Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Greetings From Sugartown (Sugartown Series #3) by Carmen Jenner - Blog Tour & Review

Series: Sugartown #3
Author: Carmen Jenner
Publisher: Independent
Genre: Contemporary New Adult
Release Date: September 9, 2014




 Life in Sugartown hasn’t always been easy, not for an ex-con like Elijah, and certainly not for Ana, who grew up desperate for a way out.

Meeting Elijah changed all that; Elijah changed a lot of things.

You’d think that after three years together and the worst behind them that life would be a walk in the park, but Sugartown’s sexiest couple may be about to face their biggest obstacles yet. Between failed marriage proposals, a trampy ex-lover and a tempting new biker, Sugartown is suddenly not so sweet.

They’re head-over-heels in love. It should be simple—but it rarely is.

Will they make it down the aisle to the happy ever after they deserve? Or are some relationships just destined to fail?

Intended for an 18+ audience. Contains explicit sex, violence, a crap-tonne of profanity, and naked encounters with disastrous outcomes.

Kristine's Review:

Reviewed: August 2014 

Let me preface this by saying I beta read Greetings From Sugartown, I had the absolute pleasure of reading, of experiencing this story from the ground up. I adored these characters that Carmen Jenner created, this world she imagined into being, I had such high expectations, because I loved the first two books in this series, but what I never imagined was how much more I was capable of feeling, how much more I could adore Ana and Elijah. Reading is such a personal past time to me, when an author writes well, I'm invested in not only the story, the hero and heroine, the supporting characters. I imagine myself in the story, I feel connected, in the heroine I see personality traits I admire, weaknesses I share.
So let's cut to the chase shall we... you've read Welcome To Sugartown and Enjoy Your Stay (if you haven't I suggest you stop reading this review as there will be spoilers for the first two books in the series)Ana and Elijah are back, Greetings is your glimpse into their lives now, it's their time to shine, and by god is Ana stunning, she is the light in the darkness that has been Elijah's world. She's seen and experienced more than anyone should...yeah Jenner went there, RAPE that ugly four letter word that I despise so much. When I lived those scenes in Welcome To Sugartown, I hated Carmen, because I felt Ana's pain so acutely, my body ached, my heart was shattered. Ana has moved on, or atleast she's moved on as much as anyone ever can, she's stronger, tougher, more resilient, but with all the healing she's done, she's still herself, a little neurotic, insecure, still questions if she's enough... these "flaws" are what I find so endearing about her, it's why I connect so deeply with her, why I'm so invested in this story. Ana has grown, she's evolved, but she's still the same woman that she was, insecurities and self doubt never truly go away, I know this because I've lived it, the sometimes crippling thoughts that live in the recesses of your mind. Sometimes like Ana, you just need someone to tell you, repeatedly even, that you are enough, you are so much more than enough, you are the light in the darkness.
In moments of Ana's self doubt, her rambling, her whininess, I sat there applauding Jenner for staying true to her characters. Elijah Cade, the reformed bad boy biker, who rode into town and stole Ana's heart. He's spent the last few years trying to be the kind of man Ana deserves, battling his own insecurities and self doubt. Two broken people trying, sometimes desperately to be enough for the other, trying to heal the hurts of the past and forge a foundation for a future.
What I adored so much in Greetings From Sugartown, was the dichotomy of Elijah and Ana personalities, the idea of light and darkness, the idea of finding the person that makes your lows bearable and the highs even sweeter, finding the one that loves you for your flaws not in spite of them, the one who gives you the strength to fight the demons that threaten to drown you. Carmen Jenner left me speechless, wanting and waiting desperately for my next trip to Sugartown.


I come up onto my knees and yank my shirt over my head, then I go to work on my belt and jeans, allowing them fall down around my ankles. My belt hits the floor with a thud, and I kick off the scratchy, oil stained denim. “Take your clothes off.”

“You don’t think maybe we should talk some more about this?”

“Ana, baby girl, take your fucking clothes off before I rip them from your hot little body.”

She raises her hands in a warding gesture. “Okay, okay, taking them off.”

“You’re taking too long,” I growl, and pounce on the bed. I don't hear what she says next because I'm too busy burying my face in her tits and inhaling. She smells like she always does, a mix of vanilla and baked goods, only now she smells like my favourite whiskey, too. Ana arches her body towards me, and there's a mixture of both fear and excitement in her gaze as it meets mine. She's not wearing a bra, so her full, beautiful tits are in my hands the second I lean up and free her body from her singlet. I close my mouth over one nipple, gently biting down on the pink flesh. She moans.

“I should make you mad more often.”

“No, you really shouldn't.”

“I don’t know. The make-up sex is always a little more intense.”

“You want intense, baby girl?”

She nods, and gives me a devilish smile as she strips off her underwear.

“Close your eyes,” I command. She does as I ask, and I pull the top sheet out from underneath her, tearing the edge with my teeth and ripping through the soft cotton. Ana’s eyes spring open and she leans up on her elbows. She’s horrified.

“What the hell are you doing?” she yells. “Those are two thousand thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets.”

“Do I look like I give a flying fuck about your bed sheets? Close your eyes, and lie back on the bed. I’m not going to ask you again.”

Sugartown series Purchase Links:

Greetings From Sugartown (Sugartown, #3)

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Welcome to Sugartown (Sugartown. #1):

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Enjoy Your Stay (Sugartown, #2)

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Author Bio:

Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA TODAY Best Selling Author, doctor, pilot and CIA agent.

She's also a compulsive, flagrant prevaricator who gets to make things up for a living.

While Sugartown may not technically exist, Carmen grew up in a small Australian town just like it, and just like her characters, she always longed for something more. They didn't have an Elijah Cade, though.

If they did, you can be sure she would have never left.

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