Friday, January 17, 2014

S.J. Drum, Sinful Southern Hero

Title:  Sinful Southern Hero
Author:  S.J. Drum
Rating:  Four Siren Stones
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Sub-Genre:  Contemporary Erotic Romance
Keywords:  Rubenesque Novel, BDSM Elements
Page Count:  Novel            
ISBN E-Book:  978-141-9948121    
Price:  $5.95
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
Reviewer:  Yvette Lowe


Sinful South, book 2.
Lucy escapes an abusive marriage and moves to Clifton, Tennessee, looking for a fresh start and somewhere safe to rebuild her life. She isn’t prepared for Dalton, a tattooed construction company owner with a penchant for dominating in the bedroom, or the feelings he awakens.
When Lucy’s ex-husband proves he’s unwilling to allow his reign of terror to end along with the marriage, she must learn to set her fears aside and place her trust—and her body—in Dalton’s hands.
Inside Scoop: Lucy is a curvy heroine who has never felt beautiful until she finds herself in Dalton’s strong arms. However, her memories of abuse and his protective instincts may be triggers for some readers with the same background.
A Romantica® contemporary erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave


Sinful Southern Hero is the second book in the Sinful South series and can be read as a standalone.  S.J. Drum has done a great job in this story about Lucy and Dalton.

Lucy is running from her abusive ex and the parents who didn't believe her and chose his side.  Lucy picks Clifton, Tennessee as the place to start her new life, what she didn't expect was Dalton and his all too hard to handle Alpha attitude.  What Lucy does know is that her life is about to change and she doesn't know if she is ready.

Dalton’s life just got tipped upside down by a cute little package named Lucy and he will overcome anything to make her his forever.
After a slight misunderstanding between the both of them they must decide if what they have is worth fighting for.  S.J. Drum did an excellent job with every aspect of this story, I truly enjoyed it and felt all the emotion Lucy had to fight or embrace to figure out what she really wanted.  Dalton was one hundred percent Alpha, and sometimes I wanted to smack him upside the head, but in a loving way.  There is a great flow to the story and the characters are very well developed and the secondary characters are also engaging and funny.  All in all, this story is very well written and I look forward to the other stories to come from the series and also the author.