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- Publisher: Jeannette Winters LLC (July 5, 2016)
- Publication Date: July 5, 2016
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- Language: English
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Southern Spice (Southern Desires Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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He knew the pain of loss so he'd closed himself off emotionally and just worked on the ranch. Derrick didn't care what people taught about him. On a stormy day, he rescued Casey Collins who had an accident on way to the High Hat Hotel in town. For the first time in five years, Derrick had been attracted to a woman.
Casey Collin was a FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) agent who's duty was to help those in need when a disaster strikes. She was put on probation by her boss for getting to emtionally involved, as her probation was lifted, Casey went out on her first field assignment after her her probstion and got lost.
Derrick blamed himself for Penny and Kim's deaths...He couldn't forgive himself for choosing work over spending more time together on their family vacation. Casey went looking into what really Penny and Kim to try to make him see that what happened to his family was an accident.
One of Casey's brothers, Mark found his way to Texas and oh boy there were some fireworks when Derrick and Mark came face-to-face. No matter how hard Derrick tried, what he felt for Casey was as transparent as water.
In spite of everything, Derrick found himself unable to resist the pull he left towards Casey. He didn't thought himself worthy of such special woman until got justice for what happened to his family.
As fate put Casey and Derrick together, they both found out some interesting information about each other. Casey also found that they were more troubles than the damage left by the storm. She discovered a cover-up.
With the news that Casey might be in more danger than either of them realized, Derrick rushed to be by her side. He wasn't about about to lose another person he loved.
SOUTHERN SPICE is the first book in Jeannette Winters' new series, SOUTHERN DESIRES. This was engrossing, well written and it pulled at your heartstrings. Mrs. Winters did an incredible job. Can't wait for the next installment.
Derrick Nash lost his wife and daughter five (5) years ago, when they were caught in the path of a broken damn. Derrick feels guilt and agony when he thinks of them. Currently he is in Honeywell, Texas on his’s dead wife’s ranch he inherited. He hardly goes there any longer because of the memories. He has been seeking justice for them because no one will tell him why the damn broke in the first place.
A tornado came through Honeywell and Casey Collins, FEMA, is there to help anyone that needs assistance. While on her way to the Ranch that Derrick owns, her jeep slid off the road and Derrick had to rescue her before she drowned. Because there was no place to stay in town after the tornado, she had no choice but to stay on the ranch with Derrick. While helping the folks of Honeywell, and heard about Derrick’s family being killed, something didn’t seem right. She asked a friend and colleague to send her the files of the accident, all hell seem to break loose. When someone tried to kill her, Casey’s brother, Mark Collins, a Navy Seal and his team got involved after she shared the files with him.
Even though the pull is strong between Derrick and Casey, Derrick is determined not to move on because he feels he should have been there to protect his wife and child but he was “working” as usual, back in New York. As time moves on, their passion gets so hot that they give in, but, Casey knows it’s only for now because she can’t compete with a dead woman or his guilt.
When Casey slipped out and left, her vehicle broke down out in the middle of nowhere. Derrick is going crazy trying to find her, so he calls her brother Mark. Can they find her and then what? Can Derrick move forward or will he continue to continue to live in the past with his guilt? Will Casey need to face the fact that not every story has a happy ending?
A must read. This mystery continues to grow higher up the “chain” and carries over into the next two books. Don’t miss this one.
--Too much inner dialog. Some of the dialog should be used as the character speaking, instead of only in their head. I always have a problem when there is too much dialog. Sort of drives me crazy. However, I enjoyed this book and want to read the second in the series – Mark.
--I read every Military Romance series that are written by the best of the best, so, I have a question if it is realistic that the Navy Seal could operate this way? This would have made more sense to me if the series were Ex-Military from different areas of discipline in which Mark started a Security Firm and worked issues like this when the government can’t or won’t get in involved. In fact, he wants to do just that in the next book (I cheated). To me it would make more sense.
---I don’t do research, like the authors do when writing a book, such as the Navy Seals or other Special Forces, however, all the other dozens and dozens of Military Romance books I have read, these disciplines are always training if not on a mission. They don’t get 3 weeks off here and there to do constructions to help someone or stop and help their sister. It doesn’t make sense to me???
--If the dialog wasn't so prevalent, this book would easily be a 5 star.