Even the town’s black sheep needed a friend sometimes
Southern Storms, an all-new, small town second chance romance from Brittainy C. Cherry, is available now!
All I wanted to do was run away, I never expected to crash into his arms…
After leaving the city life behind to escape my loveless marriage, I moved to small town Havenbarrow for a fresh start.
What I didn’t expect was to find myself drawn to the town’s black sheep.
They called him troubled. Cold. A man with a dark past.
What everyone seemed to miss about Jax was the splashes of light in his eyes. The random acts of kindness he performed when no one was watching. The way he made me smile and laugh.
Jax helped unpack the baggage I’d been carrying around with me. He was patient with my pain and gentle with my scars. He was the stillness during my hurricane.
Yet when both of our pasts come back to haunt our present days, we realized quickly that sometimes love stories didn’t end the way we’d hoped.
Sometimes you were left with only the damage from the storm.
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Holy Wow! Brittainy C. Cherry does it again! She put my heart through the wringer with Jax and Kennedy’s story y’all! This story of two devastatingly broken people that in each other find each find love, healing and new beginnings.
Kennedy is a beautiful person inside and out, but she is emotionally damaged. Emotionally decimated by an unimaginable tragic event then the person she needed the most turned their back on her, hurt her and tossed her aside like garbage. Needing to begin to heal the emotional trauma and find herself again, she heads to Havenbarrow, Kentucky to stay in one of her sister Yoana’s houses. While exploring she meets the town’s black sheep. Who also happens to be the hot, broody and rude owner of the property she wanders onto while out on a walk in the woods. As grumpy and short with her as Jax is, Kennedy can’t help but to be drawn to him and the familiar look in his eyes, he just had this way about him to calm her when she was panicking.
“Even behind the rain clouds, the sun is always there.”
Ignoring the warnings by the nosy nellies of this small town, Kennedy catches herself noticing Jax is more than the reputation that follows him around town. She’s intrigued and wonders if maybe Jax is just what she needs and vice versa. I loved her character. I was devastated for her and rooting for her and Jax to heal each other. Man, how I cried over and over during this book, because I loved Jax and Kennedy and what they had endured was just so gut wrenching.
Jax was the tragically damaged bad boy. Forever emotionally unavailable, but secretly had a heart of gold. I loved this complexity of his character. There were so many layers to what made this amazing man. The circumstances behind what made him the way he was, oh my heart y’all! This poor man suffered in silence and guilt for fifteen years.
Even though he was angry at first glance when he caught Kennedy there was something familiar about her he couldn’t quite put his finger on. I loved how they rediscovered all the old feelings.
“You were my sun,” he said. “After your letters stopped, the world became that much darker.”
His friendship with Connor was hilarious and helped to break up some of the seriousness and sadness in the book. I floved Connor. Actually I loved all the secondary characters. Crazy Joy and even the nosy town ladies. It was indicative of small town life and added a great element to Kennedy’s frame of mind and showcased the ups and downs she went through in her steps towards healing.
This book is most definitely an emotional journey. Both of our mains are flawed and heartbroken and have been through hades and back. But I believe it’s their imperfections that make them perfect for each other.
Don’t miss this highly emotional friends to lovers/second chance romance.
My Cr8zysockbookblock blog wrap up for this book!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️- This emotionally gripping and riveting book was so much more that I could have imagined it to be. I cried a lot😭, I laughed a lot too🤣(Connor and Crazy Joy, you guys da bomb yo😘)
I rooted for these two. This was a journey. The characters we got in the beginning were not the characters that left us, I love when that happens. So Good Guys! ♥️
🔥🔥🔥🔥-sweet and hot and absolute perfection !!
🌪Cliffhanger Warning-🌪🌪No Cliffhanger! This was super emotional, I cried so many times because I loved these characters and felt right along with them, but I couldn’t be happier with the way this ended for them! Here’s hoping we getConnor’s story! 🤞🏻 #PerfectEnding!😍
Excerpt Kennedy Joy Jones was quite the character to take in. That morning, when the sun came up, she walked outside to her front porch and sat down in her rocking chair with a smile on her face and a large cup of coffee. A few of my nosy visitors told me that it was a daily routine for her. Her silver-dripped hair was tossed up in a messy bun being held together with two knitting needles, and her thick-framed, vibrant-orange glasses sat on top of her head. She wore a vibrant bow in her hair that matched her dress for the day, and she always greeted everyone who passed by her house, even when they didn’t speak back to her. Everyone in town called her Crazy Joy, even though she was the kindest person. Her only odd quirk was that she never left her property. I wondered how she managed, though. I wondered how she kept living without stepping foot outside of her home. It seemed she hadn’t any children and she didn’t have a caregiver who came to aid her, from what I could tell. Later that morning, my questions were answered as a blue pick-up truck pulled in front of the house. Needless to say, my jaw dropped to the ground when I saw Mr. Personality step out of the vehicle. He walked his way straight toward Joy’s front porch with his arms filled with grocery bags. He proceeded to greet Joy. She stood from the rocking chair as he set the bags down on the porch. Then, he hugged her. He hugged her! I wouldn’t have thought someone as grumpy as Mr. Personality had the ability to hug someone. The two of them walked inside to put the groceries away, leaving me completely baffled and unable to return to my scheduled reading. It took a lot to break me away from a book. And by ‘a lot,’ I meant a lot. My house could’ve been on fire, aliens could’ve beamed me up, and I would’ve still been trying to get in that one last page. When my own love story was broken, I turned to story books to heal the cracks of my broken heartbeats. When my world fell apart, the story books still believed in happily ever afters. Those books saved me on the days I felt my soul falling victim to the hardest of storms. Yet, Mr. Personality pulled me away from the words against the page. He made me curious about him walking into Joy’s house. Watching him chat away with her had my mind racing. A few minutes later, when the two of them walked back outside with two glasses in their hands—one with wine, the other with some dark liquor—whiskey, I assumed—I couldn’t stop myself from glancing over to them. Joy kept talking, and Mr. Personality kept responding. Even though I couldn’t hear what they were saying, Joy looked beyond smitten with whatever was being said her way, which forced my own heart to skip a few beats. Well, I’ll be damned. The town’s asshole made me swoon.
Author Brittainy C. Cherry is an Amazon #1 bestselling author.
She has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing.
Her novels have been published in 18+ countries around the world. Brittainy lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin with her fur babies.
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