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M. NEVER RESIDES IN NEW York City. When she’s not researching ways to tie up her characters in compromising positions, you can usually find her at the gym kicking the crap out of a punching bag, or eating at some new trendy restaurant. She has a dependence on sushi and a fetish for boots. Fall is her favorite season. She is surrounded by family and friends she wouldn’t trade for the world and is a little in love with her readers. The more the merrier. So make sure to say hi!
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The Southern Nights Series
The Southern Nights Series
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Kamdyn Ellis is the man.
Mr. All-Star athlete and resident bad boy. #7 quarterback on the field, and #1 player off.
Every guy at school wants to be him, and every girl at school wants to date him. Well, except Laney Summers that is. The sassy city girl is the only one immune to Kam’s clear blue eyes and arsenal of southern charm. But when a debilitating injury sidelines Kam’s future and ability to play football, it’s Laney who is tasked to be his tutor while he recuperates at home.
The chemistry between Kam and Laney is undeniable, and after months of ignoring what’s clearly evident, Laney gives in. Allowing herself one night with Kam, no strings attached, no commitment to speak of. Alone, under the stars, on the fifty-yard line, Kam and Laney set out to discover if what they have is real, or just one steamy southern night.
The Southern Nights series is a compilation of three novellas following the story of Kam and Laney, an all-star football player destined for greatness and the sassy city girl who challenges him on every level. This collection is steamy, fun, flirty and full of heart!
When an author writes a book about your hometown of Nowhere, Alabama you have to sit up and take notice, right?!
This is a super cute story about the type of love that stands strong over time and adversity. It’s sweet and emotional. I particularly enjoyed the beginning of the story. Getting to know Kamdyn and Laney in high school and following their relationship over time was quite entertaining. The story resonated with me on a personal level. I had a so much in common with the characters, so that was a definite plus. M. Never certainly captured the vibe of life in small town Alabama….right down to the football references. I was most impressed.
Here’s the breakdown:
Superstar Kamdyn Ellis has a bright future ahead of him. He’s the star quarterback in a small town in AL where Football is a lifestyle and the school you choose to play for is the most important decision of your life. Laney Summers appears to have been born solely to knock Kam’s ego down a few pegs. When Kam is faced with a potential career ending injury he and Laney grow closer. The two of them quickly realize the only way to achieve true happiness is to stick together.
What I loved:
The attention to detail. I’ve read a few books based in AL before, but M. Never freaking nailed the culture. Football truly is a way of life. You eat, breath, and sleep football year round. I loved the authentic feel of the narrator. She didn’t just randomly mention the state, but made the state and culture a secondary character. Very well done.
The characters and their relationship with one another is fantastically cultivated. The relationship, along with the ups and downs this couple faces span several years. I loved seeing the growth and evolution first hand.
The love story is flipping epic! I couldn’t adore Kamdyn more! Talk about a man who loves his woman!! It’s him.
Overall, this sweet romance definitely entertained me. It felt personal, well thought out, and fantastically created. Thumbs up!
ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.