By Natasha Madison
Release Date: May 19
Buried secrets never stay hidden in the South
I’m the one who broke up the golden couple. The woman people still whisper about, point at, and give dirty looks to.
Did I sleep with the prom king? No. Did I sleep with the town’s golden boy on vacation from college? Yes.
Did I believe that he was going to marry me? Wholeheartedly.
Did he? Not even close. He got engaged right in front of me and then his father threw two hundred dollars at me and told me to take the trash out.
So, I raised my son in a town where people love him because they think that his father is the sheriff.
It was going great, everything was working out till my lie got out.
I was getting ready to take over the mayoral office from my father, who was my hero.
Until I heard the secret he hoped would stay buried forever.
My brother has a son, not just any son but a son with the woman who was my best friend.
The woman I secretly have loved from the moment she stood up to me and broke my nose in kindergarten.
I need to protect her and in order to do that, we need to get married.
Too bad her nightmare is my dream come true.
My ARC Review:
Book 3 in this Southern series, and this is Beau and Savannah’s story, which if you’ve read any of the previous books, you will know that Savannah ended up pregnant and splitting up a couple, which didn’t go down too well.
So in the previous books Savannah has come across as a character that we don’t really like, she made some poor choices, but in the end she did everything for her son Ethan. She managed to get a house and run the local bar, making a life for her and her son. Throughout all of this Beau has been at her side, as her best friend. But then we find out who Ethan’s real baby daddy is and all hell breaks loose!!
The thing is. these two have loved each other since they were teens, but neither knows that about the other, and can’t see it. They spend a lot of time together, yet neither is willing to tell the other how they feel!! I really wanted to shake them both at times!!!
But they are always there for each other, Beau is a great character, very protective and it turns out that he has the most awful family of all! Yet he is the new mayor and wants to change the way things are done, but finds it a little hard going convincing people. When things turn nasty Beau is always by Savannah’s side, comforting her and helping her through it. He’s also the one who rallies everyone to support her in the end. The push and pull between these two gets quite intense until they finally step up and sort themselves out!! You end up admiring Savannah and all she has done for Ethan, her ability to bounce back after being knocked down so many times takes some doing.
Another great addition to this series, highly recommended.
When her nose isn’t buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she’s in the kitchen creating gourmet meals.
It’s a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn’t listen to her…