Georgia Clay is Book 1 of the Southern Promises series by K.G. Fletcher, and my personal favorite of the 3 novels. It can be easily followed as a standalone, however if you plan to read the series as a series, pay attention to the side characters! This book gives excellent insight and builds up ALL the characters rather than just the leading 2. This book was super easy to get lost in. Once I picked it up, I didn’t want to put it down. Clay is an all out Southern gentleman, and Katie also born in the south, is a city girl through and through! I loved following the ups and downs and uncertainty of both characters as they navigate their relationship. I loved that it was 100% romance, and there was no subplots to detract you from what the book was actually about. 5 out of 5 stars!
Georgia Clay is the first book in the Southern Promises series and I LOVED it!The story was sweet and emotional and had an easy flow to it.
We meet Clay who is a song writer and Katie who works in an insurance business. Both run into each other at their high school reunion where they spent the night talking to one another. Clay has always had a thing for Katie but has always been too leery on telling her. Their relationship progresses and slowly turns into love. I loved how believable this book was. You actually got to see the relationship grow instead of insta-love connection by page 2.
K.G. Fletcher did a beautiful job writing these characters and I cannot wait for more!
Georgia Clay (Southern Promises #1) by K.G. Fletcher
5 out of 5 stars
Georgia Clay is the first book in a Southern Promises series written by K.G. Fletcher and it’s the first book that I read by this author and it won’t be the last. I enjoyed her writing style as it is easy flowing and creative. The character are amazing, well written and I loved their banter with each other this made them feel more real. The storyline felt real.
We get to read about second chances Clay and Katie meet up after 10 years at their class reunion where they spend the night in the bed of his pickup truck talking all night. What happens when they get reacquainted?
Georgia Clay is a handsome, award-winning songwriter rubbing elbows with the elite stars of country music. An incredible talent in his own right, Clay has always hesitated to step into the spotlight on his own for fear his debilitating childhood secret will rear its ugly head.
Katie Parker is a workaholic Southern beauty who’s first love is her career. It’s not just her knowledge of the cut-throat insurance business she has skillfully navigated over the years, but her tenacity and gumption in climbing the corporate ladder.
As they forge ahead in a passionate long-distance relationship, can Clay admit to Katie she had his heart a long, long time ago? Will her drive and encouragement finally be the reason Georgia Clay takes a chance on his career…and love?
I highly recommend this book and look forward to more of Ms. Fletchers work..
review by @tracym
Georgia Clay is the first book in the Southern Promises series by KG Fletcher, and it is a contemporary romance novel. The story is about a young woman whose name is Katie Parker, and a young man whose name is Clay Watkins. The two reunite unexpectedly at their high school 10 year class reunion which is held in Atlanta, Georgia, when Katie literally runs into Clay when she is coming out of the restroom. Katie is an insurance executive and she works late almost every day, and on weekends and holidays, and she hasn’t taken a vacation day in years because she really loves her job. Clay is now known as “Georgia Clay” Watkins because he now lives and works in Nashville as a song writer, and he has written many hit songs for some famous country music artists. Clay has also won a Grammy Award for one of his songs, as well as several different country music awards.
When Clay and Katie look up after their unexpected run in, they appear to be happy to see each other. Clay has had a huge crush on Katie since their senior year in high school because she was one of the few people who were kind and welcoming to him, since it was his first year at the school. Katie remembers Clay as a shy and quiet guy, who was kind of tall and skinny. But she also remembers that at the high school talent show held in the spring, that Clay got up on the stage and blew her and everyone away with his amazing singing voice.
After they recognize each other in the hall of the hotel where the reunion is being held, Clay asks Katie if he can buy her a drink and they head to the bar. Katie cannot believe how much Clay has changed, since he is now broad shouldered, muscular, and very good looking. Clay thinks that Katie is even more beautiful than she was in high school. They decide to leave the reunion to go get something to eat, and end up getting fast food and eating in the back of Clay’s pick-up truck. Clay and Katie are not big talkers, but Katie is impressed by the fact that Clay is a true southern gentleman. He drives them to a secluded spot down near the river that Katie has never seen before, and they end up having a romantic evening together, and Clay even gets up the nerve to kiss Katie. They end up talking and kissing until the middle of the night, and then fall asleep in each other’s arms, waking up early to catch the beautiful sunrise. The couple end up spending the whole day together, until Clay has to leave to drive back to Nashville. Will they end up seeing each other again since they now live four hours away from one another?
I really liked this book by KG Fletcher. I love how she helps us to get to know these main characters on an intimate level, helping the reader to see what good people they are, and pulling for them to get together. I also enjoyed the other characters that we meet along the way. You can tell that Ms. Fletcher knows Nashville and Atlanta, describing these places in great detail through out the book, which helps the reader to see these places in our minds. This is a wonderful romance novel that I loved reading and I am looking forward to reading the second book in this series.
Georgia Clay is the story of Clay and Katie. Clay is a Nashville song writer and Katie is an insurance guru. Both extremely good at their careers, and more or less married to them. They meet up at their high school reunion and get reacquainted. Their reunion develops into something more. But can they maintain a long-distance relationship? Can Katie learn that other things matter more than work? Can Clay get past his hangups to move his career forward? This was an easy read that is a sweet story.
Georgia Clay, by K.G. Fletcher, is the first book of the Southern Promises series. The setting is a class reunion and the question always comes what could possible happen?! Two classmates reunite and sparks abound and the journey begins. The story had a true southern feel to it throughout the novel. You could feel the accents running off the characters and the behaviors evident in their actions. I could not put this story down and read it start to finish in one setting. I really enjoyed the characters and the obstacles they each had to overcome. The author didn’t force the story and you could feel it noting the flow stayed consistent. Beautifully written and looking forward to seeing what’s next in this series.
Reviewed by @hbahm
Georgia Clay by K.G. Fletcher a four-star read that will take you away. This is the first book in the Southern promise series and it tells us the lovely story of Clay and Katie and ohh what a story, a story of how two seemingly opposite people attract. Who knew a ten-year reunion could bring such a bang, this was a sweet story with some great moments that will suck you in and spit you out an emotional wreck later. If you like sweet and romantic, then this series will be one for you.
Review by @saraoxo
Georgia Clay by K.G. Fletcher is the first book in the Southern Promises Series. This is the first book that I have read by this author and if this book is a true indication of their work then I’ll certainly be reading more.
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? I can assure you that if you choose to read this book, you will not be disappointed.
We are also introduced to some intriguing secondary characters that will be getting their own story told in future and I can’t wait to see what K.G. Fletcher has in store for us next.
Georgia Clay is the first book in the Southern Promises series by KG Fletcher and what a story. I am glad I got to read this sweet and spicy contemporary romance that is swoon worthy. The story is told in dual points of view, which I love. Georgia Clay is a feel good story and it is beautifully written. These wonderful characters found their way into my heart and I will be looking up other books by KG. The story is an easy read and it flowed well and an excellent start to the series. Hands down Clay is my new book boyfriend!! I really enjoyed this story and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!
Reviewed by @jennadb
Georgia Clay is my first book by KG Fletcher and I am hooked. Katie and Clay’s story was sexy funny and swoon-worthy. I loved the fact that this book was half set in Nashville because I love Nashville and felt like I was there with how KG described of the city.
How many of us all wish we could go to our high school reunion and just hit it off with our crush 10 years later? Well, that is how Katie and Clay’s romance started. Katie and Clay both had very demanding jobs but found a way to make long-distance relationship work, didn’t hurt that they were only a 4-hour car ride away.
I loved everything about this book, from Clay’s southern charm to the other characters in the book. Oh, my Goodness, the song Clay wrote for Katie was amazing.
If you’re looking for a book to get lost in while sitting on a back porch drinking Iced Tea, this is the book for you!