Sweet On You – Becky Wade – Bradford Sisters Romance #3 – Bethany House Publishers – Published 30 April 2019
Britt and Zander have been best friends since they met thirteen years ago, but unbeknownst to Britt, Zander has been in love with her for just as long. When Zander’s uncle dies of mysterious causes, he returns to Washington to investigate. As they work together to uncover his uncles tangled past, will the truth of what lies between them also come to light?
Sweet On You is divine. I absolutely loved every page of this amazingly sweet romance. One part art-heist mystery the other part a best-friends to lovers romance, Sweet On You captures everything that is so loveable about the Bradford Sisters Romance series and dials it up to awesome levels.
Britt and Zander have been best friends since they were kids. While Britt loves their friendship and frequently reminds her sisters that guys and girls can be just friends, Zander has romantic feelings for Britt that he has long kept secret. When Zander’s uncle dies in suspicious circumstances he returns from his year abroad and must face both the secrets of his uncle’s past and his feelings for Britt.
While some books need to come with a box of tissues, Sweet On You needs to come with a box of chocolates. Seriously, reading some of these scenes without a handy source of chocolate was agony. Oh, the cravings. Britt is a master chocolatier and that passion for food and her craft shines through every page. I loved the sweet moments Britt and Zander share in the kitchen, whether in real time or in fondly remembered flashbacks.
I loved that this contemporary romance novel was also part mystery. Zander and Britt work to piece together the clues of Zander’s uncle’s past and involvement in an art heist. They do some solid detective work and, despite the precautions they take, find themselves in a tight spot, which adds loads of suspense to the end of the book. I was intrigued by the mystery and enjoyed how it wove through and drove the plot, but I mostly appreciated how this gave Zander and Britt the perfect backdrop to explore their changing relationship.
I loved Britt’s voice -quirky, confident and slightly bossy- and how Wade so perfectly captures her character and brought her to life. She is by far my favourite of the Bradford sisters and her book is my favourite of the series – though they are all great reads. Each book in the series can be read as a standalone title, but it might make more sense to follow each sister’s journey chronologically through the series, as they all play such a big part in each other’s lives.
I love friends to lovers romance stories and Britt and Zander’s is very well written. Their friendship is so believable, so tangible in all the little things they do together, how well they can read each other, and how they support and annoy each other. Along with great romance, Sweet On You continues this series’ tradition of strong sisterly bonds, a close-knit community and fun, quirky characters.
I can very highly recommend Sweet On You. I absolutely loved this charming and adorable book.
The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.
Category: Adult fiction
Genre: Christian – contemporary.
Themes: Mystery, friendship, romance, chocolate, art, theft, secrets, cooking, family.
Published: 30 April 2019 by Bethany House Publishers.
Format: Hardcover, paperback, ebook. 368 pages.