Bittersweet The new series is set in Vermont True North is populated by the tough outdoorsy mountain men that populate the Green Mountain State They raise cows and they grow apples They chop a lot of wood espec

  • Title: Bittersweet
  • Author: Sarina Bowen
  • ISBN: 9781942444169
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Paperback
  • The new series is set in Vermont True North is populated by the tough, outdoorsy mountain men that populate the Green Mountain State They raise cows and they grow apples They chop a lot of wood, especially when they need to blow off steam Beards are optional but encouraged If you can t stand the heat, get out of the orchard.The last person Griffin Shipley expects toThe new series is set in Vermont True North is populated by the tough, outdoorsy mountain men that populate the Green Mountain State They raise cows and they grow apples They chop a lot of wood, especially when they need to blow off steam Beards are optional but encouraged If you can t stand the heat, get out of the orchard.The last person Griffin Shipley expects to find stuck in a ditch on his Vermont country road is his ex hookup Five years ago they d shared a couple of steamy nights together But that was a lifetime ago At twenty seven, Griff is now the accidental patriarch of his family farm Even his enormous shoulders feel the strain of supporting his mother, three siblings and a dotty grandfather He doesn t have time for the sorority girl who s shown up expecting to buy his harvest at half price.Vermont was never in Audrey Kidder s travel plans Neither was Griff Shipley But she needs a second chance with the restaurant conglomerate employing her Okay a fifth chance And no self righteous lumbersexual farmer will stand in her way.They re adversaries They want entirely different things from life Too bad their sexual chemistry is as hot as Audrey s top secret enchilada sauce, and then some.

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    1. FOLLOW ME ON: FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER | BLOGI can't believe this was my FIRST Sarina Bowen book! How did I get by without this author in my life?! I'VE BEEN MISSING OUT. Bittersweet felt as if it was written just for me. I was IN IT from the opening page, spellbound by the sweet, charming, and sexy feels inside this romance. In fact, it felt as though I flat out melted all over the pages. I swooned hard. So hard, I tumbled into a FULL ON BOOKISH LOVE FEST!!!!!!! Hot flushes, sweet blushes [...]

    2. *****3.75 STARS*****ARC Generously Provided by AuthorThe minute Griff Shipley had taken off his shirt, my body turned traitor. And by the time he put his mouth on me, whatever self-restraint I'd had flew away on the sweet Vermont breeze.I had never read anything by Sarina Bowen but I knew that her books were very popular amongst my reading obsessed friends. So I jumped at the chance to read this one and was completely psyched especially since I knew this would be a second chance romance which [...]

    3. 4 stars! I’ve yet to read a Sarina Bowen book I haven’t enjoyed and Bittersweet is no exception. It’s a second chance romance between chef Audrey and farmer Griff. “Holy Cannoli. I was cuddling the world's grumpiest farmer.” 
Griff starts out as the world’s grumpiest farmer, but he has a lot on his plate. He’s in charge of running his family’s farm, something he didn’t think he would have to do at this point in his life. All those responsibilities are stressful and stress mak [...]

    4. DNF @55 % I loved this story in theory however, the actually story itself fell so very flat for me. The CIDER making (the word cider used - 172 times) and the just okay love connection left me struggling to go on. The setting was beautiful, the characters sadly held nothing special for me and the farm talk was ENDLESS.*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*

    5. 5 Accepting The Choices Made Stars* * * * *This was such a wonderful readwith all the quality and complexity you have come to expect of Sarina Bowen's writing. There is a type of ease you feel with a Bowen you know whatever she puts out it will strike you deep and trueFor she is a writer who does not need gimmicks or manipulations to make her point. She just sets the wheels in motion and takes you on a ride which will open your minds and hearts.Bittersweet is so perfect that as I write this revi [...]

    6. 3.5 stars! “Holy Cannoli. I was cuddling the world's grumpiest farmer.”Sarina Bowen is an author I adore and I will read absolutely anything she writes. That being said, this was not my favorite book by her but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Bittersweet is a second chance romance between a farmer and a chef. Audrey is doing her best to keep her job and please her corporate bosses when she is sent to the countryside to purchase produce. What she doesn't expect is to run into her college hook up on [...]

    7. 4.5 STARS*****(ARC provided by author ) (BR with Mel)Sarina Bowen does it again!!!! She's created a new story with sexy characters, in a very charming setting that captivated me to no end. Forget about Farm-to-table, more like Farm-to-panty, delicious story that will leave you lusting after a hot farmer, and hungry for more.Griffin Shipley was a football star in college, and just when he was on the cusp of getting the football career he'd always wanted, his father dies, and Griffin has to move b [...]

    8. *2.5 stars*All of my friends LOVE this book so I was bummed to find that I liked it, but I couldn't muster enough enthusiasm about it to want to really read it. This book was a disappointment for me. Okay, okay, I'm being a bit harsh. This book was plenty good, and I enjoyed the dirty talk from what's-his-name, tall and beardy (ahh, Griff!), but after my intense winning streak from Sarina Bowen, I was expecting GOLD. I have issues with M/F contemporary romance. More often than not, I feel really [...]

    9. 4.5 "I Like Audrey. A lot" Stars!(ARC provided by author)(BR with Dee)Griffin Shipley is a 27 yr. old organic farmer living in Tuxbury, Vermont. After playing football in college, his NFL dreams were cast aside when his father suddenly passed away. For the last three years Griff has run Shipley Farms alongside his mother helping care for the farm & his siblings. They have apples, ciders & dairy, but cider is Griff's passion and the part of the farm he hopes to expand.Griff gets a little [...]

    10. NOW LIVE! | amzn/1U6CuenGoing to make this review short and sweet.Bittersweet is about Griff - a hot bearded farmer from Vermont who lives with his vivacious and sweet-as-pie family. Audrey works for a corporate restaurant company and is also a chef, and is sent to Griff's farm as a buyer. Griff and Audrey shared a brief fling in college but seeing each other again only reminds them both how hot they were for one another all those years ago.I seriously ADORED Griff. He was the perfect hero. Sexy [...]

    11. 5 "You had me at Star Wars" StarsPrettier Review @ Vanilla & Spice Books Sarina Bowen, I bow to you. Who would have thought that I would fall under the spell of a gruff and grouchy farmer? Audrey didn't have a happy childhood. Her mother is cold at best and has always been giving her the impression that she is a constant failure. She dropped out of college, never really finished anything until she found her calling in cooking, the only thing she thinks she's good at. Audrey works for a chain [...]

    12. The bitter…and the sweet side of family commitments.It’s amazing what you’ll do for your family. it could be a - suck it up buttercup - to attend the family get-together where Aunty Freida pinches your cheek or Uncle Mo gives sloppy kisses. Or maybe you are the odd-one-out because you’re not a sports fan and even your 2-year-old niece has a jersey and yells Go Broncos every time she sees a football. Some of us accept the bitter with the sweet side of family commitments, knowing that we [...]

    13. 5 Farmer me Stars PleaseSarina Bowen is becoming a new favorite of mine. I read some of her book in the Ivy Years series and I loved them. I went into Bittersweet blindly and I read it in one sitting. When I finished, I could have easily read it again. Bittersweet is a pure romance book, it was sweet, interesting and I didn’t stop reading until the last page.What I loved most about Bittersweet was the way it was written. The flow as nice and the pace was easy. I enjoyed the characters and I lo [...]

    14. 4.5 Princess STARSLove me a man that respects the earth, mother nature and is not afraid to get a little dirty!! This was a fun, sexy read. Griffin Shipley and Audrey Kidder have history. A couple hooks-up in college and then they both went their own ways. But when fate, circumstance or just plain old life has them meeting again, they both can't forget the hot chemistry that brought them together in the first place. And they can't deny that it's still there.If you're a foodie or have a real appr [...]

    15. Es war ganz nett, aber wirklich nicht atemberaubend. Gefühlt gab es keine inhaltlichen Höhepunkte - dafür von anderen Höhepunkten zu viele haha (okay, vielleicht nicht zu viele, aber Sarina Bowen schreibt diese Szenen total pornomäßig derb. Finde ich furchtbar).Langweilig war es nicht, aber es war zu flach, als dass ich es jemals rereaden würde.

    16. Mensch war das schön! Das Buch hat bei mir so eine tolle Stimmung erzeugt. Es war wie heimkommen. Total atmosphärisch beschrieben und mit tollen Charakten gefüllt. Und ich liebe die Zitate, vor allem das vorm ersten Teil des Buches ("Obst sieht einfach besser aus als Gemüse. Außerdem, wenn man Obst verfaulen lässt, wird es zu Wein. Ein Rosenkohl würde das niemals tun." - P. J. O'Rourke)! Der Schreibstil war einfach super angenehm und flüssig. Außerdem musste ich nicht nur das ganze Buch [...]

    17. Title: BittersweetSeries: True NorthAuthor: Sarina BowenRelease date:June 14, 2016Cliffhanger: NoHEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]I think I may be one of the last bloggers out there to have never read a book by Sarina Bowen. Sad, but true. After hearing the praise for her books for so long, I knew I had to sign up for this first book in her brand new series.I had to think long and hard about what I would rate this book, I had some conflicted feelings over it. I don't want anyone to be dissua [...]

    18. Stupidity is the only excuse I have for not reading this sooner. The reviews were sort of mixed for this one and to be honest, I wasn't sure how I was going to feel about the setting being on a farm in Vermont (seems stupid but I just didn't know how I'd connect). And even though it's only been out less than a month, I'm pissed I didn't read it sooner. I don't know why I was worried--I love this author and she's one of my absolute favorites. I'm sorry I ever doubted you, Sarina Bowen. Bitterswee [...]

    19. 2.5 StarsBittersweet was a fast and fluffy read. There wasn't much to the book which helped me fly through it. Which, I didn't hate. I enjoyed elements of the book - such as the farm, food and family - but it was filled with tropes. However, this tropes didn't necessarily leave a bad taste in my mouth like others. Because of that this book was a close three stars, only falling short due to the insta-love between the main characters, Griffin and Audrey. The highlight of this book was definitely t [...]

    20. ***3.5 Stars***I finally started this True North series by Sarina Bowen. I have been hearing so much about it, and I was intrigued with a series that was about sexy farmers who fall in love! There are not too many books out there on this subject least not ones that I have read I decided to give it a go! I am very glad that I did, I can tell that as this series progresses I am going to fall more and more in love with it. I was very impressed with this author's writing. She is very descriptive, an [...]

    21. 3.75 Farmer-love Stars!Bittersweet is a cute, sexy, low on angst romance that takes place in rural Tuxbury, Vermont. Where the farmers are strapping hunks of men but spend more time fondling their apples than have time fondling a woman. Griffin Shipley has been running his family farm ever since his father passed away at a fairly young age. Giving up the chance for higher-level football, he wakes at 5am to milk his dairy cows, manage his vast apple orchard, and brew hard cider. When a sizzling h [...]

    22. I finally joined 2017 and read my first Sarina Bowen book.I have a lot of friends who are huge fans of Ms. Bowen and I can see why. The book was entertaining and well written. I love the setting, the Vermont countryside, and the premise of the book, a second chance romance between a farmer and a chef. The chemistry between Audrey and Griff was off the charts. I love how feisty Audrey is when it comes to trying to get the farmers to sell her their produce. Combine that with Griff’s stubbornness [...]

    23. Who wants a big, burly organic farmer man? *waving hands wildly*Series: Oh yes and bring on the next one, please!Sexy times: Rawroh yea and it was delish. Plan on reading more by the author: So, I hazard to say the answer to that is a hells yes!Synopsis Apparently, good old Griffin The Yummy was a rebound for our little Audry way back when in their college days. He's now farmer in the dell and she ends up with a flat on his farm whilst on a quest for farm to table goods for the evil corporate re [...]

    24. I LOVED this book! This was so much more than I was expecting - this was sweet, funny, sexy and pretty low angst. I honestly don't think there is one thing I didn't like about this book! I loved Grumpy Griff and Audrey was a fantastic heroine - they were absolutely perfect together! Griff was fantastic - he was rough and had a bit of an abrasive personality at first but deep down he was the sweetest guy with a bit of a sensitive side. I loved these characters, loved the setting, loved the story [...]

    25. Former rich-girl Audrey never really knew what to do with her life.She tried college, twice. Didn't work out.After that, her Boston-royalty mom cut her off from the family money.And Audrey found her passion on her owne went to culinary school and became a chef.Only she's not really working as a chef yet. She's interning at this huge Restaurant-group, BPG, as the girl for everything. Everything she's not really talented for.They send her off to Vermont to talk farmers into selling their fine prod [...]

    26. You had me at grumpy bearded farmer. Literally, my eyeballs bugged out of my head and my grabby hands went crazy and I knew immediately I was going to need this book. And I promise you, Griff Shipley did not disappoint—not on any level. I’m completely starry eyed, tongue-tied, over the moon gone for Grumpy Griff.I wasn’t too sure what to make of Audrey in the very beginning, but I grew to love her just as much as I loved Griff. She’s adorable, bubbly and sweet. She’s wounded in a way t [...]

    27. ***3.5 Stars***A sweet, second chance romance between a grouchy, bearded farmer and an upbeat, ambitious chef. A match made in heaven, right?Audrey Kidder never made her mother proud. Her mom’s expectations were too high to reach. After failing out of the second college and losing all financial support from her mother, Audrey worked to put herself through culinary school. It wasn’t until she started living to fulfill HER dream, that she began to not feel like a failure. Even though, in the b [...]

    28. I had a what can be described as a love-hate relationship with Bittersweet. Actually hate is the wrong word and a bit extreme, but you catch my drift. "Come closer. Farmers like to get dirty."Loved:• Griffin Shipley (he's a farmer, I have a thing for farmers and he's a grouch, love me a grumpy man)• The beautiful backdrop of Vermont.• The secondary characters - Griff's family are fabulous. • The chemistry between Griff and Audrey.• The dual POV. Loved-not-so-much:• Didn't connect hug [...]

    29. I struggled with the first half of this book but then the second half wasn't that bad. Kinda cute actually. I am curious to read the rest of the books in this series.

    30. 3.75 StarsOverall Opinion:This was a sweet, sexy, and low-drama read. I loved the second chance romance aspect, and how the broody H turned into a big softie. There were some things that seemed to distract from the romance and main storyline (like all of the parts about cooking and apples/cider), but I get why the author put all that in. I appreciated the ensemble of supporting characters, and the family oriented (even, dare I say, Kristen Ashley) feel. So even though I didn't love it, I liked i [...]

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