Bittersweet Creek is a beautiful second chance at love romance. It was a lovely story that drew me in right away and then followed through on its promise.
Julian McElroy and Romy Satterfield were the most unlikely sweethearts amidst a family feud that had gone on for ages. This book spins a lighthearted story that included a secret marriage, two broken hearts and a ten year seperation for Julian and Romy. Their relationship was sweet, and funny at times, but with a subtle danger that the author kept hidden until just the right moment. The family feud wasn't the only thing standing in the way either. It even had a keen anticipatory edge that had me wondering what Julian was hiding from Romy. I do believe the author gave him the most despicable parents ever. I really wanted to give him a big hug for all he went through.
My favorite part of this book was the vivid characters. Julian was such a sweet man. He loved Romy and wanted to protect her. He did that by letting go, and it almost pushed her away for good. The author gave Julian the perfect blend of vulnerability and alpha male. I loved Romy nearly as much as I did Julian. The author put some fire in that girl.
"I am not your Mama. Hit me once and see if you don't wake up with a pistol up each nostril."
For me, this book hit all the right buttons in all the right places. The writing was lovely with a wonderful dollop of down home Southern charm.
Bittersweet Creek was a delightful romance that I enjoyed a lot.
From the author of The Happy Hour Choir comes a Romeo and Juliet story with Southern flair--witty, warm, and as complex and heart-wrenching as only love and family can be.
For a century and a half, the Satterfield and McElroy farms have been separated by a narrow creek and a whole lot of bad blood. Both sides have done their share of damage. But the very worst crime either family can commit is to fall in love with the enemy. As teenagers, Romy Satterfield and Julian McElroy did exactly that. Then, on the night they were secretly married by a justice of the peace, Julian stood Romy up.
Ten years later, Romy is poised to marry the scion of one of Nashville's most powerful families. First she has to return home to Ellery to help her injured father--and to finalize her divorce. For Julian, seeing Romy again brings into relief the secrets he's kept and the poison that ran through his childhood. Romy has missed the farm and the unpretentious, downright nosy townsfolk. In spite of her efforts, she's also missed Julian. But though she suspects there's more to that long-ago night than Julian ever revealed, the truth will either drive her away for good, or reveal what is truly worth fighting for. . .