When Jonah Riley’s father dies unexpectedly, he, his grieving mother and ailing sister are forced to move from the country to Austin, Texas. Jonah finds work at an auspicious night spot called Southern Nights, where he earns a few extra bucks as a bouncer-turned-musician.
There he meets fiery songstress Lacy Abernathy, who has no use for him or anyone else in the club when she’s not on stage. This is an entirely new experience for this ladies’ man. The opportunistic club owner latches onto this chemistry to fill her club, playing with their hearts and livelihoods for her own questionable motives.
Enter music executive Graham Baxter, who offers them both a way out…by competing for a recording contract they both need. Now if only they can fight the intense chemistry that keeps them locked in battle, when they're not locked in each other's arms, that is!
#2 - SOUTHERN ROCKER CHICK expected Nov. 21. #3 - SOUTHERN ROCKER DUET expected Dec. 12.
My Review: 5 stars Ginger just knows how to write to bring me fully into a story. Every time I read a book of hers, I am left wanting more, and this was no exception. I hated what Jonah and his family had to go through after the unexpected loss of his father. But Jonah surprised the hell out of me, stepping up and taking over. Making sure that things got taken care of and that his Mom and sister were happy as they could be while getting settled into their new lives. Jonah's life takes a turn when he goes out for a night. It leads him to Lacy, who is just full of fire and mistrust. She's been through a lot too, but she's had only herself to make it through. Jonah and Lacy are instant chemistry, even though they both deny it outright. The chemistry turns into a flame, then a bonfire. Things aren't easy for them, especially after they are pitted against each other for a contract. There are twists, turns and some WTF moments. I'm not saying much more, but this is such a good read. I seriously can't wait for the next book in the series. Ginger gives us the whole package every time she writes. I enjoy reading her work because just when I think things are going to go one way, she takes me in an entirely new direction, and I love not being able to predict what's going to happen. Keeps me on my toes.
Having grown up reading different authors like Danielle Steel and Stephen King, Ginger has always been drawn more to story than to genre. This shows up in her various stories. Titles such as MY IMMORTAL and TASTE OF BLOOD are a delicious, heady mix of horror, suspense, and romance. Genre romance, however, has held a special place in her heart, ever since she read her first Harlequin novel when she was only eleven. As a result, Ginger is making a name for herself writing romances of her own, starring women who look more like the average American woman rather than those traditionally represented in the size-biased American media. Her Rubenesque romances were created especially for those heroines with fuller figures, who can still get the man of their dreams if only they believe they can. Such titles include UNDER TEXAS SKIES, LOVE PLUS ONE, THE GROUPIE TRILOGY, THE FIERCE TRILOGY, THE FULLERTON FAMILY SAGA, THE LEFTOVER CLUB and PICTURE POSTCARDS.
Ginger was included in the best-selling book by Smith Magazine NOT QUITE WHAT I WAS PLANNING, featuring her six-word memoir.
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