Sweet Southern Betrayal by Robin Covington -Review

April 11, 2014 Review 0 ★★★

Sweet Southern Betrayal by Robin Covington -Review

Sweet Southern Betrayal by Robin Covington -ReviewRelease Date: January 13, 2014
Title: Sweet Southern Betrayal
Series: The Boys Are Back in Town #3
Author: Robin Covington
Pages: 161
Publisher: Entangled Indulgence
Source: NetGalley
Available: Barnes and Noble | Kobo | iBookstore
From the Publisher: Privileged and ambitious attorney Teague Elliott is on the fast-track to getting everything he wants. All he has to do is stay on the straight and narrow and a high-profile political career is his for the taking. Until he wakes up naked with a Vegas showgirl...

Risa Clay has worked hard to put her showgirl past behind her and start fresh. But she owes ten grand to the wrong people, and to pay off her debt, she agrees to betray a stranger. . .but she ends up with a husband and guilty conscience.

Savvy and determined, she double-crosses the mob, goes on the run, and turns up on Teague’s doorstep armed with a dangerous secret, a marriage license, and the power to ruin his well-planed future. She thought using Teague again would be easy, but the passion that exploded between them in Vegas didn’t stay in Sin City and betrayal is the last thing on her mind.

Now Teague has to choose between the future he’s planned for all his life, or the one with Risa that he can’t turn away from.
3 Stars

I’m just going to say it.

I don’t like romance novels with a male main character.

Something about them just doesn’t sit right with me. I love a good romance novel. But I want them to feature men who I would dream of being with. And when he is the main character, you end up seeing all of the stuff you never want to see in a fantasy.

Teague is arrogant and selfish. He doesn’t want love, he wants sex.

Of course, this is a romance novel so by the end he turns into the fantasy… but the journey just isn’t as fun when you’ve already seen what’s behind the curtain.

I read for the fantasy. Not for a dose of reality.

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  • Night Owl RomanceTeague and Risa’s story is very enjoyable and lovely. I will recommend it to anyone who loves to read a steamy love story.
  • Harlequin JunkieThe most impressive part of this story was how the author handled the betrayal of the hero. Desperate to save her friend she is blackmailed in exchange for having her debts absolved. Therefore, she is not malicious, just desperate. As a reader, I am more accepting of a character’s redemption if there is a clear motivation for the betrayal.
  • The Book PushersThe sparks were definitely flying with these two, and I loved the fact that throughout most of their relationship, they really were so on the same page about what they both wanted, what the expected, and what they wanted to gain from their relationship. It is always refreshing to read those kinds of romances, and I thought Covington did a wonderful job with it.

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