I had everything I ever wanted, living the dream, at least that’s what I always thought. The night we met, we had an instant attraction, but she was with someone else. When we reunited a few months later, that pull was still there, stronger than ever. So strong, that even though she was hundreds of miles away, I pursued her. I told myself that I just wanted to get to know her. Deep down I knew it was more.
I never understood the draw of living in the middle of nowhere. Born and raised a city girl, I never had the desire to leave. Who would have thought a weekend trip to the country would have me questioning myself? It was more than just the country; it’s him. The way he looks at me, treats me, that smooth southern drawl.
Am I willing to give up my legacy for her?
Am I willing to give up my dream for him?
4 out of 5 stars
The third book in the Southern Heart series focuses on Mike Wallace, the cousin of Whitney (book 2) and owner of Mike’s bar. Mike has thrown himself into running his bar, which he is the third generation owner of. His friends convince him to come out for a night and he meets Jamie, Whitney’s best friend, who is visiting from Chicago. Mike and Jamie hit it off and spend the entire evening talking.
Fast forward 6 months – Jamie is back visiting Kentucky because Whitney is getting married. Jamie and Mike start to spend time together and realize they have a strong attraction. They begin a friendship of texting and calling, almost every day.
I absolutely loved Mike. He was such a sweet guy, very family oriented, always putting others before himself. Jamie was a good person as well, but was convinced she couldn’t leave the big city.
It was nice to revisit all the characters from the prior two books as well. They are all part of this story. Not too much too say, but this is a good conclusion (if that’s what it is) to this series. Though I would sure love more.