Bittersweet - Sarina Bowen


By Sarina Bowen

  • Release Date: 2016-06-14
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 2,077 Ratings


Fantastic. -USA Today
Best Romance of June. -Goodreads Romance Newsletter

Farmers make the earth move.

The last person Griffin Shipley expects to find stuck in a ditch on his Vermont country road is his ex-hookup. Five years ago they’d shared a couple of steamy nights together. But that was a lifetime ago. 

At twenty-seven, Griff is now the accidental patriarch of his family farm. Even his enormous shoulders feel the strain of supporting his mother, three siblings and a dotty grandfather. He doesn’t have time for the sorority girl who’s shown up expecting to buy his hard cider at half price.

Vermont was never in Audrey Kidder’s travel plans. Neither was Griff Shipley. But she needs a second chance with the restaurant conglomerate employing her. Okay—a fifth chance. And no self-righteous cider-making lumbersexual farmer will stand in her way.

They’re adversaries. They want entirely different things from life. Too bad their sexual chemistry is as hot as Audrey’s top secret enchilada sauce, and then some.
"Smart, funny and super sexy, Bittersweet is full of the kind of writing that makes Sarina Bowen one of my favorite author crushes." Author Sarah Mayberry.


  • What a Beautiful Story!

    By jdhfbfnjfhrbrjf
    I love the details that Sarina Bowen provides readers in this complex novel that involves the even more complicated framework of running a farm that includes not only dairy cattle but a burgeoning cider production facility. We see the long hours the farmer and his helpers spend each day from 5:00 AM until late afternoon. Overlaid on this canvas is the story of a woman who has been led to believe her whole life that she is a screwup with no value. Add to that a large, boisterous family that holds open arms for others, and I was hooked from beginning to end. I have enjoyed all of Ms. Bowen’s books and recommend them to those who love real life scenes and beautiful romance. Well done!
  • Super cute.

    By L.Gavin
    I love this series. Sarina Bowen has a way of sucking you in and this series is no different. These two are so cute together and it sets up a fantastic series.
  • Bittersweet

    By sbsbrinson
    Just loved this story! The twists and turns and the evilness of a father in destroying a young man’s life and his own daughter’s to cover up wrong doing by his son and him. True love wins out!
  • A fantastic kickoff to the True North series!

    By TheRomanceBibliophile
    NO SPOILERS! WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG TO START THE TRUE NORTH SERIES?! Gah, I’m kicking myself right now! Sarina Bowen wove a sweet, sexy, funny, entertaining, and swoon-worthy second chance romance with Bittersweet, and it was a fantastic kickoff to the True North series! The storyline was fun, fresh, and kept me entertained from start to finish. Small town romances are my jam, and I fell head over heels in love with the Vermont setting. It was quaint, idyllic, and honestly made me wish I lived there. The characters were equally amazing. I loved Griffin, Audrey, and the rest of the Shipley family and their friends so much. They were a wonderful cast of characters and made the book such a delight to read. Griffin and Audrey were especially fantastic, and I loved how their love story transpired. It definitely wasn’t an easy journey and certainly had bumps along the way, but I was very happy with the conclusion. Bittersweet was a sexy, funny, entertaining, and swoon-worthy start to the True North series, and I absolutely loved Griffin and Audrey’s second chance story! I’m totally smitten with the world of True North and honestly can’t wait to devour the rest of the standalones in the series!
  • Great story

    By Angelajosephine
    Who doesn’t love a good romance! Great story. :)
  • Bittersweet

    By Julin25
    Unfortunately another story that might be good if you can get past all the F words on mostly every page. Why do these authors think they need to use that low class word to tell their story?There is an audience out there that does not appreciate that type of low class language that seems to be so common these days.
  • It has everything I love in a book

    By robinsocool
    What I love most is when A book can make me laugh. But it also has everything else! Loved it. Continuing the series
  • Bittersweet

    By Ms Fredrick
    Loved it. Faced paced, sexy and sassy!!
  • Delightful

    By Sunflower Dayz
    This was a delightful book! I loved it and really looked forward to reading it each day.
  • Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen

    By Lavaine-fiddlesticks
    Wonderful read. Just when I seem to become bored there wood be interesting things happen to make it real life again. Hope to read the next installment of this series.