⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ REVIEW: Cream and Punishment by Susannah Nix

The only thing cuter than that punny title is the sweet, cinnamon roll of a hero in this light and sexy second chance romance. I loved him! I’m new to this series, but I had no trouble jumping right in and getting caught up on the family drama, which has me itching to read more of these ice cream-themed rom coms. This was a lot of fun, but the hero definitely stole the show; it’s the rare case of a kind and loyal hero who falls well before his girl. While I’m not typically a fan of second chance romances, this one worked for me – they only dated for a short time, our heroine ran scared when those three little words were uttered, and neither one has moved on. I loved the office dynamic, and – while this was probably longer than it needed to be and slow-moving at times – I was rooting for this couple to find their way back together.

The story follows Tanner and Lucy, exes who broke up about six months ago. They only dated for about five weeks, but they both knew things were great between them… until Tanner said “I love you.” Turns out, he thought they were falling in love while Lucy thought they were keeping it casual, and that sealed their fate. Unfortunately, they run in the same friend group and work for the same company, so awkward encounters with the ex are inevitable. When Tanner is transferred to Lucy’s department, they’re forced to work together and get past their cringeworthy breakup. The only problem? Now that Lucy’s spending all of this time with Tanner, she has no idea why she let him get away in the first place.

I loved that this wasn’t a heavy or angsty second chance romance; they didn’t break up because they weren’t right for each other, they just weren’t looking for the same things. It doesn’t take long for Lucy to realize that she let a really great guy get away, and I loved that Tanner stayed consistently swoonworthy throughout. There’s something so refreshing about a genuinely good guy who is all in for his girl, and that was definitely the best part of the book. I also really enjoyed the family dynamics on Tanner’s side (Lucy’s family was frustrating), which have me ready to read more from the series. The only real drawback for me was that it was longer than the typical rom com and some of it got a little boring, especially Lucy’s hesitation to move forward. But I liked a lot of this, and I’d certainly be interested in reading future books in the series. I received an early copy and am voluntarily leaving a review of this second chance romance.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3quNsEN


Blurb:

She’s not just my ex-girlfriend. She’s my new coworker. 

I knew Lucy Dillard was The One the first time I met her. Yes, I’m enough of a sap to believe in love at first sight. When I fell for Lucy, I fell hard. Everything was great between us—until the moment she dumped me.

Now I just want to forget about her. Instead, I’m stuck staring at her face all day. But I need this job, so I’ll find a way to be civil and professional.

There’s just one small problem: I’m nowhere close to being over her.

First, we were lovers. Then enemies. Now we’re trying to work together. 

I didn’t set out to break Tanner King’s heart, but you know what they say about the road to hell.

I’ve got too many responsibilities and no room in my life for love. I can deal with Tanner’s resentment until he starts working at the desk directly across from mine. Obviously, a truce of some kind is required. We’re both grownups. We can handle this situation like professionals.

There’s only one thing threatening this fragile peace we’ve negotiated: all these inconvenient feelings I apparently still have for him.

Cream and Punishment is book #2 in the King Family series set in the small town of Crowder, Texas, home of the King’s Creamery ice cream company. Each book is a standalone, full-length contemporary romance that follows one of the six King siblings as they find and fight for love.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3quNsEN


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Wyatt King isn’t looking for love…because he’s already found it. 

Too bad she’s off-limits. He’s not going to be the jerk who messes around with his best friend’s little sister, so he keeps his feelings bottled up and settles for acting as her protector instead. 

Andie Lockhart’s dreamed of kissing Wyatt for as long as she’s known what kissing is. But since he’s dated nearly every woman in town but her, she’s long since accepted he’ll never see her as anything more than his best friend’s tomboy little sister. 

When a real estate developer threatens the beloved old house Andie inherited from her grandmother, her white knight Wyatt swoops in with his handyman skills to save the day. But the more time they spend working on the house together, the harder it becomes to ignore their irresistible attraction. 

Until the night an accidental kiss blows the lid off those feelings they’ve both kept buried. 

After that, things between them get a lot hotter—and a lot more complicated. Forbidden love, broken promises, family secrets, and jealousy all threaten to tear them apart. If he intends to hold on to the woman he loves, Wyatt will have to put everything on the line.

My Cone and Only is book #1 in the King Family series set in the small town of Crowder, Texas, home of the King’s Creamery ice company. Each book is a standalone, full-length contemporary romance that follows one of the six King siblings as they find and fight for love.

Amazon: https://amzn.to/32Tqgq6


About the Author:

Susannah Nix is an award-winning and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Texas with her husband, two ornery cats, and a flatulent pit bull. When she’s not writing swoony, relatable romances, she enjoys reading, cooking, knitting, and watching British mysteries on TV. She is also a powerlifter who can deadlift as much as Captain America weighs. 

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