Sweet Southern Trouble

Sweet Southern Trouble

by Michele Summers

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ISBN-13: 9781402293641
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 863,198
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Michele Summers writes about small town life with a Southern flair. She has her own interior design business in Raleigh, North Carolina and Miami, Florida. Both professions feed her creative appetite and provide a daily dose of humor. When she isn't writing or creating colorful interiors, she is playing tennis, cooking for family and clients, knitting, reading and most importantly, raising her two great kids. Michele's work has won recognition from the Dixie First Chapter, Golden Palm, Fool For Love, Rebecca and Fabulous Five contests. She is an active member of the Heart of Carolina and Florida Romance Writers chapters of RWA. You can contact Michele at her website, www.michelesummers.com , where you will also locate her other social media buttons.

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Sweet Southern Trouble 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Jess_at_From_Me_to_You More than 1 year ago
5 out of 5 stars!! Under the pretense of getting Nick (Nicholas), the head coach of the North Carolina Cherokees, to allow her access to Nick’s team for her school's planned bachelor auction Marabelle (Tinker Bell/Mary-bell/Thumbelina) agrees to the ruse of being his fiancée. However, every time Nick and Marabelle are together, sparks fly and they quickly find that their relationship is progressing rapidly and into something VERY real. That is if Marabelle can get over her own securities, Nick can get over his past, and if someone from Nick's recent "past" doesn't get in their way.... Wow!! Out of the three novels I've read in Ms. Summers' Harmony Homecomings Series (which have been Books 2, 3, & 4) THIS one is by far my favorite!!! Especially since though it was written from multiple viewpoints (even those other than Nick and Marabelle) the main focus is always about Nick and Marabelle so I never got distracted. YAY! Also, even though I am not a fan of wishy-washy characters, which Marabelle definitely is, the plotline moved on so quickly that I never had time to get annoyed with her because of it, which made me enjoy Marabelle as a character more. Double YAY!! This is one engaging tale that I had a hard time putting down. It reeled me in with its endearing cast and their outrageous schemes, and then it kept me hooked by getting me to root for main couple. Plus, it didn't hurt that Marabelle is very quirky like my favorite character of Ms. Summers' Lucy (from Book 2), which got my interest even more! Above all though, it is the way Marabelle and Nick fell for one another, their playful banter, and their charm that I liked the best. As they both charmed me. Though they struggled with their pasts in different ways, I LOVED how they fought for one another to protect each other no matter the cost. They truly make a great couple! One I am thrilled I got to read about! I HIGHLY recommend this novel and series to those looking for a quirky contemporary romance! Review By: From Me to You ... Video, Photography, & Book Reviews -- read more of this review and FOUR TEASERS on my blog: frommetoyouvideophoto.blogspot.com --
ReadingInPajamas More than 1 year ago
Review: SWEET SOUTHERN TROUBLE by Michele Summers Publication Date: May 2, 2017 Genre: Contemporary Romance Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna Rated 4.5 Stars I completely enjoyed this story full of southern charm and southern vipers. Marabelle was a lot of fun to read, even though her inferiority complex got a little tiring at spots. Nick was the perfect leading man, taken unawares by the clueless girl. Their friends also made the story enjoyable, the perfect counterpart to the rich snobs engaged in their power-plays. This sweet romance also holds enough heat to spice things up. A fun read. *Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ~*~*~*~
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book. This is one of my favorite pick me up book. I smile. I grin. I laugh. Well worth my time.
nelriv More than 1 year ago
Received an ARC for my fair review for netgalley. I loved this book, Marabelle was great. I did enjoy Nick as her love interest, but I absolutely loved his team, Beau was awesome, Tyler was good and Rocker. Then we have the others Elizabeth, her friend and her sister. What a fun cast of characters, they all added spice to the story. I truly had fun reading this, and I hated the villain, Ginger, which shows you how good the writing is, when you hate the person you are supposed to hate.. Reading you will not be disappointed.
MJHughes12 More than 1 year ago
Fake relationships can be so much fun, and by the end of this one I was totally on board with Marabelle and Nick. There was great banter between the characters – they both held their own with each other and could both bring the snark and sass. Marabelle is a real firecracker – she’s may be small, but she’s grown up having to stand up for herself and, after walking away from her inheritance, paying her way and fighting for everything she has. When she signs on to becoming Nick’s fake fiancé, she’s takes her job of scaring off all the women who are constantly coming on to him seriously…even if it means getting physical doing it. Nick is a bit of an arrogant jerk, but he uses that as a shield to keep people away. He’s tired of the player life he’s been leading and the mandate from the team’s general manager about “walking the straight line of respectability” doesn’t seem far off from what he’s been thinking about…he’s not the marrying type, but a fake fiancé seems just the ticket to satisfy his GM and step back from the some of the crazy his personal life seems to bring. Of course Marabelle brings her own sort of crazy to his world, but it’s the type the makes him start thinking about more. Nick and Marabelle certainly brought some heat – even if it took a bit for them to finally get down to business. I loved the fact that Marabelle was quite inexperienced and thought that she sucked at sex - and I loved that Nick was determined to prove otherwise. And I totally loved that once Nick had committed to the “fake” relationship, he was committed to being on Marabelle’s team, whether that was acting as a buffer when she visits home or making the fundraiser she oversees a success. There was a bit at the end where I really wanted to smack Nick a time or two, but ultimately he does come through. There were some other great characters in the book – ones that had you either loving or hating them. From Nick’s ex-girlfriend and Marabelle’s mother (hate!) to Nick’s player’s Beau and Ty and Marabelle’s BFF Paula (love!), they all had a part in creating a nice backdrop to Nick and Marabelle’s story. The subplot of the bachelor auction and some subterfuge when it came to Marabelle’s job also added to the story. This one got off to a slow start for me – I think that had to do with Nick’s arrogance and Marabelle’s insecurities. But once the story got going I was almost done with the book before realizing that I was totally wrapped up in Nick and Marabelle’s story. Things did get a bit angsty at the end, but watching Nick and Marabelle come to terms with what they want and what they thought they wanted was worth the read. And even though it doesn’t have to do with the story, I do want to mention that I really don’t like the cover to this book. Don’t get me wrong, the cover is hot, but after reading this one it just doesn’t seem to fit the story. It may be just me… I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy from the publisher via NetGalley of this book.
BookReview4you More than 1 year ago
'Sweet Southern Trouble" by Michele Summers is the story of Nick and Marabelle. This is my first book by Ms. Summers and I hope to read more of her stories! This was a fun, hot hard and hard to put down story!Nick is a former NFL star and now coaches a a school team. Nick is used to women throwing themselves at him and people being taken with him. Nick was a hot male character that I so enjoyed his interactions with Marabelle. So Marabelle is somewhat a surprise to him. Marabelle is a Kindergartner assist teacher. A few school mishaps that have happen to her have put her on the not so popular list at school with the other teachers. But they have lined her up to talk Nick into helping them with their fundraiser and bachelor auction. If Marabelle can get Nick to help out this can possible set her up with a more permanent job there at the school. Completely enjoyed this book! *A Book Obsessed Chicks Review Team
S_Leca More than 1 year ago
This was one heck of a emotional roller coaster, the characters were great and I absolutely loved Mercy, as well as Lon. Mercy is a women who finally gets to live her own life, and make her own choices. After aging out of the foster system, she has a job with people she actually enjoys being with. Her life has been filled with one hit after another. But after getting a call about an emergency blood transfusion her life may actually be turning around for the better. Now she has family, friends, and a new chance for a beginning. And when she happens to run into an old one night stand things become a little.... different then the norm. Lon Pittman is sheriff and has been putting his all into his job. But when the women he couldn't get off his mind from 7 years ago comes roaring into his blissful town he knows things are going to change. Maybe even make his life a little more exciting, give him something new to look forward to besides his job. This was a great read, that I will admit it got me to cry a bit at the end. It is a HEA with a bit of Christianity thrown in but it is not a major factor to the overall book. I would highly recommend this contemporary romance that revolves around the belief in family, new beginnings, second chances, and not judging a book by the cover (not talking about the actual book cover lol). I found this a great read that I did not want to put down. ~A Book Obsessed Chicks Review Team Selection.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Nick and Marabelle are magically delicious. She's the sugar, he's the spice. Put them together and they make for the hottest of vices. Sweet Southern Trouble is an organic blend of humor, heart and smart writing. Ms. Summers has a lock on temperature rising, incredibly entertaining down home southern charm. When it comes to romance author, characters and story delivers a one, two punch to the heart.
book_junkee More than 1 year ago
I am a huge fan of the fake relationship premise and love anything set in the south, so I was all over this book {even though I really don't like the cover.} Sadly, I was pretty disappointed. I liked Marabelle for the most part. She's feisty and speaks her mind and can hold her own. The situation with her family is a little weird, but I could overlook that. Nick...well, I wanted to like him. His inner monologue is kinda horrible. In the beginning he belittles Marabelle's profession, asks if she's gay because she says he's not her type, and only calls her Tinker Bell within minutes of meeting her. I would love to say that things evened out, but they didn't. There were some good scenes and some good banter, but it was sort of a car crash I couldn't look away from. There was a lot of push and pull, a lot of drama, and a lot of crying. At times it felt like there were extra plot lines thrown in for fun. Not to mention all of the extra {and random} POVs. Overall, there was something that kept me reading, but I'm not sure what it was. By the reviews already up, I'm in the minority, so it's pretty clear this just wasn't for me. I won't be continuing the series. **Huge thanks to Sourcebooks and NetGalley for providing the arc free of charge**