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Flora Buchanan doesn’t think a relationship is an option. A variety of mental health issues - anxiety, OCD, and PTSD - make it seem impossible to find love. Instead, she seeks joy in the one thing that is safe and ordered: her sweet shop in Glasgow.

Mac Sharkey is ready to start a new life after being released from jail. As part of the infamous Sharkey family, she took care of business on the edge of the law for the once criminal, and now legitimate, empire. After being sentenced to jail time her cousin should have shared, she’s promised a quiet life running her dream barber shop.

Flora and Mac are bound together by a night that changed their lives two years before and never thought they’d ever see each other again. But when Mac opens up her barber shop right next to Flora’s sweet shop, their connection comes roaring back.

©2021 Jenny Frame (P)2021 Bold Strokes Books Inc

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  • 01-12-2021

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I appreciate that the book tried to touch on peoples disabilities but the book and characters were one dimensional. The whole book is just one character with OCD and one is a Savior. I had a hard time finishing the book because it became corny. I love JF books and I hope she writes another one soon but this one wasn’t one of my favorites.

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  • Leena
  • 15-01-2022

Beautiful romance

I felt this book was specifically written to me. As an autistic and socially anxious queer person myself, I found Flora very relatable, and her struggles were depicted with surprising accuracy. Best of all, the story isn't only about autism, it's just a part of Flora's existence.

The story is a gentle, beautiful romance. The narrator does an excellent job. I do wish the book was a bit longer, as I feel the Sharkie dynasty, and Flora and Mac's stories could have been explored more thoroughly, but I went for this book knowing its length, and for what it was, and how it was described, it was the perfect package.

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  • Poppinson
  • 30-12-2021

full of sweetness

i love Jenny Frame. she writes with such heart and the characters are full of kindness and sweetness its addictive. Amy Putt is the perfect narrator to voice her stories. i want more!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 18-12-2021

I loved the narrator!

The story was great and I loved this narrator! I was excited to see the issues of anxiety, OCD and autism brought up and worked through as well.

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  • Coffeebrown1985
  • 04-12-2021

Another Hit

Another great story by Frame. It also was well narrated Putt did a awesome job. I hoped to read more about the Sharkeys. Maybe a story of Izza all grown up.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-12-2021

I Definitely Stan Frame's Work

I think I've read or listened to everything Jenny Frame has published. The Butch-Femme characters she brings to life give me the kinda books I love to read. I wait eagerly for every book and hope to the goddess that each book has a sequel. Sweet Suprise was a great read. It's a slow-burn romance with the right amount of action and intrigue. I hope there will be a sequel. In short, another awesome book.

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  • Margaret
  • 24-11-2021

Excellent!

I loved Sweet Surprise. Who doesn't dream about a Princess Charming riding in to rescue us? Amy Putt did a great job with the narration.

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  • diana rooot
  • 20-11-2021

An amazing story

Listening to stories with characters like Flora give me a feeling I am not alone.
It is so hopeful that more writers will bring on the true challenges of people like Flora in to stories that show love in such a way that brought me to tears.
This story is about love and loving someone who Is challenged.
The strong bond of family the strong relationship between two people and the understanding of how a person can be loved who feels so different.
I am different and I have read other authors books that bring out this kind of love story. It helps me in so many ways to feel less different.
I so recommend this book to everyone.
Thank to the Author Jenny Frame and the narrator Amy Putt it is a perfect love story in my opinion.

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  • Rabid Reader
  • 19-11-2021

Loved it!!!

I loved everything about this book. I loved that there was some “mob” vibe. I loved how gentle, caring and protective Mack could be with people she loves and how bad ass she can get when called for. I loved Flora-quirks and all 😀. Jenny Frame did an excellent job of describing the challenges a person with mental health issues go through. I am so looking forward to book 2. I really hope this is a new series. I loved narration! I look forward to reading and listening to it again. 👍🏾!!!

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  • 16-11-2021

Jenny Frame and her butches!

I have yet to be disappointed by a Jenny Frame book, I've loved them all and this one is no exception, damn I am suck a sucker for a tough butch with a heart of gold and no one writes them better than Frame!

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