Sunday, March 26, 2017

Review @SableSylvan - Beauty and The BBQ by Sable Sylvan (The Feminine Mesquite #2)

Beauty and The BBQ
The Feminine Mesquite #2
by Sable Sylvan

Goodreads blurb:  Recipe for a red hot romance: one part bear shifter, one part BBW, a bit of BDSM, and a whole lot of BBQ!

The last thing Abigail 'Abby O' Olivia Quincy needs in her life is drama. After dumping her loser ex, she goes home to Fallowedirt, Texas for winter break to focus on her thesis...but the curvy gal is distracted by polar bear shifter Clove Scoville. The future beta of the Viking bred Scoville Polar Clan of Oslo, Norway is at his brother's Manor to escape something else…but he can’t escape his attraction to his future sister-in-law. Will Fate need a little help from Santa Claus to show these two that the best gift they can give each other for Christmas is true love?

Beauty and the meat...

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a BBW in possession of a healthy appetite must be in want of a BBQ, and the eldest heir to the Quincy sauce company, Alice Quincy, and her kin are no exception. While Alice and her fiancé Herb are busy formulating The Feminine Mesquite's next sauce, Abby is stuck in her study, working on her thesis...while working on ignoring the handsome shifter who, even working quietly the next table over, manages to get her goat. She doesn't have time for drama...but does she have time for true love?

Booty for the beast...

Someone once said that it was a truth universally acknowledged that man in possession of a great fortune must be in want of a wife, but while that was true for Herb Scoville, alpha of the polar clan, his brother Clove thought it was just a line from a fairytale. After all, only princes found a princess at the end of the story, not beasts like Clove...but when he sees the beauty who has haunted his every waking moment in the flesh in his brother's parlor, will he start to reconsider?

Beauty and the feast...

The two can't ignore the attraction they have for each other. After all, it's not like they could ignore it at their older siblings' engagement party. The only thing hotter than the new 'Awesome Sauce' their siblings are brewing is the sexual tension brewing between Abby and Clove. Will a game at the Mesquite Manor barbecue involving handcuffs bring this couple together...or tear them even further apart?

The Feminine Mesquite is a five book series featuring the five curvy Quincy Sisters and the five alpha male polar bear shifters who are the heirs to the Scoville fortune. Can the ten heirs learn to get along, and will they find comfort in each other’s arms...or in each other’s beds? Each book is at least 25,000 words long, comprising a full-length novella. There are no cliffhangers, and every book ends with a guaranteed happily ever after (after all, these are fairy tales). These fairy tale romances feature everything you love from a bear shifter romance. Each book is a standalone, however, there is an overarching story. Don’t fret: if you haven’t read preceding book in the series, a short recap will be included in the first part of each book to get you up to speed...and you’ll want to read all five books because the last book’s epilogue features --, wait, why am I telling you? You’re going to need to read them all and find out for yourself!

Look for all five books in this series on Amazon, all $0.99 or FREE via Kindle Unlimited (KU). “The Cinderella Cook-Off”, “Beauty And The BBQ”, “Spicy Beauty”, “The Matchstick Grill”, and “Little Red Hot Sauce” all have hot sauces and teas for making iced sweet tea that tie into the books, which you can find on

About the Author:  The only thing I love more than reading hot paranormal romances is writing down my fantasies and sharing them with readers like you. My heroes are strong alpha male bear shifters who can be grizzly and gruff at times...but when it comes to their fated mates, they're absolute teddy bears. My curvy heroines are strong, sassy women, which is why the werebear men who love them will do anything for their love.

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All books are standalones, but if you want to read them in my recommended order, read them based on publication date.

GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEAR SHIFTERS - based on Goldilocks and the Three Bears
LITTLE RED RIDING BEARS - based on Little Red Riding Hood
BEAUTY AND THE BILLIONAIRE BEAR - based on Beauty and the Beast
THREE GRIZZLIES GRUFF - based on Three Billy Goats Gruff
RUMPLED BEAR SKIN - based on Rumpelstiltskin
BLUE BEAR - based on Bluebeard
THE BEAR PRINCE - based on The Frog Prince/Iron Henry
BEAR IN BOOTS - based on Puss in Boots
THE TWELVE DANCING BEARS SERIES - based on The Twelve Dancing Princesses, read in any order! It doesn't matter in which order Grizzly Bear Buns, Polar Bear Buns, Black Bear Buns, Cinnamon Bear Buns, Panda Bear Buns, or Koala Bear Buns are read!

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My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!!

***I choose what I read and review based on what intrigues me!!  Yes, I got a review copy of this book, but no one tells me what to think, feel, or write about any book!! And I bought my own copy already!

This is the 2nd book in this series, but it is still in Sable’s awesome shifter world where you know your mate when your mark glows and changes.  Of course the bear yelling at you may indicate this as well!  This book is for adults only due to the steamy content.  While it isn’t mandatory to read them in order, you will be missing out if you don’t read them in order to know and love all the sassy sisters and Herb.

This is Abby and Clove’s story.  Of course, there is drama and misunderstandings, but it makes it that much better.  I love how they irritate each other, but always come together.  They are like magnets pushing each other away and then one of them reverses to pull them back together.  I like both of them, but Alice is still my fav!

I recommend this book to any HEA fan who loves bear shifters and sassy women!

Interested in reading???

See my review of The Cinderella Cook-Off!!!
See my review of Grizzly Bear Buns!!!
See my review of Polar Bear Buns!!!
See my review of Black Bear Buns!!!
See my review of Cinnamon Bear Buns!!!
See my review of Panda Bear Buns!!!
See my review of Koala Bear Buns!!!
See my review of The Little Bear Maid!!!
See my review of The Bear Prince!!!
See my review of Blue Bear!!!
See my review of Rumpled Bear Skin!!!
See my review of Little Red Riding Bears!!!

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