Marabelle Fairchild knows she’s a gal who can get things done. Feeling unappreciated at the exclusive private school where she’s a kindergarten aide and varsity tennis coach, Marabelle determines to score with the next big fundraiser. What she doesn’t expect? A smokin’ hot football coach to throw her off her game…
A reclusive NFL bachelor…
NFL coach Nick Frasier is Raleigh’s most eligible bachelor, but he wants to focus on his career…not his playboy status. He doesn’t need a smart-mouthed, pint-sized kindergarten teacher pestering him. So he cuts Marabelle a deal—in exchange for Nick sponsoring a bachelor auction starring him and his gorgeous celebrity pals, Marabelle will pose as his fiancée to ward off unwanted advances.
What could possibly go wrong?
4 out of 5 stars
Not sure how I found this book, but I’m so glad I did! Sweet Southern Trouble is the story of Marabelle Fairchild, a petite young kindergarten assistant who has been tasked with throwing the school’s biggest fundraiser. She’s been asked to lure Nick Frasier, former NFL quarterback and current football coach for a charity bachelor auction.
Nick is a bit of a ladies man, and has gotten himself into a bit of trouble with his team. He is NOT cool with the idea of being an auction bachelor, but needs a break from the ladies, so he makes a deal with Marabelle – pretend to be his fiancée and he’ll use his celebrity connections to get lots of bachelors for her auction.
Marabelle grew up in a rich family with an overbearing mother. Her mother always made her feel unloved, and she has some massive insecurities. Marabelle ends up at Nick’s house and some of his team members are there. Marabelle cooks for them, and they are instantly in love with her (and her amazingly good food). She starts to spend time with Beau, the team’s quarterback, and they become very good friends. Nick, of course, is infuriated by this. As it turns out, he’s fallen head over heels for his “Tinker Bell”.
I really loved this story. The characters (with the exception of Nick’s ex) were great, and I loved the small town setting. I wish the book would have been told in the first person – it would have been a 5 star book then. There were a few times I wanted to smack Marabelle upside her head and tell her to wake up! But she was great, and I loved Nick.
This was a good read and I would highly recommend!