“Five hundred and eleven days had passed since he’d seen her last. Five hundred and eleven days that had been hollower and duller and at times brutally lonely for him because Britt Bradford hadn’t been physically present in any of them.”

Opening Lines of Sweet On You by Becky Wade

Last the reader saw Zander, in the Bradford Sisters Romance series by Becky Wade, he is off to explore the world no longer able to cope with being in the same small town with the woman he loves and having to watch her fall in love with others. Britt Bradford is completely oblivious to Zander’s true motive for leaving, and similarly, his feelings for her. Upon the sudden death of Zander’s uncle, and the start of the third and last novel Sweet On You, the two find themselves with a lot of questions about the man they both thought they knew and on the edge of an adventure that keep the pages turning.

Britt’s chocolate creations, and Becky’s descriptions, are mouth-watering and a lovely metaphor for the unfolding story. Having chocolate near to hand whilst reading this one is highly recommended! The mystery surrounding the life of Zander’s uncle requires Nora’s help to research and it’s wonderful to see the familiar characters from the first two novels back in this one. Swiftly, the mystery takes an artistic turn and I appreciated the added historical complexities as much as their modern-day consequences.

This book is my cup of tea, full of intrigue and romance with a healthy dollop of humour. If you are looking to #WadeIntoAGoodBook, this is one not to be missed! It’s a five out of five on the en-JOY-ment scale!

From the back cover:

Britt Bradford and Zander Ford have been the best of friends since they met thirteen years ago. Unbeknown to Britt, Zander has been in love with her for just as long.

Independent and adventurous Britt channels her talent into creating chocolates at her hometown shop. Zander is a bestselling author who’s spent the past 18 months traveling the world. He’s achieved a great deal but still lacks the only thing that ever truly mattered to him–Britt’s heart.

When Zander’s uncle dies of mysterious causes, he returns to Merryweather, Washington, to investigate, and Britt is immediately there to help. Although this throws them into close proximity, both understand that an attempt at romance could jeopardize their once-in-a-lifetime friendship. But while Britt is determined to resist any change in their relationship, Zander finds it increasingly difficult to keep his feelings hidden.

As they work together to uncover his uncle’s tangled past, will the truth of what lies between them also, finally, come to light?

I received a complimentary copy of the book from Bethany House Publishers through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

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