Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Blog Tour: Now Leaving Sugartown by carmen Jenner

Title: Now Leaving Sugartown
Series: Sugartown #4
Author: Carmen Jenner
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 11, 2015


Pepper Ryan grew up the troublesome, spoiled child of a rock god. With her less-than-stellar parentage, and the bipolar disorder that has plagued her existence, to say this little firecracker is a handful would be the understatement of the century.

Sammy Belle spent more than half his life saving Pepper. He’d been her strength, her sanity, and the protective brotherly figure she never wanted to have.

They were never meant to be together.

They gave in anyway.

And just when Sammy thought he had everything he wanted, Pepper ran.

Now twenty-three, Pepper returns to Sugartown, a failed tattoo artist with one too many screws loose who’s down on her luck, wielding an ice cream van as beaten up as her heart.

Sugartown’s most coveted bachelor has always been content with the quiet life he leads until Pepper, the hellion from his past, returns to test his strength, his patience, and perhaps even his sanity. But two can play at that game, and Pepper is about to learn that Sam can give as good as he gets.

Can this good country boy survive Pepper’s cruel city world, or will the whole thing be put down to a bout of temporary insanity?

One thing is for certain:

He’s crazy about her.

She’s just crazy.

Warning: Intended for an 18+ audience. Contains sexual content, oodles of profanity, a firefighter so hot you may need a very cold shower, and one pink-haired crazy Harajuku girl.


4.5 Star Review by Lisa Kane

The thing I know about Carmen Jenner's books is that there will always be parts that will gut you like a fish. Moments in the story that will leave your soul open and bleeding. This one-was more like hemorrhaging. 

Pepper Ryan-Harris-Rowe and Sammy Belle are familiar characters from the previous books. Pepper is the daughter of Holly and Coop, although Jackson raised her, as Coop spends most of his time touring with Taint, his band. Sammy is the son of Bob, whose other offspring is Ana Belle, Elijah's wife. Sammy is 6 years older than Pepper and has always made it his mission to protect her. Somewhere along the lines things got blurred and as she became a beautiful teenager, Sammy's feelings morphed from brotherly love to one more of a sexual nature. But he would not let himself give in to those feelings, in spite of Pepper's attempts to seduce him. On the other hand, Sammy might not be able to have Pepper in the way he wanted her, but he made damn sure to cockblock (or whatever you would call the female equivalent of that) the guys who lusted around her. 

When she graduated from high school finally the two acted on their real feelings for each other. The thing is Pepper has real demons that plague her, voices that tell her horrible things about herself. I don't want to spoil the storyline but her inner struggles are heart breaking. She would rather remove herself from Sammy and her family than to ever poison their lives. On the outside she is snarky and sassy and kick ass. But on the inside she is truly tormented.  

"I am broken, Sam. I'm not whole. I'm messed up, and I'm more than you can handle."

Five years have gone by since she upped and left Sugartown. Sammy may act as though her being back leaves him unaffected, but his world is upside down again. There is so much love between these two. I think Sammy just may be my favorite resident in Sugartown, he is such a caring person and always places Pepper above himself. 

I loved this story. I devoured each of the books in this series, and while each had their WTF moments, this one was more of a series of anguished moments, tempered with lots of steamy sexy scenes and ones flavored with witty banter and humor. But as in all of Carmen Jenner's  books, this one had raw, gritty passages that made my eyes wet. I'm for one sorry to leave Sugartown, this was one of my favorite series!  

"If you leave me, I'm coming with you. You can run as far and as fast as you want, but I'll be right behind you. I'll be right here." 
He places his hand against the centre of my chest.
"Right where I've always been. And one of these days, Pepper, you're gonna realize that your feet are awfully fucking tired."


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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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