Love Me Sweet (Bell Harbor, #3)

Love Me Sweet (Bell Harbor, #3) [KINDLE] ❀ Love Me Sweet (Bell Harbor, #3) Author Tracy Brogan – Delaney Masterson isn’t looking for fame

Yes, she has famous parents and a reality TV show, but she’s not the wildchild celebrity the paparazzi have painted her to be Until…The Scandal Delaney Masterson isn’t looking for fameYes, she has famous parents and a reality TV show, but she’s not the wildchild celebrity the paparazzi have painted her to be Until…The Scandal When an old boyfriend releases a private video, Delaney’s name becomes every comedian’s favorite punch line To escape the media, she sneaks away to Bell Harbor, Michigan—during the worst winter in fifty yearsAdventure show cameraman Grant Connelly has stayed away from Bell Harbor—mostly by choice—but when a family obligation converges Love Me Epub / with a spontaneous career decision, it’s time to return homeWhen bad weather, missing money, honkytonk musicians, and Elvis impersonators throw Grant and Delaney together on an unexpected road trip, emotions get all shook up They know only fools fall in love, but they can’t help falling Still, Delaney has a secret that could tear them apart foreverCan they weather the storm? Or will this romantic ride end at the Heartbreak Hotel?.


Paperback  ã Love Me Sweet eBook Ú Love Me  Epub /
  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Love Me Sweet (Bell Harbor, #3)
  • Tracy Brogan
  • English
  • 22 January 2018
  • 9781477819630

10 thoughts on “Love Me Sweet (Bell Harbor, #3)

  1. ♥Rachel♥ says:

    3.5 Stars

    Love Me Sweet was a fun romance filled with humor, wacky family, and a sweet, swoony romance.

    Delaney Masterson is no stranger to public scrutiny being one of the stars of a reality show, but when a humiliating sex tape surfaces, it all becomes too much and so she flees. Holing up in the tiny town of Bell Harbor, Michigan seems like the perfect idea until she ends up the reluctant roommate of sexy and irresistible, Grant Connelly.

    Grant’s hasn’t been home in years, he’s been trotting around the globe as the cameraman for a survival type “reality” show, but his brother’s impending wedding brings him back to back in Bell Harbor and unintentionally shacked up with Delaney. Somehow facing his family and mending fences is a little easier with her at his side, and it’s not very long before he wishes for something more with her.

    Love Me Sweet was a fast paced story, one that had me cracking up throughout. I usually dread romances where one character is harboring a secret through much of the book because I feel dread at it finally coming out and ruining anything sweet established, BUT I was so preoccupied with the journey that it didn’t bother me. Plus, I got why Delaney would want to keep up pretenses for as long as she could.

    It was fun because Grant was here, and everyone was being nice, and no one expected anything from her. She wasn’t performing in front of a camera for a nameless, faceless audience.—She was just…being herself. And she liked it.

    I hate “reality” shows for the most part, so I could totally understand how Delaney didn’t like it either. I would’ve hated to be in her shoes! The humiliation of the sex tape was a hard lesson, but it motivated her to make some positive changes.

    The developing romance between Grant and Delany was fast, but still believable. They had wonderful, steamy chemistry, and I had no problem buying into a HEA for these two. Of course, at some point I knew the truth would come out and be a setback, but thankfully it wasn’t too painful or drawn out.

    Besides the romance, zany characters, stolen money, and a disaster filled road trip provided laughs and entertainment that made Love Me Sweet a quick and fun reading experience!

    A copy was kindly provided by Montlake Romance in exchange for an honest review.

  2. Duchess Nicole says:

    I've been following Tracy Brogan on Facebook for awhile because I'm generally a fan of Montlake Romance titles, and I kept stumbling across her posts. I'm so glad I finally picked up a copy of one of her books. Even if this is not the first in the series, I didn't feel like there were chunks missing.

    If there is one thing I could say about this book, it's that it was funny and unique. It's not a typical boy meets girl but not so out out there that you can't grab ahold and run with the story. The heroine, Delaney, is running from the notoriety that surrounds her and her family. Their reality TV show brings out the fortune hunters in the way of paparazzi and ex boyfriends willing to sell sex tapes. Delaney wants to hide away for awhile, and randomly chooses Bar Harbor, Michigan.

    Seriously, in all her life she'd never seen so much snow. No wonder the whole damn state was shaped like a mitten.

    When her new landlady's son decides to show up and claim the house that Delaney has rented for the next six months, she fears her cover will be blown. But Bar Harbor is truly not caught up on Hollywood gossip, it seems, and she continues to fly under the radar. One shenanigan leads to another, however, and Delaney and Grant take and impromptu road trip through a veritable blizzard to recover stolen property.

    As I read through the story, I never had a clue as to what to expect on the next page. Tracy Brogan weaves humor, tenderness, romance, and a few unconventional life lessons into this book. From Bar Harbor, through a blizzard, to a tour bus with some pervy (but loveable) rednecks, to Graceland and Elvis-themed hotel rooms and a baby hat knitting contest, this was a wonderful mashup.

    I felt like the sexy department was a little lacking. There was great chemistry once Delaney and Grant let each other feel it. The build up was palpable, but it felt like the author felt too awkward to just go for it. Some authors (Kristan Higgins, Julie James) do this well but even they had a couple of awkward fade to black books before I was okay with the lack of sex. There's just something about an intimate encounter that sets the stage for the remainder of the romance for me. It doesn't HAVE to be explicit, but it had better be intimate in other ways.

    Still, I laughed and awww-ed my way through this one. The secondary characters were awesomely endearing and truly helped make the story. Brogan is another gem to find in the world of contemporary romance.

    Advance copy provided for review.

  3. Ian says:

    After her rat ex-boyfriend released a sex tape to the media, Delaney decides she needs to escape the scandal, the paparazzi that are hounding her, and the reality TV show about her celebrity family. She withdraws all her money, buys a beat-up old Volkswagen and heads for the middle of nowhere –– Bell Harbor, Michigan. She rents a ramshackle old house and settles in to ride out the scandal.

    Grant is the cameraman on an adventure / reality show. That is until his girlfriend decides the star of the show is better for her career than a lowly cameraman. He quits and heads home to Bell Harbor. Only, when he arrives he finds out that his mother has rented out his house to Delaney, that Delaney paid the entire six months rent in advance, and his mother has already spent the money.

    With very few options Delaney agrees to allow Grant to live in the house until he can get her money back. As the days go by neither can deny their attraction but Delaney is keeping her secrets, she knows that Grant loathes the Hollywood fakery and she is ultimate symbol of that.

    Then when Grant's mom absconds with a satchel that has all of Delaney's money in it, they both set off in hot pursuit to catch her before she spends the money. And just when everything seemed to be going her way, reality comes crashing back and all her secrets are revealed.

    Love Me Sweet is fairly typical contemporary romance. There are no real surprises in here. That said, at the moment there are only two authors of contemporary romance who are must reads for me. Terri Osburn and Tracy Brogan. They are very much the next generation of writers, and honestly if it wasn't for them I don't think I'd still be reading the genre.

    So yeah, you've probably read something like this before, but Love Me Sweet still sparkles. It's great fun and entertaining.

    Many thanks to Montlake Romance and Netgalley for providing me with this ARC

  4. Alaina says:

    Love Me Sweet was such an adorable book. I'm really happy that I randomly found this series on KU and that I enjoyed it so much.

    Okay, so this is the third and final book within the Bell Harbor Trilogy and it's about Delaney and Grant. Oh man, did I love these characters so freaking much. They were just an overall ideal and favorable couple. I have nothing bad to say about either of them. I also really liked how the romance developed between them at realistic level. There was no insta anything which made me like it even more.

    Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I'm really sad that the series is over.. unless there's going to be another book that I didn't know about?!?! Other than the novella.

  5. Tanja ~ T& says:

    Love Me Sweet is just that, a sweet read. Two people who have basically had it. Find themselves in a predicament where they have to share a living space. Neither is looking for love and both are a bit jaded by it. Delaney is running from a very public scandal. And Grant, well he has finally had it with the production crew he’s been working with.

    Delaney has rented a house and Grant thinks he is coming home to HIS house. Well….. you can just imagine what happens next. I gotta be honest; I stopped and started this book several times. Is it sweet? Yes. Has it been done before? Yes. Unfortunately it just didn’t have the tension and pull to keep me invested.

    In the end, Love Me Sweet just seems to miss the mark; however, I am sure there are many readers and fans of the series that will love it. I just need a bit more spice with my sweet :)

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  6. Bj says:

    4 A Whole Lot of Craziness Leads to Fun and Ultimately Love Stars! Lovers of romantic comedies will not want to miss Love Me Sweet. Brought together by the convergence of a number of sequences of unlikely events, Love Me Sweet proves that when you meet Mr. or Mrs. Right, there is no denying it, no matter how instantaneous or unlikely it may seem.

    While Love Me Sweet is the third book in the Bell Harbor Series, it can easily be read as a standalone. Although I did have the benefit of reading The Best Medicine, book 2 in this series first, where I was introduced to the hero's family, the romance between the primary couple in this book is fully contained within its pages, so you will not be lost if you have not read any of the prior books.

    Delaney Masterson has gone through a tough stretch. Not only is her family participating in a reality TV show that she only reluctantly participates in, but the paparazzi have recently made her a tabloid sensation following her ex-boyfriend's release of a sex tape which she had previously been unaware of. In a desperate attempt to find privacy, she flees LA and heads to the one place that she figures that the media will not be able to find her, Bell Harbor, Michigan (a small town burried in snow, as it's the dead of winter).

    There she pays cash up front for a six-month rental where she hopes to hide out until the media finds it's next target. Little does she know though that the woman she rents from does not actually own the house. Her son, who has been traveling the world as a cameraman for One Man, One Planet, does. Moreover his unanticipated return home for his brother's wedding (the hero from Best Medicine), never mind his spur of the moment resignation, brings it all to a head when given the weather, and a number of other factors, Delaney and Tyler are forced to be unexpected and reluctant roommates.

    Needless to say the sparks fly, but concerned with her location being revealed to the media, Delaney had rented the house under an alias. A fact which she keeps intending to disclose to Ty but, as one crazy event leads to another, she keeps postponing. Oh, and did I mention that Ty as a showbiz native despises Hollywood fame seekers? Can true love survive in the end when the inevitable, never mind a whole string of other humorous obstacles, come barreling along?

    All in all, I found Love Me Sweet to be a humorous, light and entertaining romantic read. This is one book that is sure to keep you smiling throughout and leave you with a warm and fuzzy feeling in the end!

    Source: Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review.

  7. Vicki says:

    Delaney Masterson is part of a reality TV family. Her parents are famous and so everyone wants to know how they live their day to day life. Delaney's ex from about 6 years back decides to release a sex tape that she never knew existed.

    Running from the press that has hounded her and accused her of releasing the tape herself for publicity. She ends up in Bell Harbor Michigan. Not only that but, she ends up in this northern town right as the polar vortex decided to rear it's freezing head.

    Renting a house to hide for the next little while she pays in cash to the landlady in order to keep her identity a secret. Signing her name on the rental agreement, it is misread as Elaine Masters, so she runs with it. It will be easy for her to use that name while hiding away. From this point she introduces herself with this name.

    Grant Connelly has problems on the set of his own reality show and decides it is time to head back home. His brother is getting married and he feels it is time to go back to Michigan. Back to the house his Grandfather left him upon his death.

    Grant and Delaney meet and find themselves thrown together by circumstances beyond their control. They decide to share the house in question for a while until they can sort out the details as to who belongs where.

    With twists and turns that involve Delaney's money being stolen and Grant's mother going missing they set out for the south to intercept the money. Each time Grant asks questions, Delaney lies to keep him from finding out who she really is. She does not want to tell him about her family and her sex tape since he does not recognize her.

    While driving in the snow they have an accident that sets them up to meet some very colorful characters. They continue to head south while the snow continues to fall. The polar vortex is dipping south bringing so much snow that travel is increasingly dangerous.

    Spending time together while traveling means that Delaney thinks about coming clean to Grant and telling him the truth about her identity. She keeps letting little hiccups stop her from confessing. Arriving in Memphis, the couple has an opportunity to get to know one another even better while in a Elvis styled hotel. Their traveling companions bring so much comedy to the mix that the entire trip is a funny adventure.

    The tension Delaney feels becomes palpable as they search for the missing money. With her lies and half truths she keeps delaying telling him who she is and fears his inevitable discovery.

    This is a funny, interesting and exciting book. The characters are really fun and well developed. There is not a dull character in the book. Tracy Brogan really does bring characters and dialog to life.

    I won this book and I am so glad that I did! It was an awesome book! There is so much more to this book that you just have to read to believe. It is hilarious!

  8. Sandra Hutchison says:

    I don't read a lot of traditional romances, but the good writing and snarky sense of humor in this one caught my interest and kept me going even though it spends a lot of time relying on one of my personal least-favorite plot devices -- somebody's keeping a secret and when it comes out, somebody else is going to feel totally betrayed. I did put it down for a while, but ultimately I was carried along to the end because the characterization was fun, the dialogue was believable, there was plenty of romping, it had a good heart, and it fairly regularly made me laugh out loud. I adore lines like the unhappy hero's take on his brother and sister-in-law: They'd been doing that all night, that seemingly unconscious touching. It was like sharing a meal with static cling. Ha! Recommended for anyone who enjoys a comic but heartfelt romance. Probably extra recs if you love reality TV, gossip mags, or Elvis (none of which I do).

  9. Linda says:

    A small-town, winter wonderland romance with endearing characters and oodles of humor!

    All he wanted was a long, hot shower and a long, deep sleep.
    Meaning that whoever this pissed-off brunette was, whatever deal she'd arranged with his flaky mother, they could talk about it after he'd scrubbed the jungle from his skin and rinsed the shampoo from his hair.
    What do you mean it belongs to you? It can't belong to you. I just rented it, said the girl aiming that pink blow-dryer right at his heart.
    If he wasn't so damn exhausted, he might find that funny. She was holding the thing as if it would protect her. It was a blow-dryer! He nodded at it. What do you plan to do with that thing, honey? Style me to death?

    LOVE ME SWEET by Tracy Brogan is the third book in the author's Bell Harbor series and the first book I've ever read by this author. However, it, most assuredly, won't be the last for me as I already have the first book in this series , CRAZY LITTLE THING, sitting on my nightstand. Because I started with this book, I can attest that LOVE ME SWEET works well as a standalone. I thoroughly enjoyed it! I started reading it after supper one evening and simply could not put it down until I'd read the very last word around 2am the next morning. This is the story of Delaney Masterson, a reality TV star, and Grant Connelly, an adventure show cameraman.

    Both leads were great! Actually, to be totally honest, I wanted to shake the heroine a few times, but I quickly got over it and moved on. I loved - in random order - the couple's sweet and hot romance, their flirty dialogue, the charming, well-paced storyline, the author's writing style, the perfect HEA ending that positively oozed warm fuzzies, the charity aspect, the small-town snowy setting, the drama, the parts associated with Elvis and the Heartbreak Hotel, the pink hair dryer and the humor .... LOL! Did I miss anything?

    It's hard to pick a favorite scene since I had so many, but, at one point, the couple were in pursuit of the hero's mom on treacherous icy roads when they lost control and their car ploughed into a snowdrift destined not to move until a wrecker could be called. This was such a cute scene with the most delightfully sexy and comical banter. To top off all this deliciousness, there's an icing-on-the-cake snippet about a luminescent red bra. Trust me. You need to read it to experience it. I laughed 'til I cried.

    Bottom-line: If you're looking for a small-town winter-wonderland romance with completely endearing characters, dashes of humor, and a steamy romance, look no further than LOVE ME SWEET!

    My full review is posted at Reading Between The Wines Book Club. Please check it out here: http://www.readingbetweenthewinesbook...

    4 1/2 Wine Glasses!

  10. Anne Pfeffer says:

    As a fan of Tracy Brogan’s Bell Harbor series, I was wondering how she was going to write her newest installment, which is about Grant Connelly. Remember him? The older brother of Tyler Connolly, nurturing man-of-the-family hero in The Best Medicine? The brother that Tyler described as an “ass”?

    Well, in Love Me Sweet, we get to know Grant, who is just as hot as Tyler, but who wandered far from the family nest for a decade before returning home to Bell Harbor. And when gets there, he finds that his crazy kleptomaniac mother has rented his home to a beautiful girl who says her name is Elaine Masters.

    There’s a strong attraction, but we readers know that Elaine (really Delaney) is running away from a scandal and is scared to tell Grant the truth about herself. We have the enjoyable job of watching them fall in love while trying to resolve a series of disasters created by Grant’s mom, and while Delaney tries to find a way to tell Grant her secret.

    Love Me Sweet has all the fun (and required) features of a romance – the hunky guy, the protacted courtship studded with setbacks and misunderstandings, the simmering sexual tension, and of course the HEA ending. But Brogan also gives us a story line that goes beyond the romance and nicely developed characters who we can like and empathize with.

    We understand why Tyler thinks badly of his brother, but we also come to understand Grant and learn that he’s a pretty good guy. We root for the two brothers to reconcile. Not to mention waiting for Grant and Delaney to drop their defenses and do what they really want to do, which is jump each other’s bones! Theirs is an appealing and believable love story.

    Characters from the two prior books make their appearances as well – obviously, Evie, Tyler, and his mother Donna, and even the ubiquitous Fontaine Baker, wedding planner extraordinaire. What Bell Harbor book would be complete without him?

    Another fun, highly readable book from this series. Great entertainment on a rainy afternoon!

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