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Heated Sweets

(A Taste of Love #3)

4.54  ·  Rating details ·  115 ratings  ·  75 reviews
A romantic comedy that explores insecurities, and new loves.

Do you believe someone can change your whole perspective on life? I didn't, but I do now... It all happened when my sexy neighbor, Evan Taylor moved in.

I've been hiding behind my camera for years, and it's what I know and love - not to mention the best way for me to disguise myself.

I have one problem... Evan, and
Paperback, 244 pages
Published May 17th 2017
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DJ Sakata
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United Indie Book Blog
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! This is the third book in A Taste of Love series. A M Willard blow my mind again with another amazing story. This book is about Frankie and Evan. Heated Sweets deals with real life problems that women and couples have to faces. You will be hooked from the first page. This book will have you crying alot and even laughing at times too.  A M Willard has an amazing storyline in this series. I highly recommend you read Frosted Sweets and Sugary Sweets first before you read this one. Can't w ...more
Shari Ryan
May 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book started with a "holy . . . wow" moment. I was almost in tears before I got into the story, but it's because A.M. Willard can write—so so talented. I literally could not put this book down. I have a tendency of reading a chapter a night, and I tried to do that with hers, but nope, I got sucked in and I was reading pages while I was walking down a flight of stairs (I don't recommend that), but this book was just that good. Her characters flew off of the pages and there were times I felt ...more
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is by far my favorite book in the series. Because of the author's real life struggle with this overwhelming disease, we are truly able to understand the struggles some women face every day. This story of Frankie and Evan is so heartwarming and the love between them the real deal. I can't wait to see the continuation of their story in the next book!!!
Spunky N Sassy
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Spunky N Sassy Rating: 5.0

~~~~~~~~~~Tracy's ★★★★★ Review~~~~~~~~~~

Francesca "Frankie" has struggled for years and Brody has always been her knight in shining armour, but something has always kept her from truly committing to him. So when she sees Evan Taylor her new neighbor and is instantly attracted to him and his son. Can Frankie finally let go of the past and embrace a future full of possibilities?

Wow! What can I say about this book. It moved me to tears several times over. Frankie's struggl
Crystal Wilke
May 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Heated Sweets is the third book in the A Taste of Love series. I would recommend reading Frosted Sweets and Sugary Sweets before you read Heated Sweets. If you have been falling the series than you know your in for a special treat.

I don't know if A.M. could have written Frankie's story any better. All the detail, information, heartfelt moments, heartache, friendship and love were just the right amount. Although I didn't want Frankie's story to end but A.M. does a fantastic job carrying the girl
Eskimo Princess Jenkins
Loved this newest book in the series. So happy to have read this.
I was thrilled to get Frankie's story. And Wow! What a surprise, not just in the beginning, or the middle or even the end, Those surprises just kept coming. But also much more emotional than the other books. Whew, so much for Frankie to deal with. But With great friends and family that girl has stayed pretty strong.
This is definitely a must read, but you have to read them in order!
All the girls have gotten their happy ever after,
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
Nov 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Cranky stars

Frankie has been battling a hidden disease for years. She has had numerous surgeries and feels like she's slowly dying inside. Life continues to go on around her and she can't take it anymore. So she runs, just like she always does.

Evan is the single dad that just moved in down the street. He crashes into Frankie's life by chance and now will never let her go. He wants to be there for her through everything. She is his soulmate
and he will fight for her.

This was the story that I lo
Cortney Freeman
May 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED this book. I love Frankie's sass, her willpower and the strength she shows. Anelle has such a way with words, I felt all the emotions she was feeling. I cried, laughed, got mad but never gave up hope for her. This book was truly amazing.
Tracy Fritts
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great story!

I really enjoyed these I couldn't stop reading it. I thought it was well written and I look forward to reading the next book.
Julie Gustafson-Monk
Loved loved loved this book!!!!

After reading the first few books in the series, I couldn't wait to get to this book. This book will forever hold a special place in my heart. Thank you for writing such an amazing book. What a beautiful ending..
Tina Morgan
May 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First off 5 stars for this book isn't doing it justice at all. This series is getting better and better but this book this book right here just blew the freaking scale plum off the radar and I don't know how A.M will top this book with the next one in the series. I thought that I connected with Zara in Sugary Sweets and in a way I do but I am Frankie all the way and this book is just so exceptional!! It will let you in to some of the most intimate parts of someone's feelings that battle an invis ...more
Tabitha Holmes
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about this book after I got a little ways into reading the story. It was definitely not what I was expecting. After reading the first two books, I just knew in my heart how Frankie's story was going to go. I couldn't have been more wrong. It went in the complete opposite direction of what I was expecting, and it was AWESOME! This was one of those stories where I doubted the way the author was going with it, but I soon realized, I should NEVER doubt this part ...more
~~4 1/2 Stars~~

I love a romance that is smart and tugs at my heartstrings, and Heated Sweets did just that. Frankie appears to have it all together. She is a successful photographer doing what she loves and has a huge support system of friends. However, she’s been hiding behind her camera lens for a long time. She is dealing with a chronic illness, but she makes it seems to everyone on the outside that she’s dealing with it. After all, she did come back from NY, after running away from her love,
Reckless Readers
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Frankie is the wild child of the group to me. The most unpredictable. Zara is wild but you expect the things she does. Between the two of them I'm not sure who I favor more. They are both amazing characters. However Frankie is suffering through some emotions that dig deep into your heart. At the end of the second book, Frankie decided to move back to be closer to the girls and Brody but realizes Brody has moved on. But really she's just smashed his heart. He's still completely in love with her. ...more
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Heated Sweets by A.M. Willard is book #3 in A Taste of Love Series. This is the story of Francesca, aka Frankie.

Frankie has an insecurity that she keeps hidden from herself and others around her. She calls it "hiding behind her camera" and it's been haunting her for years. She believed she knew what she wanted, but then she ran and left. She left a broken heart behind. When things change and she returns, it's her heart that is now broken. This is Frankie's journey of breaking her shell, finding
Eileen Robinson
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-reads, arcs
I Voluntarily received an arc copy of this book in return for nothing but an honest review.
This is the third book in this series and I would recommend reading books 1 & 2 (Frosted Sweets & Sugary Sweets) first.
Well wow !! This is definitely my favorite of this series so far. This is Frankie's story and one full of emotion and heart rending situations. One that women can easily relate to and one that will have you in tears and joy at the same time. I don't want to give much away, you gott
Sassy Southern
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First off 5 stars for this book isn't doing it justice at all. This series is getting better and better but this book this book right here just blew the freaking scale plum off the radar and I don't know how A.M will top this book with the next one in the series. I thought that I connected with Zara in Sugary Sweets and in a way I do but I am Frankie all the way and this book is just so exceptional!! It will let you in to some of the most intimate parts of someone's feelings that battle an invis ...more
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This had so many great moving parts that just made it such a special read. In this third instalment we get to know Frankie, she is suffering from a disease that does not show up on the outside of the body, so to the outside world she appears perfectly healthy. However her pain is all inside, causing her to hide from the world behind her camera and rely on her best friend Brody to be her superman. She loves him as a friend but is not in love with him in a romantic sense anymore.

Then she meets her
Kathy Rouchelle
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Funny, heartbreaking, hopeful, sexy, hot, and full of happiness are not enough words to describe this book. What a complete joy it was to read this lighthearted, if not painful at times, story. I absolutely loved Heated Sweets and think it is by far my favorite of this series to date.

The storyline is amazing in that it is what many women face daily when suffering with endometriosis. But with the friends that Frankie has, she makes it trough her mini-breakdowns with the strength she receives fro
Sarah Dale
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: future-tbr
Love this series so was happy to receive book 3 in the Taste Of Love series. AM Willard has done it again with another book in this brilliant series.

This is Frankie and Evan's story and I have been waiting for this one, especially after some events in book 2 Sugary Sweets I feel like I have been through the emotional ringer in this one as one minute I was laughing and the next I'm crying. There was so many beautiful moments of heartache, friendship and love, i was completely enamoured with this
Sam Power
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book more than the other two so far.

Its hard to write this review without spoiling things.

Ive been waiting to read Frankies story as she seemed so broken and lost in the other books.

This book had me in tears for most of it. Id love to have the close friendship the four ladies have, knowing that no matter what they will be their for each other.

The way it was wrote how Frankie feels about herself was heartbreaking, as there are so many women out there who suffer and im one of them. Thi
Jennifer Pierson
May 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Francesca, aka Frankie, has been hiding behind her camera for years. She has a chronic illness that has turned into her biggest insecurity, so it's hard for her to let any man in. Frankie was with Brodie, but she moved away when her insecurities got the best of her, as she realized that he's been her crutch, not the man she's supposed to be with. Now she's come back home, and is doing her best to let go of the past so they can become friends. And on her path to happiness, she meets her sexy new ...more
Cheryl Welch-Keene
Apr 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Again A.M. Willard has blown my socks off. I love this story.
Imagine, having a body that betrays you on the most intimate level. Never knowing what tomorrow will bring, Frankie deals with an issue most people don't know about, or if they do, they don't talk about it.
Dealing with an issue like this, Ms. Willard has brought out an issue most don't think of, what does someone with Endometriosis think of themselves? Do they feel like everyone else, or do they think that they are a ticking time bomb?
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Such an amazing group of friends and it is these friendships that make the series so special and me coming back for more each time.

For those of who have read the previous books in the series, you will know that Frankie had a brief relationship with Brody but left to follow her photography career. She is now back and things are awkward between them, with confused feelings muddying the waters.

When Frankie meets the new single man on the street, Evan, she realises that what she felt for Brody was n
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in the Taste of Love series. While the other two were much lighter reads, this one was definitely deeper. The story centered around the main character Frankie who was dealing with a serious health issue that not only affected her future, but her need to protect others from it was affecting her current relationships.
Frankie's strength finally showed through when she let her walls down and allowed others into her world.
Ms. Willard dealt with the topic of women's health iss
Michelle Ferrari-Johnson
Everyone Deserves Their "Evan"

This by far is my most favorite of the series! If we could rate it higher than 5 stars this would certainly receive a 10 from me! This story will have you wrestling with your feelings from the beginning and throughout. A. M. Willard doesn't just hold on to your heartstrings, she clenches onto your heart, head and soul. As you read the series you will completely comprehend why this is the third story. If this were in any other order the depth of love these friends sh
Bobo's Book Bank
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rom-com
This is book three in the Taste of Love series and is a story about learning to love yourself and learning how to lean on the friends and family in your life. Francesca (Frankie) is part of a group of four very different and sometimes crazy, best friends. Her story is a bit emotional because of the health condition she lives with. Frankie is a strong, brave and spunky character! When she meets her neighbor, Evan and his son, Neil, it's INSTA-love. Frankie has a lot of baggage to deal with, not o ...more
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jun 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5-4 Stars
Throughout the other 2 books in this series, I had a feeling that Frankie's story would be emotional, and I was right. Willard delivers a deeply personal and beautiful story. I was completely caught up in these characters and their story.
I don't want to give any details about this one, I'm worried it will take away from the story. I do have to say, there were a couple surprises thrown our way. I started reading this book with an expectation for how it was going to go and I wasn't
Gina Smith
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Friends Zara, Frankie, Morgan and Natasha are back for more in the latest installment in The Taste of Love series. This is mainly Frankie's story and picks up shortly after she returns to Atlanta. She is struggling with endometriosis and she is still fighting her urge to run away when things get tough. She is also dealing with her best friend and one-time boyfriend, Brody dating another woman and her budding feelings for a new neighbor, single parent Evan and his son Niel. This is a very good st ...more
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A Taste of Love (4 books)
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“You are you because you love the way the world looks through your camera. You are you because of the way you love your friends and family. Not because some scar is on your body. That's a part of your history and what helps form what you believe in. not what defines you.” 1 likes
“That's because those pages got torn to shreds when you left, now you both are in different chapters. He wants you - like always, and you want the hot guy down the street. Typical Frankie and Brody style. You guys dance one wild tango, if you ask me.” 0 likes
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