Wednesday, March 28, 2018


Release Date: March 28, 2018
Cover Design: MadHat Books


Blytheville, South Carolina—have you heard of it? No? Yeah, neither had I, until today. Want to know why? It’s in the middle of nowhere, and I’ve been given the ultimatum of either living on the street in Boston or accepting a job transfer down to this blank spot on the map where people say things like: “Bless Your Heart,” “Over Yonder,” and “I reckon.” Oh, and they don’t cuss, which makes survival a bit challenging for me with my flavorful vocabulary.

I’ll cut to the chase. On day one of my new Southern lifestyle, I land myself in the hospital and meet Austin, one of the two nurses on staff. I would consider this guy absolutely gorgeous if I were into the whole tanned, smokey-blue eyes, and messy sex-hair look, but I’m … not. Okay, I’m lying. If Austin wasn’t my type before, he definitely is now. However, I was sort of rude to him. While I’m sure my first impression was probably my last, maybe I can turn on a little Southern charm (if I can figure out how to do that) and change his mind.


This chick is crazy, hot as hell, and more wound up than a taunted wild animal. I might be out of my mind, but I’m intrigued by her short temper and lack of filter.

She thinks I’m just funny and sweet as pie, which I know annoys her, but she hasn’t spent time with me outside of work yet, so she doesn’t know I can dish out more than she can take. Miss Scarlett thinks she’s tough and intimidating because she’s from big, bad Boston, but she’s about to learn how things really go down in the South.

The question is, will Scarlett and Austin ever see to eye-to-eye, or will they give up the fight long enough to see what they’ve been missing?



My Review

I received an advanced copy of this book with the promise of an honest review.

When Scarlett, a life long Bostonian, gets fired from her job, she is given an alternative. Move to Blytheville, South Carolina and take a job at a sister hotel there or face the unemployment line. She isn’t happy about it but she makes the move and brings her best friend with her. To say she goes into culture shock upon arrival is an understatement and it doesn’t take Scarlett long to get acquainted with locals after she ends up in the hospital with a wrist injury.

One of those locals is Austin. He has lived in Blytheville his whole life and he knows everyone. So color him surprised when a very cranky city gal, aka someone he doesn’t know, ends up in his ER. He is immediately intrigued by Scarlett. She is gorgeous, mouthy and definitely unlike anyone he has met before. Fortunately for him Scarlett is equally intrigued about him and despite some hesitation on her part she decides to give him a chance.

I really enjoyed this book. I had a few hours on a train, so I picked it up and before I knew it, I was done. I laughed out loud more than once which made my seat mate give me a strange look. Oh well. That’s what happens when you read in public!

This is the 2nd book I’ve read this week that featured a very sweet and sexy southern gentleman. I’m pretty sure at this point if a guy called me “darlin’” or “sugar” I’d marry him. Okay, maybe not, but I’d definitely think about it.

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About the Author

Shari J. Ryan is an International Bestselling Author of heartbreakers and mind-benders. Shari was once told she tends to exaggerate often and sometimes talks too much, which would make a great foundation for fictional books. Four years later, Shari has written eleven novels that often leave readers either in tears from laughing, or crying.

With her loud Boston girl attitude, Shari isn't shy about her love for writing or the publishing industry. Along with writing several International bestsellers, Shari has split her time between writing and her longstanding passion for graphic design. In 2014, she started an indie-publishing resource company, MadHat Books, to help fellow authors with their book cover designs, as well as assistance in the self-publishing process. While Shari may not find many hours to sleep, she still manages to make time for her family. She is a devoted wife to a great guy, and a mother to two little boys who remind her daily why she was put on this earth.  

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