Thursday 14 September 2017

✤ BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE ✤ Juliette Poe ✤ #SexAndSweetTea3 ✤

© Bianca Janeane

• Book #3 in the Sex & Sweet Tea series
• 14 September 
• book #4 will be out in December

4.5 Stars

Things in Whynot, NC have gone to the dogs, and that’s just the way the town’s only veterinarian, Laken Mancinkus, likes it. No matter if she’s up when the rooster crows, or working until the cows come home, Laken never leaves an animal in need. So when a gorgeous Yankee comes begging for help herding some wily goats, Laken is up to the task.

Jake McDaniel is looking for a tax break, and what better way than to take upfarming? This ex-football player turned businessman turned unwitting goat farmer is up to his knees in goat drama. Runaway goats, dehydrated goats, and a baby goat that wants no one other than him, Jake needs more help than he cares to admit. Good thing the sexy veterinarian is right there to coach him on how to be a farmer. The only problem is, Laken’s not looking for anything more than a good time, while Jake is looking for his forever girl.

Will the baby goat, and Laken, be enough to get Jake to stay? Or will he take his tax break and hoof it back to Chicago? One thing is for certainwhat happens on the farm doesnt always stay on the farm.

Veterinarian Laken is one of the 5 Mancinkus siblings in Whynot - she's bakery owner Larkin's twin!
And she's not a relationship kinda gal! She loves hot guys, but just for a very short while.
And Jake. He's been retired from pro football for years and is now a very successful businessman, and now he's also the proud owner of a farm. With goats and goat-problems he has no clue about.

Enter Laken.
It's insta attraction between those two, but Laken is not in the market for serious. But Jake kinda is....but he's also living in Chicago and Laken will never leave her family for a guy again.


Another super-adorable romance in this great series!!!
Such a sweet and cute and hilarious love story!

Everything is sweet in that town! (Especially Laken's twin sister Larkin's bakery! ☺)

I loved this story. I loved our hottie Jake and his goats. Especially his little baby goat buddy! Ugh sooooo adorable!

We have this amazing insta-relationship between Laken and Jake - only Laken is scared of more. But Jake has a fun time convincing her that he's her forever-ever-after guy!

The best part of the book were the chapters where Laken's dog Herman gets his own POV. ADORABLE!!!!!

Grandpa gets his own POV too a few times - he's in a bit of medical trouble this time :/
The whole family is awesome. And there are still 2 siblings left with interesting stories to tell!!!

I just loved this story. It was funny, adorable, sweet. Perfect!

Tiny little problems ... even though I knew going in that it was a sweet little romance ... I missed the sexiness. It's done like that on purpose of course, but I personally don't like that fading-to-black thing! ☺

The other problem I always have with Sawyer's writing - with every one of her books.... It's Sawyer's and my thing ☺ It's only me who has those problems with her writing. So please don't be worried or just scroll down and don't read the following...
  I have a HUGE AS problem! Sawyer always uses way too much of those ☺ You know the AS's I'm talking about? The AS that could and should be exchanged for a SINCE or BECAUSE or maybe even a COMMA ☺ It's a British and maybe a legal thing (if it's a thing at all!) and it doesn't have anything to do in an american book by an american author!

I really don't want to insult Sawyer. I love all her books, and maybe nobody ever told her she does that.... Sawyer....please stop doing it. But pfff who am I to tell her what to do, so just forget I said anything! It doesn't stop her books from being great! I have NO idea why this is bothering me so much, but as soon as I see those millions of ASes in Sawyer's books, I get sooo annoyed! Grrr.

BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE was such an adorable & sweet & funny love story! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Jake - this one is MINE!
Also - his baby goat is MINE too!

ARC received for an honest review

I have come to really adore the residents of Whynot, NC - especially the Mancinkus family.  There is just something about them that are kinda family goals.

This is Laken's store -one of the twins in the family, and the local vet.

I like her. I mean, really like her.  She knows what she wants and she isn't afraid to go after it - until what she wants wants more.

Jake is so not what we expect to find in Whynot, however her really does slide into country life - and Laken life - like he is meant to be.

I am not a fan of instalove, however I am a fan of the instalust and insta-attraction, and this pair has it by the bucketload.  You can't help but be swept away with them as they tread lightly to maybe more.

There are a couple of scene stealers in this book, I don't want to give away much about them, but you will absolutely freaking adore them!  If you don't, you don't have a soul lol!!

Jake and Laken's story quickly became my favourite in the series so far.  I loved that we got deeper into the Mancinkus family, and Jake and Laken just had that something a little more than the other 2 books to date.

Can't wait for the next installment of this series.


Book #1



#4 –  Pretty as a Peach
7 December 2017

There’s a new farmer in Whynot, NC, and she’s proving to be quite the forbidden temptation for Colt Mancinkus, the youngest of the Mancinkus clan. As pretty as she is sweet, Colt can’t help but be drawn to her…peaches. No really, she’s a peach farmer. Get that mind out of the gutter and down to the farm in Pretty as a Peach!

#5 –  Gimme Some Sugar
8 March 2018

Larkin Mancinkus prides herself on making the town of Whynot, NC just a little sweeter. As owner of Sweet Cakes Bakery, Larkin gets all the town gossip – the sugar, the spice, and the everything not so nice. So when she finds herself on the tip of everyone’s tongue thanks to an encounter with someone tall, dark, and handsome, she learns the true meaning of ‘if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.’ See what’s cookin’ in Gimme Some Sugar!

In case you haven't read any of Sawyer's books before - try this one:

Juliette Poe is the sweet and swoony alter ego of New York Times Best Selling author, Sawyer Bennett.

A fun-loving southern girl, Juliette knows the allure of sweet tea, small towns, and long summer nights, that some of the best dates end sitting on the front porch swing, and that family is top priority. She brings love in the south to life in her debut series, Sex & Sweet Tea.

When Juliette isn’t delivering the sweetest kind of romance, she’s teaching her southern belle daughter the fine art of fishing, the importance of wearing Chucks, and the endless possibilities of a vivid imagination.

 USA Today Best-Selling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn't have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.