Ain't She Sweet

Ain't She Sweet

A Novel

Book - 2004
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Returning to her home town, Sugar Beth Carey discovers several old enemies living out the life she left behind, from the half-sister who married Sugar Beth's high school sweetheart to a former teacher who bought her childhood home.


Ain't She Sweet?
Not exactly . . .

The girl everybody loves to hate has returned to the town she'd sworn to leave behind forever. As the rich, spoiled princess of Parrish, Mississippi, Sugar Beth Carey had broken hearts, ruined friendships, and destroyed reputations. But fifteen years have passed, and life has taught Sugar Beth its toughest lessons. Now she's come home -- broke, desperate, and too proud to show it.

The people of Parrish don't believe in forgive and forget. When the Seawillows, Sugar Beth's former girlfriends, get the chance to turn the tables on her, they don't hesitate. And Winnie Davis, Sugar Beth's most bitter enemy, intends to humiliate her in the worst possible way.

Then there's Colin Byrne. . . . Fifteen years earlier, Sugar Beth had tried to ruin his career. Now he's rich, powerful, and the owner of her old home. Even worse, this modern-day dark prince is planning exactly the sort of revenge best designed to bring a beautiful princess to her knees.

But none of them have reckoned on the unexpected strength of a woman who's learned survival the hard way.

While Sugar Beth's battered heart struggles to overcome old mistakes, Colin must choose between payback and love. Does the baddest girl in town deserve a second chance, or are some things beyond forgiving?

Ain't She Sweet? is a story of courage and redemption. . . of friendship and laughter. . . of love and the possibility of happily-ever-after.

& Taylor

Returning to her hometown, pregnant and penniless Sugar Beth Carey discovers that several of her old enemies are living out the life she left behind, from the jealous half sister who married Sugar Beth's high-school sweetheart to a fired teacher-turned-novelist who bought her childhood home. 125,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : W. Morrow, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780066211244
Characteristics: x, 383 p. ; 24 cm

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Feb 05, 2018

I appreciated this book because of the levity and the witty sarcasm.
I sometimes believe authors write more information about characters than what we care to know. In that sense, I thought the story was slow moving because of character details.
All in all, it was a decent read.

RobinBartley Apr 30, 2012

another great book by this author. Great chemistry between all the characters!

Nov 25, 2011

Not entirely believable, but such a fun read. The dialogue is amazingly snappy--Phillips is great at comedic writing.


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