Raised on the bayou, deep in the Louisiana swamps, Jody Dupree is gifted with what Mamere calls second sight. As she gets older, the visions get stronger. Like tonight, she knows something is going to happen. This birthday is going to be different from all her other birthdays.
Logan Hart is a damn good reporter and currently working on a series of articles where his readership challenges him to do ten jobs. Not the most brilliant idea he's ever had, but who knew a traveling, all male, strip show would be touring the country and New Orleans was on their list? Or that he would end up spending the night with the sexy lady in the front row, but when she sneaks out of the motel room in the wee hours of the morning, he's left with only her first name, a sweet memory, and wondering about the haunted look he saw lurking in the depths of her beautiful blue eyes. The reporter in him senses a story, but will he be able to ever find her again?
This is the second book in the Southern Series. Pick up your copy of this action packed romantic suspense today!
About the Author
It didn't take me long to discover how things worked in the publishing world. You write a book, you mail it off, you get rejected, you write another book. I did this for six years until, one day I talked my husband into mailing my manuscript for me. I couldn't take one more look of pity from the postal workers. Being the loving husband that he is, Karl mailed Bachlor Party to Hillary Sares at Kensington to be considered for the Precious Gem line on a Tuesday. On Friday of that same week, Hillary called to offer a contract.
Wow! Wouldn't it be great if everything if life was that easy? Publishing can be a rocky road with lots of highs and lows but, oh, what a fun trip! I love writing.
When I'm not writing, I love doing crafts, and I'll try just about anything. At present I'm scrap booking and making necklaces. The necklaces are amature at bestfbut I'm hoping to improve over time. We'll see.
I'm country all the way. I love antiques, embroidered scarves, crocheted doilies and quilts.
I met the love of my life when we were kids, we were married when we were kids even though everyone said it wouldn't last. That was almost 45 years ago and Karl is still my very best friend. We have two fabulous children who married fabulous people who gave us four wonderful grandchildren that we can spoil--then return to the peace and quiet of our home.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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For her birthday, the girls take patrol officer Jody Dupree to a strip joint where she watches Logan Hart perform. That night Jody and Logan celebrate her birthday by themselves. However, by morning light Jody is gone. New Orleans Gazette columnist Logan challenged his readers to send him jobs to perform as he insists he can handle anything for a shift even stripping. His next assignment is patrolling the mean streets of the Big Easy alongside of Jody. As their attraction grows, Logan senses a mystery with Jody. He makes inquiries and soon learns of an unsolved murder from her childhood. If he reveals her secret he could make his career but endanger the woman he loves that is if he understands the threat to Jody if he publishes his report. --- Karen Kelley provides a heated romantic suspense starring two likable protagonists, the return of the lead couple from SOUTHERN COMFORT (cleverly closing their tale), and a journalistic ethics issue to add to the solid drama. The story line starts off in an amusing way, but twists into a hot police procedural as Logan patrols with Jody before spinning into a private investigative plot when he makes inquiries into her mysterious past. The transitions are smoothly done as are the romance and love between the lead duet. Ms. Kelly writes a gripping thriller that the audience will wonder whether Logan chooses fame and fortune or love.--- Harriet Klausner
Southern Exposure by Karen Kelly delivers an emotional, steamy, fascinating read. ____ Logan Hart, popular reporter had been challenges by his readers to do any job for a day. His current assignment was being a stripper in a local hot spot.____ Cop Jody Dupree needed a night out with her friend. One look at the hot stripper was all it took and they were at a motel. Jody snuck out leaving Logan alone and confused.____ Jody and Logan were both shocked to find that Jody¿s boss had assigned Logan to ride along with her for a month. Soon the passion Jody tries to ignore becomes impossible to live without. Secrets and lies from her childhood threaten her and Logan¿s newfound happiness.____ Southern Exposure is a wonderful sequel to Southern Comfort. The chemistry between Logan and Jody is off the charts. WOW. Their growth as a couple was a pleasure to watch unfold. I really liked how Fallon and Wade showed up to conclude the story.__ Karen Kelley writes with such passion and flair. She is an auto-buy.