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Spar (Sweetbriar Lake, #2)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  85 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Book two in the Sweetbriar Lake series of standalone novels.

Chris White can take his big, chiseled muscles and shove it… at least to the room down the hall. After her apartment building goes up in flames, Tori Calloway finds herself shacked up with her brother’s best friend and the man she’s spent the better part of her twenties hating with every fiber of her being.

Published December 4th 2017 by Blue Tulip Publishing
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Bookworm Between the Sheets
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars

"I made the mistake of letting you push me away. I'm not making that mistake again."

Rebecca Jenshak writes the perfect sweet and steamy romance novels! I was so excited to return to Sweetbriar Lake and see what Rebecca has in store for the cast of characters living in this small town. If you love am enemies to lovers romance then you will definitely enjoy Spar! I fell in love with Chris and on top of it all he is a boxer too! Spar is Book 2 in the series, but each book is a standalone a
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Spar is a second chance, enemies to lovers romance that is full of ups and downs.

Chris and Tori have a lot of conflict at the beginning of this story. There is some animosity towards each other and it's clear they have a past. These two get into some heated verbal sparring at times.

You can tell that Tori is guarded when it comes to her older brother's best friend and you know that it has to do with their past but are not sure exactly at the beginning of this what happened to make her dislike h
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this sweet, loveable series of this quaint little town in Sweetbrier Lake. This is the second book and it's just as wonderful as the first.

Chris has loved Tori all his life. He had one opportunity to let her know in his past and he blew it by walking away. Leaving her heartbroken and untrusting of the male race.
When he finally sees his opening to try one more time he takes it but is it enough for Tori to stay?

I enjoy everything this author writes and she's just getting started.
Annabelle Anders
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing

The Sweetbriar Lake series comes alive again as you read about the highs and lows of Tori and Chris' tumultuous relationship. Elle and Ryan (from Sweat) as well as Clair and Jake all do what they can to help Tori and Chris figure things out. And do they ever need the help!

Neither of the star crossed lovers are good at communicating and this creates all sorts of misunderstandings. And so they have to learn.

Lots of steam in this book but there is so much more. Fun read, but also eye opening. The
Rebecca Jenshak
Nov 06, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Book Two in the Sweetbrair Lake Series. This second chance romance is a complete standalone featuring carry over characters from Sweat, Book One.

Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love the series! Waiting for next one now 😍
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

I was so excited to find out Spar was about Chris and Tori! Chris was one of my favorite side characters from Sweat, and I wanted to know more about him!
After a fire in Tori's apartment building leaves her homeless for a while, she has to lean on her brother's best friend, Chris, for a place to live. A miscommunication from years ago have kept Chris and Tori on shaky ground with each other. They are not friends, but they are not exactly enemies e
Michelle Abascal Monroy
Dec 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ohh My Sexy Chris!!!

ARC Generously Provided by the Author

Spar is the second book in the Sweetbriar Lake Series by Rebecca Jenshak. This book is about Chris and Tori who we met previously in Sweat, this is a second chance romance and those are my FAVORITES, so since I read Sweat i have been so excited to read this one and let me tell you, Rebecca did an amazing job!! I loveee this story so much!!!

Tori and Chris are two persons with strong personalities and they are a bit stubborn, they had to
Apr 24, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not a lot here

I’m not sure what the author was going for here. There wasn’t anything for the characters to overcome. The story starts out with the male MC seeming like he’s pining for the female, but then he takes home the easiest skank at the bar (without getting her name). So I keep to find out this big dramatic reason behind their inability to be together. There isn’t one. He’s supposedly been “in love” with this girl for 15 years. But instead of being a man, committing to her, and actually t
Renee Entress
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Sweat (Sweetbriar Lake #1)

This is Tori and Chris’s story. Tori hates Chris or that is what she tells herself. But when her apartment building goes up in flames and she needs a place to stay she ends up with Chris. Chris is her brother’s best friend and they have been around each other forever. Something happens in there past to hurt To
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, best-of-2017
Spar fits this in a way that Tori and Chris attack and defend against each other. Fighting the attraction that has been between them for years will come to a head but will Tori let the past repeat itself or move forward?
Rebecca you did it again with this one, this series is off to a great start! This one had a little more angst between Tori and Chris but you pulled it together beautifully. You have an independent woman with an alpha male of sorts but they are perfect together and bring out the b
Jessica Ramsey
Aug 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Second Chance

Hero, Chris = 5/5
Heroine, Tori = 3/5
Secondary Characters = 4/5
Chemistry = 4/5
Sex = 4/5
Plot = 4/5
Mystery = 1/5
Action =  1/5
Darkness = 1/5
Humor = 1/5
Stars =  4 ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
Would I recommend this book = Yes
Would I read future books by this author = Yes

I enjoyed the plot with this book. Second chance romances are awesome! All of the characters are enjoyable for the most part. Tori, however, was obnoxious occasionally. Hot and cold, would not talk out her feelings. I was so irritated with he
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
How is this possible? to fall in love with characters that are fictional? And I think I loved the setting as much as them! lol. Sweetbriar Lake is idealic. I mean, if you like the modest, custom built homes in a lake side community type thing (yes I do). Then the dynamics between the characters, 3 brothers, 3 best friends dating the brothers. It all adds up for some challenges and some fun shenanigans. Each character is different and unique and well developed.
Rebecca Jenshak knows how to tell a
Cali Gals
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Welcome back to Sweetbriar Lake. This is second in the series. It can be read as a stand-alone. One of my favorite kind of reads is a book with a full cast of characters. This story focuses on Chris and Tori. Both have interesting backstories that revolve around each other since they both were raised in the same small town (Chris is best friends with Tori’s older brother). You get (OMG) steam and conflict which held my attention. This couple’s friends and family provide added flavor to the story ...more
Renee Mccleary
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute Small Town Romance!

I had mixed feelings while I was reading this book. It was a very cute small town, second chance romance but I felt that Tori and Chris were acting very immature at times and that drove me crazy. My only other problem was at times I felt the book jumped around and felt very rushed at parts. I did love all the secondary characters as well though and I really loved the chemistry between Tori and Chris. Overall I enjoyed the book but I just wish it didnt feel so rushed.
Emma Johnston
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is book 2 in the series and I loved it just as much as the first!

Tori was a brilliant and independent leading lady but Christ as definitely the one for her! I loved the pace in this book and it had me hooked from the first page.

I’m excited to see if there is another book in this series and I’m really hoping if there is, its Claire’s and Jake’s *fingers crossed* - also would love a story for Charlie and Travis <3
Aug 23, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
I really wish there was more to this series. So many characters who can get books and then I’d read it!!
Shonna Bexten
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-books
Loved this book!
Read on flight back from Miami!
Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
Reviewed on behalf of KU Book Reviews. ...more
Feb 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Excellent story line & kept you wanting to know more of what was going to happen or take place... Pure Awesomeness‼‼‼
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