🎃Southern Charmer by Jessica Peterson

42170446He’s sexy. He’s southern. And he won’t stop showing up at my door half naked. Meet Elijah Jackson, my hot new neighbor…

From the outside looking in? I’ve got it all. Prestigious job. Pretty house. And a perfect boyfriend who just proposed with the perfect ring.

I should feel ecstatic—but instead, I feel suffocated. So I break up with my boyfriend, hop in my car, and head south.

Charleston, South Carolina: home to stunning architecture, sultry accents, and—oh yeah—my perpetually shirtless neighbor, Elijah Jackson.

As if his abs for days and inked up deliciousness aren’t enticing enough, he also encourages me to chase down my dreams. And the chemistry between us? Hotter than the kitchen at Eli’s restaurant.

But I still have a life a thousand miles away. One I’ve worked really hard to build. And I don’t know if I can just leave it all behind.

I have to choose. A choice Eli doesn’t make any easier by inviting me out to his cabin for a long weekend. Just the two of us. And one bed. I swear to God this southerner is out to charm the panties right off me. Just this once, I might let him…


Physical or Ebook?

Have you ever read a book by this author before?

Adult Romance

Star Rating?
4 Stars

I think I would actually reread this. It was adorable.

If it’s a series, would you continue reading it?
This is a standalone series. I may take a look at the other books.

Who would you recommend this for?
Whoever loves quick steamy romances. And also main characters who are authors. Loveeeee.


So this isn’t exactly a spooky read or anything. But it does take place in October and it definitely gives off the fall vibes.

I really loved the main character in this one. Olivia is a woman who is feeling a little trapped in what everyone else would see as a perfect life. She wants to branch off and write a historical romance novel which she adores, but hides as her dirty little secret.

I could relate to her so much. Especially with her issues with writing. At one point she’s talking about how she wrote three hundred words, went back and deleted it all. She says something along the lines of: “This sucks, I suck, why am I writing this?” Girl, I freaking feel you! Loved the brutal honesty about writers block, and also about how romance readers are almost looked down upon by the general population. Drives me insane.

The romance in this was fantastic too. Eli was an absolutely wonderful love interest. And with how supportive he was of Olivia writing and how he wanted to help her in any way possible. Ugh. Talk about swoon.

It’s a slow burn romance, which is also amazing to read.

This was definitely a really nice book to curl up with. ❤

If you’re interested:
Amazon CA

Until next time,


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