New Release and Review: Southern Heartbreaker by Jessica Peterson

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He was the bad boy I fell for in college. Now he’s a sexy single dad and Charleston’s most successful venture capitalist. Dominant and decisive, Ford Montgomery is used to getting what he wants. And he just set his sights on me…

Southern Heartbreaker, an all-new standalone contemporary romance in the Charleston Heat series by Jessica Peterson, is LIVE!

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Ford Montgomery was my first everything.

First love.

First guy I slept with.

First heartbreak when he dumped me without explanation.

A decade later, it’s just my luck he’s the first guy I run into after moving back to my hometown of Charleston. Three piece suit, tie, and a watch worth more than my car–being a mogul looks good on Ford. So does being a doting dad to his adorable four-year-old daughter.

I tell myself I can resist him. But one impulsive, ill-advised kiss later, and Ford is in hot pursuit. He’s determined to make up for his past mistakes, and convinces me to give him a second chance.

What started out as fun between the sheets gets really serious, really fast. Problem is, I swore I’d never give up the dreams I worked so hard for to settle down and do the family thing.

But seeing Ford light up around his daughter–seeing how he’s chasing his ambitions while rocking fatherhood–is making me rethink what I want out of life.

It doesn’t help that behind his corporate veneer is the bad boy I fell in love with. And bad boys aren’t afraid to play dirty…or break hearts.

Southern Heartbreaker is part of the Charleston Heat Series, which is a series of interconnected standalone novels set in the steamy southern town of Charleston, South Carolina.


This is the fourth book in the Charleston Heat series.  This can definitely be read as a standalone.  Each book is about a different couple but with interconnected characters.  I really like this series and was excited for this book.

If you like second chance and/or single dad romances then you will like this book.  Ford is so amazing.  He’s sweet, sexy, swoony, and a great dad.  There are times when he shows his vulnerable side and it is just so endearing.  He is also thoughtful and supportive.  Did I mention that he’s sexy, swoony, and delicious?  This couple is really good together.  Their chemistry is sizzling.

Eva is a free spirit.  She’s trying to keep her business going and is in need of inspiration.  In general I liked Eva.  She is just like many of us and tries to take on too much and be perfect in every way.  She takes on duties as well as the happiness of others.  Even though I generally liked her, there were parts of her that just bothered me.  She was overly dramatic about certain “issues” she had.  Her actions were more adolescence than a woman in her 30s.  What little I wasn’t fond of with Eva, Ford more than made up for it.  He was so patient and understanding with her.  He was also very respectful of her feelings.  Like I said…very sexy and swoony!

This was a good book and a good addition to this series.  The author addresses a struggle that some of us have with trying to be all things with all people.  There comes a time when we all must realize that we aren’t superheroes.  We must learn how to love others while still respecting ourselves.  It was good to be reminded of this in a well-crafted story.


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About Jessica:

Jessica Peterson writes smart, sexy romance set in her favorite cities around the world. She grew up on a steady diet of Mr. Darcy, Jamie Frasier, and Edward Cullen, and it wasn’t long before she started creating irresistible heroes of her own. She loves strong coffee, stronger heroines, and heroes with hot accents.

She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband Ben and her smelly Goldendoodle Martha Bean.

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