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Sweet Talk Me

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  278 ratings  ·  65 reviews
He’s sure got a way with words…

The last person True Maybank expected to run into while picking up her wedding gown was country music superstar Harrison Gamble. Years ago, when they were small-town teens in Biscuit Creek, South Carolina, they shared a forbidden night of passion. Now that she’s about to settle down, True’s love affair with the handsome crooner is a thing
ebook, 384 pages
Published March 25th 2014 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Susan Gorman
Apr 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the BEST contemporary I have read!

Sweet Talk Me is the first novel by author Kieran Kramer which I have read. I enjoyed it immensely . I was so invested in the novel and the characters that I stayed up until 1am to finish it! Could not put it down!

The novel is a second chance at romance novel which features country singer Harrison Gamble and his childhood friend True Maybank. Harrison grew up in a trailer park while True grew up at Maybank Hall, her family's estate. H/>the
Rated 3.5 Stars. Also posted at TBR Mountain Range, along with reviews of other books I've read. Come for a visit!

Can the magic of once being childhood best friends be recaptured and reunite in a romantic happy-ever-after, or will the memories they've made throughout the years be just that…sweet memories?

True Maybank struggled to make ends meet and hold on to her family's land after her parents died. Having attained her dream of attending college, she didn't regret returning home before
Moon Love
Feb 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kieran Kramer is no newbie to writing great love stories. In Sweet Talk Me, she's moved from a historical European setting to a contemporary American one. Her knack for writing strong characters hasn't changed and even those who are strict historical romance readers will enjoy this book. In fact, I can easily say this is my favorite book of hers by far.

True Maybank and Harrison Gamble may have been star-crossed friends growing up, but things have really changed in the ten years since Harrison l
4 stars

I really enjoyed reading Sweet Talk Me.

This is a sweet and heartwarming second chance love story.

The last person True Maybank expected to run into while picking up her wedding gown was country music superstar Harrison Gamble. Years ago, when they were small-town teens in Biscuit Creek, South Carolina, they shared a forbidden night of passion. Now that she’s about to settle down, True’s love affair with the handsome crooner is a thing of the past. Or is it? From th
Jan 08, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Let me start by stating that I’ve been a fan of Kieran Kramer’s since her debut historical romance When Harry Met Molly. Naturally when I discovered that Ms. Kramer was making the leap into the contemporary romance genre, I was completely on board. Sweet Talk Me is written in true Kieran Kramer style. It is a delightfully funny and sweet romance.
Sweet Talk Me is a small-town romance set in the south. Country music super star, Harrison Gamble and the down on her luck southern belle, True Maybank
This was fine. It hit on a bunch of topics I like to see in romance: mental health, infidelity, autism, hero who throws money around like it's nothing. But it didn't go deep enough into any of this for my tastes. Very surface, very cutesy. I just want more bite to my romance without it being an obnoxious Dark And Twisted Erotica™. But hey, here we are.
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Sweet Talk Me Is a touching second chance romance story full of small town charm and heartwarming emotion, that comes equipped with many well crafted characters that are sure to find a way into your heart!! Highly recommend!
Well - it was not outright bad and it was sweet and loving.
But through most of the book I was terrible bored, and it felt like an achievement that I managed to finish it.
The cover is lovely though. :)
Claire Hadleigh
Jan 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Thoroughly enjoyed this romance set in South Carolina by Kramer, especially the hero -- yum! Delightful secondary characters as well, which I feel always makes for a stronger story. Looking forward to reading more by Kieran Kramer!
Mar 16, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Picked this up as I had liked her new series. Nice romance, a bit too Southern in tone but ok.
Oh my gosh! It’s Kieran Kramer! I just love her historical Regency romances and this jump into her first contemporary romance is just as fabulous! Wow. I’m feeling like every author these days are moving into another genre and are making super great hits with them. Way to go!

So, Sweet Talk Me is about two people getting a second chance at love in their small hometown in the country side. We have our heroine, True Maybank who’s preparing for her wedding with her perfect and handsome S
Lynn Spencer
C+ at AAR, so 3.5 stars here Okay. I'm a sucker for "second chance at love" stories. They can be cute and humorous, dark and angsty, I like them either way. For that reason, I had high hopes for Sweet Talk Me but while it had its good points, it ended up being a little too twee for me to handle.

True Maybank has just picked up her wedding dress when she runs into the last person she expected to ever see again. Harrison Gamble was once her very best friend and they shared an unforgettable wi
Jul 23, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This isn't quite a 4 star book for me but it is an above avaerage contemporary romance, so I feel it deserves more than 3 stars - maybe 3.75.

This is a sweet small town romance. I loved the first part of this book. While I enjoy stories of old loves coming back together, I'm not usually a fan of plots where the hero or heroine is already engaged to someone else but the setup worked for me in this case. I was also glad that Ms. Kramer didn't fall into all the old cliches with "wrong si
Michelle Randall
Life hadn't been easy for True Maybank, but at this point she was hoping that things were looking up. She was going to finally marry the boy her family always thought she should since high school, after all these years, too bad none of them were going to be around to see it. She had managed to hold her family home together and get her younger sister through high school and Weezie would be off to college this fall. She was feeling pretty good. Then she had to see HIM when she went to pick up her ...more
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read a lot and like many genres and books. Rarely however, do I fall in love with a story and its endearing characters, which is what has happened with Kieran Kramer's Sweet Talk Me. In fact, I can’t think of a southern gal or any other for that matter, not just loving this book. It is a little bit charming grit with True, some sexy country music with Harrison, a lot of unfinished romance coming full circle and a whole lot of storytelling at its best.
I was rooting for these characters to get
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bitten-by-love

This is the first book that I have read by Kieran Kramer and I must say I am very pleased. I don’t read many contemporary romances but this one is above average.

True Maybeck and Harrison Gamble were friends 10 years ago, and Harrison left to pursue a music career. True was a debutant and Harrison was beneath her station as far as her family was concerned. On the day she is picking up her wedding dress – she runs into Harrison. Can he make her see that she is making a horrible mistake
Aug 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
True comes from a family of money and is engaged to be married to Dubose (from another family of money), but True's one night stand, Harrison, from high school comes back to town. She was forbidden to see him as a child because he was poor, but now he's a rich and famous country music singer. They are still attracted to each other, but are trying to hide the attraction. This book has lots of Southern charm!

I loved the way Kieran Kramer introduces all the characters in the story and g
Mar 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book that I have ready by Kieran Kramer and she didn't disappoint me.

This was such a sweet small-town contemporary romance.

True and Harrison may have been friends growing up, but things have really changed since Harrison left Biscuit Creek 10 years ago. True has grown a lot as a woman because of all the things that she has endured in her life. Harrison grew up in a trailer park and was looked down on by some of the people in Biscuit Creek because of that, but he ha
Julie Eichelberger-Ford
Kieran Kramer is a new to me author and I have to say that I plan on reading more of her work. I won this book from another author and I am so glad I did. Kieran has written a sweet, sexy, funny story. This is the story of True Maybank and Harrison Gamble. As kids, True came from a wealthy family and Harrison grew up in a trailer park but they were best friends. They had a one night stand on prom night but then True rejected Harrison's proposal. 10 years later, Harrison is a famous country music ...more
Jun 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m a huge Kieran Kramer fan. Her regency stories are well written, populated with a bunch of fun, interesting and well-rounded characters with plots that are believable and plausible. I enjoyed every book she wrote and that’s why I dreaded reading this book.

You see, this is Ms. Kramer’s first foray in telling a contemporary story and I thought what if it sucks? I hate it with a vengeance when I have to review a book that sucks from an author that I love. Don’t laugh! It happens more
Heather Ashby
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was "Moon Pie Fine!" I loved SWEET TALK ME! But then I'm a sucker for a good bad-boy-makes-good story. I also love good writing, a unique and distinct author voice, and clever verbiage. Kramer's writing is filled with humorous language and delicious "Southern-isms." I laughed out loud at her descriptions such as "We'll look like the Hardy Boys without a mystery to solve" and "Andy Griffith's backwoods cousin's man cave!" The lyrics to the hero's country songs: "Snack on This" and "Whoo ...more
Apr 11, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely love Kieran Kramer’s historical romance stories for their charm and humor so I was excited to give her contemporary a try. True Maybank has been living the life laid out by her parents and after their death she’s being trying to cling to the life they wanted and raise her younger sister. She had one wild night, with Harrison Gamble. The boy from the wrong side of the tracks has become a famous country singer and is coming home to see his brother. When he and True cross paths again, ...more
Diana Belchase
Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kieran Kramer is known for her wonderful characters in her Regency romances. Now, she takes that skill and gives us unforgettable, quirky, adorable characters in her newest Contemporary romance, Sweet Talk Me. The plight of the heroine, trying to decide whether to do what her family wants or what her heart wants, is written in such a realistic and lovely way. In all romances, the hero and heroine fall in love, but I promise readers will fall in love, too, with the book, the characters, the plot, ...more
Bev Fasig
Jul 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had never read books by this author before. Having won the book in a party on Facebook I had no idea what to expect.

I just finished SWEET TALK ME. I truly enjoyed the book, and am glad that I found Kieran Kramer by winning this book. Though I figured that True and Harrison would end up together and Dubose ( I had to look up the pronunciation of his name....never heard it before) would be kicked to the curb, I truly enjoyed the journey through these pages to get to that happy ending
Jenn Cunha
Apr 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-netgalley
Received an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review.

I love small town Southern romances...seriously. True was wonderful, proud, yet sweet and determined, and loyal. Harrison was handsome and so good with Gage! Gage and Weezie's friendship was absolutely adorable and while Carmela's Damn Yankee store felt like it came out of nowhere, I liked her interactions with both True and Gage.

Dubose and his mother were atrocious enough that I did not feel bad about what happened. If anything, i
May 19, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a big Kieran Kramer fan and have loved her historicals. Sweet Talk Me is her first foray into contemporary novels. And although I liked it, it was a little underwhelming. I wasn't grabbed from the first and almost had decided not to finish this one. I kept reading though because I do love this girl. Maybe it will take a few stories for this author to feel comfortable with this genre, to be able to grab me from the first pages. As I said, I liked it, I just didn't love it like I have her othe ...more
Meg Hennessy
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! True Maybank and Harrison Gamble have a bit of a past when they were teenagers growing up in a small southern town. Now, True's about to get married and the last person she expected to run into was Harrison, now a famous country western singer. Determined she's going forward with her plans to marry someone else, and Harrison's determination to understand why he had come back home puts these two on a collision course where the sparks fly. The secondary characters are well devel ...more
Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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This book was SO southern! I felt like I should have read the whole book in a Southern accent. Usually I don't mind books set in the south but I've never read anything quite like this one. The terminology and weird metaphors totally made me lose interest and focus, and I sort of felt like I was reading another language. If this is something you're into, it's a really cute story, but I couldn't get into the language and terminology.

Codi Gary
I started reading this book last week and was excited to take it camping with me so I could finish it. It was a sweet, lovely book with a fantastic cast of characters, southern charm, and a second chance romance. I fell in love with True and kept praying she'd see the light and kick Dubose to the curb so she could be with Harrison! I try to write spoiler free reviews, so if you're looking for a fun second chance romance set in a small southern town with a cast of colorful characters, look no fur ...more
Talking Books
This book was an arduous read in that the story often dragged in so many scenes of the book. Gage and Weezie's characters were a lot more pleasant and more of a stand-out in the book than the lead characters of Harrison and True. Trues character came across often as very shallow and Harrison's character equally so. The story had many emotions in the book, however the scenes were very drawn out and predictable. Sweet Talk Me by Kieran Kramer was a happy ending read with few surprises.
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USA Today bestselling author Kieran Kramer currently writes fun contemporary romance with a Southern flair for St. Martin’s Press. She lives where she grew up–in the Lowcountry of South Carolina–with her family. The first two books in her three-book TWO LOVE LANE series are on shelves now. The third book, SECOND CHANCE AT TWO LOVE LANE, comes out 8-28-18. Find Kieran on Instagram, Pinterest, Faceb ...more
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