Saving Sycamore Bay
by Cami Checketts
Published by Birch River Publishing
Publication Date October 24, 2017
Genres: Clean Romance
Setting: Alabama Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-35
Written for: Adults
A football hero. A southern belle in need. Can they rescue her home together?
Harrison Jackson graduated from Auburn University with his master's in accounting and thought he was leaving the world of college football and adoring fans to crunch numbers and make money. Little did he know his boss has other plans for him--a beautiful southern belle and her family's mansion that are both in need of rescue and more than a little TLC.
Grace Addison lost her mother and daddy within a year of each other, she is not going to lose the only home her family has known. Her ex-boyfriend and lawyer are trying to talk her into selling and she has no money to fight anyone, but she has her determination and her pride. When the most handsome and strong-looking man she's ever seen shows up on her doorstep, claiming he's been sent to help her, she thinks he's salvation and an angel combined. When she finds out he's an accountant, she laughs in his face.
Someone is determined to take or burn Grace's home no matter how hard she and Harrison fight. Can she trust Harrison to protect her or should she give up her dreams?
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Saving Sycamore Bay is a romance with a hint of mystery. Harrison is the brother of Moriah who appeared in Cancun Getaway. I have not read that book yet, but know that Cami Checketts writes only clean books and out of the 16+ books of hers I have read, there is only one I didn’t give at least 4 stars, so I can go ahead and recommend that book as well. (Sorry for the horrible run-on sentence there!) Once I read it, I will be sure to post a review. . .
Harrison was a refreshing change from the typical football players in romance stories. He was confident, but not cocky, and he was a little bit insecure. Of course he was tall and dark and handsome, but that is a necessity, right? It was fun that he enjoyed accounting, though his real dream was to coach underprivileged kids.
Grace was a Southern Belle who had lost her mother years earlier and just lost her father. She was in danger of also losing the house she grew up in, and that she dreamed would be used as a home to adopted and foster children. I loved how vulnerable she was and how she was so enamored with Harrison, yet strong enough to want to do the right thing for herself and for him.
There was just the right mix of romance and mystery to the story.