I Want Candy (Bigler, North Carolina #2)
Candace Carmichael was just getting used to the lavish life when everything went sour. Now the down-on-her-luck real estate agent is back in Bigler, North Carolina, jobless and illegally rooming with her her mother in a swank retirement community. All this makes her wonder why she ever considered her BFF Cheriâ��s invitation to move back home. Life in this small mountain
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I Want Candy is one of those “going home” books. You know, girl goes through a rough patch (like losing her business, her house, her expensive jewelry and her expensive car) and tucks her tail to return to the hometown she swore she’d never see again. Then she runs into an old classmate/friend and things heat up. What I don’t understand about these books (and others) is how two people can be just good buddie...more
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I Want Candy is the follow up book to Donovan's Cheri On Top. In this story we finally get the scoop on what's happening with Candy and Bigler's Hottie Sheriff Turner Halliday.
Turner and Candy have been friends for their whole lives but while he's been harboring a crush for her all these years she has been completely in the dark about it. After moving to Florida with her best friend Cheri and becoming one of the most successful women in the...more
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Candace Carmichael enjoyed living the high life until the Florida real estate market crashed. Suddenly out of a job and in debt up to her ears, Candy has no choice but to return to her hometown of Bigler, North Carolina. The adjustment is anything but smooth, yet despite the constant stream of disasters there’s one bright spot to Candy’s return; Sheriff Turner Halliday. Turner is an old friend of Candy’s, but the sparks that fly between them are...more
1. Fairly likeable characters
2. Pretty hot sex scenes (even if they did seem a little off to me...can't really put my finger on why)
3. There was a plot...so that was good.
1. I don't know. Maybe I wasn't in the mood for contemporary romance, but I got bored and decided I just didn't care.
2. The writing was a little irritating to me. Or maybe it was th...more
I am also wondering if this will become a longer running series as so many characters seem to be screaming for their own books.
Candy has lost it all...even her mother's nest egg in the housing crash. At one time wealthy now she is back in the tiny town of Bigler, North Carolina and sleeping in her Mother's r...more
Does one have to close the door on the past to open the window on your future?
The last place you want to be when your life is a complete train wreck is back home where nothing but misery surrounds you. For Candace Carmichael that is the only place she has left since everything she ever possessed, and there was allot of possessions involved are gone in the housing crisis. Candy and her friend Cheri did come home and things went well for Cheri and Candy wants that but...more
I WANT CANDY was another book I desperately wanted to love, but just couldn't seem to. The characters fell flat for me, the romance was insta-romance with the excuse of "OH! I just didn't realize I was in love with you 10-years ago in high school."
I will say this: I like reading about a widower with a wife who was a good woman...more
Update after finishing: 3.5 Stars ~ As the story went along, I began remembering the story from Cheri On Top. This story of Candy and Turner is a bit of a racial story but it really doesn't seem to be the real situation to the whole story. And that's good, because we have enough...more
I Want Candy by Susan Donovan is a very fun read! I have no...more
I loved hearing the sweet sister like depiction of the friendship of Candy & Cheri and the boys too for that matter.
I honestly can't understand why this book has gotten so many 5* reviews. I mean I didn't completely hate it but compared to other contemporary romance books along the same plotlines, this was nowhere near as good as those written by other authors.
I grew up in the Cincinnati suburb of Milford, Ohio and spent my formative years in the cineplex, the mall, the drive-in, and the convertible MG of some guy named Gary. My mother claims I was destined to be a writer. As a kindergartner, I reported that I’d just seen a giraffe, elephant and rhinoceros at the bus stop. When Mom told me I was a good storyteller, I assured her that...more