It’s sheer luck when the Queen of Coiffure books the wrong flight and meets Mr. Mane Attraction. Kandi is all set to open the hottest hair salon in West Hollywood. The only thing she needs is a teensy bit of cash to cover the rent. Should be no harder than trimming up split ends with all the investors headed to the First Annual Hairstravaganza in Juno Beach, Florida.

One minor hitch: she booked a flight to Juneau, Alaska.

All return flights are booked for the next few days, but Kandi is confident everything will work out. In the meantime, fate has placed a gorgeous man with the most amazing head of hair in her path, perfect for promo photos.

Mario can’t wait to leave weird, smoggy LA behind and return to his true calling: building a community center for his tribe of Tlingit Indians. The last thing he wants is a gal with a turkey on her head. But he can’t leave her stranded on the curb.

While Mario fights to stop his uncle from putting a strip mall on the sacred land and Kandi texts her thumbs down to nubs trying to keep rivals from renting her salon out from under her, their growing attraction proves a distraction neither wants.

Then again, maybe each has exactly what the other needs.

A little about Sue first:


Sue enjoys writing, reading, dark chocolate and her kids, although not always in that order. For some reason, she lives near Baltimore, where she divides her time between her desk and the kitchen.
You can also connect with her via her blog



Guest Reviewer Heather Hayden: 5-stars

Romance is not my usual reading fare.

That being said, I found this a highly enjoyable sweet romance story set against a beautiful backdrop of an Alaskan forest. The dual POVs of Kandi and Mario made me laugh and smile and shake my head at their mutual misunderstandings as the story progressed. They are from two very different worlds, but they both have a strong passion for what they love, and that passion shines through their intertwining storylines.

If you enjoy gorgeous scenery, wonderfully crafted characters, and sweet romance, definitely check this story out.

RA Winter’s Review: 5-Stars

So today, before I start, I want to tell you a short story. I know Sue from A mutual friend told me to head over and read her story. Sarah May said that it was one of the best she’d ever read. I looked up Sue and the first thing I saw? Written in First Person (FP POV). I am one of those weird people who hate the FP POV.

Sue changed my mind in about three seconds flat. To me, there are very few people who can pull off the FP POV and do it well. Sue is one of those writers.

Immediately, I was immersed in the POV. I just love her characters and you know what? They are relatable and so lovable, even with their tiny quirks. This book was hilarious! I just loved it.

We’ve all been in situations where we make mistakes. We are rushed and make assumptions. Sue’s FMC made a doozie and the way she handled it could teach everyone a lesson. Her bubbly personality comes through and is balanced just right by the MMC.

Besides the couple, we are given a chance to see Alaska and meet the people and the countryside. Cultural differences are handled in a wonderful way that holds our interest.

For me, Sue opened up a whole new POV, one that few can do well. The writing is excellent, humorous and light. The characters pop off the page and we are all reminded of that one person we knew way back when and smile.

Shear Luck is genius.

5 out of 5 for me but I’m biased. I love Sue’s writing.

Sherry Terry’s Review: 5-Stars

Shear Luck is a light romantic comedy. I like the cover, and I feel it fits the story well. This book had me laughing from the first page to the last page. I loved both main characters, Kandi and Mario. Both have a witty sarcastic humor that kept me turning the pages.

The writing is extremely well done, the characters are very well rounded and feel like they could be real people, and the setting is perfectly described.

Two wildly opposite characters are thrown together when Kandi catches the wrong flight and instead of going to Florida, she ends up in Alaska with Mario and his family. The romance is sweet and well done between the two as they learn about themselves and each other.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes to learn about new cultures, is interested in hair, and loves a good laugh mixed in with their romance.

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  • Another 5 Stars!
    The interactions between the two main character of this book will have readers not only laughing but identifying some of the quirky behaviours in themselves. It’s a light-hearted short read, made well worth the time because the author is such a good writer. Fun, passion, romance, depth, tension in a pleasantly surprising setting, it’s all there.

  • Mel M

    Loved this!

    This book was so much fun! The story is told from two POVs. First is Kandi. She’s obsessed with hair, after all, she plans to open a prime salon. I found this made her quite endearing, to be so passionate and inspired by her life’s calling. I also found it quite funny how she overestimated her business savyness (pizza-scented business cards anyone?) which led to some wonderfully crafted situations.

    Then there’s Mario. He’s a bit more serious, placing a high-value on maintaining traditions. His reactions to Kandi were hilarious! Especially in the beginning.

    So these two come together when Kandi makes a booking mistake when purchasing her airline ticket. They are both from such different worlds, yet they were both what the other needed. The author really demonstrated her skill in developing these two very unique voices. I felt like I knew them.

    If you love romantic comedies, buy this book NOW. I can’t recommend it highly enough. It was such a satisfying read. Great to take to read on the beach when you just want to escape the hustle of the everyday. This is a fun, not-to-serious, quick read.

  • Donna

    I also loved this book. It was fun & light-heated read.

    Kandi, the heroine of this story at first comes across as a bit of a ditz…. but eventually she’s revealed as a really much more together and complex of a character; growing on you more and more, and she also wins the hearts of the family and community who are (at first) involuntarily is pressed into hosting her while she is stranded in Alaska.

    BTW- I loved Kandi’s professional hair obsession. So funny and rang true to me- if you know any stylists who are passionate about hair, you’ll see this.

    I like the romantic interplay between Kandi who is modern and efficient (but self-reliant) and Mario who resists modern conveniences and tries to force everyone to return to traditional ways. In the HEA ending, there is a balance that marries the two paths.

    Perhaps the only very minor criticisms that I’d have is that: 1) I wish Mario would have had a slightly more distinctly masculine voice, and 2) Kandi seems slightly “younger” than her stated age.

    Overall, a really nice little escape that makes you smile while you read. One that I’d highly recommend if you are looking for a HEA rom-com.

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