Wednesday, March 11, 2015

New Release & Review ~ 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
Review copy provided by author


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.

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My Review

Holy Hell! Carmen Jenner made me cry like a little baby, not just once.......not twice.....but a bunch of times! This story was so EMOTIONAL. It broke my heart reading it. I felt so much for Sam and Pepper and wanted desperately for them to be together......but sometimes that's not always whats best.
Sam was so sweet, sexy, strong & stable
Everything Pepper needed, but didn't want.
Pepper was a force. Feisty, seductive, emotional and had powerful demons. These demons caused her to run from Sam years ago, but the pull of him brought her back to Sugartown. 
It was fun to see the whole gang again in this last book of the series. Granted many years have passed since Greetings From Sugartown, but everyone is pretty much the same. 
We learn early on that Pepper has some issues that are holding her hostage. When the extent of these issues is revealed it is heartbreaking. You want Sam to help her. Pull her together. He has always been her rock in the past.....but he learns that he might not be able to be what she really needs.
As they get reacquainted with each other we learn about how they grew up and what their relationship was like from the beginning. And in true Carmen fashion they do things that just make you want to say "pull your head outta your ass!!" but that is what makes the story so great!
This was truly a fantastic read! Sam was everything I could have hoped for in a heroine. The perfect match for Pepper. Would he be able to do what needs to be done for Pepper's well being? Will Pepper be able to accept that help that she desperately needs?
Bravo Mrs. Jenner! A fantastic conclusion to your series.

Totally Addicted 

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#1 Welcome to Sugartown


#2 Enjoy Your Stay


#3 Greetings from Sugartown


 About the Author

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.



  1. Gah! Amber you kill me! Thank you so much for such a great review! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Reading the reviews from bloggers who have been following this series from the very beginning has been just as crazy emotional for me as writing the conclusion to it! Loved your review, my sweet! 😊💗💗💗