Saturday, July 13, 2013

Review: SWEET CONTRADICTION by Peggy Martinez

A Sweet Contradiction

by: Peggy Martinez

A New Adult Sweet Contemporary novel

Release Date: July 13, 2013


When Beth Michaels high tailed it out of the hole-in-the-road town she grew up in, she only had two goals. One—get as far away as quickly as possible, and two—never set foot in her parent’s home again. But when she receives a heart breaking call from her childhood best friend, Jen, she has no choice but to turn her ’56 Ford pickup back in the direction of Salem, Missouri to attend a funeral.  
There’s a new local in town when Beth arrives, and suddenly, it ain’t all that easy for her to remember her rules for dating. #1. Cookie-cutter-perfect guys ain’t her type. #2. Tie wearin’ and church frequentin’ is an automatic dismissal. #3. Most importantly, never date anyone from small minded, conservative, Bible-thumping towns like Salem. Unfortunately, Matthew Wright breaks all her rules and then some. 
Matt might be from a small town and have small town values, but that doesn’t mean he fits into a little slot of Beth’s preconceived notions. After all, ever so often good guys are good. Now if he could just convince Beth to let go of her past and give him a chance, he’s pretty sure there’s a whole lotta sweet under that prickly exterior. His own … Sweet Contradiction. 


Star Rating:  4 out of 5

Heat Rating:  Mild

Peggy Martinez is a new-to-me author and I am so glad that I had the chance to read Sweet Contradiction!  This was a very sweet and touching story that had many good messages about love, acceptance and friendship.  I was instantly drawn into the story, falling in love with Michael and cheering for Beth as she begins to realize that she can't runaway anymore.

Sweet Contradiction was like slipping into a comfy bed after a long day, you get cozy and can't wait to spend the rest of the night wrapped up in Beth and Michael's story.  I really liked Michael, he is not your typical New Adult hero, it was a nice change see the good, sweet guy get the girl.  Peggy Martinez does a great job with the cast of characters, getting to know the secondary characters almost as much as the main characters and you are left wanting more from Jen, Hunter, Beth and Michael.  

I cried, laughed, sighed and felt my heart melt (the ferris wheel *sigh*) while reading Sweet Contradiction.  This is a book that I would have let pass me by if the author hadn't asked me to read it and that would have been a terrible thing.  Even though I like a bit more heat to my books, sometimes the quiet, mild stories are the ones that sneak in and make the lasting impression.  Beth and Michael were exactly what I didn't realize I needed in a romance this week, so thank you Peggy for letting me have this story.  I will be anxiously awaiting the next book that spins off of Sweet Contradiction, Jen and Hunter's story can't get in my hands fast enough!  


Author Info:

Peggy Martinez is a homeschooling mom of one boy and four girls.
She has been married to her soul mate, Omar, since January 2000. She enjoys reading, writing, soap making, all things aromatherapy, and Twizzlers- lots of Twizzlers. She dreams of one day owning a small homestead, raising some chickens along with her children, growing a large garden, and eventually taking a dream vacation to Greece. It isn't too far-fetched to think you could happen upon her and her husband having a conversation about religion, political conspiracies, a zombie apocalypse, or gangster movies.

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