Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on May 2, 2017
Genres: adult, contemporary, Romance, Sports Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
An ambitious Southern belle
Marabelle Fairchild knows she's a gal who can get things done. Feeling unappreciated at the exclusive private school where she's a kindergarten aide and varsity tennis coach, Marabelle determines to score with the next big fundraiser. What she doesn't expect? A smokin' hot football coach to throw her off her game...
A reclusive NFL bachelor...
NFL coach Nick Frasier is Raleigh's most eligible bachelor, but he wants to focus on his career...not his playboy status. He doesn't need a smart-mouthed, pint-sized kindergarten teacher pestering him. So he cuts Marabelle a deal—in exchange for Nick sponsoring a bachelor auction starring him and his gorgeous celebrity pals, Marabelle will pose as his fiancée to ward off unwanted advances.
What could possibly go wrong?
Sweet Southern Trouble is an adult sports romance by author Michele Summers. This is the first book I have had the pleasure of reading by Mrs. Summers, but it certainly will not be the last. I loved Sweet Southern Trouble. It was the kind of book that allowed me to totally escape from the real world. I was very absorbed in this book late into the night and even in the morning before I drove to work. I just had to finish it! And I certainly cannot say that about all books I read. It doesn’t look like Sweet Southern Trouble is going to be a series, but I really really wish it would be. I got to know Q and so many of the other football players well enough. I want them to have their own stories! Please, make that happen!
Sweet Southern Trouble is a standalone romance novel told in dual narrative between Marabelle and Nick. Marabelle is like a force of nature. I loved watching her tenacity and pure spirited-ness knock Nick off balance more times than I can count. I loved that Nick was so enamored with her feisty nature. I loved how well rounded Marabelle was too. She is a great cook and a fierce tennis player. I loved that we got to explore so many different sides of Marabelle. She was a really interesting (in a great way!) character.
And Nick. Oh Nick. He is as loyal as they come. Even throughout the whole fake charade fiasco they had going on, Nick was as awesome as can be to Marabelle, or Tinker Bell as he called her. I loved seeing what a great guy he was. By the time I finished this book, I had a major crush on Nick. I want him all for myself.
Bottom line: Sweet Southern Trouble was a funny, heartwarming, and really well done standalone romance novel. I loved getting to know all of the characters, I was totally rooting for the main characters, and the secondary characters were a hoot and a half. I want all of the guys on the football team to get their own story. I just love them! if you are looking for a great romance, check out Sweet Southern Trouble.See why @BookBriefs loved Sweet Southern Trouble by @Michele_Summers @Sourcebooks & Enter to win a copy! Click To Tweet
Thank you so much to author Michele Summers for being here today to chat about the South and what some of her favorite things about the south are. 🙂
The best things about the South can be debated until the cows come home. For me, the list changes as often as our weather. I was born and raised a Carolina Blue Tarheel, but after college, I made my home in Miami, Florida and stayed for over twenty years (A different kind of south altogether). But since returning to my Tarheel state, it’s quite evident, some things have changed…and some things have not!
Here’s one of my favorite things about the south:
No honking zone: By this I mean, no one, I repeat, NO ONE uses their car horn. Again, having come from the big city, this completely baffled me. Down here, no matter the infraction, no one taps, beats or lays on their horn. I’ve witnessed drivers swerve across four lanes of traffic, causing near collisions and not nary a toot. I’ve even seen a line of cars miss a green light due to someone flossing their teeth and there’s no blaring of the horns. WTH?
Here in the pleasant South, most drivers abide by traffic laws. Road rage is a non-issue. No one seems to be in much of a hurry. For me, it took almost two years to ease off the accelerator and remove my palm from the center of the steering wheel. And today, when I miss that green light, once, even twice, I take deep breaths and focus on that Carolina blue sky.
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What can go wrong with that plan indeed?! Sounds like some sweet Southern trouble stirred up aplenty…definitely an addition to my “wish list”. Thanks for the share!
Well, I like the sound of this, and I swear, he is looking into my soul from that cover (LOL!). Although I grew up in the Northeast (Brooklyn!), I loved living down south. The pace was slower and people were friendlier. I sort of miss it sometimes when I am going from the bus, to the train, to the shuttle as I go to work. –sigh–
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