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The day her mother passed away, Beulah was left with one name. That was it. No other explanation. Portia Van Allan was not someone Beulah could believe her mother had a friendship with. Wealthy, self-absorbed and other than the fact Portia was supplying special care for Beulah's sister, Portia was cruel. The day Portia's son returns home for the summer, Beulah soon finds that Portia isn't in charge. This isn't her home at all. Her late husband left her with nothing. It was all left to their son who doesn't seem to like his mother at all. Jasper Van Allan doesn't know why his mother has hired a young gorgeous blonde to take care of the house and he is almost ready to let her go when he finds out just why she's working for his mother. Realizing Beulah is more than a stunning face he gives her a chance then soon offers her a job at his office just to be near her all the time. It's all falling into place. Making sense… when the real lies, the dark secrets, and the skeletons come tumbling out of the Van Allan closet. Twisted truths that will make Jasper loving Beulah impossible. And send her running…
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"Momma had always told me, "Someone else has it much worse than you. Never feel sorry for yourself. You're alive. That's enough to be thankful for." I had lived by that rule. I still did."
Abbi is one of my all time favorite authors. Her Sea Breeze seres and her Rosemary Beach series, are some of my all time favorite books. Rush Finlay is my man. So, when I was approached about Sweet Little Thing, I knew I had to read this one. I can admit I have fallen behind on her books lately but when I heard about this one I was excited.
I went into Sweet Little Thing, not really knowing much about it. Just simply knowing it was Abbi and I was going to be in for a ride...and boy was I ever. This book slayed me. Made me smile and feel all warm inside, to throwing my kindle at the wall.
"The problem with all that was I wanted to grab her and kiss her. Touch her. See if she was as sweet tasting as she'd seemed. Damn sweet little thing was messing with my head."
Beulah doesn't have an easy life but she's living. And she works hard. After her mother's passing she was left a name of a woman, a woman she didn't know but she went to her anyways. And now she's working for her as the help. It's not the best job in the world but she Beulah can't complain. But her world soon shifts when she meets her bosses son Jasper. Little did she know that Jasper was the boss and he runs the house.
Jasper never wanted to follow in his father's footsteps but that's exactly what he is doing. It's not easy but he's learning. And the last thing he needs is to have to deal with the new help. But something about her, is different and draws Jasper near...even though he shouldn't fall for her, he can't help it.
"I'd never been kissed quite like this. It was heady and delicious. The taste of whiskey he'd drunk was dark and wicked."
These two fall hard and fast...and it's beautiful. I loved watching them grow closer and open up to each other. They changed each other for the better. I can honestly say I loved every page but the ending...was a jaw dropper. Like I still am not over it and I look forward to seeing where Abbi will go with these characters.
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Abbi Glines is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, Field Party and Existence series. She never cooks unless baking during the Christmas holiday counts. She believes in ghosts and has a habit of asking people if their house is haunted before she goes in it. She drinks afternoon tea because she wants to be British but alas she was born in Alabama. When asked how many books she has written she has to stop and count on her fingers. When she's not locked away writing, she is reading, shopping (major shoe and purse addiction), sneaking off to the movies alone, and listening to the drama in her teenagers lives while making mental notes on the good stuff to use later. Don't judge. You can connect with Abbi online in several different ways. She uses social media to procrastinate.
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