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This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you purchase the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.Title: Southern Comfort (Southern Series, #2)
Author: Natasha Madison
Published by Indie Genres: Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance
Format: eBook, ARC
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Buried secrets never stay hidden in the South.
Olivia When you find out that your fiancé is arrested for swindling over ten million dollars from his clients, you do what any sane woman would do. You escape reality and go undercover, trading in your city-girl Louboutins for country-pumpkin cowboy boots.
It wasn’t a forever change—it was temporary. I only had to stay here until things back home got straightened out, or so I thought.
I was riding horses before I was walking, or at least that was what they told me. I always knew I would take over the family farm. It’s in my blood.
Country boy at heart, the minute I saw her dragging her luggage up the gravel driveway I knew she was out of my league.
I shouldn’t have started anything with her, because I knew she was just passing through.
I couldn’t stop it, I fell in love with her. Even though I knew, in the end, she would leave me.
Natasha Madison has done it again. I enjoyed Southern Chance, the first book in the series and was looking forward to Southern Comfort. I didn’t think she would have been able to top book one, but she surprised me by delivering a tale filled with raw passion, romance and suspense. Although this installment features a different couple, its best that the books be read in order as the story lines and the characters are interconnected.
The focus of this installment is on Olivia and Casey, whom readers met in the first book. Olivia left Los Angeles to hideout on her best friend’s family. What she never expected was the troubles she thought she had escaped had followed her to her newfound sanctuary. Added to that was the danger to her heart from meeting and spending time with Casey, the handsome and sexy cowboy.
Told from alternate POVs, the reader gains insight into the thoughts and feelings of the protagonists. Here we have two individuals, one who has never experienced unconditional love and the other who has an awesome family but had his heart broken. Neither was looking for love, but it found them both under stressful circumstances.
Despite all she has been through from her childhood to present, Olivia has proven to be resilient. She has a fun personality, and it was easy to see why Casey and his family gravitated towards her.
Readers will be amazed there is more to Casey than being a cowboy. Only his family has privy to that side of him, and now Olivia has joined that rank. Olivia and Casey had crazy chemistry between them. Readers would enjoy Casey’s protective nature towards those he loves. Sexual tension was on a high along with the anxiety that danger was near. The twists and turns added an extra layer of excitement to the story.
The overall arc for this installment was neatly wrapped up, although it would have been nice to see the villain suffer after what he put Olivia through. The ending paved the way for the next installment, which based on the reactions of the characters involved promises to be a story of epic proportions.
Looking for a fast-paced read, featuring a slow burn romance then Southern Comfort is the perfect read.
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