Book Review: Southern Charmed by Melanie Jacobson

southern-charmed-coverTitle: Southern Charmed
Author: Melanie Jacobson
Publisher: Covenant Communications
Release Date: Sept 2016
Book Summary:

Lila Mae Guidry is a Southern girl through and through. As a fourth-generation Latter-day Saint in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she’s proud of her heritage as both a Southerner and a Saint—and she doesn’t take kindly to people who disparage either. Ten years ago, Max Archer was just that kind of jerk. As the mission president’s son, Max spent his entire three years mocking the South . . . and teenage Lila. After Max’s family moved away, Lila forgot about her sworn enemy. Almost.

When a new job brings a grown-up Max back to Baton Rouge, Lila is less than thrilled with his reappearance, especially since everyone seems intent on throwing her together with this old adversary. Yet fight as she may, Lila soon realizes resistance is futile—their connection is undeniable. Max embodies everything she wants in a man—except perhaps the most important thing—her life is rooted in the city she loves, but his dreams are bigger than Baton Rouge. With such mismatched visions of the future, Max and Lila are faced with a life-altering decision: jeopardize their aspirations or risk losing love.


Cheryls review

Cute story about learning to sacrifice for a relationship. It was so fun to learn about Baton Rouge though this story. My mom is a southern girl from Birmingham, AL. Lila Mae’s mom reminds me of my mom is so many ways. It certainly brought a smile to my face as I read. I sometimes felt a bit impatient with Lila Mae for being so in love with her town that she didn’t always see the bigger picture. The witty dialog made me laugh out loud several times. The chemistry between Max and Lila Mae was big fun. I loved the story line about the students that Lila Mae teaches. I even had a tear in my eye at the end.

4 stars

Rating: 4 Stars – Great book

Content: Clean

Source: ebook for review

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