Title: A Night of Southern Comfort (Book 1)
Author: Robin Covington
ISBN: 9781622669424
Published: 2012
Pages: 150

“I wasn´t looking for a man at all. That changed when I saw you. I picked you because I couldn´t not pick you.” p. 44


This book may only have around 150 pages, but it’s not short on excitement. One of the parts I enjoyed the most is how the story began, hot and steamy with some good hardcore sex. When most authors decide to start out a story about something such as a one-night stand, like this one, they usually skim over the details, giving just enough to the reader to allow them to understand what had gone on; but it wasn’t the case with this one! A Night of Southern Comfort started down and dirty in-between the sheets and made me want to read more for the main reason of wanting to know if it was going to be more than a one-night stand between the two of them (thankfully it was not!).

I was even surprised how well the story was written. When it comes to an author that I have never read before (which is many unfortunately) I always tend to think the worse, at least when it comes to romance novels such as this one. I expect the book to have a good flow with sentence structure, not having the author use words that make then look more intelligent but don’t actually fit in with the how the rest of the story is written, and even though I’m all for foul language (as I’m quite the potty-mouth myself) and hardcore love scenes, I don’t want it to be overdone as that just becomes irritating. I was happy to find that this particular story was well developed with just the right amount of swearing and sex mixed within the actual plot of the story. The twist of an ending even surprised me which makes me enjoy the book even more. Granted, now that I think back on what I read, it becomes quite obvious, but overall the villain was well masked.

About A Night of Southern Comfort

One night of passion…

Detective Jackson Cantrell never imagined that one night with an irresistible stranger would turn his life upside down. He’s spent years living in the shadows, but Dr. Michaela Roarke awakened a passion inside him he’d buried years ago.

He never expected the woman would turn out to be the governor’s daughter…and his next assignment. The governor blackmails Jackson to secretly watch over Michaela and protect her from a stalker, or kiss his dream job at the FBI good-bye. Swearing to keep things strictly professional, Jackson moves in with Michaela. Too bad his heart can’t keep the same promise.

But when the stalker’s attacks quickly escalate beyond mere photographs to bodily harm, Jackson must race to save Michaela’s life. And he’ll have to figure out how to keep her once she discovers his lie.

Title: His Southern Temptation (Book 2)
Author: Robin Covington
ISBN: 9781622667048
Published: 2013
Pages: 192

“Lucky Landon, why are you always on the floor groping this woman?” p. 60


I was excited to dig into the next installment in this series as the first book turned out to be pretty good, however, I ended up quite disappointed. This book was supposed to be about finding a woman, Mary, who had come up missing but there was next to no actual searching happening. All they really did was go to the strip club she worked at a few times to talk to the other girls that worked there to see if they had any info on Mary’s whereabouts. For most of the book she was mainly forgotten about, instead it turned into Taylor being kidnapped. Granted, that did end up with finding out about Mary as well, but it would have been a much better read if they would have actually done some work on finding her in the first place.

This book also would have been way more enjoyable if there wasn’t so much sex (I know, blasphemy!), it was as if every other page there was sex going on between Lucky and Taylor. There was more sex than there was of an actual plot! I think His Southern Temptation could have used more work on it to make it better than it was, at least to make it as good as the first book if not better. Reading this book took me three times as long as it should have to read it which has also made it so I haven’t wanted to read the other two books in the series. I’m sure I’ll get to them eventually but after reading this one, they’re not very high on my to-be-read list.

About His Southern Temptation

Some women are bad. Some women are a bad idea. The best ones are both…

As a Black Ops assassin, “Lucky” Landon has had more than his fair share of close calls. Now he’s turned in his sniper rifle for the simple life of his small hometown. So the last thing he ever expected was to end up at gunpoint. Or that the woman holding the gun would be his best friend’s little sister and Lucky’s on-again/off-again lover.

Taylor Elliott is Trouble, and she likes it that way. And seeing Lucky again? Well, he’s been her dirty little secret for the past few years and everyone knows that secrets in a small town are almost impossible to keep. But Taylor has bigger problems on her plate. Like the local mob boss who wants her dead.

And right now the only thing standing between Trouble and disaster is a hottie named Lucky…

A list of Robin Covington’s books can be found on her site here – Book List

Have you read this series? If so, what did you think of it?

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