Review: Sweet by Tammara Webber


I've been a lot NA lately, some m/f, some m/m, some college, some plain simple/complicated life of people in their 20s. I'm very happy to say most of my NA choices have been a success and I've enjoyed them a lot.

Title: Sweet (Contours of the Heart #3)
Author: Tammara Webber
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Release date: 27 April 2015

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My rating: 3.5 Stars


He’s the love of her life, but he doesn’t know it.
She’s his one moment of sacrifice in a lifetime of survival.

He was damaged and wild, but resilient.
She’s always been obedient. Now she’s restless.

Home for the summer between college and med school, Pearl Torres Frank knows two things: Boyce Wynn is the embodiment of everything she should run from, and everything she wants to run to. Rebellious and loud. Unconcerned with society’s opinion of him. Passionate. Strong. Dangerous.

And one more trait he hides from everyone but her:


Sweet by Tammara Webber is one of those NA romance which go straight into my favourite NA romances. I've read and very much loved both Easy and Breakble (my review) and Sweet is a companion novel to them. We meet both Boyce and Pearl in Breakable but even you haven't read it, I can guarantee you can enjoy their story on its own.

Ms Webber has created a lovely romance/coming of age story of a small-town bad (good) boy and good sheltered girl coming together. The story is told from dual POV and the reader is taken back and forth in time since the characters met as small kids.

I was pleasantly surprised by the depth and complexity of the relationship between Boyce and Pearl. There is nothing simple or cliche about their friendship, love and HEA.

There were a lot of plot twists that kept the story dynamic and were often a surprise for me. Boyce's background and family situation were heart-breaking but presented in a realistic manner without going over in melodrama. He is no longer the punk-ass teenager we met in Breakable but a young man trying to build a decent life for himself. I loved seeing him coming into his own, dealing with a lot of issues at home (and previously, in school) and becoming a caring and responsible adult. s;;d;.c

In a way, Pearl is his perfect opposite - she is sheltered, has a loving family, graduated from college. Yet, Boyce and Pearl have had this strong connection and intense chemistry ever since they were very young and which I absolutely loved. They both struggle to overcome their misgivings and fears and to be together.

The supporting characters were great and added diversity to the story, we even see Lucas/Landon all too briefly. Another strength of the story is the captivating, very tangible small-town in the Gulf atmosphere created by the author. Ms Webber is a great story-teller and Boyce and Pearl's romance had an easy, engaging flow to it.

I have a minor quibble with the final part of the story. The ex-boyfriend drama felt too much and it didn't fit the story very well. 

This was one-true-love type of romance and the epilogue completely reflected the title, sweet and a bit of sexy. There is just a minor element in it that threw me off guard and I wasn't happy about (the Ray and Arianna thing) but overall I'm pretty satisfied with the way things worked out for Boyce and Pearl.

If you like well-written captivating NA romance, this is a recommended read for you!

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