Down in Whynot, NC, there are three things that hold true: 1) life moves just a little bit slower, 2) family means everything, and 3) you don’t mess with history.

When his family decides to sell a home that’s been part of their history for over a century, Lowe Mancinkus is madder than a hornet. To add insult to injury, the woman who purchased it is some fancy pants, city girl looking to fix it up and sell it off. Doesn’t matter that she’s sexy as hell or that just being near her gets his blood racing like never before. That home belongs to his family, or at least it did until she came to town.

Well that just won’t do, now will it?

From the moment that she laid eyes on the historical home in rural North Carolina, Melinda Rothschild knew Mainer House was something special. The perfect escape from life in New York City, Melinda signed the papers and set to work restoring the house to its natural beauty. That is until an angry Lowe showed up on her doorstep one day. With a scowl on his handsome, chiseled face. And a shotgun in his strong, muscular arms.

Is it getting hot in here?

Melinda’s about to get a lesson on life in the south, but Lowe is about to learn a lesson of his own – this city girl doesn’t back down from a fight.

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* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 3.5 Stars ~

Stubborn As A Mule was a fun and flirty enemies to lovers story. It’s the second book in Juliette Poe’s series. I will say that I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I did the first book in this series. But this was still an enjoyable read. I just didn’t get sucked into the storyline like I did with book 1. I found that I had trouble connecting to the heroine in this story.

Stubborn As A Mule is a standalone novel and told from mainly Dual POV, but we do get a couple added POV’s in there to add to the story. I will say that is probably the biggest reason I couldn’t connect to the story as well, there were a lot of secondary stories going on. Especially between Lowe and Morri D. (Mely’s BFF) I kind of found that a little distracting and I felt it took away from Mely and Lowe really connecting. You’ll understand more once you read this book.

This is another great beach read. Not a lot of drama but just enough to keep you turning the page. This is a typical enemies to lovers story that is filled with some good angst. As with book 1 this is the fun and sweet, swoony side of Sawyer Bennett. I truly enjoy this alter ego she has shown us. I look forward to the other books in this series.

In this book we follow Lowe and Mely’s story. Mely is from New York who has purchased the Mainer House from Lowe’s family and is restoring it. This does not make Lowe happy. he feels a strong familial connection to the Mainer House and so he takes his anger out on Mealy and her house. That is until he is ordered by the Judge to fix everything and help her restore the house. Neither of them were happy about this. But in turn it could turn out to be the best thing to happen to both of them. I enjoyed watching these two turn things around and open up themselves to each other.

Again I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of an enemies to lovers type story that is sweet, fun and flirty. If you are a fan of Sawyer Bennett’s you don’t want to miss the sweeter side of her that is Juliette Poe!!!











Juliette Poe is the sweet and swoony alter ego of New York Times Best Selling author, Sawyer Bennett.

A fun-loving southern girl, Juliette knows the allure of sweet tea, small towns, and long summer nights, that some of the best dates end sitting on the front porch swing, and that family is top priority. She brings love in the south to life in her debut series, Sex & Sweet Tea.

When Juliette isn’t delivering the sweetest kind of romance, she’s teaching her southern belle daughter the fine art of fishing, the importance of wearing Chucks, and the endless possibilities of a vivid imagination.

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