When Somebody Loves You (The Southern Belle Book Club) by Shirley Jump
Publication Date: October 6, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
At heart, Elizabeth Palmer is a practical Jersey girl. And her life reflects that—until everything suddenly falls apart. In a bid to change her luck, the intrepid reporter accepts a job to write a story on a reclusive quarter horse breeder in Chatham Ridge, Georgia. To her surprise, she finds herself settling into the warm, inviting town—even joining the Southern Belle Book Club—and craving the company of the rancher she’s there to interview….
Hunter McCoy has good reason to keep his distance from the determined reporter. Tragedy has taught him to stick to things that don’t require his heart. But he can’t seem to resist the vulnerability he detects beneath Elizabeth’s tough demeanor.
But when Hunter is faced with the possibility of a terrible loss and shuts Elizabeth out, she will have to prove to Hunter that having somebody love you can heal all wounds…
I enjoyed this light romance that was only about two people, one overly cautious and the other closed off. They were each dealing with their pasts in their own way and both a bit stubborn. I liked Elizabeth and Hunter from the start and just loved their friends and family who kept at them to see what was right before their eyes. I thought the small-town hokum talk was a bit much in the beginning so I was happy to see that ease off. This is just a feel good story set on a small town ranch and I loved it.
*Review copy provided by Penguin in exchange for an honest review.
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shirley Jump spends her days writing romance and women’s fiction to feed her shoe addiction and avoid cleaning the toilets. She cleverly finds writing time by feeding her kids junk food, allowing them to dress in the clothes they find on the floor and encouraging the dogs to double as vacuum cleaners.
Look for her Sweet and Savory Romance series, including the USA Today bestselling book, THE BRIDE WORE CHOCOLATE, on Amazon and Nook, and the debut of her Sweetheart Club series for Berkley, starting with THE SWEETHEART BARGAIN in September 2013.