Delighting Miss Daisy [Wayback Texas Series] by Abbey MacInnis

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    When Sam Howard, CEO of Sam’s Smooth Sliding Ale, arrives in Wayback to advertise his product for the rodeo, bakery entrepreneur Daisy Porter goes on a crusade to tear down every poster in town. Can Daisy look past the businessman to the compassionate man underneath, or has the lock to her heart finally rusted shut? Sam is a patient man, who doesn’t force his way through the walls she’s placed up to guard her heart. With the threat of someone from her past shadowing her, can Daisy reclaim her self-confidence and strength to find happiness with Sam?

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    Excerpt:

    She'd only taken a few steps forward when a black Porsche pulled up beside her. Sam Howard rolled down the passenger side window.

    "Not lost, are you?" He winked.

    Deciding she hated when he did that, Daisy held the cakes tighter in her hands and shook her head. She was less than a mile from the school. She'd make it just fine.

    Sam spent an awful lot of his free time eating at her shop, pretending to be interested in her patrons when all he was doing was schmoozing for business. Daisy did all she could to ignore him.

    "Nope, just out for a stroll." She took one step, then another.

    His gaze moved back to her Corvette. "What's wrong with that little beauty of yours? Need me to take a look?"

    Before Daisy could refuse, he turned off the ignition and stepped out of the Porsche. He was at her side in an instant, his expensive cologne playing havoc with her nerves.

    With the ease of a man who knew what he was doing, Sam moved to the front of her car and popped the hood. Within five seconds his eyes met hers over the boxes in her arms. Daisy quickly lowered her gaze to the load she carried. Seeing her do so, Sam took the cakes from her.

    As he'd removed them from her grasp, his fingertips brushed the backs of her hands.

    The light contact sent an electric current through Daisy. "Hey, what do you think you're doing? I need those."

    He set the cakes on the hood of the Porsche. "Your battery might be shot. Want me to jump you?"

Reviews

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02/08/2009

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from Long And Short reviews:
Who doesn’t love a cowboy? Well in MacInnis’ “Delighting Miss Daisy,” the one who doesn’t is Delia ‘Daisy’ Porter. This real Texan spitfire ain’t about to let Smooth Talking Sam set up selling brews at her local rodeo. She’s a hometown kinda gal, and greets even the littlest buckaroos with courtesy at her bakery… although poor Sam manages (despite having a real sweet tooth) to get off on the wrong foot.

Ol’ Sam really is a smooth talker, though; he’s not into the hard-sell. He doesn’t mind waiting on a lady’s pleasure… but will that get him anywhere? After all, the issue might be the trashy fliers, and then again, it might just be something a little harder to rip-up-- like a heartache.

Daisy and Sam are both engaging characters, given to snappy dialogue and the odd moment of double entrendre. While much of this story is very heartfelt, wonderful touches of humor lighten it throughout. Friends – and secondary characters in general – contribute to the plot and provide a good deal of side interest themselves.

This reader must confess to having a serious soft spot for the whole Wayback Series. The familiar town is home to all sorts of cowboy happenings, and it's great to greet again quaint shops, the Dewdrop Inn, familiar references to the rodeo, and more.

Kudos to Abbey MacInnis, but I do have one question: where DO I get a recipe for Wild Wayback Chocolate Cake?

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    01/07/2009

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    The Romance Studio
    Ms. Abbey MacInnis has written a great book about a couple of people who, though single, were not close to becoming a couple, not even friends. She took the best, and worst, of the individuals and wove them into a fragile couple. The more they interacted, the more this reader could see their situations were delicate. MacInnis seemed able to excel in her depiction of the possible connection between the two main characters.
    Her supporting cast was so important and, although there were surprises concerning some of them, they made the storyline even more dimensional. The journey through the problems toward a happily-ever-after was an exceptional trip that I was thrilled to be allowed to take. The sexual scenes were well written and gave sensuality a new meaning. I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes a little (unexpected) violence as well as a beautiful love story.

      Grade 
      12/09/2008

      Review

      Five angels from Fallen Angel Reviews.
      Delighting Miss Daisy by Abbey MacInnis is book four in the Wayback Texas series. This is the first book that I have read by Mrs. MacInnis and I thought it was a good read. Daisy is an everyday woman who has faced hard times. She is unsure of any intentions Sam might have and he has to work twice as hard to get past her defenses. Both are an equal match for each other. Both have faced heartbreak in the past and neither wants to go through it again. Throughout the book you catch glimpses of Daisy’s brother and sister so this book intertwines with their stories also. Mrs. MacInnis has penned a story that fits right in with the Wayback Texas series and I look forwarding to reading more

        Grade 
        12/09/2008

        Review

        Review from CK2SQuips And critiques: Four and a half shamrocks.
        A first time reader of Ms. MacInnis work, I was please with Delighting Miss Daisy. The book starts off with small town baker meeting high power promoter and the feathers starts flying from the first few pages in.
        The sexual tension also starts as well and it only gets better as the book progresses. Daisy has a whole lot of issues, some known and some she keeps deeply buried. Living in a small town there is little that is not known by one and all, in the name of being neighbourly.
        Sam has is own chip on his shoulder, but is man enough to face them head on, and roll with the punches as they come at him. When he meets Daisy he has to re-evaluate his plan of action, of how to get her attention and more from her.
        With the intervention of small town nosiness, and friendly protectiveness, small town Wayback close ranks around Daisy, when she seems to be bombarded by emotion at the best time of her life and memories from the worst time of her life.
        Delighting Miss Daisy is a good addition to the Wayback Series. Ms. MacInnes has a great sense of timing with her characters and her plot. The book was even paced, the love scenes very PG, as would denote small town lifestyle. As much as the book is a part of a series, all the loose end were tied up, with anticipation aplenty for fan of the Wayback Series to follow on and get caught up in another Wayback story.

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          Delighting Miss Daisy [Wayback Texas Series]

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