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 come 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.
4 Heart Review by Ashley
Nobody and I mean NOBODY shatters my heart like Brittainy Cherry. But there was something especially harrowing about Southern Storms that just slayed me. Made me cry, more than once (and I next to never cry while reading). Maybe it was that both Kennedy and Jax had been through so much tragedy. Maybe it was the pain that seeped out of every word. Maybe it was that there where just enough bits of light to keep me hopeful before I got pushed back down again. But whatever it was, I couldn't stop reading.
I loved that both Kennedy and Jax were broken (that doesn't mean I liked what happened to them- I very much did not) because it gave them so much room to grow. They had both suffered and lost so much in their life. Jax didn't want the complication of someone new in his world. He had his tiny circle of friends and that was more than good enough for him. But there was no denying Kennedy when she put her mind to becoming his friend. Her kindness and grace, even in the face of her pain and his hostility, wore him down.
That's not to say they didn't have their setbacks, both of them had their moments when the grief was suffocating. All consuming. Especially when life for Jax took another unexpected turn. I loved that Kennedy wouldn't let go. She knew when they were together, that darkness didn't seem so heavy. Their heartbeats evened out.
The journey that Jax and Kennedy take to finding love with one another is beautifully charted. Full of emotion, breath and soul. For every fissure Brittainy Cherry put into my heart, she filled it with more hope, more forgiveness, more promise and most of all, more love. And that ending was just right. Every bit of joy that Jax and Kennedy so richly deserved.
About the Author
Author Brittainy C. Cherry is an Amazon #1 bestselling author.
She has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing.
Her novels have been published in 18+ countries around the world. Brittainy lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin with her fur babies.
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