Saturday, 5 August 2017

REVIEW: Boys South of the Mason Dixon by Abbi Glines

Boys South of the Mason Dixon by [Glines, Abbi]

Boys South of the Mason Dixon (South of the Mason Dixon #1) by Abbi Glines

The only thing hotter than the weather South of the Mason Dixon line are the boys. Worn, faded blue jeans, slow Southern drawls, and those naughty moments in the back of pickup trucks a girl never forgets. 

Welcome to the world of the Sutton boys. 

Five brothers who fight, party, drink a little too much, but more importantly, they love their momma. Nothing can tear them apart… until the girl next door wins more than one of their hearts. 

Julie's Review

Ahh, who doesn't want to spend time with five sexy, hot cowboys?

The Sutton boys certainly know how to live their lives. Each of them honest guys, with an equal mixture of goodness and badness.

I loved how family was first on their minds. They were brought up by a wonderful woman, who taught them right from wrong, and how to treat everyone.

Then we have Dixie Monroe, the sweet little girl next door, who grew up around those hell-raising boys.

I honestly believe that love will and does win through, the path of true love never runs smoothly, as Asher and Dixie's story shows us.

Asher Sutton, the eldest son, and the caretaker of his family after their father dies.

Bray & Brent Sutton, twins but two very different boys with totally different views on life and love.

Steel Sutton, a good lad, although he's not quite grasped life.

Dallas Sutton, the youngest brother and, at 16, he has a lot to learn about life and love. 

I loved how Asher thought that he couldn't like a girl three years younger than himself, and that both he and Dixie couldn't control their thoughts and feelings. They enjoyed being friends to lovers, they had grown up living next door to each other, and they both worried that they were in a forbidden relationship due to their ages! Even more so when Asher finds some life-changing letters, but he was a coward and walked away, with a ton of regrets, but without discussing it with anyone.

Dixie was left heartbroken, but so was Asher, and although they both carried on living, they lived was in a fog-filled haze.

Asher returns home for the summer from college to find out that Steel is dating Dixie, and Asher has to give Steel the same life-changing secret he had received and had been carrying from three years earlier.

And OMG, what a secret! The hurt and misunderstanding, deceit, and lies - this was powerful stuff.

Then there are the twins finding themselves also in a tussle over more secrets and, I must say, how heartwarming that the brothers, even through all this drama that life is throwing at them, are still all there for each other.

I loved Dixie and Scarlet's friendship - so much fun together.

These small-town stories are great, where everyone gets up in each other's business, how the girls don't seem to have much self-respect, and how the boys are players - until cupid gets them! 

This is a good page-turning story with love and family at its heart, but add to that family squabbling, and you get a suspense-filled book, full of drama, love, laughter, honesty, lies, deceit, and friendships.

When Dixie becomes very poorly, it's then at those times that everything else stops being important,. The true friends are there and the love shines through with proper decisions being made.

Really enjoyed my visit to Smalltown, USA. 

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