Southern Attraction was a seriously sweet romance which I found I enjoyed very much. Normally I like my books with more spice and sin but the easy comfort I felt reading Southern Attraction was like welcoming a long-time friend home from a very long trip. I enjoyed the heady anticipation and deliciousness of the tease I found reading this book. Our hero, Mike, is a true gentleman, having met our heroine while she was already in a relationship. He can’t deny he is attracted but he doesn’t poach. He is so swoony and romantic, it was very easy to fall in love with him. Jamie, our heroine first met Mike when she comes to visit her best friend and knows immediately that a relationship with him would never work but that the relationship she is already in is no longer working either. She leaves town, and Mike, and determined to settle for nothing less that what Mike makes her feel. But upon her return to help her friend plan her wedding, she is shocked by how much she feels still for Mike and these feelings they both feel can’t be denied. I really liked Jamie and her open, friendly nature and her drive to succeed. You never doubt the love she feels for her friend and you know that if she can feel that type of loyalty and love for a friend then the person she chooses to share her life with will be loved completely and unconditionally. She was a delightful character, fresh and vivacious and full of positive energy. There are so many romantic moments between Jamie and Mike that don’t include sex that I forgot how wonderful the anticipation of a romance can be when it’s not “wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am” and I’m grateful to Ms. Ryan for reminding me. Mike and Jamie have obstacles to over come…she’s a city girl with big career dreams and he’s a country boy running his family bar, there is no way they can make it work…or can they? Southern Attraction made me laugh and cry but mostly it made me sigh in utter satisfaction. I was enchanted from the first word until the very last and I’m definitely going back to get the other books in this series so I don’t miss out on one minute of what seems to be a great series! 4.5 stars!
Series: Southern Heart Series #3
Release Date: October 24, 2017
I never understood the draw of living in the middle of nowhere. Born and raised a city girl, I never had the desire to leave. Who would have thought a weekend trip to the country would have me questioning myself? It was more than just the country; it’s him. The way he looks at me, treats me, that smooth southern
Am I willing to give up my legacy for her?
Am I willing to give up my dream for him?
Can two souls come together by the force of Southern Attraction?