5 Star Review of Ain't He Precious? by Juliette Poe (Sex & Sweet Tea #1) Juliette Poe, is a new author to me. This was a fun, quick read full of romance, laughter and love of family. Both Trixie and Ryland graduated 11 years ago from Harvard Law and their plans were to live together and practice in Boston. That is until Tries pulled the rug out from under their relationship and returned to her southern hometown of Whynot, North Carolina, shattering the plans they had made for their future. When Trixie contacts Ry and asks him to assist on a case she is working on he rushes straight down South to help her out. It is obvious to both of them and Trixie's family that their feelings are still as deep as they were 11 years ago. AS Trixie and Ry face the possibility of life without each other again, both decide that is time for compromises. Neither of them have been truly happy without the other and it is high time they decide to fight for what they both want. Ms. Poe described Whynot in such great detail that I would love to visit. I love the idea of a small town where everyone knows you; although as Trixie and Ry found out that can be annoying at times. Trixie's grandfather Pap is a great secondary character and I hope he actually gets his own story. In fact, all the characters made me smile and I cannot wait until we visit Whynot, North Carolina again. Ain't He Precious? is an extremely well written sweet, sexy, romantic book and I loved it.
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What a debut book for author Juliette Poe. Ain’t He Precious for me anyway has it ALL!! Small town romance, second chance love, and a spectacular HEA!!! Trixie Mancinkus and Ryland Powers fell in love while attending Harvard Law School, both were top of their class. Both had been slated to work for one of the top law offices in Boston and planning their future. Then, Trixie did the unthinkable, she moved back home to Whynot, North Carolina, leaving Ryland broken hearted. Whynot, North Carolina was the place where Trixie grew up, where her family still lived. The place where she opened her own law offices. The place where she invited Ry to come after graduation, but he refused and stayed in Boston. Now, eleven years later, Trixie needs help with a case, and she thinks of Ry, the man, and the love she never forgot. When Ry arrives in Whynot, and sees Trixie again, the love he had for her starts to resurface. He begins to see why this town means so much to Trixie. While talking to Pap, Trixie’s grandfather, she begins to see the biggest mistake she has ever made and… Stop, no spoilers. Let me say this, you will love what happens here. I absolutely loved this book and watching Ry and Trixie realize how much they still loved each other. I loved the interaction between the characters both primary and secondary. I loved the writing of Ms. Poe. Her writing reminds me of another writer, Sawyer Bennett. There is a reason for this, a very big reason…. They are one in the same. This is Ms. Bennett’s “sweet side” as she describes it. If you like Ms. Bennett’s writing, and sweet romance, as well as HOT, you will love this book! I know I did!! Kudos Ms. Poe/Bennett on another fantastic journey into romance. I was gifted with a copy of this wonderful book for my honest opinion. Thank you for reading my review. ❤
This is a new series by Sawyer Bennett's alter ego, Juliette Poe. This is the first book in her new series Sex and Sweet Tea. Trixie Mancinkus is from North Carolina and is a sweet, southern type of girl from the town of Whynot. Trixie ended up going to Harvard and became a lawyer. While in law school Trixie met Ryland Powers and the two quickly became serious for three years. They made plans to get jobs in Boston and still be together. Just before graduation, Trixie tells Ryland that she can't stay in Boston and that she is moving back to Whynot, NC and she wants him to go with her. Ry is conflicted but ends up staying in Boston and they break up. Fast forward 11 years....Trixie has called Ry out of the blue because she needs help on a case and now that he is a big time lawyer she thinks just having him on the case will help her client. Ry agrees and flies down to Whynot for the first time ever. Let's just say that Boston and Whynot are polar opposites. I just adored how Ry looked at how different life was in the south. It made him realize that maybe he was missing out on something....a life. Of course seeing Trixie again was just icing on the cake. All those old feelings came back quickly. I loved watching these two rekindle what they had. It was so sweet and romantic. I just adored Trixie's family.....they are a hoot...especially Pap! I really enjoyed the path these two had to take to get back together. If you are looking for a sweet fun story...give this one a try! Great start to this new series!