He was the bad boy I fell for in college. Now he’s a sexy single dad and Charleston’s most successful venture capitalist. Dominant and decisive, Ford Montgomery is used to getting what he wants. And he just set his sights on me...
Southern Heartbreaker, an all-new standalone contemporary romance in the Charleston Heat series by Jessica Peterson, is LIVE!
Ford Montgomery was my first everything.
First guy I slept with.
First heartbreak when he dumped me without explanation.
A decade later, it’s just my luck he’s the first guy I run into after moving back to my hometown of Charleston. Three piece suit, tie, and a watch worth more than my car--being a mogul looks good on Ford. So does being a doting dad to his adorable four-year-old daughter.
I tell myself I can resist him. But one impulsive, ill-advised kiss later, and Ford is in hot pursuit. He’s determined to make up for his past mistakes, and convinces me to give him a second chance.
What started out as fun between the sheets gets really serious, really fast. Problem is, I swore I’d never give up the dreams I worked so hard for to settle down and do the family thing.
But seeing Ford light up around his daughter--seeing how he’s chasing his ambitions while rocking fatherhood--is making me rethink what I want out of life.
It doesn’t help that behind his corporate veneer is the bad boy I fell in love with. And bad boys aren’t afraid to play dirty...or break hearts.
Southern Heartbreaker is part of the Charleston Heat Series, which is a series of interconnected standalone novels set in the steamy southern town of Charleston, South Carolina.
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Jessica Peterson writes smart, sexy romance set in her favorite cities around the world. She grew up on a steady diet of Mr. Darcy, Jamie Frasier, and Edward Cullen, and it wasn’t long before she started creating irresistible heroes of her own. She loves strong coffee, stronger heroines, and heroes with hot accents.
She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband Ben and her smelly Goldendoodle Martha Bean.
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars - Would Recommend to a Friend
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I’m really struggling with how I want to rate and review Southern Heartbreaker.
From a technical perspective, it’s definitely a 4 star read. The book is well written and has engaging characters. Ford and Eva are easy to like and easy to root for. The secondary cast for this connected stand alone is equally entertaining, especially the scene stealer, Bryce.
This book covers a lot of territory. Not only are Ford and Eva former college sweethearts, but Ford is also a widower with a young daughter. Ms Peterson takes us on a journey that is a bit of a roller coaster as our couple tries to figure things out.
My struggle with Souther Heartbreaker has more to do with some of the plot and sub plots of the story - I won’t go into detail because I don’t want to spoil the book for anyone - but, I will say that some of the issues hit emotional/sore spots for me. I think these are things that are personal, so while this may never be my favorite book, it’s not the books fault.
Southern Heartbreaker is a good continuation of the Charleston Heat series. Ms Peterson does an excellent job of balancing the primary couple and their story with updates from prior main couples and growing the cast of characters to tease us about future books. I’m looking forward to what might be going on with Alex and her gorgeous grump.
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