Southern Gentleman by Jessica Peterson – A Book Review

Posted September 2, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in Contemporary, Reviews, Romance / 0 Comments

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Southern Gentleman

by Jessica Peterson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Contemporary Chic-Lit, Romance
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

A great Summer Read that will make you smile. Free on Kindle Unlimited.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

I know two things when I meet my new boss, Greyson Parker Montgomery III.
One, he’s an egomaniac. And two, we’re going to get naked.
Something I didn’t know? That I’d end up pregnant.

No one is more surprised by our off-the-charts chemistry than me. I’m a free spirit with a passion for design and a taste for the bohemian. Greyson is a cocky venture capitalist who’s as pretentious as his sharply cut power suits.

He owns half of Charleston, and has the other half at his beck and call. But the only place he owns me is in bed…or in the backseat of his car, boneless and begging for mercy.

We argue over contracts and costs all day long. Behind closed doors, however, we engage in a different kind of business. The kind that has me surrendering to his unique brand of dominance.

Our no-strings attached arrangement suits me just fine. Until I wake up one morning with what I think is a wicked hangover.

Only it’s not a hangover.

I thought Greyson was a typical “greed is good” grump. But when he demands to be involved in the life we accidentally created, I start to see a different side of him. One that’s more gentleman than jerk.Am I crazy to think we could be a family together? Or is making me fall for him just another one of his power plays?

SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN is a STANDALONE, full length, accidental pregnancy/enemies-to-lovers romance.

Thoughts on Southern Gentleman

Summer read

This contemporary romance is what I would call the perfect summer read: a feel good, heart felt romantic romp with a HEA, and enough heat to scorch the page.

They are opposites in almost every way and so perfect for each other it hurts – if they can get over their fears. She is so strong and truthful it’s brutal, with a side dish of literary genius, while he is hot, rich, smart and scarred. Put them together and sparks will fly!

Oh, and there is the little matter of the baby…. Chic-lit served on a platter.

Favorite Lines

Just because you’re a villain in one story doesn’t mean you can’t be a hero in another. (42%)
Competence porn is a real thing. (72%)


  • Feel Good.
  • Drama and trauma is personal, and relatable.
  • No evil families here, just southern fried charm.
  • HEA.
  • The way she talks, poetry!


  • Emotionally driven, not action. Not a con, but just know what you are getting. This is a romance only, not a thriller with a romantic twist.


First Person, Multiple POV

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Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range



4 out of 5 Stars

Sweet, southern and fully heartfelt, this is a Chic-Lit sure to make you smile. Free on KU.

Published July 24th, 2019

290 Pages

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