Friday, August 22, 2014

Southern Born Books Blog Tour

Hi there!  Welcome to my stop on the Southern Born Books Tour!  I was only signed up to review Flirting with Forever but I loved both books so much I'm sharing my review for both!  Enjoy!

Contemporary Romance
Flirting with Forever Synopsis:
Forty-year-old Tara Jordan’s first book, The Perfect Marriage in 30 Days, is at the top of the bestseller lists, and her publisher wants her on a book tour ASAP.  Tara’s about to live her dream only there’s one problem.  Her husband of 15 years has just walked out, leaving Tara on the brink of financial ruin with no choice but to promote a self-help book about marriage when hers is secretly in ruins.

Enter publicist Jake Randall, 30, who’s had it with hand holding newbie authors channeling their inner divas on their first book tours, until he meets Tara.  Their instant attraction blossoms quickly into love.  Tara thinks she has achieved her dreams and earned her license to thrive until her husband, Jim returns determined to win her back.

First thoughts after…
Now that's how a novella is done!

How distracted did I get?
Flirting with Forever is a fun, flirty romance!  From the beginning I was swept up in Tara's story!  Her  jerk husband leaving broke my heart.  Her growth through the break up and falling in love with Jake was a wonderful whirlwind.  Jake is a hottie mctottie I'd take home to mom.  He swooped me up and had me wrapped around his finger rather quickly, even if he was an @$$ at the beginning.  I highly recommend this book if you enjoy a quick sweet romance.  It's perfect for your lunch breaks or an evening wrapped up in a blanket reading in peace. (What's that?  I have no idea.  Let me know if you do)
I give Flirting with Forever….

5 baskets!

Kim Boykin Bio:
Kim Boykin is a women's fiction author with a sassy Southern streak. She is the author of The Wisdom of Hair, Steal Me, Cowboy, and Palmetto Moon (Summer 2014.) While her heart is always in South Carolina, she lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband, 3 dogs, and 126 rose bushes. For more on Kim’s books, visit her website at

Contemporary Romance
Recently dumped by the man she’d planned to marry, no-nonsense attorney Thea Dunn has returned home to Magnolia Bay to mend her broken heart. But when she learns her new neighbor is Calder Frye, the bad boy who sets the pulse of every good girl at Magnolia Bay High racing, Thea’s verdict to swear off men is in danger of being overturned…
 Fourteen years after graduation, Calder has traded his rebel lifestyle to become an ER doctor—but his sex appeal is every bit as powerful as Thea remembers. Could her short-term residence be the perfect chance to live out a teenage fantasy? Or could their reunion be a chance for something more?

First thoughts after
What a fun short read!
How distracted did I get?
Pick Me is a fun sweet contemporary romance.  Thea is a bit frustrating.  She lives her life by a plan and watches it pass by.  I love her banter with her sisters however and the chemistry with Calder?  OFF the charts!  Calder is sexy, smart and sweet.  Though at times he drove me crazy as well at times. He is totally swoon worthy and hottie mctottie material.  If you're looking for a fun, quick read I would recommend checking Pick Me out!
I give Pick Me….

4.5 baskets

Erika Marks is a women's fiction writer and the author of LITTLE GALE GUMBO, THE MERMAID COLLECTOR, THE GUEST HOUSE and IT COMES IN WAVES (July, 2014). On the long and winding road to becoming published, she worked many different jobs, including carpenter, cake decorator, art director, and illustrator. But if pressed, she might say it was her brief tenure with a match-making service in Los Angeles after college that set her on the path to writing love stories (not that there isn't romance in frosting or power tools!) A native New Englander, she now makes her home in Charlotte, NC, with her husband, a native New Orleanian who has taught her to make a wicked gumbo, and their two little mermaids. For more on Erika’s books, visit her website at
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