After reading Southern Chance, we got a glimpse of what was to come in Southern Comfort. And hands down, Casey and Olivia’s story takes the cake as my absolute favorite from this series. I suppose you could read this as a standalone, but I wouldn’t recommend it. To get a little bit more insight of who these two are (AND the supporting characters) and what’s currently happening, it’s better to start from the beginning.
Going off of what we know from the first book in the series, I was pretty eager to get to their story. When it starts, these two are already coming into the story with a pretty strong connection and Casey seems to be in much deeper than I anticipated. And I was absolutely terrified on what direction it would go because this could be very heartbreaking story.
Much like Southern Chance, the mystery and suspense is kicked up into high gear in Southern Comfort. Secrets are being held and as we slowly start to learn the truth, there’s nothing but trouble heading Olivia’s way. But having someone like Casey on your side, he was the best person to have by her side.
I loved how selfless Casey was especially when it came to Olivia. He fell in sooo deep with her even though he knew that there was a limited amount of time with her. I definitely had to praise his restraint because he knew it would end in heartbreak.
This might actually be my favorite book by Natasha Madison, it read so differently than her previous books. And she was able to surprise with a couple of her twists throughout this book. The angst was real in this one, but not to the point where it was overbearing. Add in the slow burn factor and you have a pretty phenomenal read.
Where I struggled with the first book in the series, this one was absolutely EVERYTHING. We learn more truths about a specific character and I’m still not sure the third book in this series… I just hope that Natasha will be able to change my mind.