Then Came Alexandra (Southern Love #1) by E.L. Todd
Released: March 14, 2014
Genre: Contemporary romance
Reviewed by Lena
On the flap: **This full-length novel is the first in the Southern Love Series
THEN CAME ALEXANDRA, THE FIRST BOOK OF THE SOUTHERN LOVE SERIES
"You’re everything to me. More than everything."
After a horrific accident working as a nurse in the emergency room, Cassandra becomes reclusive to the world around her. Unable to be speak or function, she pushes away her boyfriend, Paul, of two years. Her distance causes him to spend time with someone else…the betrayal causes her to pack her bags and leave everything behind. She doesn’t know what comfort she’ll find in Savannah, Georgia, but she flees anyway.
After inheriting the most lucrative cotton field in the south, Blaise has to become a man early in life. He spends his nights with different girls, knowing they are after his money and his special abilities in the bedroom, but he makes a serious mistake with Danielle. Now she lives with him and he guards a secret that he promises to keep…even though that secret is destroying his life. When Cassandra comes into town, her smile and compassion evident, Blaise wants her, and not just in a physical way. Unable to keep his distance, he falls for her, not knowing how long he can keep his secret…
This is the first book in E.L. Todd’s Southern Love Series. This book drove me crazy but I loved it. It was like trying to play a video game with a broken game controller. As much as you wanted the characters to do one thing, they would do the complete opposite. Once you thought things were going to work out, in came another character that they must slay to move to the next level.
Playing the part of Mario and Princess Peach, complete with loft, are Alexandra, an intelligent girl with huge fears that she must overcome and Blaise, a terminally nice guy who puts his dreams aside for everyone else. Both characters are selfless in their own rights. Alexandra with her career as a nurse, she refuses to continue to help people for fear of doing the wrong thing. Blaise spends so much time trying to solve everyone else’s issues, he often forgets about his own wellbeing. Throughout the book, you wanted them to just open up with one another and share their burdens. You knew once they did, they would become stronger together than they ever were apart. I guess if they did that right away, we wouldn’t have such a great story and a series that this Bonbon is very much looking forward to reading. I give “Along Came Alexandra” 4.75 stars. Game not over.
Rating: 4.75 Stars
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