My edition: Kindle (owned)
Series: The Southerlands #1
Genre: Romance, Chick Lit
Rating: 2 stars
Tired of living under the shadow of her mother’s bad choices, Autumn Maddox left home the first chance she got. But when her carefully constructed life crumbles around her, Autumn’s forced to return to the small southern town that never let her forgot she came from the wrong side of the tracks.
Jude Southerland, the town doctor, is used to taking car of people and with a pedigree that has the Ladies Auxiliary reaching for their fans. he’s easily the town’s most eligible bachelor- a status he has no intention of changing. That is until he almost runs down the Maddox girl he never noticed in school and suddenly finds her lush curves, dark curls and blue eye consuming his thoughts, day and night.
Autumn would like nothing more than to live happily ever after with Jude. But with every local matron in the valley trying to marry him off to their own daughters, she knows they won’t let her forget that she’s not good enough and never will be. With the chance to finally find happiness, can she overcome her family history and find the confidence she needs to believe in herself or will she let love pass her by?
What was turning out to be a good book fell flat at the end. The romance was good. The hero was awesome, the setting was so-so. What kill this book besides the ending was the heroine. She is the reason the ending suck.
Our dear hero comes from a wealthy Southern family. He is perfect in every golden boy way as the town doctor. When one of his patients past away, he sees the granddaughter at the funeral that the patient always talked about. He’s attracted right away. Jude Southerland almost runs over Autumn Maddox the next morning. After that he can’t get her out of his mind.
Autumn Maddox comes from a family with a drunk mother who man hopped, where her oldest brother died in a car wreck with the youngest brother. She feels as if she is no good for Jude because of her family.
Now ladies and gentleman lets go and look at the blurb…
Autumn would like nothing more that to live happily ever after with Jude.But with every local matron in the valley trying to marry him off to their own daughters, she knows they won’t let her forget that she’s not good enough and never will be.
Sadly I did not get any of that. The only drama of this sort that happened was when she met his family and his best friend asked a couple questions. After that the story fell to utter ruin. The end was rushed out and I pretty much skimmed the rest of it. I didn’t even bother reading the full epilogue which set up for book two.
This was a complete bust for me.