J.E. Parker is an American romance author who was born and raised in the great state of North Carolina. A southern belle at heart, she’s addicted to sweet tea, Cheerwine, and peach cobbler.
Not only is J.E. married to the man of her dreams (albeit a total pain in the rear), she’s also the mother of a herd of sweet (sometimes), and angelic (only when they’re sleeping) children. Despite their occasional demonic behavior and bottomless stomachs, J.E. loves her little tribe more than words could ever express.
On the weekends, you can find her sitting on the couch, cheering on (or cursing) her favorite football team, stuffing her face with junk food, and guzzling a bottle of cheap red wine.
When she’s not busy making sure her husband doesn’t burn the house down or acting as a referee for her fighting children, J.E. enjoys reading, writing (obviously), and listening to a wide variety of music.
One of the highlights of this book was the writing itself. It was an excellently written book. It was a relatively long book, but the pace was perfect. The plot was engaging. Heartbreaking. Hilarious (good lord Grandmama is a HOOT). The second half of the book also has a little thread of mystery woven through it. This was super low angst and insta love type of read. There wasn’t any OW or OM drama. Kyle broke my heart, but he was SO sweet. Sexy. Alpha. I loved him. He was also celibate the entire three years he was waiting for the heroine to graduate (so bonus). Carissa was also sweet. Funny. Feisty. Had a huge heart. Alas, she was also a virgin (groan), but it at least made sense in this case since she was 20 when her and Kyle first meet, and her father is crazy overprotective. Still…virgins…so sick of them! (lol) The sex scenes were hot. It had a fantastic cast of secondary characters. I adored the comradery and the love this vast group of people had for each other. Last, it was all wrapped up in a super sweet ending. So yea, not much left to say…I loved it.