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Down in Whynot, NC, there are three things that hold true: one, life moves just a little bit slower; two, family means everything; and three, you don’t mess with history.   

When his family decides to sell a home that’s been part of their history for more than a century, Lowe Mancinkus is madder than a hornet. To add insult to injury, the woman who purchased it is some fancy-pants city girl looking to fix it up and sell it off. Doesn’t matter that she’s sexy as hell or that just being near her gets his blood racing like never before. That home belongs to his family, or at least it did until she came to town.   

Well that just won’t do, now will it?   

From the moment that she laid eyes on the historical home in rural North Carolina, Melinda Rothschild knew Mainer House was something special. The perfect escape from life in New York City, Melinda signed the papers and set to work restoring the house to its natural beauty. That is until an angry Lowe showed up on her doorstep one day - with a scowl on his handsome, chiseled face and a shotgun in his strong, muscular arms.   

Is it getting hot in here?   

Melinda’s about to get a lesson on life in the South, but Lowe is about to learn a lesson of his own - this city girl doesn’t back down from a fight.

©2017 Juliette Poe (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Fun and Light Hearted listen

I'm quite enjoying listening to The Sex and Sweet Tea series on audio. Stubborn as a Mule is the second book in the series, which focuses on the Mancinkus siblings finding love in small town Whynot.

Lowe Mancinkus and Melinda Rothschild definitely do not make good first impressions on each other. Of course it isn't long before annoyance and frustration turns to attraction, and Lowe and Mely find themselves wanting to spend more time together. Such a sweet slow burn romance, which has gained the attention of all of the locals.

Whynot is a small town where everyone knows everyone else's business. There are lots of fun and quirky characters and small town antics to keep the listener amused. The fun interactions between Lowe and Mely's bestie, Morri. Floyd who is just a little bit nuts and likes to see himself as the town's protector. And then there is the town's mean girl Lynette, who just wants to cause trouble. Not all smooth sailing for Lowe and Mely, but this was a really fun and light hearted listen

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  • L. Ruble
  • 11-08-2019

Stephanie Rose ruined the BOOK!!! Again

Why does Audible continue to let her narrate any books! She has ruined so many books I’ve tried to listen to and if it wasn’t free I would have returned it. The other narrators are amazing.

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  • Kristin
  • 05-10-2020

Yikes

The performance were good. It is a shame the story had supposedly ‘enlightened’ characters spouting some decidedly unenlightened views.

There were some things throughout that gave me pause, a comment from the lead female to her gay BFF saying his flamboyant dress was not “normal” and slut-shaming comments by her and other characters. But I stuck it out. Then with a little over an hour remaining, the lead male dared to try to tell a Black gay character that the Confederate flag did not represent racism or hate, and he knew the real story because he was a History major, and I had to quit. It is bad enough trying to pass off historically inaccurate information, but to do so using a Black LGBTQ+ character who then responds with a “thank you for educating me” reaction is beyond the pale.

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  • Helen
  • 03-09-2020

Feelgood & sizzle.

The best kind of feelgood with a side of sizzle there is according to me.

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  • justkeepswimming05
  • 20-02-2020

I had a goofy grin listening to this book.

Obviously different but this has a Hope Floats feel to it. (The movie) This was definitely funny and light hearted which I needed. After some serious and sad books I needed something like this. I want to be friends with these people!

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  • Sintija
  • 18-11-2019

enjoyable fun story!

enjoyed book 2 much more than first one. it is super fun and easy listen. good narration. interesting charakters.

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  • AudibleJunkie65
  • 20-07-2019

Wonderfully funny 😄

Made me laugh so hard. My kids thought I was nuts. I really enjoy Sawyer Bennett books so I figured that I would give her pen name (Juliette Poe) a try. Some of the shenanigans that went on in this story were a great laugh.

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  • A.Fernandez
  • 10-07-2019

Adorable

This was the cutest story ever. I loved, and enjoyed every moment of this story.

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  • Kaitlin
  • 09-07-2019

Entertaining

Pretty predictable but a easy listen! Enjoyed it. Built the characters relationship pretty well...... ........

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  • Reggie
  • 05-07-2019

this one was funny as all get out!

We got a preview to the feud between Lowe Mancinkus and Melinda Rothschild in book 1...Melinda purchased the Mainer House (Lowe's ancestry home) and Lowe was not happy. He proceeded to board up the house and 'defended' it with a shotgun...then he painted the shutters bright pink, when he was court ordered to remove the boards and paint the house. The pair end up, again, in front of Judge Bowman, who has had enough! Lowe is ordered to renovate the house for 200 hrs, and Melinda is supposed to track his hours. The shenanigans do not stop there...throw in a self-appointed town protector, who gossips as much as a girl, and this book will have you in stitches! I love this couple, and of course, Lowe's grandfather-Pap. Time to move on to the rest of the series!

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  • Peace
  • 23-07-2019

anybody who tries to make light of the Confederate

anybody who tries to tell me that a different version of the Confederate flag story can basically kiss my ass I really did like this out there until I heard that part and now I'm just like damn skip skip skip let me get to the end of this f****** story I am so tired of white people trying to downplay what black people went through a black people's feelings and I'm very very over that

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