Author(s): Natasha Madison
Series: Southern Series #1
Also in this series: Southern Comfort , Southern Storm , Southern Sunrise , Southern Heart , Southern Heat , Southern Secrets
Published by Self-published on March 16, 2020
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Format: ARC, eBook
Reading Challenges: New Release
Buried secrets never stay hidden in the South.
Kallie I fell in love with him when I was seven. I scraped my knee, and he helped carry me inside. Our love story was the talk of the town until a woman told everyone she was pregnant with his baby. The only rational solution was to high tail it out of town and never come back.
My best friend needed a place to hide, and you can’t get much more covert than my family farm, so I came back. For her. It was supposed to be temporary, and I wasn’t supposed to see him, but that’s what happens when you live in a small town where everyone knows each other.
Jacob Being the sheriff in a small town was never my dream. My father died and my older brother took off, so I had to be the one to look after my mother. I stayed. I fulfilled my duties as a son and I protected my hometown.
My life wasn’t perfect, but I was content. Until I locked eyes with a ghost from my past, Kallie. I thought it was my imagination, it couldn’t be. I loved her most of my life, but now I hated her.
The town gossip mill was going into overdrive. I kept my head down and my mind off of the woman who shattered my heart when she ran away. She didn’t give me a chance to explain, it didn’t matter to her then. I didn’t matter.
A second chance is never promised, but now that mine is right under my nose, I’m not sure I can take it.
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I had a wonderful time with this book. Southern Chance by Natasha Madison was a captivating, heart-warming and emotional romance that had the right blend of drama and angst to keep me entertained. From the moment I began reading, I knew I would have a difficult time putting it down. I read it in one sitting; it was that good.
Southern Chance is the first in a new series of standalones. Each story will be focused on a different couple, but the characters will interconnect throughout the series.
I found this story to be well written and the characters relatable. I believe though that the pain and heartache that Jacob and Kallie could have been avoided if trust and communication had taken precedence in their relationship eight years ago. Instead, when events spun out of control, instead of waiting to hear Jacob’s side of the story, Kallie fled to paths unknown to Jacob, leaving him devastated and broken hearted. Eight years later, they got a second chance to make amends. There were hurdles in the form of family secrets and guilt, but eventually they cleared them and claim their second chance at happiness.
The author gave readers hints of a secondary romance, which will be followed up in the second book. This involves Kallie’s brother and her best friend, Olivia. There is a mystery surrounding Olivia. She is running from danger and needed somewhere to hide. Kallie, who had not been home since leaving eight years ago, offered her sanctuary in her hometown. I am curious to know how this would play out. Book two can’t come soon enough.
Kallie exuded strength and intelligence. She was fun loving and proved to be a relatable character. Her emotional turmoil resonated with me.
Jacob’s life had never been the same after that fateful incident 8 years ago. His selfless nature led to him losing the most important person in his life. I am sure what to think of him sacrificing his happiness with the woman he loved to help a friend. A sacrifice, which had painful consequences for all involved.
Southern Chance was a small town emotional second chance romance that delivered all the feels. A great start to the series.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- New Release