Thursday, January 23, 2014

[Pat's Review]: "Sweet Southern Betrayal"

Sweet Southern Betrayal by Robin Covington
Publisher: Entangled: Indulgence (January 13, 2014) 
Series: The Boys are Back in Town, 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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.

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Pat's Review:

This is the third novel of Ms. Covington's series, The Boys are Back in town. It is based on four best friends since childhood, returning to their hometown of Elliott, Virginia and how it effects their lives.  Both Jackson and Lucky have found love and a family.  Beck is a physician, and Teague an attorney with aspirations of politics. He is on the verge of becoming a partner in a prestigious law firm in D.C. the start of his road to the presidency.

A surprising thing happened. I didn't like Teague within the first chapter. He was totally selfish, power hungry and arrogant. He is actually two different men, the lawyer in Elliott picking up the pieces of his Dad's practice, and the attorney in the law firm in D.C. A trip to Las Vegas with the Boys to celebrate Lucky and Taylor's ( Teague's sister)  wedding turns his life in a direction he never thought possible.

Risa Clay is a professional dancer and owner of Behind Closed Doors,  a shop selling marital aids, and sexy lingerie.  She is in debt for a large amount of money to the owner of the casino Antonio Gambetti known as "Big Tony."  He wants her to do him a favor. Something completely out of her comfort zone.  She is sickened by it, but sees no other choice.

By the second or third chapter Teague was redeeming himself, acting almost like a nice guy!  Risa is amazing. Growing up in the foster care system, she is determined to live her life on her own terms. Making some wrong decisions, but trying her best to fix them. One of my favorite quotes from Risa is when she is talking to one of Big Tony's  henchman,  "Eyes up Frank, last time I looked the girls don't talk."

Ms. Covington's descriptions of the monuments, and Washington, D.C. were breathtaking. I lived in Northern Virginia for many years, and the tour Teague gave Risa of the Jefferson Memorial at night brought back so many wonderful memories.  It turns out, Teague is a sweet, misguided, very loving man. He just needed someone to show him he could be.

I highly recommend this novel, the twists and turns, surprises and laughter made this an enjoyable read for me, and turned me into a loyal Teague fan. Beck seems to be the only friend left without a story. Hoping we have his soon!

    5 STARS!

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Pat received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for her honest opinion.

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Meet Pat:

Hi I'm Pat Fordyce. I am a retired pediatric nurse living in coastal North Carolina. Being retired I get to do one of my favorite things .....READ..... I love to read and talk about books, and my reviews are my voice. I also volunteer at our Public Library a few days a week. So glad to be joining The Book Queen's group of guest reviewers.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! :) This does sound like a fun romance -- I'll have to check out this series!

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1 comment :

Kame said...

hmmm I think I have read book 1 - okay it goes on the list! Great job Pat!