SWEET SOUTHERN COMFORT
Sweet Southern Comfort (4) by Candice Poarch is as enjoyable and satisfying as ice-cold lemonade on a hot summer day. Small-town business owner Melanie Lambert is the classic "fix-it" person. She referees family fights and, despite her young age, is the respected "wise woman" to whom others turn for advice. But she falls for town grouch Monroe Bedford, who's still reeling from the betrayal of his wife and best friend. He distrusts Melanie because he thinks she's taking advantage of his elderly grandmother, who owns the building that houses Melanie's business. Constantly at odds -- yet unable to stay away from each other -- Melanie finally helps Monroe, with the unknown assistance of his grandmother and her daughter, put the pieces of his shattered life and tattered pride together.
Debbie R. Sims