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His Southern Temptation (The Boys are Back in Town Series) by Robin CovingtonSome women are bad. Some women are a bad idea. The best ones are both...As a Black Ops assassin, "Lucky" Landon has had more than his fair share of close calls. Now he's turned in his sniper rifle for the simple life of his small hometown. So the last thing he ever expected was to end up at gunpoiHis Southern Temptation (The Boys are Back in Town Series) by Robin CovingtonSome women are bad. Some women are a bad idea. The best ones are both...As a Black Ops assassin, "Lucky" Landon has had more than his fair share of close calls. Now he's turned in his sniper rifle for the simple life of his small hometown. So the last thing he ever expected was to end up at gunpoint. Or that the woman holding the gun would be his best friend's little sister and Lucky's on-again/off-again lover.Taylor Elliott is Trouble, and she likes it that way. And seeing Lucky again? Well, he's been her dirty little secret for the past few years and everyone knows that secrets in a small town are almost impossible to keep. But Taylor has bigger problems on her plate. Like the local mob boss who wants her dead.And right now the only thing standing between Trouble and disaster is a hottie named Lucky......

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His Southern Temptation Reviews

  • Kathleen
    2018-09-15 10:46

    Review posted at: Swept Away By RomanceStory Rating 4.5 StarsHero Rating 5 StarsHeroine Rating 3.5 StarsRomance Rating 5 StarsHeat Level 3.5 StarsStory Ending Rating 4 StarsOverall Rating 4.5 StarsThis was my first read by author Robin Covington and also the second book in The Boys are Back in Town series. Coming into a new series and reading book 2 first, worried me a bit, but I soon realized that it didn’t matter at all, because this book can be easily read as stand-alone. This book captured my attention right from the start and had me flying through the pages. The story line was easy to follow, we got a glimpse into the main character’s pasts, how they met and how this spark had been kindled into a scorching flame between them. Usually I read books where the heroine falls in love with the hero first and is vying to get his attention. In this book it was Lucky who found himself wanting Taylor more than anything and trying to win her heart. I adored Lucky, he was the perfect man, and being a retired Marine, he had that protective alpha edge that I love in my heroes. He was strong, honorable, loyal, sexy, and not afraid to put his life on the line for the woman he loved…OH MY!! The things Lucky said to Taylor to get her to stay with him, to have a go at having a real relationship, is the stuff that good romances are made of. Taylor was reluctant to stay with Lucky, because she grew up with parents who had a messed up marriage, and she had her own fair share of bad relationships. I kept thinking how foolish she was being, I mean this was Lucky, her first love, the man she wanted her whole life, so why throw it all away for some lonely life and career, away from this amazing man. I swear I wanted to reach in the book, smack her upside her head and ask her… WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH YOU?!?! This story was so emotional and I shed quite a few tears, because of the heartache Lucky was going through. There were a lot of very sensual, hot love scenes, although I would not categorize this as an erotic read. I could TOTALLY feel the love that Lucky and Taylor had for each other, it leapt off the pages. When all was said and done, these two were perfect for each other!! There was also some action in the book that added a lot to the story line. It kept it interesting and moved the plot along, so there was never a dull moment, which is always a plus. At the end there was an epilogue…YAY!!! I love when we get a little something extra at the end of a book, and we see the characters living their happily ever after. All in all, this was an enjoyable read for me. I'm happy that I was given the opportunity to read and review this book. I found another author who writes wonderful romance just the way I like it. I highly recommend this book, it’s a must read! *A copy of this book was kindly provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review*

  • Kimberly Kincaid
    2018-09-14 12:49

    I was lucky enough to read an ARC of this book and it has all the sexy sizzle of the first in the series! If you're looking for intrigue, well-drawn sexual tension and smokin' hot bedroom scenes that make that tension worthwhile, you're in the right place with this book. Loved Lucky and Taylor!

  • Sarah
    2018-08-24 09:56

    Lucky has spent years serving his country, first as a marine and then as a black ops specialist, he has seen and done horrific things and now he's ready to return home and take over the family farm. He is looking for peace but he also wants to settle down and marry the woman of his dreams. Taylor is his best friend's little sister and therefore should be off limits but the two of them have been secret on and off partners for years. They've always had great chemistry but the time has never been right for them to attempt to build a relationship. Taylor has returned to the family home for 3 weeks to help her mother but she can't wait to get back to the life she has built herself in Hawaii where she is planning on opening her own business. She's more than happy to have a 3 week fling with Lucky while she's in town but Lucky is determined to convince her to stay. Taylor knows she loves Lucky but she isn't prepared to give up her dreams for any man, her mother did exactly that and it ended badly and she won't make the same mistake. Can Lucky convince her that what they have is special enough to take a risk on?His Southern Temptation is the second book in Robin Covington's The Boys are Back in Town series which revolves around four friends - Jackson, Lucky, Teague and Beck. While it isn't essential to read the first book, A Night of Southern Comfort, before you read this book I would recommend it because it is nice to follow all of the characters from the beginning. Jackson completely won my heart in the first book and I have to admit that I didn't think Lucky would be able to beat him but I'm happy to say that he swooped in and knocked me off my feet! I absolutely loved him and I thoroughly enjoyed his story.Lucky is the perfect guy, he's protective, smart, strong, funny, caring, sexy and dynamite in bed. Taylor is one lucky girl to have captured his heart! He has spent years loving Taylor from a distance but now he's back for good and he wants them to build a life together. He is so charming I don't know how Taylor was able to hold out for so long, I know I'd have caved into his demands within minutes. I love a good friends to lovers story so while this was slightly different because they've been lovers on and off for years it was still just what I was looking for. The chemistry between them was scorching hot, seriously if you thought Jackson and Michaela's story was sexy you've not seen anything yet and these two burn up the pages. I did find myself getting slightly irritated with Taylor for holding out so long and for the way she kept changing her mind but considering her background and the way her parent's marriage has been such a bad example it wasn't too surprising she was skittish.It was great to catch up with Jackson and Michaela and get to know both Teague and Beck a bit better. I'm not sure who's book is up next but I'm guessing Teague and I think it's going to take a special kind of woman to melt his reserved exterior. I have a feeling that when he finds the one he's going to completely lose his inhibitions though and I think he might just turn out to be the dark horse of the group. This is definitely a must buy series for me, I love the banter between the friends, the small town atmosphere full of colourful side characters and the scorching hot romances. If you're a fan of contemporary romance then this is a series you don't want to miss.

  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    2018-09-03 13:57

    I really liked Lucky, Taylor was okay but she drove me crazy the way she hurt Lucky. She made him feel like he was nothing special just a booty call. I also didn't like how she let fear rule her and pushed Lucky away a lot. I do understand her fear, especially with what her mom was going through, but I just felt she let it control her to much. Lucky and Taylor had major passion and were sweet together when Taylor wasn't acting fearful. I did enjoy this read just not as much as the first one.

  • Marulett
    2018-08-25 10:55

    Buddy read with SarahA series with sexy southern boys?? Sign me up!! I was looking forward to reading the second book in the series and it was soooo worth the wait!!!I really enjoyed this book, but sometimes wanted to smack Taylor for not growing a pair earlier on the story!! Poor Lucky he had to wait for this HEA!!

  • Marian
    2018-09-02 09:57

    From the first sentence to the last page I couldn't put this book down. If it's even possible Robin Covington outdid herself. Both characters Lucky and Taylor have you cheering for them to get together. My only disappointment the book ended and now I have to wait awhile for the next one in the series. Keep them coming!

  • Cocktails and Books
    2018-09-02 10:43

    His Southern Temptation manages to be a sweet romance with liberal hot, steamy sex in multiple locations and a good measure of suspense. You will absolutely fall in love with these characters. David ""Lucky"" Landon is a former special-ops Marine that has returned to his hometown to take over the family farm. He is staying at the home of one of his best friends when he is awakened by the sound of a bullet being chambered near his head. He disarms the person and finds Mary-Taylor Elliott. Lucky and Taylor have known each other for all of their lives s and had sporadic affairs for the last 10 years.Lucky has been waiting for an opportunity to make their arrangement permanent, but Taylor is scarred by the failure of her past relationships and the demise of her parent's marriage. I enjoyed this turnabout normally the female is pining away loving the male and waiting for him to choose her, but this book is not your typical formulaic romance. Neither Lucky nor Taylor deny themselves the pleasure of each other's body and when Lucky turns up the heat to convince Taylor to stay ----get ready to sweat because this is one Marine determined to accomplish his mission.I loves that Taylor and Lucky genuinely loved each other (by the way he told her he loved her first--Lucky is some kind of alpha man). Taylor even goes so far as to work at a strip club to help Lucky with his case. Lucky is willing to give up his life savings to pay Taylor's ransom after she is kidnapped by a devious businessman. You also get a real sense of Taylor's conflict between choosing to stay for Lucky and returning to Hawaii to own a business. The reader is able to see how the mix of her experience with failed relationships and her mother's failed marriage make her doubt herself and the ability of their relationship to survive. Through restaurant fights, strip club brawls, meddling family members, and a kidnapping Lucky and Taylor realize love is not limited to time or place and other's don't have to understand or approve because their love is a force all its own that will not be denied. This is a story that will resonate with any modern woman that has questioned whether she can really have it all. You will enjoy Taylor as a strong, feisty heroine that isn't afraid of her sexuality and Lucky as a strong hero that risks everything to make himself vulnerable to have the love he's always wanted.Reviewed by Michelle for Cocktails and Books

  • Pat
    2018-09-06 11:52

    When I turned the last page of this book, the thought that ran through my head was " What a beautiful love story". There's very hot sex, heartbreak, danger , and anger. But the love between these two damaged people pulled me in.Taylor Elliott is Teague Elliott's sister. We met Teague in the first novel by Ms. Covington. A Night of Southern Comfort. We also met the rest of The Boys, but this is David ( Lucky) Landon's story. Taylor is known best around town for her escape from her own wedding, by the way, in Lucky's car. She worshipped him as a young girl, and he found her a nuisance, but played along. She hasn't been back to town since that fateful day....until now.Lucky is a former Special Ops. Soldier. The Black Ops he participated in were so deeply secretive, very few people even know his team existed. Now he would like to erase them from his own memory. He's home to take over the family farm, and try and live a normal life. He has been doing some work for his best friend and cousin Jack Cantrell, who is starting a private detective agency. Taylor and Lucky have been meeting secretly over the last few years when each could manage it. Meeting in various places around the world for a little comfort and love. Seeing Taylor again has convinced Lucky he wants more in his life. His farm and Taylor. Taylor wants a fling, but is definitely leaving town. Lucky just wants her to give him a chance to convince her they are made to be together. This novel has something for everyone, it's funny, suspenseful, and sizzling hot. I hated it to end, but have hopes for the next bad boy's story! Wonder who it will be?I received this novel from the publisher for an honest review. no compensation was offered nor taken.

  • Eryn LaPlant
    2018-08-23 11:35

    I found Robin Covington on Twitter and as always, I check out what the books of the authors I follow have written. Sometimes I like them, sometimes I can't even get through but then on the rare occasion I find a book that I just fall in love with. His Southern Temptation is one of those. I read Ms. Covington's previous book, A Night in Southern Comfort and enjoyed it immensely. I missed her characters when I was finished, so much so that I tweeted her and asked when her next book was out. Her reply, "I just released His Southern Temptation 3 days ago." My reply after rushing to Kindle to purchase it. "Just bought it thanks." From page one to the very end I was enraptured. I love Lucky's vulnerability, his honesty, his way of loving Taylor, the girl of his dreams (literally). My heart swells now thinking of some of the quotes from his character. I have never read a book where I was enthralled by the sexiness, intrigued by the mystery and swept completely away - with tears..and I never cry while reading books - by the love exhibited by Lucky. Ms. Covington is an incredible storyteller! If you want a book that brings you into the world of a small town that hold everything dear to a veteran wanting to move past his life as a soldier and finding his solace in the woman he's carried with him, not only in his mind, but in his heart as well, then read His Southern Temptation.

  • a &
    2018-09-07 14:31

    An honest review due to being given an ARC from the publisher. Okay so honestly it was just not my cup of tea. And I don't even blame the writer's skills or abilities for this it's not something that I should have picked up for myself to read which is something I found out halfway through out the novel. It's got a guy named Lucky which annoys me to no end and a TON of Southern charm. This makes me wonder two things: 1. do I just hate southern charm or 2. do I think that the writer laid in that southern charm in so thick that it takes away from the value of the story. And okay total spoiler alert: nipple piercings are just so gross like ugh. Does that really turn guys on? Because it did for sure for Lucky. And then there's the whole clichey part with the I left some guy at the altar... we're too wrong for each other because we want different things but aren't chemistry must not be messed with. Other than that it was okay. But I felt kind of out of the loop since I never read the first book. 3.5 stars.

  • Pamela
    2018-09-01 12:53

    What a great book, loved it. David "Lucky" Langdon is now out of the marines and is home to help his parents by buying the farm and settling down. Taylor is back in town for three weeks to help her brother clean and pack family home. Teague is Taylor's brother. Jack is Lucky's friend.What a way for Lucky and Taylor to meet again. She's holding a gun on him, he's waiting for a chance to take her. Of course the house is dark and it takes a few minutes to realize who they are.Then the love angle Lucky loves Taylor wants her to stay,Taylor is running from love.Mixed up in all this is a missing girl,missing money, angry brother and much much more.This book is well written and very exciting, it will not disappoint.I received this book as an advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review.

  • Willa
    2018-09-07 07:47

    His Southern Temptation is a fun read, but what really makes it special is Robin Covington's superb writing. She puts you right into the first scene, where you happily stay until you get to "The End" and start pining for the next book. Her Boys are Back series is on my auto-buy list, and should be on yours.

  • Roz ~ My Written Romance
    2018-09-06 11:33

    Oh my. The sequel was just as good as the original.

  • Kara
    2018-08-21 06:38

    I love this, though I thought I won't.If Jackson made me spazz like hell, here comes Lucky making me cry damn hard. . .now, I am so EXCITED of ELLIOT. *v*

  • Saly
    2018-09-13 13:39

    Not a book I connected with much. Heroine was dumb, hero was just okay. They have been hooking up forever, he wants more, she doesn't and on it goes. The suspense plot was stupid.

  • Ashley
    2018-08-24 10:42

    Absolutely awesome! Lucky and Taylor were just the couple that I needed read about! Their love affair over the past years built up to this amazing book. Cannot wait to read about the next two boys!!!

  • Danielle
    2018-09-13 08:42

    I really enjoyed this one. I like the author's voice and I loved the chemistry between the h/h. Looking forward to reading more from this author.

  • Sunny
    2018-08-31 07:33

    3.5 Robin Covington does such a great job creating a fun and interesting grip of characters. I really enjoyed this bit of Southern style story. It is hot and heartbreaking.

  • Jennifer (random jendsmit)
    2018-08-28 13:48

    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh so sweetI want a Lucky Landon <3review to come

  • Maryann Hawkins
    2018-09-16 08:42

    What can i say but hot wow amazing ..phenomenal.. smoking ...the book has it all sex smiles danger and everyday problems all wrapped up into a well written package ..cant wait for the sequels

  • Mary Jo Burke
    2018-08-24 11:50

    Lucky and Taylor are a hot couple! This is a great continuing series!

  • Paris
    2018-08-27 06:48

    This was a really quick read for me. There were a few moments where I thought I might have to move on from this book. I really liked Lucky for the most part, but Taylor was really hard to connect with. I also wasn’t quite sure what I was getting from this book. It started off seeming like a romantic suspense novel, the suspense did not really carry through the entire book. It was there a little and it did sort of pay off in the end, it definitely wasn’t the focus of the book at all.The focus of the book was Lucky and Taylor’s friends with benefits relationship. They’ve known each other since they were kids. They both have had crushes on the other and then finally two years before the book starts, they finally hooked up. Well now Lucky’s back in town for good and he wants Taylor to stay so they can try to make things work between them. This book was super hot. I liked Lucky and Taylor together although there were some times that I wish Lucky would have just let her go. The back and forth got a bit old after a while and it especially sucked when it was obvious Lucky would do anything for Taylor, but she didn’t seem like she was willing to reciprocate that.The writing was great and Lucky is definitely a character you could fall for. I haven’t read the other two books in this series (one comes before, one comes after), but I’ve added them to my TBR.Arc provided by the publisher via Netgalley for an honest review

  • Bernie
    2018-08-28 10:45

    His Southern Temptation reviewHis Southern Temptation is the second romantic suspense book in The Boys Are Back in Town series written by author Robin Covington. There's more romance than suspense in this story.

  • Ofelia
    2018-08-20 10:51

    A fun read! Can’t wait to continue reading more of this series

  • Inge
    2018-09-07 14:59

    I love imperfect people who make a real effort to find their perfect partner. And I am definitely in love with Lucky.

  • Sdeets
    2018-08-30 07:36

    Enjoyed this one as much as the first in the series.

  • Stephanie
    2018-08-22 10:58

    HIS SOUTHERN TEMPTATION: Love, Dreams and Danger Abound! Original Post: http://fangswandsandfairydust.blogspo...Her:Not being who people expect you to be, under pressure.Being a smart, uninhibited woman who doesn't want to repeat her mother's mistakes, under pressure.Him:Escaping an elite soldier's past of having a job you can't tell anyone about, ever. Embodying loyalty and giving everything you've got on and off the front lines.Peanut Butter PiePeanut Butter Pie (Photo credit: Big Grey Mare)In the first few paragraphs of this book, I thought I was in for a standard meaty, private detective story with a side order of strippers. But I was wrong. I loved Lucky, and his friends; they're uncomplicated guys with good looks and good futures. They're loyal, to their families, towns and women and are as comfortable in a townhouse as a farmhouse.So, you might expect a Fannie Flagg character; a sweet tea and biscuit serving gal, to be the love interest, right? OR maybe, Sookie Stackhouse? At first, I was not too excited about Taylor. She seems too cavalier and reckless to be worthy of any of these guys. But over time we learn that it's just a barrier so her life doesn't fall into the pattern of her parents' marriage. Still, she has taken a paradigm shift from the church pew to a stripper's pole. She's a girl with very modern needs and the tattoos and piercings to back it up. She's went from shy-miss to seeking-her-bliss without a backward glance. And, we all know that when we're young we do that and when we finally do look in that rear view miorror sometimes what we left looks might attractive but ego and fear are big obstacles.I come from a time when it was common for women, even women with vocations, to give up their dreams for their husband's job and to have a family. There was never a question of whose job needs would lead the way in my marriage. But, then, I didn't have a marriage where a societal class structure made us a visible symbol of the old south. Those kinds of compromises only work out well if both parties uphold their sides. Taylor's dad didn't and Taylor's mom has been bitter a long time.What we come to find is that Lucky is the guy who just wants her, dreams about her and loves her heart and soul; her good qualities and her flaws. What we learn is that her cavalier attitude and recklessness are just fences she has built against being sucked into what her mother's life has become.For Lucky, Taylor is the dream that kept him going when his military job got too dark and when he left the service the nightmares followed him. He realized that what he wanted to get away from as a kid, the family farm and small town home town where he is related to half the people, was the only place he wanted to be.Robin does a tidy job making a sort of implausible plot work so well it becomes plausible. You believe this small town has a diner with "award-winning peanut butter pie" and strip clubs run by bank-owning low life "financiers" (think the nasty guys in IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE). She also ties up the story without loose ends. I could see there was back story from other books in the series but they don't prevent the book from standing on it's own.The book blazes with heat and passion between Taylor and Lucky; you definitely want them to work out. But will it, and if it does, who will follow whom? And, Covington introduces the very real issue that a lot of short erotic romances gloss over: money. Starting a business takes capital and beyond broken dreams one of the biggest issues in a relationship is money. Even "society" often isn't rolling around in big piles of cash (that could be sexier than rolling in hay though).Covington sets it up, so that the issue of dreams, the red herring of excitement and youthful freedom, and money are the obstacles keeping the couple apart. She gives us insight into the character's whys. I think that the reasons for Taylor's conflicts could have been clearer. At first I thought she just wasn't very nice at all. And, it wasn't until the last couple of chapters to see the real issues that have made her so standoffish.It's a hot flash inducing book for sure. A hot guy with nothing but deep love and lust for one woman is just what the doctor ordered for early spring at my house. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Covington's HIS SOUTHERN TEMPTATION.

  • Marlene
    2018-09-19 08:52

    Originally published at Reading RealityLucky Landon and Taylor Elliott meet again at gunpoint. Not that they haven't met before in various compromising positions--this is just the first time that firearms have been involved.And the first time they've entertained the possibility of hooking up in their home town. A typical small Southern home town where everybody knows everybody's business the second there's a whisper in the air.A place they've both steered well clear of from the moment they were each old enough to see it in their respective rear-view mirrors.But neither of them is an eighteen-year-old kid anymore. Lucky has spent more than a decade doing "wetwork" for the U.S. Marines. The special ops he's been on are part of the shadow war that he can't reveal to anyone, the kind that leaves a stain on a man's soul.The rare times he's hooked up with Taylor over the years have been his only slice of heaven, his bit of redemption. He's given the U.S. Marines all the soul that he can stand to give, and he's come home to heal what's left. He wants a real relationship with Taylor, instead of being just her dirty secret.Taylor has spent her time as far away from the South as she could get. Her family wanted her to do something with her education. Instead, Taylor became a massage therapist and aesthetician. She's on her way to owning her own business. In Hawaii. She's also the wildest and most adventurous woman Lucky has ever met. What she won't do is have a real relationship, not with him, not with anyone. She doesn't want to let her emotions get involved.The one and only time before she let herself fall for a man, she found out he was screwing the wedding planner. On the day of the wedding. She ran out of the ceremony and never looked back.Her mother thought she should have forgiven the bastard. Which probably says all there is to say about Taylor's relationship with her mother. And Taylor's parents' broken marriage.Taylor left that ceremony by stealing Lucky's car. He never pressed charges, because he loved her then. He loves her now, but the trick is getting her to deal with that. All while chasing a mobster who seems to have Taylor in his sights.Just how Lucky is lucky, after all?Escape Rating B: This sequel to A Night of Southern Comfort (reviewed at Book Lovers Inc) has all the chemistry and heat of the first story and all the fun with a slightly more plausible plot.His Southern Temptation also has the slightly goofball suspense element that characterized the story of Comfort, but the characters in Temptation are more believable, which made the story work better for me.Lucky's just plain done with the military. He's served more than honorably, and has earned his peace. Working with his friend Beck to solve a missing persons case looks like a way of helping a friend using some of his skills. Then Taylor gets involved and everything goes pear-shaped.Both Lucky and Taylor have problematic relationships with their parents that contributed to both of them leaving home, and in Taylor's case, definitely factor into why she is so gun-shy about relationships. Her mother didn't just give up everything to support her father's career, she constantly needles Taylor to make sure Taylor doesn't do the same thing. And intentionally or not, tells Taylor what a disappointment she is. Taylor feels compelled to succeed alone, to prove her mother wrong.But Lucky is an addiction that Taylor can't seem to give up. It just takes her a long time to stop listening to her mother and figure out why.

  • Jessica
    2018-09-11 06:59

    I’m a big fan of lovers reunited and when I came across the opportunity to review Robin Covington’s His Southern Temptation, I couldn’t resist. I haven’t read the first book in the series, A Night of Southern Comfort, and while I don’t think it’s necessary to read it before reading His Southern Temptation, I think it would help because you’ll be familiar with a lot of the characters mentioned. That being said, His Southern Temptation, is a good a standalone book.Like any person growing up in a small town, David “Lucky” Landon couldn’t wait to leave and his chance came when he enrolled in the US military. As a former assassin in the military, he’s done things he wishes he could forget. He decides he wants to buy his father’s farm, but before he does, he has one more job to do. He’s hired to find the whereabouts of Sarah Morgan and the case is proving more than he bargained for; no one will talk to him regarding Sarah. Meanwhile Taylor Elliott is only in town to help pack and sell her family’s house. Thinking an intruder is in the house she holds him at gunpoint and realizes it’s none other than Lucky. The feelings she had for him resurfaces and both must come to grips with what it all means. Will they be able to put the past aside or will they once again go their separate ways?I really enjoyed Covington’s writing and His Southern Temptation is a fast paced read. In terms of characterization, the characters are interesting and well-written. We find out how long Lucky and Taylor have known each other and the reason why they aren’t together. The differences between their backgrounds are also pointed out, with Lucky growing up on a farm and Taylor being part of a prominent wealthy family. Taylor has some relationship issues. Her parents haven’t had an ideal marriage and she’s afraid of heading down the same path. The constant relationship / no relationship discussion got a bit old especially once Taylor had made her mind. I understand her mother’s point when she tells Taylor she needs to live to her life and basically outlined what she gave up, but at the same time Taylor has had YEARS to think this through. That was my only small annoyance. While there are a lot of secondary characters, you’ll enjoy them. I loved Sheriff Burke and his untimely arrival in three memorable scenes involving Lucky and Taylor. The real standout secondary character is Taylor’s brother, Teague. He’s so stuffy and proper and I can’t wait for someone to come and turn his world upside down. The mystery of Sarah Morgan plays a minor role and while I was disappointed there wasn’t more to it, I realized after reading, this isn’t about Sarah, but about Lucky and Taylor. While I wanted to give it a three, I debated with the rating. In the end, the romance between Lucky and Taylor is the center of the novel and because of that, I gave it a four.My favorite quotes:It was time to channel the late, great Patrick Swayze and take “Baby” out of the corner."Maybe what you’re looking for isn’t a place but a person."I’ll be going back to read A Night of Southern Comfort and am really looking forward to reading Teague Elliott’s story. If you’re a fan of romance, I recommend His Southern Temptation. Just be warned: it’s a sizzling read. You might need a cold shower or two after.Review originally posted at Literary, etc.

  • FicTalk Blog
    2018-08-24 07:43

    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.