TITLE: Southern Sweets: A Midnight Novel
AUTHOR: Cori Williams
PUBLISHER: Booktrope Publishing
Sugar and spice don’t always play nice—Amelia Emerson learned that the hard way after her heart was snatched straight from her chest. What was done could not be forgotten.
Tanner made his choice, and there was no turning back from the hurt he caused. Amelia is left dealing with the aftermath and trying to juggle the new life she has been handed.
Worn down, she struggles to gain back the confidence she once possessed, and prove to everyone she is able to do things on her own—But when life takes another sharp turn in an unexpected direction, will she be able to let go and start fresh? Or is the pain too unbearable to forget?
I received this book from the author for an honest review.
I was so excited to get this book because I loved Monroe and Miller’s story. When we met Amelia and Tanner never would I have imagined their book to be so full of twists and turns, heart ache and joy!!
Amelia and Tanner are the ying to the others yang. They are an oil and water couple who actually find a way to make it work until Tanner leaves our girl. When Amelia drops her bomb on him…..WOW The first chapter sets the tone of the book…CRAZY DRAMA!!
Amelia and Tanner have to find a way to co-exist and co-parent their daughter while Amelia is still sore over Tanner rejecting her for Marissa. What Amelia doesn’t know is why he rejected her and when we find out, his good guy character is shown through and through.
Tanner has loved Amelia but knows she deserves better then him. She is high class and he is working class. He has treated her wrong at every turn of the imagination yet he still wants her and she still want him.
The couple have a lot to overcome with Marissa, Amelia’s new boyfriend Dan, the couples insane chemistry and even dealing with their daughter. When they finally seem to find the right time and right path everything and everyone gets in the way. My tummy was hurting and my heart was so mad!!
The end of the novel was great. The epilogue was awesome. I did feel it might have been a little bit rushed but it didn’t stop me from cheering everything that happened to the couple.
Cori Williams is a contemporary romance writer who recently relocated from Michigan to southern living in the mountains of North Carolina. When she’s not busy taking care of her three young children and sometimes fourth, aka as her husband, you’ll find her tapping away at the keyboard with music blaring and endless amounts of candy fuel at hand. Her love of reading from a very young age transferred over to a love of writing and now the stories are never ending as she creates the happily ever afters for her characters with sometimes bumpy journeys along the way. “Forever isn’t always easy.”