Title: Southern Charmer
Series: Charleston Heat #1
Author: Jessica Peterson
Genre: Frends-to-Lovers Romance
Release Date: 4 October 2018
He’s sexy. He’s southern. And he’s a superstar chef. Meet Elijah Jackson, my hot new neighbor…
From the outside looking in? I’ve got it all. Prestigious job. Pretty house. And a perfect boyfriend who proposed with the perfect ring.
But as beautiful as my life looks on the outside, I feel like something’s missing. So I hop in my car and head south. I’m hoping the thousand mile distance will clear my mind–and give me time to work on the romance novel I secretly want to write.
Charleston, South Carolina: home to stunning architecture, sultry accents, and–oh yeah–my new neighbor, Elijah Jackson. A chef at one of the city’s most renowned restaurants, he’s simultaneously intimidating and inviting. Especially when he shows up at my door, shirtless, offering me homemade biscuits.
As if his abs for days and inked up deliciousness aren’t enticing enough, he also encourages me to chase down my dreams, one chapter at a time. And the chemistry between us? Hotter than the kitchen at Eli’s restaurant.
But I still have a life a thousand miles away. One I’ve worked really hard to build. And I don’t know if I can just leave it all behind.
Romance novels always end in happily ever after. But is one possible for a southern charmer and this yankee girl?
SOUTHERN CHARMER is a slow burn, standalone romance. It’s the first book in the CHARLESTON HEAT series, set in Charleston, South Carolina.
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ARC Source: Author via Give Me Books Promotions
After the “Flings with Kings” series I waited for an opportunity to read another Jessica Peterson’s book!
This book is full of humor and sassiness as well as agonizing angst! Our heroine, Olivia, felt the pressure all her life to do what the others wanted for her, ignoring her dreams and desires. After realizing that, she decides to change her life. Enter Eli, a man driven by his passion, a man she can’t stay away from. They push each other to better themselves and bring out the best in each other.
I loved to see how Olivia, found the strength to actually follow her passions and dreams. Eli truly believed in her and that was really inspiring! I laughed so hard at times 😂 A must-read you should really pick up!!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jessica Peterson began reading romance to escape the decidedly unromantic awkwardness of her teenage years. Having found solace in the likes of Mr. Darcy, Jamie Fraser (OMG love the gingers!), and Edward Cullen, it wasn’t long before she began creating tall, dark and handsome heroes of her own.
She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, Mr. Peterson, and her smelly Goldendoodle Martha Bean. She is the author of the super sexy STUDY ABROAD and FLINGS WITH KINGS series.
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Until next time..Demetra xx