What do I think? Well, I think I love growly Southern Gentlemen and Jessica Peterson writes them perfectly.
I love Ford and his growly, bossy streak. His love for his daughter is a beautiful thing, as is his support for the rest of his family. His support for brother Grey and Sister-in-law Julia and their new baby son is unparalleled, but it's his support of Eva that is truly amazing and reading her struggle to come to terms with her own feelings is painful. I feel her pain because I've been there, slightly different circumstances but similar decisions that needed to be made.
Jessica wrote their story with compassion and understanding.
Absolutely loved this one! Stories like this make my reader heart happy! This is the kind of book that had me smiling and sighing the whole way through. Jessica turned me into a fangirl with the first Southern book and this series just goes from strength to strength.
I'm a sucker for a single dad book. They always grab me. Well Ford - he's Single Dad Gold! Single Dad Perfection. And Eva - she's a firecracker who's brave enough to be a little broken too. Add in the chemistry he shares with Eva & holy panties on fire I'm a happy girl. Ford gives good dirty talk, like Oscar worthy kinda dirty talk... Ensure hubs, boyfriend or BOB with fresh batteries is available while reading!
“On your knees,” he growls, straightening. My body cries out at the loss of his touch. I blink. “What?” He’s working at the tie of his board shorts with swift, sure fingers. “You heard me. I want you to get on your knees." “But I’m—” “Remember how good it would be?” He looks at me. “When I’d make you wait?”
I. JUST. LOVE. HIM!!!!
Special mention of the fact that the author yet again kept the love story "real". I think it's one of my favourite aspects of her writing. The characters are flawed, their relationships feel genuine and the HEA is often hard won. Definitely Recommend!
Wow! Just wow! Loved every fibre of this story.. having read the series, I knew it would be an emotional one with all the feels. Having read Ford's struggle to move from the most heart breaking grief of his life.. to be able to step up and step forward was amazing.. and Bryce was a little darling. Eva was a little frustrating to me at times but I could see where she was coming from. I love that statement... you take the good from the families we grew up with and let go of the bad... make new memories.. New beginnings..Daffodils! Their journey was so real..trying to run the gauntlet only burns you out and life isn't perfect but you can be happy in the real.. the imperfect... so glad they worked it out.. love the family and friend support and their HEA was perfect 5/5
Southern Heartbreaker A Charleston Heat Novel Jessica Peterson There is certainly heat in those Charleston kitchens! Eva an author, pit master and determinedly single girl moved back to her hometown to work in finding her muse. She of course runs into the man who broke her heart 10 years before. Can a heartbreaker really change? Can old flames reignite? Can she break away from the destiny she thinks will define her? Ford is all southern charm. He is confident, sexy and a single dad. He wants to win back the girl that his college boy version threw away. He wants Eva. This book is part of the Charleston Heat series but can be read as a stand-alone novel with hea. 4 1/2 sizzling stars