[Reading] ➼ Sweet Talkin' Lover By Tracey Livesay – Reliableradio.co.uk

Sweet Talkin' Lover CategoriesMulticultural Interracial Romance, Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance CategoriesMulticultural Interracial Romance, Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance A small town romance with a diverse cast of characters, where s my confetti cannon Caila has worked her tail off to move up the ranks at a cosmetics company, and her latest assignment should be quick and easy visit a newly acquired factory that isn t meeting productivity standards and write up a report that justifies ending their contract But Caila wasn t counting on Wyatt, the town mayor, gluing himself to her side, escorting her to events around town, and trying to convince her that the fact A small town romance with a diverse cast of characters, where s my confetti cannon Caila has worked her tail off to move up the ranks at a cosmetics company, and her latest assignment should be quick and easy visit a newly acquired factory that isn t meeting productivity standards and write up a report that justifies ending their contract But Caila wasn t counting on Wyatt, the town mayor, gluing himself to her side, escorting her to events around town, and trying to convince her that the factory so many of the townspeople depend on for jobs should stay open She definitely didn t count on falling for so called Mayor McHottie For me, what makes a really good contemporary romance is genuine conflict that doesn t boil down to poor communication, and the obstacles in front of Caila and Wyatt are so real I wasn t sure how Livesay was going to get the two of them together I loved the audio version, narrated by Nicky Walker Tracey Livesay Delivers The First Novel In Her Sexy New Series About Lifelong Friends And Unforgettable Love Stories.When Everything Is On The Line, Surrendering Completely To Love Is Your Only Choice Marketing Manager Caila Harris Knows That The Road To Success In The Beauty Industry Doesn T Allow For Detours She S Forsaken Any Trace Of A Social Life, Working 24 7 To Ensure Her Next Promotion When Grief Over Her Grandfather S Death Leads To Several Catastrophic Decisions, Caila Gets One Final Chance To Prove Herself Shut Down An Unprofitable Factory In A Small Southern Town But As Soon As She Arrives In Bradleton, She Meets One Outsized Problem The Town S Gorgeous Mayor.Wyatt Bradley Isn T Thrilled About His Nickname, Mayor McHottie He S Even Less Happy To Learn That His Town Might Be Losing Its Biggest Employer If He Has To, He Ll Use Some Sneaky Tactics To Get Caila On His Side Yet Even As He S Hoping She Ll Fall For Bradleton, He S Falling Too Right Into A Combustible Affair That Shakes Them Both With Its Intensity.Two Stubborn People, Torn Between Loyalty, Ambition, And Attraction But When You Re Willing To Give It Your All, There S No Limit To How Far Love Can Take You Loved this book I seem to enjoy things with a high amount of family drama, and there was family drama on both sides I also very much enjoyed the friendships on both sides The only thing I m sad about is that I don t want to leave the small town Livesay created The other characters that I assume will be getting books don t live in the town I hope another series, set in the small town, might be in the future. Caila Harris is determined to secure the promotion she s been aiming for every since beginning her marketing job at a large cosmetics company, but some bad personal decisions land her out on a punishment assignment, namely heading to small town Bradleton to find reasons to close the one factory in town that employees most of its residents Local Mayor McHottie Wyatt is just as determined to prevent this from happening, but his own desires and feelings for the beautiful Caila also throw a wrench Caila Harris is determined to secure the promotion she s been aiming for every since beginning her marketing job at a large cosmetics company, but some bad personal decisions land her out on a punishment assignment, namely heading to small town Bradleton to find reasons to close the one factory in town that employees most of its residents Local Mayor McHottie Wyatt is just as determined to prevent this from happening, but his own desires and feelings for the beautiful Caila also throw a wrench in his plans As their mutual desire grows, can these two overcome their very different work needs to find happiness I especially loved Caila s group of friends and cannot wait to meetof them as this series progresses and I was happy to see a small town Contemporary written by a Black author There are many fun secondary characters to meet and some great sexy times, including a scene where Caila and Elijah have some fun with a product they procured from one of the town resident s side hustles.I reviewed a free copy received from the publisher on Edelweiss Going into this book, I thought it was just going to be another small town romance Enjoyable, but nothing too special Well, I didn t take into consideration what a fantastic author can do with a well used plotline Tracey Livesay made the big city girl coming to the small town trope seemfun and fresh than anything I ve read recently Plus, it s surprisingly sexy, which I was here for 100% This book follows Caila, a workaholic still grappling with the death of her grandfather After a m Going into this book, I thought it was just going to be another small town romance Enjoyable, but nothing too special Well, I didn t take into consideration what a fantastic author can do with a well used plotline Tracey Livesay made the big city girl coming to the small town trope seemfun and fresh than anything I ve read recently Plus, it s surprisingly sexy, which I was here for 100% This book follows Caila, a workaholic still grappling with the death of her grandfather After a major slip up at work, she has to go to rural Virginia to audit a plant that employs 1 3 of the town Our hero, Wyatt, is the mayor and is determined to stop her from shutting down the plant Caila is a strong black woman with goals, faults, and a rock solid sense of self I related to her strengths and her struggles and I was rooting for her the whole time Wyatt was also a super three dimensional character His motivations and hidden depths under his charming personality had me equally invested in his story.The chemistry and banter between our main characters are what really sold me on the book It was explosive and immediate Ms Livesay did a great job transitioning insta lust into real feelings and emotions in the relatively short time frame of the book In true small town romance fashion, the secondary characters were rock solid as well and had me laughing out loud with some of their antics.I did think the beginning of the book was a little slow There was a little too much background information about Caila and her job before the plot really started I wanted the romance to begin Overall, I love the group of friends created at the beginning of this series While they were only on the periphery of the story, I can t wait to see how each, individual woman finds her happily ever after If it s anything like this book, I am going to love the ride Also, I have to say, I think this book would make an awesome movie I received an ARC of this book in order to provide an honest review A special thanks to the publisher for this review copy This freely supplied copy does not affect my opinion I think I have a thing for small town romances I rather enjoy the tight knit community, even the gossip mongers that cause trouble where it s not needed.I wasn t too sure how I would feel about Caila with her hard headed, have to work every second of every day, type A personality But I enjoyed her strength and resolve to be the best woman she wanted to be I think that s admirable, ev A special thanks to the publisher for this review copy This freely supplied copy does not affect my opinion I think I have a thing for small town romances I rather enjoy the tight knit community, even the gossip mongers that cause trouble where it s not needed.I wasn t too sure how I would feel about Caila with her hard headed, have to work every second of every day, type A personality But I enjoyed her strength and resolve to be the best woman she wanted to be I think that s admirable, even if she isn t real.I liked Mayor Wyatt Bradley immediately I could almost hear his drawl in my head and I think I liked it He was an upstanding guy who deserved to be dubbed Mayor McHottie forreasons than just his looks.I really enjoyed this book,than I expected actually It had all the elements I enjoy in a romance slow burn, banter, and respective differences They were different without being assholes about how different they were from the other.The book is warm where it needs to be, it s spicy in all the right places The couple was very mature, despite the impending doom that loomed over their heads for most of the novel The writing is straight forward and easily relatable It s a perfectly good novel, and I look forward to the next book in the series I hope we get to see what s going on with Caila and Wyatt in future books.It s one of the few IR s that are done well Highly recommend I really enjoyed this contemporary romance It s my first by Tracey Livesay but will not be my last Overall I would give it a B , so four stars here. 3.5 starsYou know how in those Lifetime or Hallmark Christmas movies the plot is basically that the heroine is a big city gal who has a big city job and finds herself in a charming small town where in one way or another she has to close down or sell off or in some way destroy one of the town s long time institutions Yeah, that is this story in a nutshell, only it doesn t take place during Christmas time.Caila Harris is your original work a holic For ten years she has worked for a beauty produc 3.5 starsYou know how in those Lifetime or Hallmark Christmas movies the plot is basically that the heroine is a big city gal who has a big city job and finds herself in a charming small town where in one way or another she has to close down or sell off or in some way destroy one of the town s long time institutions Yeah, that is this story in a nutshell, only it doesn t take place during Christmas time.Caila Harris is your original work a holic For ten years she has worked for a beauty products company climbing the ladder, forsaking a personal life, and being the perfect corporate employee She has her three best BFFs, but that is pretty much it She isn t close to her family and has no love life She is just one rung from a major promotion and she ll be set But one mistake at a company party and all that is in jeopardy To salvage her career dreams she is sent to a small town to evaluate a factory that packs some of the products The factory has been losing money, it seems like open and shut case and something a student fresh out of business school would normally be sent to do, so Caila knows that she is pretty much on a shit detail.Wyatt Bradley is the Mayor of said small town that was named after his family He is handsome, pedigreed and rich And did I say handsome Apparently he is so handsome that his milkshake brings all the girls to the yard But he is also devoted to his town and the factory is the number one employer in the town If it closes it would catastrophic to their local economy So he is on a mission to save it by hook or by crook.The two meet and in tried and true romance fashion they get hot for each other while trying to meet their own individual goals Wyatt is desperate to save his town and Caila is desperate to save her job.What I liked I liked that not only are we told that Caila was a workaholic, we were showed it too There was a a fair amount of page time given to show us Caila s work and how important it was to her So it wasn t all just background and set up We got to see how Caila s work was important A reminder that you are never as important to your work environment as you think you might be Especially if you are a woman I think the author was spot on in her characterization that even ten years of superb performance and success can t survive one small, not even work related mistake Women and especially women of color, are not give the luxury of even one mistake The girlfriend trip in the beginning was fun It is obviously series sequel set up to get introduced right away to the other women who will be characters in the next books All the personalities were different enough and fun enough that they seemed appealing I liked the camaraderie established especially through their funny reminisces The chemistry between Caila and Wyatt was undeniable and the sex scenes were really nicely hot Overall the individual characters were lively and interesting, including the different supporting characters around town,.What didn t work so well for me This is a well used plot To make it sing you kinda have to do something different with it As it is, I could see all the plot points well before they unfolded It is a case of, oh this is gonna happen next and each time I was right Nothing came out of left field, nothing swerved to make the plotinteresting The strength of the book is mostly in the characters Insta love The hero is an avowed love em and leave em type He never gets serious with a woman But he is mad in love with the heroine after one week Yeah this all takes place in the course of, like, a week So overall a nice, pleasant read with good characters, a central romance that is chemical enough to satisfy, but hampered a bit by a by the numbers plot This is an honest review based on an ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley If Hallmark wants to dip its toes into interracial romance, they won t have to get out of their comfort zone too much by adapting this book It has all the elements of their usual fall specials small town mayor tries to save his town s biggest employer from getting closed down by an ambitious big city corporate executive They fall in love but the executive has to go back to her job elsewhere There s a pinball bet, a football game, bake sale, hayride, color run, and the highlight Harvest Fest If Hallmark wants to dip its toes into interracial romance, they won t have to get out of their comfort zone too much by adapting this book It has all the elements of their usual fall specials small town mayor tries to save his town s biggest employer from getting closed down by an ambitious big city corporate executive They fall in love but the executive has to go back to her job elsewhere There s a pinball bet, a football game, bake sale, hayride, color run, and the highlight Harvest Festival Unfortunately, I don t think they will because there are super steamy sexytimes, a racist town patriarch, and the entire bwwm dynamics Maybe Lifetime or Netflix can do it instead but this is super translatable onscreen I enjoyed this immensely I loved Caila and her friends I liked Wyatt but wished he sdecisive I also wished his family is not so predictable and that Caila s friends had a bigger role in the book aside from the beginning and end


About the Author: Tracey Livesay

Tracey Livesay writes smart, sexy and emotional contemporary romances where strong, successful heroines find love with powerful, passionate heroes In addition to winning the 2018 Emma Award for Best Interracial Romance, she s been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, Entertainment Weekly and on CBS This Morning A graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia School of Law and a former criminal defense attorney, Tracey lives in Virginia with her husband who she met on the very first day of law school and their three children When not answering the call of wife, mother or author, she watches planner videos on YouTube and daydreams about her next designer purse purchase.


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