• Sweet Surprise

  • By: Jenny Frame
  • Narrated by: Amy Putt
  • Length: 7 hrs
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (88 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Flora Buchanan doesn’t think a relationship is an option. A variety of mental health issues - anxiety, OCD, and PTSD - make it seem impossible to find love. Instead, she seeks joy in the one thing that is safe and ordered: her sweet shop in Glasgow.

Mac Sharkey is ready to start a new life after being released from jail. As part of the infamous Sharkey family, she took care of business on the edge of the law for the once criminal, and now legitimate, empire. After being sentenced to jail time her cousin should have shared, she’s promised a quiet life running her dream barber shop.

Flora and Mac are bound together by a night that changed their lives two years before and never thought they’d ever see each other again. But when Mac opens up her barber shop right next to Flora’s sweet shop, their connection comes roaring back.

©2021 Jenny Frame (P)2021 Bold Strokes Books Inc
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  • Categories: LGBTQ+

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I appreciate that the book tried to touch on peoples disabilities but the book and characters were one dimensional. The whole book is just one character with OCD and one is a Savior. I had a hard time finishing the book because it became corny. I love JF books and I hope she writes another one soon but this one wasn’t one of my favorites.

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More more more please

I really did like the whole story! I guess the selfish part of me just thought it ended so fast. Everything was going really well then it started to jump weeks and then it was over. But i really did love it. I loved both main characters and how they were so different but so supportive of each other. I thought they rounded each other out really well.

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Not our favorite Jenny Frame ending

We really enjoyed the narrator and representation, especially around mental health. We struggled a bit with the ending, however. I'm glad the characters got to where they were in the end but the last two chapters were a bit quick? We enjoyed the steamy parts :)

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Flora Buchanan run The Sweet Surprise sweet shop in Glasgow. She suffers from OCD, PTSD, and social anxiety. Mac Sharks is starting a new life after spending two years in prison to protect her family. Opening a barber shop next door she recognizes Flora as the woman she rescued from a group of men and whom she can’t forget. Their relationship slowly blooms as they both travel a road to recovery. Sweet story and narration.

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Beautiful romance

I felt this book was specifically written to me. As an autistic and socially anxious queer person myself, I found Flora very relatable, and her struggles were depicted with surprising accuracy. Best of all, the story isn't only about autism, it's just a part of Flora's existence.

The story is a gentle, beautiful romance. The narrator does an excellent job. I do wish the book was a bit longer, as I feel the Sharkie dynasty, and Flora and Mac's stories could have been explored more thoroughly, but I went for this book knowing its length, and for what it was, and how it was described, it was the perfect package.

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full of sweetness

i love Jenny Frame. she writes with such heart and the characters are full of kindness and sweetness its addictive. Amy Putt is the perfect narrator to voice her stories. i want more!

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I loved the narrator!

The story was great and I loved this narrator! I was excited to see the issues of anxiety, OCD and autism brought up and worked through as well.

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Another Hit

Another great story by Frame. It also was well narrated Putt did a awesome job. I hoped to read more about the Sharkeys. Maybe a story of Izza all grown up.

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I Definitely Stan Frame's Work

I think I've read or listened to everything Jenny Frame has published. The Butch-Femme characters she brings to life give me the kinda books I love to read. I wait eagerly for every book and hope to the goddess that each book has a sequel. Sweet Suprise was a great read. It's a slow-burn romance with the right amount of action and intrigue. I hope there will be a sequel. In short, another awesome book.

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Excellent!

I loved Sweet Surprise. Who doesn't dream about a Princess Charming riding in to rescue us? Amy Putt did a great job with the narration.

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  • 11-16-21

Jenny Frame and her butches!

I have yet to be disappointed by a Jenny Frame book, I've loved them all and this one is no exception, damn I am suck a sucker for a tough butch with a heart of gold and no one writes them better than Frame!

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  • 02-24-22

Don’t we have Scottish narrators?

It was excruciating listening to the English version of a Glasgow accent. It really took away from the story. My last 2 books were set in Ireland with an Irish narrator, great, and Yorkshire with guess what a Yorkshire narrator.
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