Saturday, August 26, 2017

Review of Sweet Southern Trouble by Michele Summers

Book Summary:

Marabelle Fairchild has always went against what others expected her to do. Born of privilege and not wanting that life for herself she did everything that she could to distance her self from that including going to school to be a teacher and getting a job as a teachers aide. Hoping to secure herself a full time teaching job she volunteers to take charge of the school fundraiser which happens to be a bachelor auction. The catch she has to find eligible bachelor's to participate including one hot NFL coach named Nick Fraiser. Will Marabelle be able to convince Nick to participate or will she get distracted by the handsome coach and forget her real mission?

Nick Fraiser used to enjoy being called Raleigh's most eligible bachelor... however now he wants his boss to take him seriously and the only way to do that is to settle down and have a family. The only way to do that is to make a deal with a spunky, loud mouthed kindergarten teacher. His portion of the deal is he will get a handful of NFL players to participate in her bachelor auction fundraiser, her portion is she will pretend to be his fiancĂ©. But will they be able to keep up the rouse or will they find out that they might not be actually playing pretend. 

My review: 
Ever since I read Michelle Summer's book, "Not so New In Town" I have always wanted to read more by her. So when I saw this book on Netgalley I jumped at the chance to read it. I think Michelle did a great job of developing the characters from their personalities to their wardrobes. I really felt by the end of the story, we as the reader really knew who they were. In addition, I found that she did a great job of setting the scenes in the books as well. From the times when she was hosting his players to when he was helping her convince her parents they were engaged. Each time she really made you feel like you could see the room.

Another aspect of the book that I enjoyed was the humor that the author threw into the book along with the serious parts. For instance when Marabelle said a cute but funny statement in the early part of the book to herself, "He could be the perfect modern-day prince charming to her Cinderella scouring the locker room floors."

Lastly, what I really liked about this book was how Michelle had Marabelle and Nick's story grow from beginning to end. It was really nice to have a book really concentrate on the story and not worry about the other fluffy stuff that sometimes can happen in contemporary romance books. I honestly couldn't put this book down as it had me wanting to know what was going to happen to them. 

I can wait to read more from Michelle! 

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