By Sarah Mayberry


(Busy Bean #1)

I just wanted to get my hands on his beans

Four years ago, I had a ridiculous crush on my sister’s boyfriend. But when they moved away together, I put Beck out of my mind and my heart. But now he’s back, and roasting the best coffee in Vermont. I need to convince him to supply the Busy Bean. And I need more of those kisses we accidentally shared outside the coffee shop. He still makes my heart race faster than a triple shot of espresso.

She should be off limits, but instead she’s pushing mine

Her sister burned my life to the ground, so Haley Elliot is the last woman I should bring into my bed. Although our business relationship is giving way to something more than a fine grind. Neither of us can help ourselves. And what’s worse, I think I’m falling for her.

But it’s a small town, and ours is a big secret. And when her sister blows back into town, suddenly the coffee isn’t the only thing brewing…


First book in the World of True North and Sarah Mayberry killed it.

Have a tall glass of cool water at the ready, because this book is hot. The chemistry between Haley and Beck is so scorching. I was not expecting this, but what a pleasant surprise.

Shy, unobtrusive, sweet and oh so talented Haley is just busy living her good life. When a sleuthing mission leads her to the door of her old crush Beck. This happy coincidence has a rocky start, but all that tension leads to something wonderful.

The last thing Beck expected was Haley. Even though things are beyond complicated, it all feels so right. He just needs to get his head on straight.

Besides the initial friction, I loved how they actually talked to each other about what they were feeling, and whenever something bothered them. All so very mature. Beck could really be a sweetheart. Always there supporting Haley, encouraging her endeavors, loving her real good.

I was rooting for Haley from the start. It was her moment to shine, and find her happiness. Even though things were complicated with her sister, Haley didn’t back down, and I was there for it.

I would definitely recommend reading Sweetheart, whether you’re a True North fan or not. These new characters will charm you from beginning to end.

*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review

Busy Bean

*All books can be read as a standalone*

About the author

Sarah Mayberry is the award winning, best selling author of more than 40 books. She has always known she wanted to be an author, picking up a love of romance novels from both her grandmothers. She has a bachelor of arts in writing, and worked in magazines and television before getting her first book published in 2004.

She lives by the bay in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband and a small, black dog called Max. She loves reading, cooking, shopping for shoes, sewing and avoiding gardening.

When she’s not writing romance, Sarah works as a script writer and story consultant in the television and film industry. She has written over 100 hours of network television, and is co-creator of teen drama series Karaoke High. She is currently developing a TV series and a feature film screenplay.