Bittersweet (Sarina Bowen)


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 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.

I’ve been dying to read this series for a long while now, but last month, anticipating the release of the third book of the series, Bittersweet‘s price dropped and I couldn’t resist! I’m so glad I grabbed it.

I just had a huge month full of Sarina Bowen’s writing, and I just want more, because I love it. The dual POV is on point and the writing just does it for me. She painted the most gorgeous pictures in this book, and I just wanted to leave and find my way to Vermont…

I really loved both characters, they were definitly unique. Griff was a hoot! I mean, he’s grumpy and all, but he’s also so funny and caring, and oh so HOT. I loved how he was dedicated to his family and would do anything for them, even if it costed him some things. Audrey was so much FUN, and exactly what Griff needed in his life. She was a bit lost, but that’s ok…


I really liked the message of the book, that you don’t have to fulfill all of your “dreams” to find happiness, because new dreams form, and you find out that the things that make you happy, might not be those you dreamed about in the first place.

The chemistry between these 2 was EXPLOSIVE! I loved the whole love/hate thing they had going on for awhile, and I really loved that once they were in, THEY WERE IN!!! It might have started as something casual, but it was definitly much more than that.


It was a really great story, about both of them realizing how much more awesome their lives were with each other in it. I’m in love with this.

I loved the characters, the story, the language, the setting, the writing, the whole family and secondary characters. I love it all. I loved this book to death. So much so, that I couldn’t control myself and went ahead and bought book 2… *sigh*


People, read this series!!! You won’t regret it :D.