Sunday, April 24, 2016
EskieMama Reads Review: Love, Alabama by Susan Sands
Emma Laroux’s life is nearly perfect. She lives in the small town of Ministry, Alabama, where she grew up, surrounded by family and friends, and owns a thriving pageant-coaching business. Emma almost never concerns herself with the town gossip that she’s a has-been former beauty queen, admittedly a gorgeous one.
Television director Matthew Pope wonders what kind of karmic sin he’s committed along the way that takes him from Manhattan and lands him back here in Podunk, Alabama, not two hours from his own home town full of bad blood and disastrous memories, to direct a new Southern cooking show for the network.
Matthew recognizes Emma as the former Miss Alabama he’d rescued from a difficult and desperate situation ten years before. Emma doesn’t recognize Matthew because she’d been drugged at a frat party that night.
Tad Beaumont, the mayor of Ministry, Alabama, is Emma’s ex-boyfriend and a controlling narcissist, and unbeknownst to Emma, has manipulated circumstances, making certain Emma’s dating relationships have never progressed.
Matthew helps Emma realized what’s been missing from her life as they discover a deep connection and budding relationship. A huge sin of omission and Tad’s well-placed lies and manipulations might cost them their future together.
Can Emma forgive and learn to trust Matthew after ten years of keeping men at arm’s length?
Can Matthew overcome his weighty emotional baggage after returning home to face his own demons of the past?
Review: 5 Stars
This was my first read by Susan Sands, she earned herself a new fan!! Love Alabama kept me turning the page, I had to force myself to put it down to go to bed but as soon as I woke up & had my coffee in hand I picked the kindle up & finished reading it, I just had to find out what happen 10 years ago to Emma & how Matthew was involved. I was expecting a romance but got a little suspense in there that kept me turning the page. Love Alabama was a great read you had the family saga with Matthew & his family & Emma & her family, I loved the banter between Emma & her siblings, an obsessed ex, small town atmosphere, & a little suspense all rolled into one book. Who doesn't love a book that can have you laughing one moment, saying what the heck the next & maybe a little tear coming out at the end, that is what Love Alabama had this reader doing. The only thing I didn't like was they were Crimson Tide fans , maybe cause I am a Buckeye fan ...lol. If you are looking for a romance with a little bit of suspense, Love, Alabama is for you but beware you will not be able to put it down. I received a free copy from Tasty Book Tours for my honest review, thank you for the opportunity!
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