Southern Promises: The Complete Collection is a box set which contains the 3 full length novels which make up the Southern Promises Collection by K.G. Fletcher. These novels are:
1. Georgia Clay
2. Georgia On My Mind
3. Georgia Pine
K.G. Fletcher was a new author to me when I read Georgia Clay and I can now say that she’s up in my list of top authors now. I’m now a huge fan of her writing. One thing I ensure now when reading her books is that I have tissues available as they are usually required.
Katie and Clay meet again at their high school reunion 10 years after leaving high school. Katie remembers Clay as a very quiet, shy boy who only came alive when he sang at a school concert. Clay had a huge crush on Katie at high school. Now Katie is very successful in her job in insurance and Clay is now an award winning singer songwriter in Nashville. Both of them are so busy with their careers that there is no room in their lives for any social life or for romance. However Clay realises that his crush on Katie has not gone away and Katie is definitely attracted to Clay.
This is a very well written romance novel with fantastic characters that you can connect with and will fall in love with. I have to admit that Clay is an awesome character. He’s got everything you would want in a man. He may still be quite a shy person but he’s a totally different animal in the bedroom. There are some rather steamy encounters between our 2 main characters. Of course, the path to true love never runs smoothly and there are some obstacles in the way. How will Katie and Clay overcome these and get their HEA?
Georgia On My Mind
Our hero in this book is Hartford Parker, brother of Katie who was the heroine of book 1, Georgia Clay. Hartford, or Hart as he’s better known, is living at his sister’s house in Atlanta, having been fired in disgrace from his high powered job. At a friend’s birthday he comes to the rescue of Gia Bates who is the Marilyn Monroe party entertainer. There’s an instant chemistry between the 2. Gia is struggling to keep her dance studio business afloat and is working as an impersonator to earn extra cash.
I really loved both of these characters. Gia is so head strong and will do everything to keep her business from going under. I loved her grit and determination. Hart is an adorable guy who just wants to everything he can to help her.
In Book 2 we meet Stephen Kaufman who is Hart’s boss. We know that he’s a cheating scumbag with a beautiful wife and 4 gorgeous daughters. The book is the story of his, now ex-wife Jessica. Jessica is heartbroken by the breakdown of her marriage and is now doing everything she can to raise her 4 gorgeous daughters on her own.
Tim McGill is the gardener to the homes in the posh suburban area where Jessica lives. Hiding behind a beard and long hair, Tim is making a new life for himself, using a fake surname. In reality he’s Tim Ryan, huge star of the NFL whose mistake cost his side the Superbowl. When Tim catches Jessica having a breakdown the day her divorce papers arrive, he becomes her knight in shining armour, helping her with the girls.
As Tim and Jessica spend more time together they finally give in to the huge attraction they have for each other. This however causes a lot of friction in Jessica’s life. Her snobby parents and ex-husband are mortified that she’s lowered herself to be involved with such a lowlife as a gardener.
Again K.G. Fletcher has given us amazing characters. Jessica’s guts and determination to raise her little girls and make others see that Tim really is a good guy is endearing. Tim is just the most adorable man. The love he has for, and the way he treats her daughters makes my heart melt.
Will Tim’s secret get out? Will Tim and Jessica get the happily ever after that they deserve? I’m not going to answer those and spoil the story. Dig in and read for yourself and find out how it all ends.