Kiss Me in Sweetwater Springs (Sweetwater Springs #2.5)
A heartwarming novella in the Sweetwater Springs series from USA Today bestselling author Annie Rains, perfect for fans of RaeAnne Thayne and Debbie Mason.

Kiss Me in Sweetwater Springs (Sweetwater Springs #2.5) Details

TitleKiss Me in Sweetwater Springs (Sweetwater Springs #2.5)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseAug 6th, 2019
PublisherForever Yours
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary, Novella

Kiss Me in Sweetwater Springs (Sweetwater Springs #2.5) Review

  • DJ Sakata
    January 1, 1970
    Favorite Quotes:Greta Merchant used a cane, but he knew she walked just fine. The cane was for show, and Paris had seen her beat it against someone’s foot a couple of times.The nickname had just rolled off his tongue, but it fit. Lace was delicate and beautiful, accentuated by holes that one might think made it more fragile. It was strong, just like the woman sitting next to him.My Review:Annie Rains has penned an enjoyable, pleasantly satisfying, and sweet story featuring two lonely yet kind an Favorite Quotes:Greta Merchant used a cane, but he knew she walked just fine. The cane was for show, and Paris had seen her beat it against someone’s foot a couple of times.The nickname had just rolled off his tongue, but it fit. Lace was delicate and beautiful, accentuated by holes that one might think made it more fragile. It was strong, just like the woman sitting next to him.My Review:Annie Rains has penned an enjoyable, pleasantly satisfying, and sweet story featuring two lonely yet kind and endearing characters living in a small town; one a reserved librarian who lived on Pine Cone Lane, and the other a computer whiz/graphic artist/tattooed biker who was handsome enough to have all the ladies salivating whether they were young or old, married or single. The storylines were sweet and heartfelt with both main characters having experienced painful histories of disappointments and insecurities in their childhoods that continued to haunt them yet each was endeavoring to overcome. The premise was relevant and tender, the writing was easy to follow and engaging, and the small-town characters were amusingly delineated.
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  • Claire Robinson
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 - "There’s nowhere else I’d rather be…" Stars!Sweetwater Springs is quickly becoming one of my favourite places to visit. Annie has once again delivered a charming and heart-warming read with Paris and Lacy’s story, and after initially meeting Paris in the first book of the series I was really happy ot finally get my hands on his story, I just wish it had been longer!"Opposites attract is a real thing…"Lacy and Paris initially meet at the library where she works, and where she has employed h 4.5 - "There’s nowhere else I’d rather be…" Stars!Sweetwater Springs is quickly becoming one of my favourite places to visit. Annie has once again delivered a charming and heart-warming read with Paris and Lacy’s story, and after initially meeting Paris in the first book of the series I was really happy ot finally get my hands on his story, I just wish it had been longer!"Opposites attract is a real thing…"Lacy and Paris initially meet at the library where she works, and where she has employed him to teach a computing for senior’s class. At first glance you wouldn’t necessarily put the quiet librarian with the tattooed biker but as they begin to spend more time together it quickly becomes apparent that they have chemistry and the attraction is mutual."No more sitting on the side lines."Still waters run deep with this pair, and as they get to know each other you as the reader get to know more about them as well, and as a pair they fit together perfectly. Easy going, and an enjoyable way to spend a couple of hours, it was also a great little check in to keep my appetite whetted for when Snowfall on Cedar Trail releases in October, Halona and Alex’s story, which I am soooo looking forward too!ARC generously provided via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review.
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  • Ann Lorz
    January 1, 1970
    Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....I'm so happy that I started reading Annie Rains' Sweetwater Springs series. I really have been enjoying it. I truly love when authors add novella's to tide us over till their next mass-market book comes out. It makes the wait much more bearable. I've been waiting for Paris's story since he first walked into the series. He's one of those characters that draws you to them and you want to know more about them. I kinda Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....I'm so happy that I started reading Annie Rains' Sweetwater Springs series. I really have been enjoying it. I truly love when authors add novella's to tide us over till their next mass-market book comes out. It makes the wait much more bearable. I've been waiting for Paris's story since he first walked into the series. He's one of those characters that draws you to them and you want to know more about them. I kinda wish his story wasn't so short but I'm happy that the author did a wonderful job of it. I might have wanted more, but didn't feel like I missed out on anything. Paris comes over as this super-tough guys that you might think twice about talking too. Turns out he's a sweetie at heart. One that gets talked into teaching a computer class he didn't want to teach. In so many ways his back story is sad but it also made him the man he is today. With the help of some certain people. I totally love Lacy. I felt for her. Feeling like you don't matter or aren't as good as others because you were picked on as a child is tough. She is a wonderful person who deserves all the happiness in the world. She also needs a tough, sexy guy to make sure she never gets picked on again.These two just work! I love how they act together and I'm glad that Paris took a leap of faith and went with his heart even when I was, let's face it, scared. I'm so glad that I read Kiss Me in Sweetwater Springs. Now all I can't wait to read the next book in the series, Snowfall on Cedar Trail which is out on 10/8/19. You have enough time to start reading this series and getting caught up. Follow me on:https://www.facebook.com/RomancingThe...https://twitter.com/Romancingreaderhttps://www.instagram.com/romancingth...ACR received for an honest review
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  • Sanna G. Ståhl (sannareads)
    January 1, 1970
    If he was a painter, he'd be running for his easel. If he was a writer, he'd grab a pen and paper, ignited by inspiration. I absolutely adored this book! Kiss Me in Sweetwater Springs seemed so sweet and summerish that I had to read it once I saw it on NetGalley. The moment I started reading this book I fell for Rains beautiful style of writing; it is simple, detailed and breathtaking. I found myself loving the characters almost immediately and couldn't put the book down as the story kept ge If he was a painter, he'd be running for his easel. If he was a writer, he'd grab a pen and paper, ignited by inspiration. I absolutely adored this book! Kiss Me in Sweetwater Springs seemed so sweet and summerish that I had to read it once I saw it on NetGalley. The moment I started reading this book I fell for Rains beautiful style of writing; it is simple, detailed and breathtaking. I found myself loving the characters almost immediately and couldn't put the book down as the story kept getting more and more interesting. When reading shorter books like this I most of the time feel like the story is moving too fast. But in Kiss Me in Sweetwater Springs I didn't get this feeling. Even though Lacy's and Paris' love might be moving a little bit too quickly for some readers I found it incredibly sweet and pure. I loved getting to know book lover and heroine Lacy. I could see myself in her incredibly much at times and found that very interesting, it also pulled me into the book even more. Paris isn't the typical bad boy that you might think in the beginning of the book, which I really enjoyed. There's a deep and meaningful reason for him not to want a relationship, but perhaps things will change when he meets Lacy? The chemistry between Lacy and Paris was on point. It felt real and the characters development was evident and definitely there even though the book only was 80 pages long! Amazing. I can't wait to read more of Annie Rains & return to Sweetwater Springs again. ⭐️ Kiss Me in Sweetwater Springs gets 5/5 stars from me! A big thanks to NetGalley for the ARC.
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  • Deanne Patterson
    January 1, 1970
    This is the first Sweetwater Springs books I've read and I see I've been missing out!Despite their differences opposites really do attract!Paris is a tattooed motorcycle riding outgoing guy. Lacy is the shy girl, the mean girls in high school picked on because she had scoliosis and wore a brace. She still prefers others being the life of the party, as she watches from the sidelines which is perfect for this librarian.Very sweet romance. Novella length with a very nice hometown feel. This author This is the first Sweetwater Springs books I've read and I see I've been missing out!Despite their differences opposites really do attract!Paris is a tattooed motorcycle riding outgoing guy. Lacy is the shy girl, the mean girls in high school picked on because she had scoliosis and wore a brace. She still prefers others being the life of the party, as she watches from the sidelines which is perfect for this librarian.Very sweet romance. Novella length with a very nice hometown feel. This author is now on my radar and I'd love to read more by her.Expected publication: August 6th 2019 by Forever Yours.I was given a complimentary copy of this book. Thank you.All opinions expressed are my own.
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  • Richelle Robinson
    January 1, 1970
    *NetGalley Review* I’m a big fan of this series and didn’t hesitate to jump at the chance to read this book early. Paris and Lacy are complete opposites but you know how the old saying goes. Lacy is the quiet, shy town librarian. Paris is the ‘bad boy’ but has a heart of gold. Things haven’t always been easy for these two in the past and it was nice seeing them overcome their fears. I loved seeing past characters from other books as well. I love this town, I love the people, reading these books *NetGalley Review* I’m a big fan of this series and didn’t hesitate to jump at the chance to read this book early. Paris and Lacy are complete opposites but you know how the old saying goes. Lacy is the quiet, shy town librarian. Paris is the ‘bad boy’ but has a heart of gold. Things haven’t always been easy for these two in the past and it was nice seeing them overcome their fears. I loved seeing past characters from other books as well. I love this town, I love the people, reading these books makes me want to move there. If you’re looking for a well written, feel good, clean and wholesome novella, look no further. I am counting down the days until Snowfall on Cedar Trail releases later this year.
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  • Irene
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 stars
  • ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
    January 1, 1970
    Copy received via Netgalley for an honest reviewLe sigh... I love getting back to Sweetwater Springs - though I have terrible bookzheimer's and the only character I remembered in this one from the previous books was Dawanda the fudge shop owner (this probably says more about my sweet tooth than anything else!)Paris and Lacy's story is sweet and funny and lovely and I just wanted more of this story.It is a complete opposites attract, with the shy librarian and the unattainable bad boy with a hear Copy received via Netgalley for an honest reviewLe sigh... I love getting back to Sweetwater Springs - though I have terrible bookzheimer's and the only character I remembered in this one from the previous books was Dawanda the fudge shop owner (this probably says more about my sweet tooth than anything else!)Paris and Lacy's story is sweet and funny and lovely and I just wanted more of this story.It is a complete opposites attract, with the shy librarian and the unattainable bad boy with a heart of gold.I couldn't help but want, no need these lovelies to get together.This was a wonderful addition to the Sweetwater Springs series, and I can't wait to see what Ms Rains brings us next.
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  • Pam
    January 1, 1970
    Annie Rains writes the perfect small town stories. They draw you in & keep you invested in the characters. In this one, we learn about Paris & Lacy. They are perfect together! They both have had difficult childhoods to get past. Paris’s parents were felons & he was in & out of foster care. He really never had a place to call home except for one special foster placement. The Jensen’s in Sweetwater Springs was the one place he felt comfortable.Lacy faced childhood scoliosis & h Annie Rains writes the perfect small town stories. They draw you in & keep you invested in the characters. In this one, we learn about Paris & Lacy. They are perfect together! They both have had difficult childhoods to get past. Paris’s parents were felons & he was in & out of foster care. He really never had a place to call home except for one special foster placement. The Jensen’s in Sweetwater Springs was the one place he felt comfortable.Lacy faced childhood scoliosis & her formative years in a rigid back brace. It gave the mean girls something to torment her about. Now, she’s out of the brace & is the town librarian. She hasn’t quite broken herself of sitting in the corner & people watching, instead of joining in. At least, she hadn’t until she met Paris. Despite his motorcycle & tattoos, she was drawn to him. Could they have a future together? This story had it all! As a reader, I was pulled by Paris’s feelings of coming home, Mr. Jensen’s emotional pain, Paris’s hurt from Mrs. Jensen telling him to leave them alone, & so many other instances. I loved watching Paris & Lacy grow closer & realize their feelings. This was a lovely short story that I fell in love with. If you enjoy sweet, tender romances, this story is for you!
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  • Catherine
    January 1, 1970
    Wow, I really loved this book. It was a beautiful love story and it was so sweet. I really enjoyed it and I highly recommend it!
  • Jan Fore
    January 1, 1970
    Kiss Me in Sweetwater SpringsAnnie RainsAugust 6, 2019Annie Rains gives us a continuation of her Sweetwater Springs series in her latest novella, Kiss Me in Sweetwater Springs. Lacy Shaw is the librarian in the Sweetwater Springs Library. It is a job she loves. Helping people find the right books to read or information needed for school is what she set out to do when she entered college. All through high school however she was bullied and made fun of because of the necessity to wear a back brace Kiss Me in Sweetwater SpringsAnnie RainsAugust 6, 2019Annie Rains gives us a continuation of her Sweetwater Springs series in her latest novella, Kiss Me in Sweetwater Springs. Lacy Shaw is the librarian in the Sweetwater Springs Library. It is a job she loves. Helping people find the right books to read or information needed for school is what she set out to do when she entered college. All through high school however she was bullied and made fun of because of the necessity to wear a back brace to straighten her spine. She was a bookworm and a good student as well, so others felt the need to make fun of her. Once she came back to Sweetwater she was shy but had grown out of her shell. The day that Paris Montgomery walked into the library changed everything for her. He was the volunteer she had found to teach the seniors computer skills. She had called several folks to manage the program but none had the time or the interest. Paris owned his business and felt he could donate a day per week to help out. Lacy did not expect that the extremely good looking man that stepped up to her library desk that day, would be the program’s teacher. She certainly could never have dreamed that he would be the man to open her heart to love.This is a wonderful short story that brings us more in touch with Sweetwater Springs. The characters are as colorful as those that readers have followed throughout the series. It was truly a great afternoon read. Readers of Annie Rains novels will find this a pleasant, relaxing journey in the tale of Lacy and Paris. Kiss Me in Sweetwater Springs is due to be published August 6, 2019 by Forever Yours Publishing of New York and Boston. This is an Annie Rains selection you won’t want to miss.
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  • Books and Spoons
    January 1, 1970
    This was such a sweet, adorable, emotional novella. I loved how connected Paris was to the small town Sweetwater Springs, and how the whole town seemed to look after each other, and if it was wanted or not, it didn't matter. Paris and Lacy Shaw have a shy yet true connection, I loved how Lucy blossomed and found her inner strength to face the past. Paris finding his foster parents was touching, and how a memory illness affects a person was realistic and sadly true to life. I wish there would hav This was such a sweet, adorable, emotional novella. I loved how connected Paris was to the small town Sweetwater Springs, and how the whole town seemed to look after each other, and if it was wanted or not, it didn't matter. Paris and Lacy Shaw have a shy yet true connection, I loved how Lucy blossomed and found her inner strength to face the past. Paris finding his foster parents was touching, and how a memory illness affects a person was realistic and sadly true to life. I wish there would have been more about Paris' past, about his struggles with his parents and growing up in foster care. What we find out about him is admirable, how he reaches out to his former foster parents was heartwarming. Lacy's meddling family had me laughing out loud - cause it is only funny when it is not happening to yourself! I somehow have missed this series until this novella was offered for me to read, and I'm glad that I found out about the series, even if late to the game, cause this place, Sweetwater Springs, sounds like the perfect place to escape into! An entertaining and lovely love story~ Four Spoons
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  • Kerri Fowler
    January 1, 1970
    This was such a wonderful addition to the Sweetwater Springs series! Paris and Lacy's story was short and sweet and it made me smile a lot and cry a little especially near the end. I was curious about Paris after reading the first book in this series so when I heard about this short story I couldn't wait to read it! What I love about Annie Rains is her ability to make me feel what each of her characters are going through. I can't wait to read more about Paris and Lacy in her future books but the This was such a wonderful addition to the Sweetwater Springs series! Paris and Lacy's story was short and sweet and it made me smile a lot and cry a little especially near the end. I was curious about Paris after reading the first book in this series so when I heard about this short story I couldn't wait to read it! What I love about Annie Rains is her ability to make me feel what each of her characters are going through. I can't wait to read more about Paris and Lacy in her future books but then again I'm always anxiously awaiting more of this fabulous series!
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  • Cheyenne|Tonkin About Books
    January 1, 1970
    I received this as an ARC through NetGalley! Such a sweet, light read! I really love this town and cast of characters that Annie Rains has written and I cannot wait to visit Sweetwater Springs again this Winter! Honestly, I would have been thrilled if this had been a full length novel, but a novella is always just as enjoyable.
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  • Shala
    January 1, 1970
    This title was a super cute glimpse at a couple of side characters in the small town of Sweetwater Springs. Paris was always a stand out side character, and I love that he gets a romance with a librarian. I honestly wish this had been a full length novel. I could have easily read much mors about these 2 people!
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  • Madm007
    January 1, 1970
    A novella that encompasses so much!A sweet, clean read with some very tough and emotional pasts for both Lacey and Paris that very much affected them, tho in different ways . A journey of two very opposite characters who find and bring out the best in each other.The setting in Sweetwater Springs is so perfectly small town, and of course there are the busybodies just wanting to help lol. A super short, but meaningful read with an HEA that will have you sighing. Part of a wonderful series, but can A novella that encompasses so much!A sweet, clean read with some very tough and emotional pasts for both Lacey and Paris that very much affected them, tho in different ways . A journey of two very opposite characters who find and bring out the best in each other.The setting in Sweetwater Springs is so perfectly small town, and of course there are the busybodies just wanting to help lol. A super short, but meaningful read with an HEA that will have you sighing. Part of a wonderful series, but can stand alone. I received an advance reader's copy and am giving my honest opinions freely.
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  • Sascha
    January 1, 1970
    4 1/2 starsI have to tell you that reading this novella in the past day has been so welcome. It’s gentle and sweet, heart-warming and kind. I really needed this.Lacy Shaw had been pretty much bullied in high school because she had to wear a back brace due to childhood scoliosis. She’s used to being in the background. And now, when it’s time for her 10-year high school reunion, she doesn’t want to go. Why should she subject herself to the bullies again?Paris Montgomery is the new teacher at the l 4 1/2 starsI have to tell you that reading this novella in the past day has been so welcome. It’s gentle and sweet, heart-warming and kind. I really needed this.Lacy Shaw had been pretty much bullied in high school because she had to wear a back brace due to childhood scoliosis. She’s used to being in the background. And now, when it’s time for her 10-year high school reunion, she doesn’t want to go. Why should she subject herself to the bullies again?Paris Montgomery is the new teacher at the library for a computer skills class for seniors. He’s seemingly a bad boy with his tattoos and motorcycle, but he proves looks are deceiving. He’s seeking refuge from a bad divorce in which his wife cheated and he’s not looking for a new relationship, but there’s something about Lacy that keeps drawing him to her.If you’ve read my reviews, you know that I am not a fan of most romance novellas that make insta-love a thing. But this one. Wow. I believed in it. I understood Lacy’s trepidation. I understood Paris’ reluctance. I felt the sparks between them. I also felt how drawn to each other they were. Kudos to Annie Rains for evoking all of the feels.She swallowed. “Are you going to kiss me again?”His blue eyes narrowed. “Do you want me to kiss you again?”“Ever since that first kiss.”Sigh. This is that novella. It makes you feel everything.If you are in need of a sweet, gentle romance, this is it. It’s part of a series. I understand that it’s 2.5 so I guess that there have already been two books written in the series. This is definitely a standalone because I didn’t note any dependencies.I highly recommend.I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Living My Best Book Life
    January 1, 1970
    Sweetwater Springs. Have you heard of it? Well, it's a sweet and magical place with amazing people, the best coffee reading from Tawanda, and a place for you will most likely fall in love. I loved everything about Kiss Me in Sweetwater Springs. Annie Rains is becoming one of my favorite authors because of this series. It was a beautiful opposites-attract love story.This short story follows Lacy and Paris. Lacy works at the local library. She hires a computer teacher to teach the older and wiser Sweetwater Springs. Have you heard of it? Well, it's a sweet and magical place with amazing people, the best coffee reading from Tawanda, and a place for you will most likely fall in love. I loved everything about Kiss Me in Sweetwater Springs. Annie Rains is becoming one of my favorite authors because of this series. It was a beautiful opposites-attract love story.This short story follows Lacy and Paris. Lacy works at the local library. She hires a computer teacher to teach the older and wiser people in the community the basic functions of working a computer/laptop and using the internet. When Paris walks into the library on his first day, Lacy can't stop staring at him. He is fit, attractive, and she has no idea who she is. They don't necessarily get off on the right foot, but it left room for improvement. Lacy doesn't want to be in a relationship, but everyone else in Sweetwater Springs feels differently. Members of her community persuade her into creating an online dating profile. Paris sees it and realizes he is more interested than he let on. Lacy and Paris start getting closer and things escalate pretty quickly. In the midst of their whirlwind romance, Paris agrees to be Lacy's date to her high school reunion. I loved that he gave her the confidence to attend even when she planned on not going because she didn't have the best high school experience. This was an all-around short, sweet, and unexpected romance that will sweep you off your feet. I give Kiss Me In Sweetwater Springs 5 stars!!
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  • Kayla
    January 1, 1970
    This was such a fun, sweet book. So much happened in such a short number of pages, but it doesn't feel rushed, choppy, or awkward. So many characters are introduced, but in such a way that they all make sense and it's easy to keep them all straight. Lacy and Paris are such perfect characters for this story. Lacy is fun and confident, but still has room to grow as a character and learn something about herself with Paris' help. It's great to see Paris again, since he was a fun addition to the firs This was such a fun, sweet book. So much happened in such a short number of pages, but it doesn't feel rushed, choppy, or awkward. So many characters are introduced, but in such a way that they all make sense and it's easy to keep them all straight. Lacy and Paris are such perfect characters for this story. Lacy is fun and confident, but still has room to grow as a character and learn something about herself with Paris' help. It's great to see Paris again, since he was a fun addition to the first book in this series. It was great to see how his back story came into play here and learn more about him and what motivates him. He works so well with Lacy and the other characters scattered throughout the book, they all really bring out great aspects in him.Overall this is a fantastic story and I enjoyed every minute of it. I'm especially glad the ending felt genuine and realistic, and wasn't some super far-fetched version of a HEA. You like how it ends to Lacy and Paris, but you're just as happy that there's still so much open and available to them. I received a free copy of this from NetGalley but all opinions are my own.
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  • Norma Jean
    January 1, 1970
    I love visiting Sweetwater Springs. Ms. Rains has a definite talent for creating characters that wrap themselves around your heart. I loved Paris and Lacy’s story! Lacy is a shy librarian who had a difficult time with “mean girls” during her high school years. She has always been on the sidelines watching the world go by. With her high school reunion coming up, she wants to prove to her former classmates that she is no longer the girl that they treated so badly.Paris is a survivor of the foster I love visiting Sweetwater Springs. Ms. Rains has a definite talent for creating characters that wrap themselves around your heart. I loved Paris and Lacy’s story! Lacy is a shy librarian who had a difficult time with “mean girls” during her high school years. She has always been on the sidelines watching the world go by. With her high school reunion coming up, she wants to prove to her former classmates that she is no longer the girl that they treated so badly.Paris is a survivor of the foster care system. He spent his childhood moving from one foster home to another, never really having a home or family to call his own. I really enjoyed this book. Ms. Rains had written another winner. I received an ARC of Kiss Me in Sweetwater Springs from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. I definitely recommend this book. It can be read as a stand alone, but I recommend reading all the books in this series. You won’t be disappointed.
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  • Lori R
    January 1, 1970
    It was nice to return to Sweetwater Springs in this short story about Lacy Shaw, the town librarian and Paris Montgomery, a graphics designer. This story gives you hope as the two main characters have overcome their pasts, moved on, and have a chance to reconnect with their pasts too. They also have a chance of building a relationship of their own.I enjoyed Lacy's book group, Ladies Day Out, who did not always read the monthly book but took on other activities at the meeting like enrolling Lacy It was nice to return to Sweetwater Springs in this short story about Lacy Shaw, the town librarian and Paris Montgomery, a graphics designer. This story gives you hope as the two main characters have overcome their pasts, moved on, and have a chance to reconnect with their pasts too. They also have a chance of building a relationship of their own.I enjoyed Lacy's book group, Ladies Day Out, who did not always read the monthly book but took on other activities at the meeting like enrolling Lacy in a dating site called Fish in the Sea. I also enjoyed Lacy coming out of her shell and learning to enjoy her life outside of books.I really enjoyed the grumpy character of Mr. Jenson, who surprised me in the story as to the roll he would play and why he was so grumpy. He was a character you just had to end up liking in the end. I received an advance copy of this book and I willingly chose to write an honest review.
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  • Angela Sanford
    January 1, 1970
    In this romantic novella, the magic continues to weave its wand over the residents of Sweetwater Springs! Lacy Shaw, the shy librarian has never been one to make her presence known but when the handsome Paris shows up to teach a computer class, she finds herself attracted to him. Paris notices Lacy but not in a romantic way until some of the elder members of his class gives him a glimpse at a different version of Lacy. When Paris and Lacy are thrown together during a crisis at the library, the f In this romantic novella, the magic continues to weave its wand over the residents of Sweetwater Springs! Lacy Shaw, the shy librarian has never been one to make her presence known but when the handsome Paris shows up to teach a computer class, she finds herself attracted to him. Paris notices Lacy but not in a romantic way until some of the elder members of his class gives him a glimpse at a different version of Lacy. When Paris and Lacy are thrown together during a crisis at the library, the fires of love begin to ignite. Will Lacy and Paris let past hurts stop them from a love they both richly deserve? Will someone from Paris's past show him that a love of a lifetime is worth fighting for? Author Annie Rains has brought the majestic setting of Sweetwater Springs to life and continues to enthrall me with the beauty of her words. I will continue to follow the wonderful series of Sweetwater Springs!
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  • Rachel
    January 1, 1970
    *I received a free ARC from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review*I always wonder how authors decide which stories should be short stories and which full novels. I feel like this story had so much more to it than what was able to be included in a short story. I enjoyed following Lacy and Paris as they came out of their respective shells, but getting past their hangups just happened too quickly. I would have loved to see more of their romance and Paris' reconnection wit *I received a free ARC from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review*I always wonder how authors decide which stories should be short stories and which full novels. I feel like this story had so much more to it than what was able to be included in a short story. I enjoyed following Lacy and Paris as they came out of their respective shells, but getting past their hangups just happened too quickly. I would have loved to see more of their romance and Paris' reconnection with his former foster parents. This is the first book in the series I have read, so it is possible there was more about these characters in previous books. It did its job of getting me interested in reading the next book in the series. Overall, this is a really great story with well developed characters. The writing is engaging and makes it easy to get lost in the story.
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  • Connie
    January 1, 1970
    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.This was a wonderful short story. I adored Paris and Lacy and their journey to really accepting themselves and opening up to the possibly of a relationship. Even though I didn't wear a back brace in high school, I was bullied as well. I could see a younger version of myself in Lacy. I adored getting an inside look into the thoughts of both characters. This helped m I received a complimentary copy of this book from Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.This was a wonderful short story. I adored Paris and Lacy and their journey to really accepting themselves and opening up to the possibly of a relationship. Even though I didn't wear a back brace in high school, I was bullied as well. I could see a younger version of myself in Lacy. I adored getting an inside look into the thoughts of both characters. This helped me to identify with Paris. I had loving parents so I didn't have the foster child background like he did.This story will make a dark dreary day a bright one. I was charmed by the plot and the wonderful story-telling. The only sad part was it ended way too early for me.This is a sweet charming story that anyone can read.
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  • Jamie
    January 1, 1970
    "Anywhere I've been in my life, I've always been under these same stars. I've always wished I was somewhere different when I looked up, but tonight, there's nowhere else I'd rather be."Kiss me in Sweetwater Springs bring you back home to the wonderful town of Sweetwater Springs. I have come to love the town and all of the people who live there. Author Annie Rains does a magnificent job at bringing her characters to life and having her readers fall in love with them. She will tug at your heartstr "Anywhere I've been in my life, I've always been under these same stars. I've always wished I was somewhere different when I looked up, but tonight, there's nowhere else I'd rather be."Kiss me in Sweetwater Springs bring you back home to the wonderful town of Sweetwater Springs. I have come to love the town and all of the people who live there. Author Annie Rains does a magnificent job at bringing her characters to life and having her readers fall in love with them. She will tug at your heartstrings and leave you smiling. This is such a wonderful book, I highly recommend it!In this short and sweet novella you are introduced to Par8s and Lacy, two individuals who appear to be complete opposites on the outside, but perfect for eachother on the inside.This can be read as a stand alone book.I received and ARC from NetGalley, all thoughts and opinions expressed are honest and my own.
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  • Sarah Lehman
    January 1, 1970
    I just love Sweetwater Springs & this was such a nice, short visit there. Lacey is the town librarian who loves helping people find the perfect books. Paris hadn't planned to stay in Sweetwater Springs but after Lacey had contacted him asking if he'd help teach a class at the library he stayed for a bit. Lacey was very shy after being bullied & teased during high school & hadn't planned on going to her high school reunion. Paris didn't have an easy life, going between foster homes. E I just love Sweetwater Springs & this was such a nice, short visit there. Lacey is the town librarian who loves helping people find the perfect books. Paris hadn't planned to stay in Sweetwater Springs but after Lacey had contacted him asking if he'd help teach a class at the library he stayed for a bit. Lacey was very shy after being bullied & teased during high school & hadn't planned on going to her high school reunion. Paris didn't have an easy life, going between foster homes. Even though at times he felt like he didn't fit in he was willing to go with Lacey to her reunion where she planned on showing those who teased her that they didn't break her. Both had to grow and deal with their pasts. Even though this is a novella the story didn't feel rushed, it was the perfect paced & charming story.
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  • Colleen (The Book Lover Blog)
    January 1, 1970
    Kiss Me in Sweetwater Springs was a sweet and easygoing read. The writing drew me in and the story and characters had that lovable small-town charm. The story was fast paced and the romance bloomed quickly between Paris and Lacy. The deep emotional connection between them wasn't really there, but for a short novella it was still a cute and satisfying pairing. I loved the overall light feel of the story, and the setting felt like it was really brought to life.If you're short on time and need a fa Kiss Me in Sweetwater Springs was a sweet and easygoing read. The writing drew me in and the story and characters had that lovable small-town charm. The story was fast paced and the romance bloomed quickly between Paris and Lacy. The deep emotional connection between them wasn't really there, but for a short novella it was still a cute and satisfying pairing. I loved the overall light feel of the story, and the setting felt like it was really brought to life.If you're short on time and need a fast read you can finish in less than an hour, check out Kiss Me in Sweetwater Springs. If you've got more time and haven't already read and enjoyed the full-length novels in the Sweetwater Springs series, I'd recommend reading them too!**Complimentary copy for review provided by Forever Romance and Netgalley. All opinions expressed here are honest and entirely my own.**
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  • Melena Torretta
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsA short and sweet addition to the Sweetwater Springs series from Annie Rains!Lacy is the shy town librarian and Paris is a graphic designer who has agreed to teach a computer class for seniors. They each had experiences that have made connecting with others and having relationships difficult.I liked how Paris brought Lacy out of her shell and wanted her to have new experiences and Lacy helped Paris with connecting with the town and people from his past.This novella is a quick read and m 3.5 starsA short and sweet addition to the Sweetwater Springs series from Annie Rains!Lacy is the shy town librarian and Paris is a graphic designer who has agreed to teach a computer class for seniors. They each had experiences that have made connecting with others and having relationships difficult.I liked how Paris brought Lacy out of her shell and wanted her to have new experiences and Lacy helped Paris with connecting with the town and people from his past.This novella is a quick read and makes me wish the book was longer but it definitely gives Lacy and Paris a nice story and HEA.Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing an ARC for an honest review.
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  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    I was so MAD to see this book end. I absolutely LOVED it. I loved are quick the author grabs your attention and keeps your attention from beginning to the end. I really found Lacy's story so sweet and how big of a heart she had for not just her family but those who came into her library they all seemed important to her. Paris has a "wall" up but not so high that just the right person couldn't reach his heart. This book was seriously one of the sweetest read and probably one of my favorite reads I was so MAD to see this book end. I absolutely LOVED it. I loved are quick the author grabs your attention and keeps your attention from beginning to the end. I really found Lacy's story so sweet and how big of a heart she had for not just her family but those who came into her library they all seemed important to her. Paris has a "wall" up but not so high that just the right person couldn't reach his heart. This book was seriously one of the sweetest read and probably one of my favorite reads in a while. You really can't go wrong with this fun read. I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley. I was under no obligation to post a review and have given my honest opinion
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  • Char (1RadReader59)
    January 1, 1970
    Very sweet story. The old story of opposites attract yet are so alike. Two people who find each other out of unseen loneliness. They both know a lot of people who consider them friends, yet neither are social butterflies. You see Lacy is the local librarian a sweet shy beauty who has learned to stay to herself. Unless you’re in her domain, the library. Though she is in the Ladies Day Out Group as she puts it “a gaggle of women who regularly get together to hang out and have fun.” For Lacy, it w Very sweet story. The old story of opposites attract yet are so alike. Two people who find each other out of unseen loneliness. They both know a lot of people who consider them friends, yet neither are social butterflies. You see Lacy is the local librarian a sweet shy beauty who has learned to stay to herself. Unless you’re in her domain, the library. Though she is in the Ladies Day Out Group as she puts it “a gaggle of women who regularly get together to hang out and have fun.” For Lacy, it was a way to get out of her comfort zone (home and library) to get out and do things with other women. In the community. The group was on the night at her house when it’s your turn you pick the activity. She picked reviewing a book she asked them to read. She was excited. That morning at work, the new computer teacher came to teach the first senior’s class he was not what she was expecting. He looked and acted like a sexy, tattooed, mild-mannered biker. When she finally figures out, he was the guy she begged to teach she was happy she did. Not only was he great for her eyes but wonderful for her ego. When Paris agreed to take this gig, he never expected the librarian on the other end of the phone line, would be this gorgeous. A woman with eye-stopping curves. He had seen her somewhere just couldn’t remember. He likes she felt an instant connection if the blush on her cheeks means anything. But the eye diversion was something else, a story from her past maybe. The two quickly become friends that when at the library they seem to float conversations. But, knew he didn’t want or need a relationship in his life. She was too good for an old foster kid like him with no roots. Unlike her who has a town full. Being a foster in her town for six glorious months is what brought him back hopefully to stay. Yes, a short story of eighty pages. Yet, in these eight pages, you find all you need to come away with to make you feel satisfied. You find all the elements you need for a good love story. I give this: 4 stars. Provided by netgalley.com. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com
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