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Sultry with a Twist (Sultry Springs #1)

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  1,419 Ratings  ·  249 Reviews
"Hilarious, heartwarming, sexy and real-you'll fall in love, guaranteed!"-Lori Foster, New York Times bestselling author

Welcome to Sultry Springs, Texas: where first loves find second chances...

Nine years after June Augustine hightailed it out of Sultry Springs with her heart in pieces, one thing stands between her and her dream of opening an upscale martini bar: a bogus w
Mass Market Paperback, 314 pages
Published October 1st 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Lori Foster
Mar 16, 2012 Lori Foster rated it it was amazing
I got an advance read of this book. It was incredible! Macy Beckett is sure to be a star. LOVED the dialogue. I laughed out loud many times, knowing guys who would say *exactly that.* The characters are all amazing - can't wait for the book about Trey.
Slight spoiler - the scene with Lucas (hero) and Trey (best friend) in the hospital is priceless. That scene and two others are so awesome, I'm dying to talk about it with others! LOL
The entire book was a very fun ride. I think I have a new auto-
♡Karlyn P♡
Oct 17, 2012 ♡Karlyn P♡ rated it liked it
3.5 - 4 stars. A fun contemporary romance set in a small southern town in Texas. Great characters, cheeky humor, sassy dialogue, and likable characters. A great read for fans of unrequited love stories. There was too much hot/cold back and forth between H/h which felt forced in places, but otherwise a great read.
becky (rtgirl)
Apr 21, 2012 becky (rtgirl) rated it it was amazing
I was dying to get my hands on this book just from the summary on Goodreads! I was lucky enough to get an ARC from netgalley and as soon as i clicked the button on my Kindle, I couldn't put the dang thing down!

June is an absolutely adorable character who is so full of determination and back bone, I want to be her real life friend! And Luke...oh, my! That man makes my toes curl! How did it take him so long to see that what he had to offer June was simply himself? Having a history with someone can
Sep 23, 2012 Pat rated it really liked it

Our heroine in this delightful story is June Augustine. Her full name is Mae-June July Augustine; is it any wonder she prefers to be called June? She is a young woman, about to start on her dream career. She has given up everything she owns to start a high class martini bar, in Austin Texas with her friend and fellow backer Esteban. The only thing left is to arrange for her liquor license, and Luquos will be on its way. But, she finds out there is a bench warrant on record for her from nine year
Jun 20, 2012 Kim rated it it was amazing
I got this book in the giveaway. It's an ARC book. But I have to say, I had a lot of trouble putting this book down. It is good. About a girl who got her heart broke by her best friend. Left town for 9 years and was brought back by a ticket. She meets the guy again, and it's awkward. But she reunites with the Gram she left behind and builds bridges all the while trying not to fall for the guy again. I'm not going to say to much because you need to read this for yourself. I really enjoyed this bo ...more
Lady Heather
I LOVED this story!

The writing, characters, and story were AMAZING!

... and the ending *sigh*
Just when I thought I had the whole story figured out...BAM!
Kudos Ms. Beckett for the little twist!

Look forward to reading more from this author!

** Just a side note: It seems that my favorite ALL-TIME male literary leads are named Lucas (Luke), and Lucas in the story certainly meets the my criteria *grin*! LOVE HIM!! **
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Amanda's review posted on Guilty Pleasures

5 Stars

Sultry with a Twist by Macy Beckett is the debut romance novel and for me it is definitely a hit. She blends the right amount of turmoil, anguish, heartache, drama and romance that pulled on my emotions in all different directions. Luke and June were meant to be together and it took a bogus bench warrant to get her to return to her hometown of Sultry, Texas. June vowed that she would never return, but in order to go forward with the opening of her
Jessica Lemmon
Oct 04, 2012 Jessica Lemmon rated it it was amazing

Some books explore family themes and small-town life, others offer characters so real you worry about them whenever you're not devouring the pages. And then there are books that give you a very real, sock-in-the-gut love story.

Sultry with a Twist happens to have all of the above.

Macy Beckett's debut novel is clever, funny, and sweet. I doubt you'll soon forget Mae-June July Augustine or Luke Gallagher. Even the secondary characters, Pru, Bea, and especially Mr. Dimples (Trey) con
Rachel Webb
Jul 10, 2012 Rachel Webb rated it it was amazing
Shelves: signed-owned
Fantastic new series! I cannot wait to read the next one, but I'll have to wait til March :( The character development was so complete I felt like I knew them in another life. It was funny when it needed to be and heart-warming too. It just made me happy to read it, like a Nora Roberts book, but with the humor of a Rachel Gibson book.
Jul 23, 2012 Sheryl rated it it was amazing
AWESOME debut from a new writer!!! It was sweet and funny and sexy and i definitely look forward to reading more from this author in the future!!
Anne OK
Jun 06, 2012 Anne OK rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013-reads
Product Description:

Welcome to Sultry Springs, Texas: where first loves find second chances...

Nine years after June Augustine high tailed it out of Sultry Springs with her heart in pieces, one thing stands between her and her dream of opening an upscale martini bar: a bogus warrant from her tiny Texas hometown. Now she's stuck in the sticks for a month of community service under the supervision of the devilishly sexy Luke Gallagher, her first love and ex-best friend.

If Texas wasn't already hot e
Sultry with a Twist
4 Stars

June Augustine returns to her home town of Sultry, Texas to sort out an arrest warrant from nine years ago. Forced to work side-by-side with Luke Gallagher, the man who broke her heart, June simply wants to complete her community service and get back to her life. Luke, on the other hand, wants nothing more than to start up where they left off, but can June’s heart handle another hit?

A surprisingly sweet and steamy story of second chances and true love.

Luke and June are
Kristie (fabk)
I really wanted to wait and read the paperback copy that I preordered in March, but I just couldn't do it. When it came available for E-readers in September, I bought it again. I just got around to reading it this week and let me tell you. I LOVED IT!

Mae- June July Augustine was a wonderful character. She was so real, I felt like I knew her in real life. She wasn't your traditional perfectly beautiful woman, she was tall and had brown hair (lately everyone has red hair, what the heck is up with
2.5 stars

Okay, so there are things this book did well. It gets points for world building and an atypical setting. This is one of the more believable small towns I've read recently.

It loses points, however, for the hero and the unequal amount of give and take in the h/hr's relationship. She literally gives up everything so he can have his dream and I know I'm supposed to think it's romantic and an act of love, but mostly I just thought it was stupid, especially when coupled with how he treated he
Jul 05, 2012 Patty rated it it was amazing
Looks and sounds great cant wait to get my hands on it!!!!!
Nadine Jones
Pitch perfect.

The pacing is perfect, the tension is perfect.

Don't worry about the story - the story is pretty contrived. June hasn't been to her hometown or talked to her grandmother in 9 years. But June just bought a bar in Austin, TX, and in order to get her liquor license, she is forced (I mentioned contrivances, right? I won't even go into why...) to spend a month in her hometown in Sultry County, TX, living with her grandmother, and doing community service, and rubbing shoulders (sometimes
Oct 06, 2012 Jamie rated it really liked it
* Originally posted at Romancing Rakes For The Love Of Romance

June Augustine ran from Sultry Springs nine years ago and hasn’t looked back. That is until she’s forced to serve one month of community service and isn’t allowed to leave the county. June plans on doing her 30 days and heading back to Austin and her new bar. She wants nothing to with Sultry Springs, or so she thinks. Now, she finds herself back in her grandmother’s house and even worse, face to face with Luke Gallagher her former bes
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This review was posted at Under the Covers

SULTRY WITH A TWIST is a fun contemporary romance about a second chance at love. With a good amount of southern quirkiness and humor, the best part about this story was its southern charm. The little phrases and and all around small town lifestyle and people really got me.

Mae-June July Augustine *giggles* had left Sultry Springs after the man she was in love with rejected her. She never looked back and for the past few years she's been building her life
Julie - Book Hooked Blog
Sep 20, 2012 Julie - Book Hooked Blog rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance

I'm not going to review this one because the author is actually a friend of mine - a Nestie in fact. My policy in regards to Nestie authors is that I don't do critical reviews. I'd be biased, obviously, because I love them, and I'd never critique a friend's work unasked. So that explains the lack of critical review on this one and also gives you a heads up that I may be a bit biased in my love for this book.

I don't typically read romance novels, but since this one is by a Nestie, I made an excep
Sep 25, 2012 Wanderlust rated it really liked it
Cover & Title - 4 out of 5
Favorite Line - "Before Freddy Krueger goes to sleep at night, he checks his closet for your grandma."
Favorite Character - Mae-June July Augustine (i figure her parents lost a bet & that's why she ended up with that name, or maybe the parents were stoned?)

Now i know this is nothing to do with the book but every time i read Luke's full name all i could think about was Liam Gallagher and then Oasis songs would run through my head, it was mighty distracting.

Jenna (JennaHack)
May 30, 2012 Jenna (JennaHack) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, 2012-books
LOVED this book! I laughed. I cried. I had many face-hurting smiling moments. It was great!

June is an awesome character that you can't help but adore. She's quick witted, fiercely loyal, and clumsy as heck. You just have to love her.

Luke is H.O.T. Yes, he is a completely stubborn ass, but the hotness makes up for it!

June & Luke's story is filled with so much fun, love, sexiness, devotion, and yet also stubbornness, confusion, miscommunication, tragedy and more. And I have to say...there were
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Luke can't believe his eyes when he sees June again. More so, he can't wrap his head around the fact that for the next few weeks she will be helping with the house he is repairing. Forced to work together and reconnect, Luke is suddenly remembering their good times together and doubting his decision to leave her in the first place. With a second shot at love, June and Luke learn more about each other, revealing authentic vulnerabilities and insecurities that create a solid platform for a relatio ...more
Maureen ~Bitch Can Write A Book

If I could give this book 10 stars I would. What a funny, sweet, awesome, amazing contemporary romance. From the first chapter till the very end I was completely engrossed in June and Luke's story. It was so fantastic. Her humor was hysterical, the story fun and so sweet.

I do believe I would love to visit Sultry Springs, Texas. I have had these books on my shelf since I went to an event in Ohio. I saw another author reading another book by Macy Beckett and decided to try. LOVED!

If y
Sep 04, 2012 Kanya rated it it was amazing
Wow, what a beautiful story! I couldn't put it down! It made me laugh and cry. It has everything I want in a contemporary romance.

Now I can't wait to read Trey's story.

Macy Beckett, you rock!

P.S. Lori Foster gave 5 stars to this book. How awesome is that for a debut novel?
Aug 18, 2014 Dija rated it liked it
Shelves: cr, first-in-series
3.5 stars

it dragged quite a bit in the middle, i almost decided not to continue. got much better towards the end. a cute read if you enjoy childhood romances turned adult love, small town stories, and books by jill shalvis.
Oct 13, 2012 Yvonne rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012
Solid 4.5 stars!
Fantastic read, really enjoyed this one. I will be definitely be reading #2 in the series.
Lisa Jo
Sep 25, 2012 Lisa Jo rated it it was amazing

Macy Beckett's debut SULTRY WITH A TWIST is the perfect contemporary romance. This fantastic story is small town romance at its best.

Mae June July Augustine has worked incredibly hard to achieve her dream of running her own upscale bar. Yet devastating news hits when she finds out there is problem with her liquor license because of legal issue back in her hometown. June left Sultry Springs, Texas four years ago and never looked back because a man broke her heart. Now she's forced to go back for
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
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Generally in every book you will find a word, phrase or sentence which sums the book up. For Sultry with a Twist it is, "Love isn't a feeling, it's a choice, an action, a show of goodwill. It's about serving our brother, listening to him and supporting him without benefit to ourselves. It's believing the best about someone who's wronged us. And love never quits, never abandons in a time of need..."

Sultry with a Twist is the debut novel from romance
Mar 03, 2012 Tammy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-books, romance, own, kindle
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Oct 27, 2012 Mason rated it it was amazing
Author Macy Beckett has made a splash with her new debut novel dealing with unending love, family problems and finding what you want in life without knowing you were looking.
Opening the pages of SULTRY WITH A TWIST, readers are transported to a small Texas town where everyone knows everyone and everything about them including how to offer second changes and a hand up when needed. It’s filled with Southern sass, sexy cowboys and steamy romance.

Mae-June July Augustine left Sultry Springs nine yea
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I write hot and humorous romances set in the fictional towns of Sultry Springs, Texas and Cedar Bayou, Louisiana, where first loves find second chances.

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“We belong together, Junebug. Tell me what I have to do to make that happen. I'll do anything you want.” 5 likes
“As he gave, she took, burning a hole in the mirror with her gaze and repeating I love you like it was the only thing she knew how to say.” 3 likes
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