“Bittersweet” by Sarina Bowen


The last person Griffin Shipley expects to find stuck in a ditch on his Vermont country road is his ex-hookup. Five years ago they’d shared a couple of steamy nights together. But that was a lifetime ago.

At twenty-seven, Griff is now the accidental patriarch of his family farm. Even his enormous shoulders feel the strain of supporting his mother, three siblings and a dotty grandfather. He doesn’t have time for the sorority girl who’s shown up expecting to buy his harvest at half price.

Vermont was never in Audrey Kidder’s travel plans. Neither was Griff Shipley. But she needs a second chance with the restaurant conglomerate employing her. Okay—a fifth chance. And no self-righteous lumbersexual farmer will stand in her way.

They’re adversaries. They want entirely different things from life. Too bad their sexual chemistry is as hot as Audrey’s top secret enchilada sauce, and then some.



That’s what this book was. So freaking tasty, I couldn’t get enough. It was exactly what I was craving and it hit all the spots. Like the best meal one can crave and then consume.

Griffin is ONE SEXY farmer. He is adorable when he’s grouchy. He is hot when he dirty talks. He is swoon-worthy when he wants the world to know he likes a girl. And I am ALL ABOUT HIM. He goes on my list of favorites forevermore. I didn’t expect it, but he stole my heart from the get-go.

Plus, cider. Yummm…I love me a good cider.

Audrey is ONE SASSY chef. She is spunky when she tries to prove herself. She’s lovable when she’s lost in cooking for people she cares about. And she’s relatable when she gives in time and again to…Griffin (*sigh*). I liked this girl a lot. Which makes me that much happier that my man Griff ends up with her!

Their chemistry is off the charts! And is sweet-as-can-be with little to no angst, it didn’t read as overly sappy. I enjoyed the ride from start to finish and felt great about the characters along the way! And all the side characters were icing on the cake! Can’t wait to get Jude’s book (and hopefully Zach’s too!)

LikeTruly likable characters, fun banter, hot sex, and a relationship that you can’t help cheer for! Plus…a foodie’s delight! I felt like I could smell and taste all the meals in this book! Mouth-watering.


I’m a broken record. But what’s to love? GRIFF IS TO LOVE! I LOVE HIM!!!!!!!


True, farmer and chef, maybe not the most original premise. But don’t let that stop you! The Vermont setting will woo you in and the characters will wrap you up…and soon, you’ll be so into it, you won’t want to get out! Also…beware of some dirty talkin’ during the sex scenes. I’m not usually into that, to be honest. But…GRIFF!


Foodies. And anyone who wants a sweet romance to grab you. It’s the perfect summer vacation read!


BittersweetTITLE: Bittersweet (True Nort #1)
AUTHOR: Sarina Bowen
PUBLISHER: Rennie Road Books
RELEASE DATE: June 14, 2016

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