Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Boys South of the Mason Dixon

*This review is courtesy of my own bookshelf as I work through all of the books I haven't read yet. All thoughts and opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links.*

I don't think I need to tell you that I bought this book solely for the cover. You know I judge books by the cover and it never fails me.

The only thing hotter than the weather South of the Mason Dixon line are the boys. Worn, faded blue jeans, slow Southern drawls, and those naughty moments in the back of pickup trucks a girl never forgets. 

Welcome to the world of the Sutton boys. 

Five brothers who fight, party, drink a little too much, but more importantly, they love their momma. Nothing can tear them apart… until the girl next door wins more than one of their hearts.

You guys. I don't know how this book is averaging 3.92 stars on Goodreads because I really loved it. Maybe that means I have terrible taste in books, maybe I'm really a terrible reviewer and don't have a pulse on what's actually cool. I don't know but I loved this book. Abbi Glines is a new-to-me author though I have a few of her books on my "when I get some money" wish list and I've heard solid things about her books. But I'm shallow and I bought this one solely for the cover and I feel no shame. It turned out to be a solid decision because it always is.

We  have Asher Sutton, who is an absolute stud. All of the girls love him, and some of those have had sexy fun times in his notorious truck. Except Dixie Monroe. She has loved him since she was 13 years old and he gave her a ride home from school after an unfortunate bullying incident. She longs for him to see her other than a little girl and finally, at age 15, she gets her wish. Asher makes a move and they are inseparable. Until inexplicably, Asher breaks up with Dixie, doesn't tell her why, and leaves town. Dixie spends a long time trying to get over Asher, and eventually starts dating his brother Steel, but it's not like what she had with Asher.

All of a sudden Asher is back in town and all of the feelings Dixie has tried to put behind her come roaring back because he looks as good as ever. When Asher sees Dixie he realizes he absolutely still loves her, but there's a secret he has kept to himself all of these years that makes it impossible for him to be with her, and Steel can't either.

I can't tell you the secret but when I found out what it was I was so angry and devastated. Ugh. All the feels, lambs. ALL THE FEELS.

But then!!

We come around the circle and when the path is clear, it's hard for Asher and Dixie to find themselves back to each other. UNTIL! (Enter major medical scare that shows everyone that life is short, appreciate life and do what you want!)

If I had to give a little complaint, the ending felt rushed. We have major medical incident and then... hurry up and resolve relationship issues and THE END. Wait, what?

It does set us up for book #2 which I'm sure is going to be Bray and Scarlett. He's the messed up brother out of the five of them and I'm sure his story is going to be interesting. Anyways. I'm giving this book 4.5 stars. SOOOO close to five but that rushed ending kind of irked me. I flew through this book in a day (233 pages) in between naps, diaper changes, and toddlers gone wild.

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