~A Honeysuckle Hill Novella~
Delaney Hart is looking for a fresh start—which means leaving Alabama behind for good. But when her car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, she has no choice but to rely on the last person she expected to find in backwater Alabama: Beauregard Rodney, the former friend who months earlier had accused her fiance of cheating on her. The fallout was ugly—especially when she discovered months later that Beau had actually been right.
Back home in Honeysuckle Hill to temporarily fill the void in the family business left by his brother’s overseas deployment, Beau’s got more than enough on his plate. The last thing he needs is little Miss Silver Spoon Delaney making demands on his time. He hasn't forgotten the things she said to him, and would like nothing more than to see her taillights headed out of town, but when a back-ordered part means she’s stuck in his tiny town for two weeks, he has no choice but to put up with her.
Despite their best efforts to ignore the growing attraction between them, sparks start to fly. But with Beau’s life on hold back in Birmingham and Delaney’s new job waiting in Florida, can they ever find a middle ground?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed getting to know Delaney and Beau. They are a cute couple. Delaney is on her way to start a new life after several disasters. Which included breaking up with her cheating fiancée and losing her business because of her mother. As she gets lost, her car starts acting up and she finds her way into a small town. When she meets the mechanic, she is surprised to find it is someone she already knows. Beau was supposed to start working in his grandfather's law firm, but he is helping out with the family garage while his brother is deployed. After the way he and Delaney parted, he was surprised to see her. Now that they are stuck together for a short time, they are able to iron out a few things. Will it be enough?
There aren't many settings that I feel the urge to look up because they're so real - but Erin takes me right back to a state I called home with her picture of small town bliss. Rarely do I see southern mannerisms and culture treated kindly in the media, and My Sweet Home Alabama is a refreshing change for this southern bookworm. Delaney and Beau are like two people anyone would know; however, their relationship is dynamic as it morphs from tempestuous to bittersweet - a true relief! The only thing that took me slightly out of the story were the use of some dusty southern phrases and the slightly unrealistic fast pace of Dee and Beau's relationship (but it's a novella, so the pacing over all is perfect for a quick beach read). There were a couple of loose ends or added stories that left me wanting more, but Delaney and Beau rightfully remained the stars of the show. If you want a feel-good, short read that tugs at your heartstrings, this is an excellent book for you!
I love this friends to lovers story. Delaney and Beau were best friends in college. He always wanted more, but they were never both available at the same time, and she became engaged. This story begins after her engagement has been broken and her business is down the tubes. She is driving to a new state, new job, new home, when her car breaks down. How surprised is she when Beau, who graduated from law school, turns out to be her small town mechanic? This was a perfectly woven tale, clearing up old misunderstandings, mixing in family and small town personalities, bringing to light what is most important. (hint - love!)