Author: Nikki London
Publisher: Phaze Books
Buy Link: Buy Southern Comfort Here!
Rating: You Want To Read
Reviewed By: Donna
Kristen Meadows has faithfully served political strategist Jason Rosenberg for over four years. As his personal assistant, her duties range anywhere from coffee and doughnut runs to arranging meetings on Capitol Hill. She has been everything from his last-minute date to his drinking buddy, and while they make an effort to keep no secrets, there is one thing Kris knows she can never share with Jay.
The fact that she’s in love with him.
Jay has a problem. Not many people can balance personal lives and professional politics successfully, and his mother has taken notice. If that wasn’t bad enough, the crafty Edith Rosenberg has had an eye on a potential daughter-in-law for a number of years. Granted, Jay can’t say he’s never considered a relationship with Kris…but given the nature of the business, he knows pursuing anything would not only threaten their friendship, but potentially end his career.
Edith Rosenberg wants grandchildren before she dies, and Jay’s snail’s pace isn’t helping matters. After coercing her son and Kris to join her for a relaxing southern retreat in Natchez, Mississippi, she attempts to speed up the road to matrimony by finagling them into one room with a single bed.
Four years of tension are about to come to a head.
Kris and Jay are very political minded characters, and they are vocal about their beliefs. (Especially Jay.) As a southern girl myself, I was raised with the belief that one should never discuss religion or politics in mixed company. Jay is so vocal about his beliefs that I found myself wanting to slap him for Kris. If you can get past Jay’s chauvinistic, shove-it-down-your-throat democratic philosophy, he can be quite charming.
Kristen fell head over high heels in love with Jay shortly after coming to work for him. She loves his passion for politics, even if his stand on the Confederacy is enough to make her want to kill him for getting them banned from certain Southern towns. She has been his constant companion and confidant for the past four years, and she only fantasizes of being more.
Southern Comfort is a sweet tale of two passionate people finally finding the right stimulus to overcome the fear of change. Of course, Mom had a huge hand in manipulating these two together. The plot may be ages old, but this rendition is humorous and entertaining, and the setting is perfect for this story.