Eek! I can’t believe I forgot to review His Southern Temptation! When Entangled contacted me about reviewing His Southern Temptation I jumped at the chance.
I started reading on my Kindle at work in the break room during my lunch. While reading the first paragraph I tried not to choke on my food and laugh out loud. I immediately grabbed my phone and took a picture of my Kindle and sent it to Lisa. In the text I told her I had found the best opening paragraph of any book ever.
That’s golden right there.
David “Lucky” Landon is a PI and former Black Ops assassin helping his cousin Jack Cantrell (from A Night of Southern Comfort) find a missing girl from a strip joint. Not the most classiest of cases.
For years Lucky has secretly slept with his friend’s sister, Taylor. And I do mean for years and very secretly. Just casual sex whenever they run into each other. Taylor reminds me of the black sheep of the family – she doesn’t fit into the small, southern atmosphere and always wanted more. She couldn’t wait to get out her small hometown. Now Lucky is done with his work for the government and he wants to settle down. He’s the one that wants to put down roots and rescue the family farm. Taylor on the other hand, can’t wait to get back to Hawaii after dealing with some family crap. She wants to open a business and the time frame for her investors is quickly closing.
Lucky and Taylor had plenty of chemistry and history with each other (“The last time I saw you in Elliott, you were stealing my car.”) and there were plenty of sarcastic and witty zingers to keep me happy (“A bar full of drunk rednecks was a power keg with a short fuse.”). I also enjoyed the suspense and mystery once they got tangled up with the local mob boss.
I do think this was the first time with a contemporary romance that I sympathized with the hero more than the heroine. If I remember correctly, it was mentioned that Taylor had experienced two bad relationships in her lifetime that made her wary of getting serious. Two. I mean, they were big examples, but her excuses didn’t seem valid enough with me at times. She was the one that wanted to run away.
If I had a man that wanted me as much as Lucky wanted Taylor then I’d figure something out. She was just so damn pigheaded about the entire thing. I mean, it took one of the villains to make her get what was going on with Lucky and make her want to fight for him. It was a bit odd to me honestly.
Other than that though, I really enjoyed His Southern Temptation and I can’t wait another installment. I’d like to take another trip to Elliott.