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Sweet Sunshine (the Pembrooke series)

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She’s a romantic at heart.
Chloe Delaney had three very specific wishes, growing up. She wished to stay settled in the small mountain town of Pembrooke, where she grew up, to one day be her own boss, and to fall in love with a man who would be willing to go to the ends of the earth for her. With her roots firmly planted in Pembrooke’s soil and her bakery, Sinful Sweets, thr
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Published May 29th 2016
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Leonor
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Micah
May 23, 2016 Micah rated it really liked it
This book was so sweet. Cupcake sweet. Strawberry cupcake for Eliza sweet.



This story is about Chloe and Derrick, small town folks who's best friends have fallen in love and have gotten married. Chloe owns the towns bakery and lives above that bakery. Derrick works at the town's sheriffs department and has a daughter named Eliza. With that daughter comes one crazy ex-wife named Layla. Derrick hasn't had the best luck with women and Chloe tells us straight up on the first page that she hasn't had
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Give Me Books
May 30, 2016 Give Me Books rated it it was amazing
Sweet Sunshine was my first (solo) Jessica Prince book.

Y'all. Why have I not been reading Jessica Prince?

This book was...it was like romance novel perfection. The kind of book that wraps you up in its story immediately, keeps the butterflies coming, and ends before you're ready to let go. It's smartly written, sometimes funny, and...ugh it did things to my heart. Wonderful, swoony, feely things. *dreamy sigh*

I loved Derrick. I mean, I really, really loved Derrick. He was so real to me—strong, h
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Ella Maise
Jun 23, 2016 Ella Maise rated it it was amazing
The cover...I'm not going to lie...the cover is the first thing that caught my attention. Isn't it so sweet and perfect?
The inside of the book is just as sweet as the outside. I loved Eliza and Chloe's relationship, loved that she looked up to Chloe because god knows her own mom wasn't doing a great job of anything. And Derrick...I loved how hard she fell for Chloe. He was being a little stupid in the beginning but he makes up for it.

If you're looking for the perfect lighthearted sweet romance,
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Jennifer
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 5 Sunshine Stars ~

Sweet Sunshine is my first Jessica Prince novel and I am happy to say it won’t be my last. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

What happens when you have almost everything you want in your life, but that one last thing you want doesn’t want you back? Find out that answer by reading Sweet Sunshine by Jessica Prince.

This was a fun and entertaining friends to lovers/ unrequited romance novel. The story will touch on
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Amy
May 19, 2016 Amy rated it really liked it
4 Sunshine Stars!

“I couldn’t think of a pain greater than wanting someone so completely, you felt it in every cell of your body, only to have that same desire go unfulfilled. Unrequited love really was a bitch. And she could go straight to hell for all I cared.”

Sweet Sunshine was an enjoyable read, from start to finish. Sweet Sunshine is told from dual points of view and follows the story of Chloe and Derrick. Chloe has worked hard to achieve her baking dreams and owns her own bakery, Sinful Swe
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Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
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Lu Bielefeld *read.laugh.love*
Eu li porque fiquei curiosa sobre os personagens. O herói tem muitas mulheres e não quer compromisso e a heroína é apaixonada por ele mas muito tímida.
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I read it because I was curious about the characters. The hero has many women and doesn't want to compromise and the heroine is in love with him but very shy.
David Maher
May 27, 2016 David Maher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
If you've read Wildflower, the fourth of the Colors novels by Jessica Prince, you'll have already met Chloe and Derrick, respectively best friends of Harlow and Noah, whose interactions are generally limited to Derrick ordering coffee and occasional pastries from Chloe's bakery Sinfully Sweets, and Chloe getting all tongue tied in attempting to fill his order, but you don't need to have read it to enjoy Sweet Sunshine.

For such a smart guy, its a wonder that its never occurred to the devilishly h
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Jill
May 31, 2016 Jill rated it really liked it
Sweet Sunshine is the first book in the Pembrooke series and features a couple that we met in a previous book but rest assured this book can be read as a complete stand-alone if you are new to Jessica Prince’s fabulous writing. This book contains a sweet, curvy baker that falls for a deputy, single dad. The story itself is pretty low on drama and of course it has a HEA.

Chloe Delaney is the owner of Sinful Sweets bakery and while she has been living her dream with owning her own business her roma
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Beth
May 29, 2016 Beth rated it really liked it
4 Daddy-Daughter Stars



Is there anything cuter than a daddy and his little girl? A dad who wants to take care of his little princess? And give her lots of cupcakes.

Warning: This is a spin off of another series. You don't have to read Wildflower first, but you will want to go back and read it because it's more of Ms Prince.

Chloe runs her own bakery. She loves her life in Pembrooke. Loves her shop. Loves lusting after the sexy deputy in town.

I felt giddy at his attention, because clearly, my inne
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Jennifer
This is what I've come to expect from Jessica Prince. It was light and fluffy. The H fell in love with the h fast, there are some token blunders, and some drama with his ex. What I didn't like was the fact that the h was so quick to take up with him. He basically didn't know she existed for a year and a half, then all of a sudden turned all possessive and alpha on her and she let him? I don't get it. I mean, I didn't want her to be bitter and I'm glad she was making strides in getting over her i ...more
Nikki Costello
May 26, 2016 Nikki Costello rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Crazy Cajun Book Addicts for an honest review.

I'm a massive fan of Jessica Prince and I have to say this is my favourite book of hers so far. We first got a glimpse of Chloe and Derrick in Wildflower and I was really intregued by them and where their relationship would go and I definitely wasn't disappointed it's a beautiful, sweet story that you definitely don't want to miss.

Chloe owns a bakery and can be a little down on herself at times abo
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Renee Entress from Renee Entress's Blog
I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, suspense, secrets, and heartbreak.

This is Chloe and Derrick‘s story. Chloe is in love with Derrick but after he hurts her one day she is determined to move on. She tries everything but she still wants him. Derrick had a horrible ex and is determined to stay single. He does not need the hassle. But he feels things for Chloe but it seems that every time he opens his mouth he ends up hurting her. Can he figure out his heart before he hurts
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Sara
Sep 21, 2016 Sara rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, alphas, cop
A sweet story with a Kristen Ashley vibe without being a rip off. The author gives us a hot alpha cop with an evil ex & a beautiful daughter, a heroine who's a bit of a dork, but with a brain she uses and good friends she loves, and a story that grabs you from the start. I especially liked how the relationship bewtween Chloe & Derrick moved 2 steps forward, one step back through the first half, and how Chloe's relationship with Eliza was solid from the beginning. It made for a feel good ...more
Nancy Metsch
May 24, 2016 Nancy Metsch rated it it was amazing
This was the first book I read by Jessica and I really, really enjoyed it.
Derrick Anderson is Tall, Dark and Handsome. He is every woman's fantasy and that includes Chloe Delaney, Derrick never saw Chloe as anything more then and a friend and Chloe wanted the whole package.
They both have puzzles that need to be put together. But the thing that really made love Chloe was how she tool to Derrick's daughter Eliza. Eliza is 9 almost 10. And the 2 really just seemed to click. I cant wait for Eliza
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FMR Book Grind
Jun 06, 2016 FMR Book Grind rated it really liked it
STACEY'S REVIEW
4.5 STARS

Sweet Sunshine by Jessica Prince was my 1st book by her and I just couldn't get enough!!! Derrick was the ultimate book boyfriend and so loved his character...he felt so real and so sexy!!! And Chloe what can I say about her she was strong her shy with her insecurities. Their story had me hooked & I couldn't put it down! The story tugged at my strings and I got butterflies reading it and didn't want it to come to an end!!!

I give this book 4.5 stars and highly recomme
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Sheila'S Book Corner
There is so much I have to say about Jessica but the main thing is. This girl knows exactly what she is doing. Her books are a guarenteed pick me up. You get sucked into her world and you don't even know that it's happening. Then boom the story is over!



She’s a romantic at heart.
Chloe Delaney had three very specific wishes, growing up. She wished to stay settled in the small mountain town of Pembrooke, where she grew up, to one day be her own boss, and to fall in love with a man who would be wil
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Franci Neill
Jun 03, 2016 Franci Neill rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Book Trifecta Stars!!!

Yet again Ms. Prince has written another great story that as soon as I started it, I knew that this was going to be my favorite book she's written so far. The story is simple and something we've all read before, but the way this story unfolds makes it seem new and fresh at the same time. I got to laugh, cry and get a little irritated at times too.

This is the story of Derrick and Chloe and is the first in a spinoff from the Colors Series. Derrick has been in Jackson Hole
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My Girlfriend's Couch Blog
5 Book Trifecta Stars!!!
Reviewed by Franci Neill


Yet again Ms. Prince has written another great story that as soon as I started it, I knew that this was going to be my favorite book she's written so far. The story is simple and something we've all read before, but the way this story unfolds makes it seem new and fresh at the same time. I got to laugh, cry and get a little irritated at times too.

This is the story of Derrick and Chloe and is the first in a spinoff from the Colors Series. Derrick
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Diane plourde
Apr 12, 2016 Diane plourde rated it it was amazing


Reading a story written by Jessica Prince is like taking a breath of fresh air. She makes me laugh out loud each and every single time I read one her amazing stories, which is a lot because I've read all her books and reviewed quite a few. This story deserves no less than a 5 sweet star.

ARC of Sweet Sunshine by Jessica Prince provided in exchange for an honest and spoiler free review.

This story is about Chloe who's been crushing on Derrick in secret for the last year and a half. Derrick barel
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Spunky N Sassy
Jun 04, 2016 Spunky N Sassy rated it it was amazing
Spunky n Sassy Rating: 5.0

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

I fell in love with Noah and Harlow in Wildflower. Derrick Anderson who is Noah's best friend has had a hell of a decade. Married and divorced Layla; a woman who would use anything to get her own way even her own daughter. He has made a promise to never marry or commit to another woman again. In walks Chloe Delaney; a beautiful baker and the best friend of Harlow, his best friends’ wife. Chloe believes in happily ever after and th
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M. Addison
Jun 06, 2016 M. Addison rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2016
My rating: 5

This is why I sign up to promote and read/review books! This was my very first Jessica Prince book and I'm so glad that Southern Belle Book Blog introduced me to her! Holy crapola you guys, this book was amazing, and sweet, and just plain perfection!

I don't even know where to begin - Derrick is just pure man meat amazingness #swoon. He's just the kind of guy I think we all want and need in our lives... he's stubborn, protective, and a great father figure. I really enjoyed seeing th
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Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

I am ashamed to say this is my first Jessica Prince book but it definitely won't be my last. I was honored to read this book because it was amazing, captivating, and completely beautiful. I went through a range of emotions while reading this story but by the end, I was swooning and falling head over heels in love with Derrick and Chloe.

Sweet Sunshine is a romance that will top my list in 2016 as a must read. It was sexy, sweet, fun, suspenseful, intense, passionate and had one alpha male
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Julie Reveles (ILST BLOG)
May 28, 2016 Julie Reveles (ILST BLOG) rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

4 Stars!


Oh man.... I have really missed Harlow. She still has me cracking up with the things that she says. She's still giving Ethan sex advice and she seriously has no filter, and I love it. I couldn't stop laughing when Fletch asked her how her morning was going......


“Well I’m twenty-months pregnant, so every time I sneeze, I pee myself. And it's allergy season. How do you think my morning’s going?”


It was so nice being able to read more about Noah and Harlow. Their relationship is so funny
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Amy Callahan
May 29, 2016 Amy Callahan rated it really liked it


Sweet and as bright as sunshine, Chloe was no match for officer Derrick Anderson. He's chiseled like a Greek God and all muscle and Chloe just can't help herself...from drooling that is. These two are combustible and hot hell from the moment they met. I love a slow burning lust and that is exactly what this was. They ignited instantly, yet simmered for over a year until their eyes opened and sweet baby Jesus it's SMOKE'N!!!

Pembrooke is my new favorite town!! The relationships developed and cult
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Naughty Smut Readers
Jun 01, 2016 Naughty Smut Readers rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so friggin much I am so sad it's over. If you haven't read Wildflower I highly recommend it, not because you'd be lost in this book without having read it, but simply because these characters are everything. The best friends, Harlow and Noah, are so well portrayed as the best friends you want in your corner as you take on this crazy world. The only characters you hate are the ones you're suppose to hate because you're rooting for Derrick to finally open his big beautiful hazel ...more
Sheree
May 21, 2016 Sheree rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so friggin much I am so sad it's over. If you haven't read Wildflower I highly recommend it, not because you'd be lost in this book without having read it, but simply because these characters are everything. The best friends, Harlow and Noah, are so well portrayed as the best friends you want in your corner as you take on this crazy world. The only characters you hate are the ones you're suppose to hate because you're rooting for Derrick to finally open his big beautiful hazel ...more
Sara Miller
Jun 10, 2016 Sara Miller rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book in exchange for a honest review over on my blog page Pretty Little Book Blog.

Chloe and Derrick's story is one of those adorable schmexy kind of books that you want to climb into and just bask in the feels for a while. Chloe and her bestie Harlow definitely remind me of my best friend and I haha and I love how down to earth and hilarious those two are with each other its no holds barred and Harlow definitely tries to get Chloe to see that she's a catch everytime Chl
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Danielle
May 18, 2016 Danielle rated it really liked it
Sweet Sunshine is just that, sweet as hell :)

Chloe is an amazing goofy h with a heart of gold and a tender soul. I love reading a book that makes me wish I could be besties with the leading lady, and I totally want to have coffee and cupcakes with this chick. Me heart hurt for her from the first moment I shouted "Deputy Dumbass!" I cheered for her when she didn't take any crap from Derrick, and I gotta say, I loved that she met the issue with her tender heart. Yes, Chloe spoke her mind, but JP
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I've been writing since I was a little kid and I finally decided to take the leap and actually publish when Picking up the Pieces came to me. Now that I've been bitten by the writing bu
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