissfully swept into the story and turning pages as fast as I could read to find out what would happen next. On the other hand, I also wanted to slow down because I knew that this is the last book in the Bradford sisters series, and I didn't want it to end.I loved the character growth in this story, as well as the friendship that grew into something deeper. These characters grew on me as the story progressed and I found myself talking to them even though logically I knew they couldn't hear me. I just couldn't help myself!I appreciated how graciously Becky Wade tackled the tough subjects and through the lens of grace and love, brought them around full circle. If you haven't yet met the Bradford sisters, now is the time to pick up the stories and settle in for some delightful, page-turning stories. (I receive complimentary books for review from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including Netgalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own.)
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  • Joy
    January 1, 1970
    What a wonderful conclusion to The Bradford Sisters Series. Let me just say that you will want to have ALL of the chocolate while reading this book so be sure to hit the store before you open to page 1. Becky Wade once again leads readers on a love story that goes beyond the main characters. Each of her stories includes the wonderful message of how God loves each of us. I didn't think I would connect with Britt nearly as much as I did and the lessons I learned from her will stay with me for quit What a wonderful conclusion to The Bradford Sisters Series. Let me just say that you will want to have ALL of the chocolate while reading this book so be sure to hit the store before you open to page 1. Becky Wade once again leads readers on a love story that goes beyond the main characters. Each of her stories includes the wonderful message of how God loves each of us. I didn't think I would connect with Britt nearly as much as I did and the lessons I learned from her will stay with me for quite some time. After finishing the book, I continued to stay in Merryweather mentally for the next week, unable to open another book as I pondered the truths within its pages. This book has a bit more suspense to it than the others in the series and it was so well done! And of course, there is Becky Wade's signature humor woven throughout the book that had me laughing out loud. It was an emotional ride, taking you from tears to laughter and back again (and even a couple of scenes that left you holding your breath!).
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  • Rebekah Millet
    January 1, 1970
    What a way to end this fabulous series! I've been dying for Zander's story since the first book in the Bradford Sisters Romance Series. And although Ty Porter (from Becky Wade's book, Meant to be Mine), has been my #1 book boyfriend for years, Zander has dethroned him (Sorry Ty!). I enjoyed returning to the charming setting of this novel, as well as getting to visit with old friends from the previous stories. The faith elements were amazing and touching. The mystery and suspense were incredibly What a way to end this fabulous series! I've been dying for Zander's story since the first book in the Bradford Sisters Romance Series. And although Ty Porter (from Becky Wade's book, Meant to be Mine), has been my #1 book boyfriend for years, Zander has dethroned him (Sorry Ty!). I enjoyed returning to the charming setting of this novel, as well as getting to visit with old friends from the previous stories. The faith elements were amazing and touching. The mystery and suspense were incredibly gripping. I was actually surprised at just how much I enjoyed that aspect of the book! I found myself reading late into the night, several nights in a row, wanting to see what happened next. But Zander. Ohmyword. Zander was really something else. Honorable, patient, caring, protective, devoted. *le sigh* This will be a story I’ll read again and again.
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  • Rebecca
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars"I don't want to depend on anyone's strength by my own."Independence had been Britt Bradford's mantra her entire life; as the youngest of the Bradford sisters, she was determined to remain strong and self-sufficient, no matter what. And "no matter what" meant keeping her best friend, Zander Ford, just that . . . . . . locked tightly in the "best friend" category. Anything more meant risking everything about Zander that she held dear. Zander Ford has loved Britt Bradford since he was fou 4.5 stars"I don't want to depend on anyone's strength by my own."Independence had been Britt Bradford's mantra her entire life; as the youngest of the Bradford sisters, she was determined to remain strong and self-sufficient, no matter what. And "no matter what" meant keeping her best friend, Zander Ford, just that . . . . . . locked tightly in the "best friend" category. Anything more meant risking everything about Zander that she held dear. Zander Ford has loved Britt Bradford since he was fourteen. Her vivacious, spontaneous personality was the perfect complement to his more reserved, guarded tendencies. Watching her go through boyfriends one right after the other, had literally sent Zander on a tour of the world to get her out of his system. It had not worked, what had made him think that it would?As Britt and Zander begin to unravel the mysterious facts surrounding the death of Zander's uncle, whose death had interrupted Zander's travels, they are also forced to face the mystery of "them", is it possible that an extroverted chocolate chef and an introverted author can find the winning recipe for a "love longer than eternity lasts"?"Sweet on You" will have Becky Wade fans wanting to re-read the entire series over and over and over again, just to reach this sweet conclusion.I both received a copy of this book from the author and publisher and purchased a copy. The opinions stated above are entirely my own.
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  • keltrinswife
    January 1, 1970
    I have been a fan of Becky Wade since I discovered her book Undeniably Yours and LOVE the Porter series and the characters. When I heard she had a new series that came out, I knew I had to read it. I fell in love with the Bradford Sisters and could hardly wait to read Britt's story. As with all of Becky's books, you can easily envision the characters and the stories are fun. I found myself cheering for Zander and wanting to hug Britt. I love the humor and suspense that this story has. I apprecia I have been a fan of Becky Wade since I discovered her book Undeniably Yours and LOVE the Porter series and the characters. When I heard she had a new series that came out, I knew I had to read it. I fell in love with the Bradford Sisters and could hardly wait to read Britt's story. As with all of Becky's books, you can easily envision the characters and the stories are fun. I found myself cheering for Zander and wanting to hug Britt. I love the humor and suspense that this story has. I appreciate that Becky doesn't abandon the other sisters in the series and brings them into this book. This was such a fun, sweet read (yes, sweet) and a great way to end the series. I suggest reading the other books before you read Britt's story. You will love her sisters and their stories also.
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  • Lilian
    January 1, 1970
    aww this was so cuteeee!! 😍
  • Alyssa
    January 1, 1970
    ZANDER 😍😍😍I really enjoyed the conclusion to the Bradford sisters trilogy. We met Zander and Britt in the previous novels, which I believe, really ramped up the anticipation for these two. Britt is an adventurous chocolatier who breezes through boyfriends. She has no desire to settle down and give control to anyone else.Zander is a moody, handsome, tattooed author. He finally grew tired of watching Britt jump from boy to boy so he took off for a worldly Grand tour.Now he is back in town. Zander' ZANDER 😍😍😍I really enjoyed the conclusion to the Bradford sisters trilogy. We met Zander and Britt in the previous novels, which I believe, really ramped up the anticipation for these two. Britt is an adventurous chocolatier who breezes through boyfriends. She has no desire to settle down and give control to anyone else.Zander is a moody, handsome, tattooed author. He finally grew tired of watching Britt jump from boy to boy so he took off for a worldly Grand tour.Now he is back in town. Zander's uncle has just passed leaving behind a lot of unknowns. Britt and Zander work together to uncover the clues.Zander is fighting his true feelings for his best friend, as he has done for years, and yet Britt may just be discovering her feelings for the first time. Along the way, the reader is treated to many one liners, romantic moments, and a whole lot of chocolate!
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  • Martha Owen
    January 1, 1970
    Another Homerun by Becky Wade! I’ve been anxiously waiting for Zander and Britts story!! It does not disappoint.
  • Lori
    January 1, 1970
    This is my first Becky Wade book ever and it was really good!! She really made me want to "travel" into Zander and Brit's world. When I finished I didn't want to leave them!! The thing I like most about it was Brit's candy. Man, will it make you drool!! As Brit was making the candy, I felt like I was looking from the outside in. I love candy but then again I guess most of us do!! Especially chocolate! I also felt like I needed to eat some chocolate while I was reading this book. Of course that This is my first Becky Wade book ever and it was really good!! She really made me want to "travel" into Zander and Brit's world. When I finished I didn't want to leave them!! The thing I like most about it was Brit's candy. Man, will it make you drool!! As Brit was making the candy, I felt like I was looking from the outside in. I love candy but then again I guess most of us do!! Especially chocolate! I also felt like I needed to eat some chocolate while I was reading this book. Of course that is not all that will make you drool. We can't forget heartthrob Zander !! Oh my!! He's about the best friend a girl can have!! And most often that can lead to something else special!! I feel like Zander sometimes! I had a best friend whom I cared about very much but problem is, he never seen me. Even though I prayed real hard God seen fit to give me someone else. Someone who was much better!! I loved the mystery that surrounded the characters, how they felt, thought and loved. I'm glad the author added God in this story too. For without Him, I think that most or all of couldn't survive. I know I wouldn't be able too. In fact, I'd feel pretty empty inside. So, it's a good idea to ask Jesus to come into your heart and ask Him to be your best friend just like Brit and Zander!! I hope that this review is ok. It seems I can never do a review like everyone else that authors will just praise or put out there on Facebook. I sometimes feel like I'm not good enough but sometimes it's so hard not to give a story away. My reviews seem to fall short of everyone else's . I received a copy of this book from Netgalley. No compensations were received. All opinions are my own.
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  • Carolyn
    January 1, 1970
    You know what would make this book better? A scratch 'n sniff cover. Oh, the glorious descriptions of chocolate between these covers. And there's the delicious story as well - a tender, sweet romance and a mystery.One of author Becky Wade's gifts is immersing the reader deeply in the psyche of her protagonists. Their histories, motivations, weaknesses, and, ultimately, their triumphs are so skillfully developed that the characters jump off of the page.I have a weak spot for the victims of unrequ You know what would make this book better? A scratch 'n sniff cover. Oh, the glorious descriptions of chocolate between these covers. And there's the delicious story as well - a tender, sweet romance and a mystery.One of author Becky Wade's gifts is immersing the reader deeply in the psyche of her protagonists. Their histories, motivations, weaknesses, and, ultimately, their triumphs are so skillfully developed that the characters jump off of the page.I have a weak spot for the victims of unrequited love, so Zander won my sympathy right off the bat. But Britt's fierce independence eventually drew me in too. As a result, I thoroughly enjoyed their story as well as getting a glimpse of the other couples from previous books in the series along with the cabal of quirky characters that inhabit Merryweather.The notes and text messages interspersed between chapters also wonderfully developed the story, bringing home Britt's unrealized devotion to Zander. Amazing how many other girls, in here estimation, were "not a fit" for Zander. LOLIf you have't read one of Becky Wader's Christian romances, what are you waiting for?
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