Sweet Southern Trouble
by Michele Summers
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 2, 2017
An ambitious Southern belle
Marabelle Fairchild knows she’s a gal who can get things done. Feeling unappreciated at the exclusive private school where she’s a kindergarten aide and varsity tennis coach, Marabelle determines to score with the next big fundraiser. What she doesn’t expect? A smokin' hot football coach to throw her off her game...
A reclusive NFL bachelor...
NFL coach Nick Frasier is Raleigh’s most eligible bachelor, but he wants to focus on his career…not his playboy status. He doesn’t need a smart-mouthed, pint-sized kindergarten teacher pestering him. So he cuts Marabelle a deal—in exchange for Nick sponsoring a bachelor auction starring him and his gorgeous celebrity pals, Marabelle will pose as his fiancée to ward off unwanted advances.
What could possibly go wrong?
From the desk if Michele Summers...
The best things about the South can be debated until the cows come home. For me, the list changes as often as our weather. I was born and raised a Carolina Blue Tarheel, but after college, I made my home in Miami, Florida and stayed for over twenty years (A different kind of south altogether). But since returning to my Tarheel state, it’s quite evident, some things have changed…and some things have not!
Here’s one of my favorite things about the south:
Southern Hospitality: Yes, ma’am. Southern hospitality is so much more than being polite to one another. In the South we make our guests feel like family. Our southern drawl is our way of talking more slowly, letting our guests know they’re welcome to stay as long as they would like. Conversation flows seamlessly from the front door, to the dinner table, to the family room.
Southern hospitality is contagious and spreads like kudzu on a vine. We don’t expect reciprocity, but many times it happens nonetheless. And before you know it, friends have become family. Standing at the front door, the “goodbyes” can take quite a while, still talking and laughing while the hostess bundles leftover desserts and maybe a bone or two for Fido. We hate to see our guests leave and we always remember to say, “Ya’ll come back now real soon, ya hear?”
MICHELE SUMMERS writes about small-town life with a Southern flair, and has her own interior design business in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Miami, Florida. Both professions feed her creative appetite and provide a daily dose of humor.