An ambitious Southern belle
A reclusive NFL bachelor...
What could possibly go wrong?
Marabelle Fairchild knows she's a gal who can get things done. Feeling unappreciated at the exclusive private school where she works, Marabelle determines to score with the next big fundraiser. What she doesn't expect? A smokin' hot football coach to throw her off her game...
NFL coach Nick Frasier is Raleigh's most eligible bachelor, but he wants to focus on his career…not his playboy status. He doesn't need a smart-mouthed, pint-sized kindergarten teacher pestering him. So he cuts Marabelle a deal—in exchange for Nick sponsoring a bachelor auction starring him and his gorgeous celebrity pals, Marabelle will pose as his fiancée to ward off unwanted advances.
This oughta be fun…
What People Are Saying:
"Get ready to laugh and swoon your way through this sassy and sexy southern romance!" —RT Book Reviews for Sweet Southern Trouble
"Summers excels at detailing Katie and Vance's immediate attraction and steamy flirtation...Detailed interactions with their friends and family help to build them as fully realized characters." —Publishers Weekly for Sweet Southern Bad Boy
"Summers keeps the dialogue flowing like sweet tea." —Booklist for Sweet Southern Bad Boy
"Small-town life at its best, full of quirky characters and great dialogue." —Booklist for Not So New in Town
An untidy story line and characters who verge on caricature hamper the disappointing fourth Harmony Homecomings contemporary (after Sweet Southern Bad Boy). Short, athletic kindergarten teacher Marabelle Fairchild is tasked with convincing hunky football coach Nick Frasier to persuade his team to offer themselves at a fund-raising auction. Marabelle, who has rebelled against her toxic wealthy parents, needs job security, and Nick needs a "wholesome" female companion to soothe the football-team owner's concerns. Convoluted logic leads to Nick and Marabelle's faux engagement, with conflicts including Nick's troubled romantic past and Marabelle's conviction that she's sexually incompetent. Surrounding this are incompletely realized subplots and an unfortunate number of supporting characters who are either unconvincingly quirky or cartoonish. Only Beau "Tinker Bell" Quinton, Nick's self-appointed matchmaker, really shines.