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Monday, September 10, 2012

A Night of Southern Comfort by Robin Covington

A Night of Southern Comfort by Robin Covington
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (227 pages)
Heat Level: spicy
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reviewed by Sunflower

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.

One night, she decides to let it all go. One night with a sexy, sensual stranger that makes her heart pitter patter and her insides turn to mush. One night, and she'd probably never see him again. Isn't it strange how one night can change your life in a heartbeat?

Michaela Roarke is ready. She's been under scrutiny for far too long. Her father is an important man in the community, so it's good behavior for prim and proper Michaela....until she decides it's time to let that all go--even for just a few hours. Good for her! I applaud her for giving in. Why, you may ask? Well, wouldn't you? If you were always in the eye of media because one of your family members is in politics, or anything else for that matter? Could you really keep up the good girl (or good guy) image, all the time? Think about that truthfully...

Now, for the man that changed her life. Jackson. Michaela describes him as Mr Sex-on-a-Stick! (Yes, I loved that line. Cracked me up!) He's not about to turn down a woman raring to go. It's a fling. No entanglements. Come on, he's all for it. Until they meet again.

Jackson has now been hired to keep watch over Michaela as a threat has been posed at her. So, that one night? There's how it changed her life. And his. Jackson and Kayla can't keep their hands off each other!

The love scenes are emotionally charged and very sexy. The chemistry between Jackson and Michaela is very intense and keeps things very interesting as the pair has ups and downs, such is the way of real life. Oh, and not to mention trying to get to the bottom of a stalker, whether it be going after Michaela because they want to get to her, or get to her father. That fact is unknown, adding in some great suspense.

A Night of Southern Comfort is a book very well written and plotted out. I thought about the characters even when I wasn't reading. I was very engaged while reading, and wanted to be reading it when I had other things to do. The villain at the end surprised me completely......someone I never once even had on my mental list of suspects. All in all, there's nothing to complain about around here- this story sizzles with flair. Need a great read to finish off your summer? Don't miss A Night of Southern Comfort. Turn down your air conditioning thermostat, as the pages heat up with suspense, intrigue, drama, and one happily ever after in the making.