Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Southern Roots, (Southern Roots series #1)

Book review on Southern Roots, (Southern Roots series #1) by +Julie Morgan
Copy provided by the author for an honest review, a Contemporary Romance Novel

Rated it

Blurb:  Returning home never looked so good...
Home from college to help her mother on the family farm, Lexi Griffin expects things to be quiet and normal. She's back in her hometown, and everything is the same as she left it, including the slowly mending broken heart given to her by her high school sweet heart, Blaine.

After years away, Robert Shaw has returned to his hometown for his father's wedding, looking forward to reconnect with old friends, but he has no clue what's in store for him when he sees Lexi again. Sparks fly between the two, and Lexi is a bit reluctant to start anything with Robert, especially when past wounds haven't healed the way they should have. Robert is determined to have her, against all odds and good sense. A girl like her came around once in a lifetime, and he never forgot her.

And then Blaine comes back to town, intent on rekindling what he had with Lexi, even though his past cheating and drug use has slightly soured him in her eyes. She still loves him, but can she forgive him?

As Lexi takes a leap of faith, she suddenly faces the ultimate betrayal from one she trusted. Will she realize the truth in time or will corruption ruin the best thing that has just walked out of her life?

I thought this book was so romantic!  When we are introduced to Robert in the beginning of the book, we are immediately filled in on his family drama.  He lives in Georgia near his mother and step father, the Senator, and his father and soon-to-be step mother live in Texas, which is where Robert is from.  Robert is returning to his home town for his father's wedding to Sabrina.

When he returns, we are introduced to his cousin Makayla, who is a pistol!  I love her character, and her relationship with Robert!  Even though they hadn't seen each other in years, it's like they were never apart.  Makayla is how Robert meets Alexis Griffin, aka Lexi.  Lexi and Makayla are best friends and when Robert is dragged to a party by Makayla, that is when everything begins to change for Robert.  

We are taken through a weird relationship development between Robert and Lexi, because they are not dating, they make that very clear, because of the baggage they both carry.  Lexi has just split with her cheating boyfriend and Robert is only there for the summer and then has to return to Georgia and Law School.  However, they are attracted to each other, and can't stay away from one another, so they are friends, and just hanging out.  During their getting-to-know-you phase, they start falling for each other.  

This is a straight forward romance story, right?  NO...here comes Abby, Lexi's other best friend, who is a back stabbing, bitch whore!  Abby is in constant destructo mode!  Oh, Lexi looks happy, let me go frack it up!  We can't have anyone close to me being happy when I'm not!  Along with Lexi's selfish ex-boyfriend Blaine, the two stir up a world of shit that threatens to ruin lives, including their own.  

It was totally exciting and nail biting to find out what was going to happen with the mess that Blaine and Abby had started.  The deceit, the cheating, the setup, it was great!  The betrayal gave such flavor to the story, and it pulls you in.  It's a total chic flick that I would pay to see in the movie theater!

Southern Roots (Southern Roots series, #1)

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