Mini Reviews: Southern Heartbreaker & Crazy for Loving You

Southern Heartbreaker
Series: Charleston Heat, #4
Author: Jessica Peterson
Publication Date: October 22, 2019
Publisher: Peterson Paperbacks
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Synopsis:

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…

Ford Montgomery was my first everything.
First love.
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 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.

My review:

If you like romance novels with single parents (dads especially), this book is for you. If you like second chance romances, this book is for you. Basically, it’s the best combination of both of those tropes. Add in some 90’s old school R&B and you’re in for a TON of fun. Southern Heartbreaker had a little bit of everything I love: humor, chemistry, emotion, a good parent, an adorable little kid, an independent, successful woman and a sweet romance. It was so much fun to read. You don’t even have to read the rest of the series if you don’t want to, you can start here.


Crazy for Loving You
Series: Bluewater Billionaires
Author: Pippa Grant
Publication Date: November 8, 2019
Publisher: Bang Laugh Love LLC
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ½

Synopsis:

Is there anything hotter than a growly, overprotective Marine cradling a baby? My melted ovaries don’t think so.

When you work hard and have the bank account to prove it, you’re entitled to play hard. I’ve seen some crazy things. I’ve caused some crazy scenes. And there’s no shame in my game.

But I’m still knocked off my stilettos when an insane chain of events leads to me inheriting a baby. The craziest part? The baby comes with a by-the-books, no-nonsense retired Marine who’s so regimented that I wouldn’t be surprised if he irons his boxer shorts.

Parenting? Bring it on. I don’t need sleep—I once started my day with business meetings in Cairo and ended it three days later at a club in Melbourne. Changing diapers? Please. It can’t be any more challenging than changing out of Spanx on the back of a moving motorcycle. Training the little guy to run the family’s real estate empire? He’ll be all our bosses by the time he’s four.

But living with my new co-guardian? The gruff, muscled, tattooed former military man who manages to check all my boxes while trying to sneak under my skin?

He needs to go.

Because the longer he stays, the more layers he’s peeling off my heart.

But love isn’t something that’s ever diluted my gene pool, and I like my life just fine without it. I have awesome friends, this adorable baby and an obscene amount of money. Who needs love?

Turns out…maybe me.

Crazy for Loving You is a larger-than life ride through accidental parenthood featuring a fun-loving billionaire playgirl, a crusty Marine with a gooey center, a horny dolphin, the world’s most obscene pool, and all the fun you’d expect from a world built by Lucy Score, Claire Kingsley, Kathryn Nolan, and Pippa Grant.

My thoughts:

This book was kind of crazy in an over the top, try to shock them way. Daisy’s character and her billionaire life was so zany it was hard to even believe. Well, her house mostly or how eccentric everyone related to her was. It was funny until it took over in a kind of overwhelming way. I did like the basic story line and the contract between Daisy and West’s characters. West’s gruff Marine exterior and sweet interior made this book. I loved his relationship with Remy. Crazy for Loving You wasn’t my favorite book by this author, but I did enjoy it for the most part. It was entertaining for sure.

10 thoughts on “Mini Reviews: Southern Heartbreaker & Crazy for Loving You”

    1. I bet you would like it. I also liked the third book in the series. I haven’t read the first two yet. I don’t think that mattered. I’m with you on those 90s throwbacks! 🙂

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