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Sweet Sunshine

(Pembrooke #1)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  1,075 ratings  ·  106 reviews
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, t
Kindle Edition, 286 pages
Published May 28th 2016
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Let me tell y'all this "romance" book is utter PERFECTION!!! Don't believe me??? Let me break it down......

1)h has had a crush on the H for over a year, she's encouraged to finally ask him out and when she goes to do so another woman makes come hither eyes at him and he excuses himself from the h calling her another name

2) about a month later he comes into the bakery with his daughter and she's sweet to the child and helps to mitigate an argument between father and daughter so he s
What a lovely "love" story. The h gets to watch the dipshit H fuckatround with all the women in town for a year and a half while she pines for him, oh and yeah, he knows she likes him. Once he's worked his way through every other woman in town he then deigns to "notice" the h. Who is a complete doormat who's grateful he finally looks her way. Wow....that's some great love story there.

Frankly this manslut deserved his ex! And writer, give your h's a damn backbone and enough with the double standa
Feb 21, 2019 rated it did not like it
I found this book compelling, like it got me in and had me reading but I hated it.

Classic tropes:
Hot asshole H with commitment issues, shags and dines the local women, is a dad to a beautiful 9 year old, has a bitchy ex, doesn’t see the h as a romantic interest because she’s not his type.
Doormat h, baker, basic redhead, chubby/curvy, liked him since he moved into town a year ago, a total loser, let’s him insult her, basically wanted because of her motherly traits towards his daughter. Dresses s
Jul 15, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

Chloe Delaney is own her own bakery, one thing she can tick of her wish-list, somewhat shy she finally finds the nerve to ask the guy she has been crushing on if he would like to go on a date. The problem is he seems more interested in the woman glancing his way, a woman who so obviously wants a tumble, plus he seems to have forgotten Chole’s name, and barely notices her speaking to him. Derrick Anderson, after 8 years in a hellish marriage is focused on being the best dad he can be and
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
May 23, 2016 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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May 30, 2016 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 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
May 19, 2016 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
Ella Maise
Jun 23, 2016 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,
Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
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* 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 o
Lu Bielefeld
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.
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 rated it it was amazing
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
May 31, 2016 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
May 29, 2016 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
Nikki Costello ***Crazy Cajun Book Addicts Blog***
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
Renee Entress
Jun 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 21, 2016 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 read wit ...more
Nancy Metsch
May 24, 2016 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
FMR Book Grind
Jun 06, 2016 rated it really liked it

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 recommend i
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 w
Franci Neill
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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 Ho
Diane plourde
Apr 12, 2016 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
Spunky N Sassy
Jun 04, 2016 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
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
Megan | A Page to Turn
Jun 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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
Julie Reveles (Juls ~ ILST BLOG)
May 28, 2016 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 funn
Amy Callahan
May 29, 2016 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
May 21, 2016 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
Reckless Readers
Jun 01, 2016 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
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Born and raised around Houston, Jessica is a self proclaimed caffeine addict, connoisseur of inexpensive wine, and the worst driver in the state of Texas. In addition to being all of these things, she’s first and foremost a wife and mom.
Growing up, she shared her mom and grandmother’s love of reading. But where they leaned toward murder mysteries, Jessica was obsessed with all things romance.

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