Grayson Cooper is livid when he learns his father left him a keychain with a strawberry charm rather than ownership of the successful Guac Ole company. He’s been groomed for this position since he escaped the factory floor as a teen and joined Jack in the corporate offices. But what good is the CEO title without the stock shares?
College dropout Becca Nash is dumbfounded to learn that she now owns controlling voting stock in the company where she’s just a line supervisor. The pay bump will help her take care of her mother’s nursing home care, but the corporate halls intimidate her–and who wants to hobnob with those snobs anyhow?
Stymied at every turn by her attitude, Grayson tries to steal back those shares but surprisingly loses his heart to Becca instead. What he does discover is a secret that could blow apart not only Becca’s world but his whole family. With so much hanging in the balance, Grayson must decide whether it’s better to follow his head or his heart.
Title: Sweet Texas Charm
Series: Sweet Texas Secrets #3
Author: Robyn Neeley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: April 14, 2020
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
It’s always a bittersweet moment for me when a series reaches its conclusion, and Sweet Texas Charm certainly ended the Sweet Texas Secrets multi-author series on a very high note. Although you “could” read Becca and Gray’s story as a standalone it really does work best as the final story in the series for there are events, background information and a seamless feeling to three authors telling one deceased father’s matchmaking shenanigans for his sons that change their lives around so much. If you can, I would strongly suggest reading these stories in order.
All of these men have been somewhat unlikeable at the start of their stories – Gray… was the most unlikable of the lot of ’em. Talk about an arrogant, chip on his shoulder, better than anyone else around CEO who has no clue what the actual people of his family’s company are experiencing at work or in life… because, well, he’s the numbers guy, not the people person and Gray is just fine with things that way. He’s about to get a very rude wakeup call (almost as rude as he can be) when the controlling stock in the company he thought was to be his goes instead to a line manager. Vivid is a mild word to describe Gray’s reaction and he immediately goes about absolutely everything wrong in order to win control of Guac Ole once again.
Becca is the total opposite of Gray in attitude, the way she looks at life and the appreciation she has for not only the employees of the company but their lives outside of work as well. She has a very full plate herself but she keeps her head high, her attitude upbeat and gets on with living. She never expected to receive control of the company but there is no way she’s going to let that arrogant blowhard take it away from her now. If you love really good opposites attract or enemy to lover tropes… then Sweet Texas Charm has you covered on that.
The mystery of the love letters that had been woven throughout this series is finally solved, and that definitely was a fun, emotional wrapup of that mystery. I had a blast with Becca and Gray. If you’ve watched the tv show, Undercover Boss, then you’ll have a few chuckles at Gray’s expense with his final push to gain back what he believes was stolen from him. I had fun, and would without hesitation recommend all three stories in this series.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from Tule Publishing. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
Available in paperback and e-reader (mine is the Kindle)