Southern Storms (Compass, #1)
All I wanted to do was run away, I never expected to crash into his arms...After leaving the city life behind to escape my loveless marriage, I moved to small town Havenbarrow for a fresh start.What I didn’t expect was to find myself drawn to the town’s black sheep.They called him troubled. Cold. A man with a dark past. What everyone seemed to miss about Jax was the splashes of light in his eyes. The random acts of kindness he performed when no one was watching. The way he made me smile and laugh.Jax helped unpack the baggage I’d been carrying around with me. He was patient with my pain and gentle with my scars. He was the stillness during my hurricane.Yet when both of our pasts came back to haunt our present days, we realized quickly that sometimes love stories didn’t end the way we’d hoped. Sometimes you were left with only the damage from the storm.*Book One in New Compass Series of Standalone Novels.Coming April 2nd, 2020.*

Southern Storms (Compass, #1) Details

TitleSouthern Storms (Compass, #1)
Author
ReleaseMar 31st, 2020
Rating
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance

Southern Storms (Compass, #1) Review

  • Christy
    January 1, 1970
    5 stars Sometimes in life we need to be pushed to be reminded that we can still move. Brittainy C. Cherry give us another stunning and emotional second chance romance with her newest release, Southern Storms.After dealing with loss, Kennedy lives her home in the city to move to the country near her sister. She needs the quiet and solitude to heal. What she never expects is for the town jerk to live right by her. And for it to be someone she once knew... Kennedy knew Jax when they 5 stars Sometimes in life we need to be pushed to be reminded that we can still move. Brittainy C. Cherry give us another stunning and emotional second chance romance with her newest release, Southern Storms.After dealing with loss, Kennedy lives her home in the city to move to the country near her sister. She needs the quiet and solitude to heal. What she never expects is for the town jerk to live right by her. And for it to be someone she once knew... Kennedy knew Jax when they were young and went to summer camp together. It's been a lot of years since they've seen each other, and they're both completely different people now. Usually when we get a grumpy hero (I love the grumpy ones) we have a light and bubbly heroine to balance them out. That wasn't the case here, at least not completely. Kennedy used to be light, but when she went through such a traumatic loss, she lost some of that light. My favorite thing about this story was seeing both of these characters broken from their past come together and start to heal. It was such a beautiful moment. This book alternates from chapters that take place in the past and those in the present. I loved seeing Jax and Kennedy as kids. Jax has the most beautiful and sensitive soul. I hate that his father tried to squash it, but loved that Kennedy was able to bring that side out of him. He was also able to bring out a new side to her. Kennedy had been in the darkness so long after her loss, but he got her back into the light. "Tell me your truths, and I'll stay," he swore. "Whatever they are, Kennedy, I'm not afraid. I'm here." I loved Jax and Kennedy so much, but there were also some amazing side characters that stole the show at times. Connor was my absolute favorite. This story was really heavy at times, but he had a way of bringing heart and humor to every scene he was in and had me laughing and smiling so big. I also loved Joy and Kennedy's sister. Southern Storms is not a light and fluffy romance. It's emotional, deals with loss, grief, and healing, and will make your heart happy and full when you finish it. It's a gorgeous childhood friends to lovers story that I highly recommend! Shew as the sun. She was my sun. I fell in love with the sun, and she kept my cold heart warm.
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  • Brittainy Cherry
    January 1, 1970
    💙✨SOUTHERN STORMS IS LIVE ✨💙Even the town’s black sheep needed a friend sometimes...Southern Storms, an all-new angst-filled friends to lovers romance, is live early! I’m sooo excited for y’all to meet Jax and Kennedy! 😍 Available now in Kindle Unlimited! Amazon: https://amzn.to/3bJYlYJAmazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/SouthernStorms✨Friends to lovers 💙✨Small town romance 💙✨Broken hero 💙✨Swooooons 💙I am in LOVE with this book and I hope you love it, too! 🥰🥰 💙✨SOUTHERN STORMS IS LIVE ✨💙Even the town’s black sheep needed a friend sometimes...Southern Storms, an all-new angst-filled friends to lovers romance, is live early! I’m sooo excited for y’all to meet Jax and Kennedy! 😍 Available now in Kindle Unlimited! Amazon: https://amzn.to/3bJYlYJAmazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/SouthernStorms✨Friends to lovers 💙✨Small town romance 💙✨Broken hero 💙✨Swooooons 💙I am in LOVE with this book and I hope you love it, too! 🥰🥰
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  • mel
    January 1, 1970
    3 stars ✧i just want to move out of the city and live in a small town so i could meet a Damon Salvatore/Hook look-a-like and meet all these quirky people. that's the dream. i really thought i was going to ugly cry here like how i cried when i read landon & shay and i was so prepared for it too but nahh. i shed a tear once in a while but this was actually such a sweet and super cute romance that i was aww'ing all the damn time.i love small-town romances cuz i know there will be plenty of great si 3 stars ✧i just want to move out of the city and live in a small town so i could meet a Damon Salvatore/Hook look-a-like and meet all these quirky people. that's the dream. i really thought i was going to ugly cry here like how i cried when i read landon & shay and i was so prepared for it too but nahh. i shed a tear once in a while but this was actually such a sweet and super cute romance that i was aww'ing all the damn time.i love small-town romances cuz i know there will be plenty of great side characters and this had one of the best i've read. my boy Connor? that dude DESERVES THE WORLD. i love him. i mean, he used Frozen reference to play matchmaker between Kennedy (h) and Jax (H) and he reminds me of Kirk from Gilmore Girls so he's an automatic favorite of mine. he really needs his own book ASAP. and another memorable side character is "Crazy Joy" whom i absolutely love and would want to be best friends with even though she's an 80-year-old woman.this has the childhood best friends to lovers trope where the MCs separate when they were kids (13 yrs old), haven't seen each other for years and is suddenly reunited because of coincidence/destiny. some might be a little turned off by the fact that Kennedy had a husband in the first chapter but they divorced real quick since the husband was a selfish, manipulative asshole who kicked her out of their home because she was too "emotional" or traumatized" from her daughter and parents' deaths. so there is a little bit of ex drama on both sides but nothing too major.the bromance between Jax and Connor was the best thing here i mean come on, just look at their banter "I don't mean to take away your man card, Jax, but adding kale to your protein shakes makes you look a lot like those chicks who wear Ugg boots and are addicted to Starbucks and Target.""Are you calling me a basic bitch?""Are you going to tell me to watch my language if I call you a basic bitch?""Yes.""Well then stop being a basic bitch and eating kale. Next thing I know, you'll be Instagramming avocado toast while drinking kombucha.""What's kombucha?""Oh, thank God. You still have your balls." i feel personally attacked here cuz i too am guilty of being a basic bitch. the romance here was cute and emotional and had the signature "destiny" trope that ms. Cherry does but it was just ok for me since they got together pretty fast and there was a lot of telling than showing. the beginning was slow but once they start hanging out, their relationship development was too fast for my liking. and that fake disney sing-along sex dream that Jax had was hotter than the real sex scene. but to be honest, i liked these couple's moments more when they were 11/12 cuz those chapters were so freaking adorable. i don't know, everything just felt so easy even though there were hard subjects here but i can appreciate on how this book talks about trauma and grief.anyways, this had Gilmore Girls vibes where Jax is Luke with a splash of Captain America (because of that language joke he does with Connor and he's grumpy) and Kennedy is Lorelai with a splash of Joe from You.
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  • ❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books
    January 1, 1970
    SOUTHERN STORMS:' Is the first full length romance novel in Author Brittainy C. Cherry's 'Compass' series. Each book can be read as standalones. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.' Jumping into this the very first chapter literally broke my heart, her husband's treatment of her was despicable, making her feel worthless and guilty for being overly emotional over losing loved ones a few years back. Resulting in her husband wanting a divorce. Broken and shattered beyond measure Kennedy rea SOUTHERN STORMS:' Is the first full length romance novel in Author Brittainy C. Cherry's 'Compass' series. Each book can be read as standalones. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.' Jumping into this the very first chapter literally broke my heart, her husband's treatment of her was despicable, making her feel worthless and guilty for being overly emotional over losing loved ones a few years back. Resulting in her husband wanting a divorce. Broken and shattered beyond measure Kennedy reaches out to her sister and husband, needing a place to heal, they welcomed her with open arms and open hearts even going that extra mile and setting her up in a house they will be flipping in the future in a small town where everyone is as nosy as the next one which made for an entertaining read.Enter Jax, he's the towns grumpy black sheep, the towns local plumber, whose bite is worse than his bark, he's gruff and grumpy but holding in a world of hurt like our heroine. He doesn't leave a great first impression on her as a trespasser but when he realises that he knew her in the past wrought out all the feels. One thing with this author is that she always delivers us a swoon worthy read, throw in her wacky sense of humour and this book will get you over those isolation blues. A slow burn which quickly got its hooks into me. The type of book I exactly needed during this trying time. Highly recommend!!* Teaser used is off the authors facebook page *
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  • Wil Loves Books!
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 STARS What can I say, I love Brittainy Cherry and her books and I will always read her stuff. With that said, I was a little disappointed with this one even though it was cute all around. Don’t get me wrong, the formula is there, good writing and super likable characters. But still, some things were disappointing and affected my rating. For one, it had lots of editing issues, including spelling mistakes and missing words. It was also very inconsistent through out with inconsistent ages, dat 3.5 STARS What can I say, I love Brittainy Cherry and her books and I will always read her stuff. With that said, I was a little disappointed with this one even though it was cute all around. Don’t get me wrong, the formula is there, good writing and super likable characters. But still, some things were disappointing and affected my rating. For one, it had lots of editing issues, including spelling mistakes and missing words. It was also very inconsistent through out with inconsistent ages, dates and timelines, mentions of Pinterest from 15 years ago (Pinterest didn’t launch until 2010), characters ages constantly changing, events happening in different years in different chapters, and so on. This is so unlike B. Cherry books that I’m extremely surprised. It seems as though this book was rushed to meet a deadline and the quality just suffered. What’s sad is that nobody seems to care about quality anymore. As for the story, like I said, it was cute and I enjoyed it, but it was also missing some of those feels I love in her books, the angst and the epicness was just not there. It took me forever to get through it, which is rare because I usually read her books in one sitting, and I just couldn’t fully connect with the love story, even though the flashbacks were mega cute. It also gave me the sensation that I had read this story before, a lot of the storylines and issues reminded me of Disgrace and the Elements books so it was missing some freshness within the story. I did adore Connor and I definitely want to read his book. I’m totally looking forward to whatever is next for this author, I just love her books. Do I recommend this book? Overall, yes, but if you’ve never read Brittainy Cherry before, then I suggest you start with another one of her books, like the Elements books.
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  • Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    *****FOUR STARS*****{ARC Generously Provided by Author}Before I could walk into her house, she was on her porch wrapping me in her arms, and for the first time in my life, I realized home wasn’t a place, it was a person. When I was lost that night, I ran away to Kennedy, and lucky for me, she let me in.”SOUTHERN STORMS” is a friends-to-lovers/second-chance romance between two people who were once childhood best-friends who have suffered unimagineable loss that has dimmed their inner light. Kenne *****FOUR STARS*****{ARC Generously Provided by Author}Before I could walk into her house, she was on her porch wrapping me in her arms, and for the first time in my life, I realized home wasn’t a place, it was a person. When I was lost that night, I ran away to Kennedy, and lucky for me, she let me in.”SOUTHERN STORMS” is a friends-to-lovers/second-chance romance between two people who were once childhood best-friends who have suffered unimagineable loss that has dimmed their inner light. Kennedy and Jax both live with grief and guilt that has nearly destroyed them and somehow fate brings these two together just when they need each other the most. There was so much that I enjoyed about this story. It’s kind of hard not to like anything that Brittainy Cherry writes, but there was something missing and I can’t really place it. Some issues were resolved without being provided the details. I would have loved for Jax to get the closure he needed directly from his father. Overall, Brittainy C Cherry delivered another beautiful story of love and emotional angst that her fans are sure to enjoy.Hero: 4.5Heroine: 4Plot: 4Angst: 4Steam: 4Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 4”SOUTHERN STORMS” is currently available.Amazon: https://amzn.to/3bJYlYJAmazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/SouthernStorms
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  •  Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
    January 1, 1970
    “If you need to run away, run away to me.” I truly feel like whatever Brittainy C Cherry writes, works it’s way into my heart. How does she do this??? Every book, every sentence, every freakin word is woven into a lyrical balm just for your heart. There are moments when it breaks you just a little, but the other moments? Those are the ones you have to have to watch because it heals you and it makes you stronger.Kennedy has been through a tragedy that no one ever wants to go through. It’s the ty “If you need to run away, run away to me.” I truly feel like whatever Brittainy C Cherry writes, works it’s way into my heart. How does she do this??? Every book, every sentence, every freakin word is woven into a lyrical balm just for your heart. There are moments when it breaks you just a little, but the other moments? Those are the ones you have to have to watch because it heals you and it makes you stronger.Kennedy has been through a tragedy that no one ever wants to go through. It’s the type of tragedy that leaves you with big open scars and you have no intention of trying to heal at the moment because deep down you want to remember the pain. Feeling the loss lets you know that you’re still here, your heart is still beating even though it’s shattered at the moment, those shard pieces is still worth something. “You’re everything I wanted and everything I never knew I could have.” Knocking on her sister’s door and asking for help was the first step for Kennedy in trying to move on and now that she’s in a town, she’s trying to let the healing process begin. After meeting the not so nice town’s grump, Kennedy is about to learn that things are not what they seem and that there are more that meets the eye when it comes Jaxon Kilter.I have to say that I was not expecting this book to be so emotional. I knew that we were going to have some of those moments of course because it’s a Brittainy Cherry book and I expect nothing else but holy crap some chapters felt like a gut punch!! I felt for these characters deeply and the pain and loss that they had to go through was inhumane. There were dark days with heavy thunderstorms but the sun also came out and I loved how we got to experience the not only the sadness with these characters, but the joy and forgiveness. This is going down as one of my favorite reads of the year and if you’re like me and you love this author’s writing, this friends to lovers story, is not to be missed.
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  • Lien
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 Stars “Bark at them, Kennedy. Bark.” I’m probably the odd one out but I wasn’t completely hooked.I’m not even in a particularly moody mood right now but I still caught myself putting the book aside more times than I thought I would and having to force myself to pick it up again later.I think it had a lot to do with their romance lacking some sparks. The magic was missing because the friendship in this was strong, like EXTREMELY strong, and I loved that. As kids, they were THE CUTEST, simpl 3.5 Stars “Bark at them, Kennedy. Bark.” I’m probably the odd one out but I wasn’t completely hooked.I’m not even in a particularly moody mood right now but I still caught myself putting the book aside more times than I thought I would and having to force myself to pick it up again later.I think it had a lot to do with their romance lacking some sparks. The magic was missing because the friendship in this was strong, like EXTREMELY strong, and I loved that. As kids, they were THE CUTEST, simply adorable![— solivagant —one who wanders alone ]“We can be solivagants together,” I said.“Uh, that cancels out the whole point of solivagant.”“Shh, Jax. Just let this happen.”He smiled and muttered, “Okay.”As adults, they weren’t any less sweet together but while I felt the sweetness I didn’t feel much of the passion. Maybe it was Brittainy C. Cherry’s intention, to make this story more sweet and mushy but I honestly didn’t see them as anything other than friends.Now adult Jax and Kennedy as individuals were… fine. Both were likable characters but not to the point where I would say "Wow I loved them so much because of this and this reason." Unfortunately, there was only a sense of disconnect between me and both main characters.Simply said, I think I just didn't "get" them. For Jax, I had trouble connecting his sweet and caring side with the town's asshole facade. For Kennedy, it probably had something to do with her past (the husband) that hasn’t properly been dealt with. I kept waiting for it but it never came. 🤔For the sake of making this first part a non-spoilery section, I will elaborate on my issues further down below**. To end this on a better note though, these were my favorite things in the book — Definitely Connor! Simply hilarious and my favorite character from the story!— Jax and Kennedy’s younger selves— Not only J&K’s friendship but the friendships in general were pretty amazing here. I particularly loved Jax and Connor’s and Jax and Joy’s friendship.— I love how Brittainy C. Cherry is able to bring out all these different emotions in a reader. The scenes go from sorrow to cuteness to grief to humor to anger and back again to sorrow etc.. It brings a good balance and doesn’t make the main character’s tragedies too crushingly overwhelming.— Joy “I go where the love is. This place is filled with my loved ones’ heartbeats. When love goes somewhere else, I’ll be sure to follow.” Let it be noted that this was an EXTREMELY hard review to write. Brittainy C. Cherry's writing is just so good that me rounding down instead of up is extremely confusing, especially if there weren't any big, fundamental issues to point out.ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**Spoiler section(view spoiler)[***Kennedy’s story with her husband. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t need to read about a mourning/pining wife, whose husband was an asshole anyway, but no word about him? The verbally abusive husband? No working through the aftermath of what his words did to her? Because it was never brought up again. I mean there had to be scars left! She made peace with her divorce so fast that it made me question why she even stayed in the first place. Did she even love him? Like at all? I kept waiting for her to start dealing with it, or at least tell Jax about it but her heartbreak seemed to stem from her guilt about the accident alone, and ONLY that.Judging from the beginning of the story you’d think that the husband left a huge dent in her life but apparently not. It made her character a bit "inauthentic" or rather incomplete in my eyes. He was such a small blip in this whole thing, I totally forgot that, except for the epilogue, she was still legally married to him throughout the whole story.Jax. This is probably a me-not-you thing.So he was actually an extremely good guy: sweet, vulnerable and caring but was hiding behind the facade of the town’s asshole. Because uhm why exactly? Was it a defense mechanism because everyone kinda knew about his past? Or was it because everyone hated his father? Was it “just” because he wasn’t a people’s person? Or was it because the majority of the people in town were awful and super noisy? The answer is probably yes to all of this but I can’t describe it. SOMETHING didn’t fit for me. I had trouble connecting the two sides of him. (hide spoiler)]
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  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 Stars!(ARC provided by author/ Social Butterfly PR) Kennedy is a 28 yr. old woman whose felt broken for a while since tragedy touched her life. She’s spent the last five years in a loveless marriage and hasn’t felt like herself in a really long time. Needing to be close to family she heads to the small town of Havenbarrow, Kentucky to be closer to her sister. She could use a safe place to rediscover herself and have a fresh start. Then she crosses paths with the black sheep of Havenbarro 4.5 Stars!(ARC provided by author/ Social Butterfly PR) Kennedy is a 28 yr. old woman whose felt broken for a while since tragedy touched her life. She’s spent the last five years in a loveless marriage and hasn’t felt like herself in a really long time. Needing to be close to family she heads to the small town of Havenbarrow, Kentucky to be closer to her sister. She could use a safe place to rediscover herself and have a fresh start. Then she crosses paths with the black sheep of Havenbarrow. He’s drop dead gorgeous, but full of attitude. Still she can’t help feeling drawn to this sexy, brooding, rude stranger that seems familiar in some way. Jax has the reputation of being the emotionally unavailable town jerk. At this point he just rolls with it. He wasn’t a people person, and preferred to be left alone anyway. He’d made many mistakes that had altered his life, and had so many regrets that had changed him and created the man he was today.He likes his personal space, and then it’s invaded by a breathtakingly beautiful woman who knows just how to get under his skin. Kennedy shows up in his hometown and seems to be everywhere he turns. They have more in common than they realize, and both have their silent struggles from the past that haunt them. Can they help one another through the storms raging inside to find the light they so desperately need. Southern Storms by Brittainy Cherry is book one in her new Compass Series of stand-alone novels. It’s an emotional, friends to lovers romance about second chances and destiny that’s full of angst and the most beautiful love. I really enjoyed this story, and love Brittainy’s words! Her books always touch the heart and give you all the feels! ***NOW AVAILABLE***https://amzn.to/2yuEfU3
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  • ✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
    January 1, 1970
    Kennedy & Jax.Both very sad and broken with a lot of heartbreaking events in their past.They knew each other as kids and now they live in the same town again.Kennedy just left her idiot husband after some very hard times and Jax has been in town all his life. He's the town's bad sheep. The grumpy plumber.But as soon as he sees Kennedy again - his grumpiness disappears and his heart starts working again.Same with Kennedy.Now those two only have to heal enough to be able to fight for their foreve Kennedy & Jax.Both very sad and broken with a lot of heartbreaking events in their past.They knew each other as kids and now they live in the same town again.Kennedy just left her idiot husband after some very hard times and Jax has been in town all his life. He's the town's bad sheep. The grumpy plumber.But as soon as he sees Kennedy again - his grumpiness disappears and his heart starts working again.Same with Kennedy.Now those two only have to heal enough to be able to fight for their forever happily ever after ... Another beautiful Brittainy book!I loved it.Heartbreaking. Funny. Adorable. Sweet.Small town. Crazy people. Hilarious.Romance. Grief. Beauty. Hope.A perfect romance. There's nothing much more I could say about it.I loved reading it. I kinda got a few vibes from previous Brittainy books, but it was a really adorable romance. Almost a second-chance romance I would say, but they weren't old enough and together long enough back then to have a real relationship. But it's definitely a second-chance-BFF romance.READ IT!I also wouldn't mind reading Connor's story one day - once he's old enough and a billionaire! ☺SOUTHERN STORMS was another beautiful Brittainy Cherry love story. Heartbreaking. Funny. Romantic. Adorable. Small-Townish.Run to your nearest amazon for your own Jax - this one is MINE! ☺ 💜 💜
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  • Hulya Kara Yuksel
    January 1, 1970
    Ms.Cherry never disappoints. ❤❤❤*ARC provided by Social Butterfly PR. 🤗
  • Grecia Robles
    January 1, 1970
    *** 4 Sun and Moon STARS*** “I love you, Kennedy. I love you in a way that’s bigger than love. I love your sun rays and your moon shadows, and I am going to keep loving you and your broken pieces until you feel my love so strongly you forget your heart has any damaged cracks. Then, I’m going to love you more.” Ustedes saben que no me puedo resistir a Brittainy C. Cherry ella es un must para mí, me gusta mucho su manera de escribir ya su narrativa es muy bonita y sentimental y aunq *** 4 Sun and Moon STARS*** “I love you, Kennedy. I love you in a way that’s bigger than love. I love your sun rays and your moon shadows, and I am going to keep loving you and your broken pieces until you feel my love so strongly you forget your heart has any damaged cracks. Then, I’m going to love you more.” Ustedes saben que no me puedo resistir a Brittainy C. Cherry ella es un must para mí, me gusta mucho su manera de escribir ya su narrativa es muy bonita y sentimental y aunque no soy muy dada al drama por ella me lo aviento.Y no sería un libro de ella si no hay drama y este libro OBVIAMENTE lo tiene, los dos protagonistas han pasado por situaciones muy duras y tristes. Kennedy perdió a su hija y sus padres en un accidente automovilístico donde ella iba conduciendo, ahora ella sufre ataques de pánico y ansiedad, su esposo no la entiende y en lugar de ayudarla la hunde más en el problema y termina dejándola. Ella va con su hermana para pedirle ayuda y va a dar un pueblo sureño cerca de su ciudad natal con habitantes con exceso de amabilidad e invasivos. En ese pueblo también se encuentra Jax un hombre osco y medio grumpy que sus únicos amigos son un chico de 17 años y una anciana de 90 años. Curiosamente esta es un historia Friends to Lovers, porque Kennedy y Jax eran mejores amigos de niños pasaron juntos dos campamentos de verano y 3 años enviándose cartas hasta que dejaron de llegar. Hay algunos capítulos de cuando eran niños y son súper bonitos y me recordó un poco a Maggie May y Brooks de The Silent Waters de niños. Eran demasiado cutes. Ya de adultos poco a poco vuelven con su amistad ya no son los mismos porque las circunstancias y eventos trágicos los han cambiado pero siguen teniendo la misma esencia, ella burbujeante y llena de luz como el sol y el serio, tranquilo como la luna que sólo brilla con la luz del sol. AAAG que cursi soy perdonenAparte de Jax que era un amor, con un alma sensible y llena de amabilidad, aunque por fuera sea todo bordes espinoso, otro de mis personajes favoritos es Connor y ese niño como me hizo reír, le dio ese toque divertido a la historia y se da a querer.Sí me gustó mucho el libro aunque no creo que sea de los mejores de la autora, siento que si le faltó un poco de profundidad y más desarrollo en la parte romántica y al final el exceso de drama fue too much.Pero igual lo disfruté mucho y nunca voy a decir no a un libro de Brittainy C. Cherry y a esperar por los demás libros de esta serie y que sean mucho mejores, que les quiero dar mis 5 estrellas.
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  • Phuong ✯
    January 1, 1970
    "If you need to run away, run away to me." Does Southern Storms sound like Brittainy signature broody & lonely town wolf hero with a tragic past and a equally broken heroine with a tragic backstory? Yes, it does because that's what it is. That's my biggest critic, I think, sometimes I just wanted something different besides the same repetitive trope of two extremely broken people coming together to help each other heal. Not to say that I didn't enjoy the story, because I did very much, but it "If you need to run away, run away to me." Does Southern Storms sound like Brittainy signature broody & lonely town wolf hero with a tragic past and a equally broken heroine with a tragic backstory? Yes, it does because that's what it is. That's my biggest critic, I think, sometimes I just wanted something different besides the same repetitive trope of two extremely broken people coming together to help each other heal. Not to say that I didn't enjoy the story, because I did very much, but it made the story for the most part predictable. It's a comfort read. Nevertheless, no one writes the healing trope as good as Brittainy C. Cherry. Jax and Kennedy were adorable characters. Adorable is a weird word to describe adults, but that's the first word I think of when it comes to Jax and Kennedy. Jax is known as being the town asshole, but underneath his cold exterior he hides such a soft heart. The way he always reaches out to people and cares about them even though they don't deserve it at all. Kennedy, still mourning a loss, comes to this little town to find herself. While it took me awhile to warm up to the adult Kennedy, I fell in love with Kennedy as a teen immediately. Kennedy as a child is precious. A cutie. A weirdo. Whatever you want to call her, but I love her. I'm not a fan of flashbacks to childhood, but to see the beginning of Kennedy & Jax friendship was so so so cute! "It's fine, Mommy. Don't take life so seriously. Ds can be backwards, too." What I really liked about Jax and Kenney was that while they both had to overcome their traumas in their own way, their transition from strangers to friends to lovers was pretty easy. The story had drama in form of other people intervening, but it was very drama free between the main characters. Some would probably complaint about the low angst, but I liked it that way better. Southern Storms already has two sad backstories, so I was glad to see that Jax and Kennedy were fully supporitve and protective of each other every step of the way. Was the twist at the end a bit too convenient for the story? It was, but honestly I liked it bc it meant it was less drama for the couple.Now comes the desperate part: I'M BEGGING FOR A CONNOR BOOK. Would give up my firstborn if I have to, but I 👏 NEED 👏 HIS 👏 BOOK 👏. Connor was one of my favorite character. He's funny, he is loyal, he is a genius. What is there not to love about him? That guy cracked me up so much. Give me Connor's on-the-way-to-become-a-millionaire-novella, i dont care what it is, just give me something! Brittainy has the great ability to make her side characters shine. Besides Connor, Joy, Eddie and Yoana were all great supporting characters and added nice elements to the story. If a person was weird, that meant they had flavour, and I didn't want my life to be bland. I had so many big, colourful dreams and I didn't ever want to lose my way on achieving them because I gave up my weirdness." And lastly, the epilogue was beautiful. My heart is so full and wants to burst. Very cute and a great ending to Kennedy and Jax story. It wasn't perfect, but exactly what I needed during this time. – 4 stars.
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  • Nicolette (FallingOverBooks)
    January 1, 1970
    I don't know what it is about this book, but I felt it.
  • warhawke
    January 1, 1970
    Genre: Contemporary RomanceType: Standalone Book 1 of 4 from Compass seriesPOV: First Person - DualRating: Kennedy Lost desperately needed a new start. Moving to a small town was a big change to her life, especially having to deal with the people including the designated town’s black sheep, Jax Kilter. But as their pasts converged, they had to learn to weather the storms or risk drowning in it. There are not many authors who managed to handle the delicate balance of creating a vulnerable heroine Genre: Contemporary RomanceType: Standalone Book 1 of 4 from Compass seriesPOV: First Person - DualRating: Kennedy Lost desperately needed a new start. Moving to a small town was a big change to her life, especially having to deal with the people including the designated town’s black sheep, Jax Kilter. But as their pasts converged, they had to learn to weather the storms or risk drowning in it. There are not many authors who managed to handle the delicate balance of creating a vulnerable heroine with a spine of steel that is likable and relatable to the readers. This author has it in spades. I loved watching how Kennedy evolved throughout the book. I needed Kennedy Lost to come back to me. I needed her to find me after all this time. Jax immediately earned an extra point from me for how much I could relate to him. He carried a burden of his past from a young age. He’s cold, grumpy and abrasive with a warm core that only selected few got to see. You are allowed to go slow. There’s no timeline to healing. The story was sad with heartbreaking situations but the book itself was light. There were a lot of funny moments and I absolutely adored Connor who stole every scene he was in. And what I loved the most about this story is how the characters worked to fix themselves instead of each other. Southern Storms is a story of overcoming adversity. It would appeal to readers looking for a slow burn, small-town romance. 🌀 ➕ 🌀 . . . (F)BR With Loyda . . . 🌀 ➕ 🌀 For more reviews/interviews/promo visit:
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  • Jennifer Kyle
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 Stars ⭐️
  • Elle's Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    Release Date: March 31, 2020 Actual Rating: 5 stars Small Town | Emotional Romance Brittainy C. Cherry has impressed me with each of her novels since I started reading them. Her specialty with these emotional romances is her tortured heroes. I think it’s these men and the way she writes them that keeps bringing me back for more. Not only that, she’s a vivid storyteller. It’s not hard to get lost in her novels. One minute you can be merely reading words and the next your transported into a dre Release Date: March 31, 2020 Actual Rating: 5 stars Small Town | Emotional Romance Brittainy C. Cherry has impressed me with each of her novels since I started reading them. Her specialty with these emotional romances is her tortured heroes. I think it’s these men and the way she writes them that keeps bringing me back for more. Not only that, she’s a vivid storyteller. It’s not hard to get lost in her novels. One minute you can be merely reading words and the next your transported into a dreamlike state and living through her characters. It’s rather exquisite to be able to do this and time and again I’m able to while reading her novels. In this one, readers will meet Jax and Kennedy. Both are suffering immensely but fate has plans for them. You’ll see when you read. One of the things I always take away from Cherry’s books is how endearing her male leads are. The women are great too, but these men are truly something else. I find it truly inspirational to watch men who we perceive to be stronger in an emotional light deal with tragedies that bring them to their knees. It’s inspirational to me because more often than not, the heroes of the story are alpha males who don’t let emotion play a role in their behaviors. Not here though. Sure, Jax is broody in the beginning but as the story progresses, we see a mental and emotional change in him when someone from his past charges back in his life… Kennedy… I loved her to pieces. She too is experiencing emotional turmoil because of something that happened in her life a year ago. She feels weak, damaged, and unlovable. However, sometimes in order to get through the darkness you need a hand to hold and an old friend from the past (Jax) makes this possible. Seeing them together, what an achingly beautiful thing. I was THERE with them from beginning to end. I smiled with them. I cried with them. I weathered the storm with them. An author who can transport you into a book and make you feel the things the characters are going through is an author that needs to be read. That my friends, is Brittainy C. Cherry. All in all, this is another gorgeous book by the author. I’m not surprised given the fact that all her books are magical to me. I hope all romance readers (and I mean ALL) get a chance to experience her work because it’s a game changer. If you haven’t had the chance yet this would be a great time to do so. This is the first book in a brand new series (each will be a standalone like this one).
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  • NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
    January 1, 1970
    ***4 "Kismet!!!" stars*** AVAILABLE NOW "Storms can feel like they last forever, but from my experience, I'd learned that no matter what, they always pass." For once again, Brittainy C. Cherry delivered a heartbreakingly beautiful and very sweet story that grabbed me from the very first moment...As always, her characters were mesmerizing... and i don't mean only the main couple but also the secondary characters...This was a beautiful story about second chances and healing... Of accepting th ***4 "Kismet!!!" stars*** AVAILABLE NOW "Storms can feel like they last forever, but from my experience, I'd learned that no matter what, they always pass." For once again, Brittainy C. Cherry delivered a heartbreakingly beautiful and very sweet story that grabbed me from the very first moment...As always, her characters were mesmerizing... and i don't mean only the main couple but also the secondary characters...This was a beautiful story about second chances and healing... Of accepting the broken parts of yourself and continue breathing and living...It's about finding love in the most unexpected places and that fate can actually exist in a place full of daisies!!!! "It turned out you didn't need words to bring you comfort. Sometimes all you needed was for someone to sit beside you in the middle of your panicked storms." My heart was breaking for Kennedy from the first chapter...She had lived a big trauma that she couldn't forget no matter what and her husband was belittling her for that reason, even when he had to be the one to hold her and soothe her pain... Thank God that he asked for a divorce and Kennedy reached out to her sister and her husband who embrassed her from the first moment...And just like that a new life started for her in the small town of Havenbarrow, with its very welcoming, but also extremely noisy residents... "When someone makes you feel weak, do something to make yourself feel strong." Of course, she had to be drown to the asshole of the town.... and their first encounter was very intriguing at least... In a way, she was trespassing and of course, Jax Kilton had to step up on his role and he started to bark all over her...But the damage was already done... She was intrigued by this big, broody man and she wasn't missing that in moments that noone was looking Jax was the sweetest and most generous guy out there... "What it seemed more like was that he was the broken hero, the one who'd fallen apart so much he'd retreated toward the darkness over the light.Very much like I had after tragedy found me.""I wished for a miracle, and around the corner was Jax Kilter." Jax was broken and he was preffering the solitude than to have to interact with the noisy human beings of Havenbarrow... His best friends were so different of what you could have expected and i loved each one of them...And then one day, Kennedy Lost stepped into his precious garden and everything changed for him... "After the proof of who she was came... my frozen heart tried to do the stupidest thing in the world -it tried to beat, but the stone-cold crystal sitting in my chest couldn't perform the task. It didn't know how.""She was the sweetest part of my past, and I couldn't believe I was having her in my present." Well, this wasn't an easy story with rainbows and unicorns...Both our heroes had ugly scars and they needed help to overcome their traumas and even though they didn't seem to be the right person for each other, there was a connection between them...My heart was crying for both of them and i loved the friendship that was forming between them... They needed each other in their lives and i loved how they were fighting for each other... How patient they were to help each other and be there for the other... "You're everything I wanted and everything I never knew I could have.""Can I tell you a secret?""Anything.""The day I realized it was you, it turned back on.""What turned back on?""My heart." But i don't want you to think that this story was only heavy and sad...God, i laughed so much in here....Connor was one person that i loved very much and made me laugh like crazy... Marie and Eddie together and a certain incident had me laughing also really hard....All the barks and the sweet moments, and the dancing in the rain brought a smile upon my lips...Also I loved Joy very much, even though she was sooo misunderstood from the rest of the mass...God, i just loved everything in here!!!Ms. Cherry knows very well how to find the way into my heart!!! "Maybe that's what it's all about. Maybe it isn't about getting to the sunlight, but being able to weather the storm with those you love most.""I was thankful for all the rainstorms that brought me back to him." ***I received an ARC in the exchange of an honest review***
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  • Eli
    January 1, 1970
    God, I have to admit that I was avoiding Brittainy's books since I read the elements series because I really love her writing style, but I always cry soooo much with her books, but I got an arc for this and I can say this book was exactly what I needed right now, it was perfect, I don't have more words to describe it.⁣More than a love story, this was a book about healing, both main characters went through a lot in the past and not only they have to learn to live with that, but they also have to God, I have to admit that I was avoiding Brittainy's books since I read the elements series because I really love her writing style, but I always cry soooo much with her books, but I got an arc for this and I can say this book was exactly what I needed right now, it was perfect, I don't have more words to describe it.⁣More than a love story, this was a book about healing, both main characters went through a lot in the past and not only they have to learn to live with that, but they also have to learn how to forgive themselves and move on from situations that weren't their fault.⁣I'm really in awe and I can honestly say this is already one of my favorite books of the year, all the situations are so realistic and the healing process was so well done, you can feel every little emotion that the characters are feeling, I can really say that Brittainy has magic hands because wow, this book left me speechless after I finish it.⁣The relationship of them is also beautiful, they have a connection and chemistry that is so hard to find and I loved every minute of exploring it.⁣and the last thing I want to say it's that I loved the side characters and I loved how everyone has a different background and how it's explored, and pls pls, give me Connor's book that guy is amazing 😭 instagram https://www.instagram.com/elisbookshelf/
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  • Halle Reads
    January 1, 1970
    5/5 Stars for Sun & Moon ☀️🌚 ▪▪▪ After every storm, the sun would shine again. ▪▪▪ My heart my freaking heart. This book was so beyond heartbreakingly beautiful. I love Jax & Kennedy soooo muchThese two separately are going through so much. Both dealing with hurt, pain and guilt from losing loved ones in horrible accidents they blame themselves over. As they are trying to heal, better themselves and move forward they find a way to let each other in and slowly break down those walls that are 5/5 Stars for Sun & Moon ☀️🌚 ▪▪▪ After every storm, the sun would shine again. ▪▪▪ My heart my freaking heart. This book was so beyond heartbreakingly beautiful. I love Jax & Kennedy soooo muchThese two separately are going through so much. Both dealing with hurt, pain and guilt from losing loved ones in horrible accidents they blame themselves over. As they are trying to heal, better themselves and move forward they find a way to let each other in and slowly break down those walls that are built so high. Kennedy & Jax together are so perfect.Kennedy was such a strong, caring, kind soul who was so utterly lost, broken and brought down for the way she was dealing with her grief. She deserved so much more support and warmth from her husband but he was just an a**hole so I'm glad she got out of that situation before he destroyed her.Jax oh my heart it beats for him. I LOVED HIM SO VERY MUCH. so many times I wanted to reach in and hold on to him and never let go. He was grumpy, cold & distant at times but he was so incredibly compassionate, patient, understanding, a little stubborn and frustrating. He was a broken soul so worthy of love if only he would let it in. I loved how much he cared about the people in the town who needed it the most. His guilt, heartache & childhood killed me and I don't think I've ever cried so much in a book before. I want to keep Jax he now belongs to me #sorrynotsorry ▪▪▪ “I missed you, Moon,” I confessed. “I missed you more. I missed your light so damn much. I’d been living in darkness for so long… I missed you…” ▪▪▪ With small town romances comes small town people and this book had quite the assortment. Some fantastic others not so much.. I loved Joy she was such a bright spot in this town. Connor was one of my fav side characters ever I loved how he was funny, witty, ridiculous but so genuine & kind. Eddie & Marie aswell as Yoana & Nathan were also great.There were also those few who I disliked (Amanda, Penn & Cole will just be erased from my memory) and wished maybe there would've been more confrontation, consequences and closure where they were concerned but the book was more about Kennedy & Jax so I chose to ignore thatI don't think I'll ever get over this story but it does deal with some hard topics so take caution when reading and TW necessary for emotional and physical child abuse.▪▪▪ "she was the sun. She was my sun. I fell in love with the sun, and she kept my cold heart warm." ▪▪▪《book aesthetic made by me. I do not own the pictures, all found via pinterest》
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  • Seline
    January 1, 1970
    I REALLY enjoyed this book it literally made me tear up a few times. Kennedy and Jax were perfect characters and I loved seeing them go through the process of healing in their own way. I also LOVED the secondary characters, Joy, Connor, Eddie, etc. Connor made me laugh a few times.. I love how he’s always trying to make money. As for the romance I think It needed a little more time being developed. I understand that they knew each other has children but I wanted more from them. This still was a I REALLY enjoyed this book it literally made me tear up a few times. Kennedy and Jax were perfect characters and I loved seeing them go through the process of healing in their own way. I also LOVED the secondary characters, Joy, Connor, Eddie, etc. Connor made me laugh a few times.. I love how he’s always trying to make money. As for the romance I think It needed a little more time being developed. I understand that they knew each other has children but I wanted more from them. This still was a great book and I really enjoyed it.
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  • Sophie
    January 1, 1970
    “I love your sunny days and your moon shadows, and I am going to keep loving you and your broken pieces until you feel my love so strongly you forget your heart has any damaged cracks. Then, I’m going to love you more.”  5 “swoon “and “Brittainy’s at her best” stars!  I love so many things in this book!  I love how Brittainy wrote about little Kennedy. She was a wild spirit, a free girl. So sunny, so happy! She lived in her own world with her own weirdness and she was ju “I love your sunny days and your moon shadows, and I am going to keep loving you and your broken pieces until you feel my love so strongly you forget your heart has any damaged cracks. Then, I’m going to love you more.”  5 “swoon “and “Brittainy’s at her best” stars!  I love so many things in this book!  I love how Brittainy wrote about little Kennedy. She was a wild spirit, a free girl. So sunny, so happy! She lived in her own world with her own weirdness and she was just perfect like that! She was also the knight in shing armor! Fearless! “Mama and Daddy told me being weird was a good thing, though. If a person was weird, that meant they had flavor, and I didn’t want my life to be bland. I had so many big, colorful dreams and I didn’t ever want to lose my way on achieving them because I gave up my weirdness.”  I love how young Jax was portrayed. That sweet and gentle kid who was friendless until he met Kennedy. He loved words and that was so endearing for a reader like me!  I love how Brittainy dealt with hard and sad topics and showed that everyone has to follow his own path. That there is no right or wrong way to grieve. That there is no timeline to heal.  I love the friendship between Jax and Kennedy. How perfect they were for each other. As kids and as adults. I love the sister love and the wonderful family that was Kennedy’s. I wished I could have a sister just like Yoana. With an all encompassing love. She was Kennedy’s rock.  I love all the side characters and their funny quirks. Especially Connor! Brittainy I want a book about Connor! He is just too much!   I love the tender and joyful moments. I love the pain and the sadness because they were written with such accuracy and love it shone through the pages.I love the funny scenes, with the ice, with the cat, with some “things” that has been found in some pipes, with Connor and his tagline. I love the surprise twist. I love….everything!  The prologue pulled me in right from the start! With that call for help from Moon to Sun.Then the first chapter made me rage against Penn because he was such an @hole! And hurt for Kennedy. I wanted to cry with her. “There used to be a time in my life when I loved myself so much that I never envied another woman’s life. What happened to me? When did my strengths escape my body?”  Kennedy was just a shadow of herself. But that’s what happens when tragedy strike and that you have such a big heart that you feel things tenfold. There were so many raw emotions in these first pages. But so much beauty too!  Then later on we focused on Jax and had alternating chapter from Kennedy and Jax’s POV.Some lines were priceless, especially when it was about Jax and young Connor’s “partnership”. I laughed so much! “It actually worked pretty well in my favor. We were the perfect odd couple. It was as if Oscar the Grouch had a plumbing business with Big Bird.” I can’t resist to give you one last quote related to that [email protected] Connor. “Let me see this business card you’ve been handing out for us.” He reached into his pocket and pulled it out. I glanced at it and shook my head instantly. “Kilter and Roe Plumbing: Same Shit, Different Toilet. That’s your tagline?” I groaned. See why I laughed so hard? :-D That was the wonder of this story.Going from sadness and heavy topics to light and fun moments. Like life itself.Last but not least: Jax is hot!  Think a cross between Daemon from Vampire Diaries and Hook from Once Upon a Time 😉 I see you are drooling already!  You will cry, rage, swoon, laugh and marvel.  Just read it!  Have you read Brittainy's books before?  Thanks for reading!  Sophie
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  • ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
    January 1, 1970
    ARC received for an honest reviewMs Cherry has done it again with Southern Storms..Long lost friendships, full of heartaches and tragedies, I could help but be fully engrossed in Kennedy and Jax's story.The grumpy guy and the heartbroken girl who find love when they are least expecting it The small town vibe, with everyone knowing everyones elses business resonated with me, and I could put local names from my town to the characters in this book (you know who you are, people!). I wanted to laugh, ARC received for an honest reviewMs Cherry has done it again with Southern Storms..Long lost friendships, full of heartaches and tragedies, I could help but be fully engrossed in Kennedy and Jax's story.The grumpy guy and the heartbroken girl who find love when they are least expecting it The small town vibe, with everyone knowing everyones elses business resonated with me, and I could put local names from my town to the characters in this book (you know who you are, people!). I wanted to laugh, I wanted to cry, I wanted to slap the crap out of some obnoxious people.But mostly I wanted our lovelies to fall in love.There are great secondary characterss - we all need a Joy and a Connor in our lives. I am hoping we get more of Connor later in the series.This book does give of vibes of earlier Brittainy C Cherry books, but that's no a bad thing to me.I am looking forward to where this series takes us.
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  • Julia
    January 1, 1970
    2 very lackluster stars. If this sentence “You deserve someone who isn’t as broken as me” completely and utterly ENRAGES you, then you can skip this. Plot and characters were.......fine. Nothing was special or interesting. Writing was insanely lofty and try-hardy. Lots of “when there is light there is also darkness, and I had to learn how to swallow up that darkness and blah blah blah blah.” The kind of writing that makes you gag a little bit. 2 stars because the hero wasn’t a man whore and the 2 very lackluster stars. If this sentence “You deserve someone who isn’t as broken as me” completely and utterly ENRAGES you, then you can skip this. Plot and characters were.......fine. Nothing was special or interesting. Writing was insanely lofty and try-hardy. Lots of “when there is light there is also darkness, and I had to learn how to swallow up that darkness and blah blah blah blah.” The kind of writing that makes you gag a little bit. 2 stars because the hero wasn’t a man whore and the book was safe.
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  • Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
    January 1, 1970
    4 ⭐'s “If you need to run away, run away to me.”This is a really sweet childhood friends to lovers story and told in true Brittainy C. Cherry fashion, ie, filled with lots of emotion and angst. Unfortunately, a great deal of that emotion is unhappy moments. Both Jax(son) and Kennedy have gone through so much and that's what draws them together when they meet in the present. Kennedy suffered a horrific loss this past year and is not dealing with things very well. Her husband has had enough and ba 4 ⭐'s “If you need to run away, run away to me.”This is a really sweet childhood friends to lovers story and told in true Brittainy C. Cherry fashion, ie, filled with lots of emotion and angst. Unfortunately, a great deal of that emotion is unhappy moments. Both Jax(son) and Kennedy have gone through so much and that's what draws them together when they meet in the present. Kennedy suffered a horrific loss this past year and is not dealing with things very well. Her husband has had enough and basically throws her out. She ends up going to her sister's who in turn, set her up in a house that her and her husband were flipping. The house that just happens to back up to Jax's property. Jax has grown up with an abusive father, and if that wasn't bad enough, he also suffered a horrific loss when his mother passes away. The small town where he lives seems to think that Jax is following in his father's footsteps as the town grump. Jax is drawn to Kennedy but when something shows him that Kennedy is his childhood "sun", he's not sure whether to enlighten her or not. He doesn't think he's worthy of happiness. There's a lot of going back and forth from the past to the present and we get to see how sweet these two were when they were younger. It was hard reading how much they needed each other and couldn't be together. There are a lot of interesting secondary characters in the story. I loved Kennedy's neighbor, Joy, and Jax's employee, Connor, was a hoot (His book is next, Eastern Lights, no release date at this time). The small mindedness of the town people was hard to put up, however, I thought it was great how Kennedy was able to handle things. The best part of the book was Jax's dream...OMG I totally wasn't expecting that. It was sooo funny!I really enjoy Brittainy C. Cherry's stories although sometimes it seems a bit too much like wash and repeat. I wish she would mix things up a bit. Fortunately, I did enjoy how things came together and when a big event happens, what went on with Jax was hilarious!
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  • Pick a Book
    January 1, 1970
    5 starsYou know when you talk with your friends that you want a love life like the ones that happens in the books? This is the book you put in that list. This is the kind of love I want to myself. I never intend to read a book in one sitting, I rather take my time with it. But I just couldn't put this one down. I had to know how it would end (although it was so beautiful that I didn't actually wanted it to end). SOUTHERN STORMS is about finding true love, but also find someone that let you be yo 5 starsYou know when you talk with your friends that you want a love life like the ones that happens in the books? This is the book you put in that list. This is the kind of love I want to myself. I never intend to read a book in one sitting, I rather take my time with it. But I just couldn't put this one down. I had to know how it would end (although it was so beautiful that I didn't actually wanted it to end). SOUTHERN STORMS is about finding true love, but also find someone that let you be yourself. With your baggage, with quirks, you craziness and love you because of it. Kennedy as a kid was easily to love, but as she grew she lost a lil bit of that confidence. It was amazing to fallow the path she took to go back to who she really was.And Jax, OMG Jax. I thought I would hate him in the beging to learn how to love him through the story. But it wasn't like that. He was a strong and bitter man, but he had the sweetest heart. If you already read the book (I will try to be spoiler free here) the scene on the road, when was raining and Jax appeared? Dude, that's the scene I thought "just ask me, man. Ask me to marry you and I'll scream yes!". And what about Connor? That boy had my heart right the first time he smiled. I loved his personality. Loved how he pushed Jax just by being a good friend. And he was the one that made me laugh a lot in this book. This is Brittainy C. Cherry doing what she always do in her books: making us fall completely in love for the hero and heroine, for the story, for the friends, the family and the cat. I don't thinking I can express enough how much I loved this. I highly recommend it.* I received an ARC of this book. ___5 estrelasSabe quando você conversa com seus amigos que deseja uma vida amorosa como a que acontece nos livros? Este é o livro que você coloca nessa lista. Este é o tipo de amor que eu quero para mim. Eu nunca tenho intenção de ler um livro de uma só vez, prefiro levar um tempo, ler tranquilamente. Mas eu simplesmente não consegui largar este. Eu tinha que saber como terminaria (embora, fosse tão lindo que eu realmente não queria que terminasse). SOUTHERN STORMS trata de encontrar o amor verdadeiro, mas também encontrar alguém que permita que você seja você mesmo. Com sua bagagem, com suas peculiaridades, com sua loucura e te e amar por causa disso.Kennedy quando criança era facinho de se apaixonar, mas à medida que crescia, ela perdeu um pouco dessa confiança. Foi incrível acompanhar o caminho que ela seguiu para voltar para quem ela realmente era.E Jax, OMG Jax. Eu pensei que o odiaria no começo para aprender a amá-lo durante a história. Mas, não foi assim. Ele era um homem forte e um pouco amargo, mas tinha o coração mais doce de todos. Se você já leu o livro (vou tentar deixar livre de spoilers aqui) a cena na estrada, quando estava chovendo e Jax apareceu? Gente, essa é a cena que eu pensei "só me pergunte. Me peça para casar com você e eu gritarei sim!".E quanto ao Connor? Aquele garoto ganhou meu coração na primeira vez que sorriu. Eu amei a personalidade dele. Adorei como ele ajudava o Jax apenas por ser um bom amigo. E foi ele quem me fez rir muito neste livro.Esta é a Brittainy C. Cherry fazendo o que ela sempre faz em seus livros: fazendo a gente se apaixonar completamente pelo casal principal, pela história, pelos amigos, pela família e pelo gato. Eu não acho que posso expressar o suficiente o quanto eu amei esse livro. Recomendo demais.*Recebi um ARC desse livro. ------------- Pick a Book Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / BookBub [email protected]
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  • Hailey
    January 1, 1970
    5 Stars!!
  • Nadene (Totally Addicted to Reading)
    January 1, 1970
    Now and then I will come across a story that resonates deeply with me. A story which not only wrecked me, but gave me hope. Southern Storms by Brittainy Cherry did that and more. This a story that will break your heart and then slowly put it back together. It’s a story about two broken characters whom readers can relate to in every way. It’s the kind of story that would make the reader wish she could get their hands on the persons who contributed to their brokenness and deal with them accordingl Now and then I will come across a story that resonates deeply with me. A story which not only wrecked me, but gave me hope. Southern Storms by Brittainy Cherry did that and more. This a story that will break your heart and then slowly put it back together. It’s a story about two broken characters whom readers can relate to in every way. It’s the kind of story that would make the reader wish she could get their hands on the persons who contributed to their brokenness and deal with them accordingly. It grabs the reader from the start and keeps one engaged to the end. As stated earlier, the story featured characters which readers would find relatable. There were a few which were detestable and then there were those one could not help but love. The protagonists, Kennedy and Jax, headed the list of likeable characters followed by seventeen-year-old Connor, who spiced up the story with his wit and charm. His personality and positive outlook balanced out the heaviness of the story. One could not refrain from laughing whenever he made an appearance. Southern Storms is a story of second chances, friendship, acceptance, loss, healing, forgiveness and love. It is a heart breaking, funny and sweet, small town romance. I can’t go into any more details as this a story that readers should go into blindly. Therefore, my recommendation to fans of contemporary romance featuring broken characters is, do yourself a favour and get a copy. However, prepare yourself for an emotional journey.
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  • Weronika - Little Steamy Reads
    January 1, 1970
    „If you need to run away, run away to me.” Southern Storms is another emotionally charged book from Brittainy C. Cherry, that leaves the reader completely breathless. Her talent lies in transforming the most sorrowful and gruesome situations into the most beautiful and uplifting love stories. She shows how powerful love can be and how the right person can change your life. I live for stories that would drag my heart through the emotional grinder to finally leave me with the biggest smile on m „If you need to run away, run away to me.” Southern Storms is another emotionally charged book from Brittainy C. Cherry, that leaves the reader completely breathless. Her talent lies in transforming the most sorrowful and gruesome situations into the most beautiful and uplifting love stories. She shows how powerful love can be and how the right person can change your life. I live for stories that would drag my heart through the emotional grinder to finally leave me with the biggest smile on my face. And that’s exactly what you can expect from Southern Storms.This book is a beautiful example of how kismet works and how some promises remain valid forever. Jax and Kennedy were given a second chance not only to renew their friendship, but also to start a new life without guilt and everpresent sadness. These two struggle with an overwhelming baggage, with grief and heartbreak, but fate wants to show them that even after the biggest storm the sun comes out and that even two broken people can make a whole. I loved both characters with my whole heart. Even though Jax hid his pain behind the mask of town's jerk it was clearly noticeable that he’s a caring and loving guy. In his own way he showed compassion even to people who deserved it least. I was completely overwhelmed with basorexia when it comes to this man. My heart was hurting for Kennedy and I couldn't even fully comprehend in how much pain she was. But I was full of admiration for her determination to get better. And when I got glimpses of her old quirky self, I adored her even more.These two enchanted me when they were younger, and they made me fall in love with them when they were older. Their bond was exceptional and their mutual understanding was the connection they both needed to finally heal. They made me cry and smile. Their experiences broke my heart and then filled it to the brim with happiness. Jax and Kennedy’s journey to happily ever after gave me all the feels.Brittainy C. Cherry created a heartfelt and captivating story that gives hope and warms the heart. Southern Storms includes everything I love in romance- engaging storyline, flawed but wonderful characters and the whole spectrum of emotions. All of this is so beautifully written that I wasn’t able to put this book down even for a second. Fully recommended read!
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  • Shelby
    January 1, 1970
    Kennedy is grieving an immense loss when her emotionally vacant husband kicks her out, leaving her to start over. So Kennedy moves to Havenbarrow where her sister and brother-in-law live, and they offer her one of their fixer-upper homes to live in until she’s back on her feet. Kennedy happens to meet the town’s self-proclaimed asshole named Jax—and he definitely lives up to his title. Jax doesn’t like people and people don’t like him. His father has recently been moved to assisted living and hi Kennedy is grieving an immense loss when her emotionally vacant husband kicks her out, leaving her to start over. So Kennedy moves to Havenbarrow where her sister and brother-in-law live, and they offer her one of their fixer-upper homes to live in until she’s back on her feet. Kennedy happens to meet the town’s self-proclaimed asshole named Jax—and he definitely lives up to his title. Jax doesn’t like people and people don’t like him. His father has recently been moved to assisted living and his near-death has Jax battling complex emotions. When Kennedy moves into the property bordering his, the two get off on the wrong foot. But soon Jax and Kennedy realize they know each other from years ago, even if many years have passed since they’ve seen one another. As kids, Jax and Kennedy were best friends and attended summer camp together several years in a row. But they lost touch, and now they’re reunited. What starts as a hesitant friendship blossoms into a deep and passionate love. Both of them are grieving, damaged souls. And just maybe, they can help heal one another...Southern Storms by Brittainy C Cherry is book 1 in her new Compass series. This was such an emotional romance! I love childhood friends to adult lovers romances and this also included a trope I love; the two main characters lost touch for years and are reunited. Both Jax and Kennedy are dealing with heartbreaking things that nearly break them. And I loved seeing them be sounding boards for one another. Brittainy hit it out of the park again with her latest release! 5/5 stars. Thank you to Social Butterfly PR and Brittainy C Cherry for my review copy.
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