Review | Southern Storm by Natasha Madison


Review | Southern Storm by Natasha MadisonSouthern Storm by Natasha Madison
Series | Southern #3
Release Date | May 19th, 2020
Genres | Contemporary Romance
Tropes | Small Town Romance, Friends to Lovers, Marriage of Convenience
Format | ARC, eBook
Add to TBR | ADD TO GOODREADS
Buy | Amazon
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Buried secrets never stay hidden in the South.

Savannah

I’m the one who broke up the golden couple. The woman people still whisper about, point at, and give dirty looks to.

Did I sleep with the prom king? No. Did I sleep with the town's golden boy on vacation from college? Yes.

Did I believe that he was going to marry me? Wholeheartedly.

Did he? Not even close. He got engaged right in front of me and then his father threw two hundred dollars at me and told me to take the trash out.

So, I raised my son in a town where people love him because they think that his father is the sheriff.

It was going great, everything was working out till my lie got out.

Beau

I was getting ready to take over the mayoral office from my father, who was my hero.

Until I heard the secret he hoped would stay buried forever.

My brother has a son, not just any son but a son with the woman who was my best friend.

The woman I secretly have loved from the moment she stood up to me and broke my nose in kindergarten.

I need to protect her and in order to do that, we need to get married. Too bad her nightmare is my dream come true.


Review

Bahhhhhh, it absolutely pains me to say this, but I struggled with Southern Storm. And it’s nothing to do with Natasha’s writing because I’m an absolute fan. But I’ve already had my issues with Savannah since book 1, but I wanted to know her story. I needed to know her story.

Southern Storm picks up right where Southern Comfort (book 2) ended. And boy, what a emotionally and heartbreaking start. I have to admit that I really struggled with that first chapter especially when it comes to a specific supporting character that I haven’t quite forgiven from book 1.

Savannah does not have it easy in that town, she was constantly being sh*t on by so many people. But she survived, she was strong and kept moving forward.

I did like Savannah and Beau together, they’ve been best friends and in love with each other for a long time. But I didn’t get a lot of that romance throughout the book unfortunately. Also, a big chunk of the story is Savannah taking hit after hit from everyone in town, to me, that really took me out of the story. It left little time for Savannah and Beau to FINALLY be together.

At the end, we get a glimpse of what’s to come in the next book, and …. whoa, what a story that’ll be. Bummed this one didn’t work for me, but I know so many love their story!

major thank you to the pr for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.

About Natasha Madison

When her nose isn’t buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she’s in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It’s a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn’t listen to her…