By Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Sugar Beth Carey's get back to Parrish, Mississippi, and she's introduced her popularity for wreaking havoc together with her. She's broke, determined, and too proud to teach it, in spite of her outdated enemies lining up for an opportunity to get even. Her former girlfriends have their eyebrow pencils sharpened into deadly issues. Winnie Davis, her longtime rival, is absolutely armed with the cash, strength, and status that had as soon as been Sugar Beth's. yet worst of all is Colin Byrne, the fellow whose profession Sugar Beth had destroyed -- and never precisely unintentionally. Now Colin's a recognized novelist residing in Sugar Beth's previous mansion, and this contemporary day darkish prince is utilizing his writer's mind's eye to determine how one can convey the town's appealing former princess to her knees. yet regardless of her sassy mouth, feisty spirit, and hardheaded methods, Sugar Beth's now not the spoiled wealthy lady all of them be mindful. No, now she's a girl to be reckoned with ... and an outstanding mammoth reckonin' is set to take place, no longer least of excited about one darkish prince who could -- simply may -- be wondering falling in love with the wickedest lady on the town. Ain't She candy? A humorous, heartwarming, oh-so-spicy tale of affection, friendship, and the potential of happily-ever-after.
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He regarded her with the arrogance of a nobleman forced to speak to the scullery maid, but she deserved his hostility, and no matter how much he still raised her hackles, it was time to face the music. Long past time. “I wrote you a letter of apology,” she said. ” He couldn’t have looked more disinterested. “It came back. ” He intended to keep her cooling her heels in the entrance hall. She didn’t deserve any better, but she wouldn’t grovel, so she struck a compromise between what she owed him and what she owed herself.
He took a sip from his drink, the tumbler nearly swallowed by his palm, and regarded her over the rim of the glass. “I also heard he left you for another woman. ” “Her name was Samantha. Unlike me, she managed to graduate from college, but it wasn’t her degree that attracted Darren. ” The tumbler came to a stop halfway to his lips. She gave him her best Southern belle smile, the one that went from here to there without coming anyplace close to sincerity. With a few adjustments—and if Diddie hadn’t possessed such a hang-up about Atlantic City—that smile could have put something more impressive than a homecoming crown on her head.
At the same time, her apology hadn’t exactly sounded heartfelt, and since he deserved heartfelt, her integrity demanded that she do better. But not here, not standing in the foyer like a servant. ” She didn’t wait for permission but swept past him into the living room. ” His drawl dripped with sarcasm. The taupe walls matched the marble inlays in the floor, while the deep-seated leather chairs and streamlined sofa repeated the dark brown of the foyer. A symmetrically arranged group of four sepia photographs of marble busts hung over the fireplace, which wasn’t the fireplace she remembered.