***FAIR WARNING: If you are easily offended by books that happen to mention things concerning God, Religion, Etc., in a favorable or unfavorable light, then this book might not be for you.***
When Beth Michaels high tailed it out of the hole-in-the-road town she grew up in, she only had two goals. One—get as far away as quickly as possible, and two—never set foot in her parent’s home again. But when she receives a heart breaking call from her childhood best friend, Jen, she has no choice but to turn her ’56 Ford pickup back in the direction of Salem, Missouri to attend a funeral.
There’s a new local in town when Beth arrives, and suddenly, it ain’t all that easy for her to remember her rules for dating. #1. Cookie-cutter-perfect guys ain’t her type. #2. Tie wearin’ and church frequentin’ is an automatic dismissal. #3. Most importantly, never date anyone from small minded, conservative, Bible-thumping towns like Salem. Unfortunately, Matthew Wright breaks all her rules and then some.
Matt might be from a small town and have small town values, but that doesn’t mean he fits into a little slot of Beth’s preconceived notions. After all, ever so often good guys are good. Now if he could just convince Beth to let go of her past and give him a chance, he’s pretty sure there’s a whole lotta sweet under that prickly exterior. His own … Sweet Contradiction.
Sweet Contradiction by Peggy Martinez was a really sweet new adult contemporary romance. At first, I was a bit hesitant to read it because of the warning about religion but I was happy to see how well it was portrayed in the book. It doesn't matter if you're religious or not, Sweet Contradiction makes for an easy, light and short read.
Beth Michaels left her home town as soon as she could. She wanted to get away from her narrow minded, smothering family and live life to the fullest. But when her best friend Jen's mother dies after her long battle with cancer, Beth goes back to help her deal with it. I really liked Beth. I could see how her faith had been shattered because of her family but she still continued to thrive.
Beth in all her wild ways is the complete opposite of the new local in town, Matthew Wright. Beth knows she can't start anything permanent with Matt and she can see all the ways he is wrong for her. But Matt has other plans. I have one word for Matt. Intense. The boy made good look sexy and the way he was with Beth made me swoony.
Matt and Beth had a few obstacles to over come in their path. Matt made Beth see how things are different and not every religious family is like her parents. The romance was sweet but it kinda was in the insta love category. Still, I enjoyed it.
There were also a ton of sparks flying between Jen and Matt's brother Hunter. Now both of them are totally opposites attract with him being a tattooed bad boy and her being a good girl. I can't wait for their story. All in all Sweet Contradiction made for a quick, light read. It was easy to get lost in it for a few hours. If you're looking for a sweet read this is the book for you.
*Note: This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. We thank the author.