Mr. Good Enough by Jamie Farrell is heartwarming contemporary romance story. I read the book summary and thought I knew what I was getting into. When you read enough romance books you start to see trends and at the beginning of the book I thought, “I bet it is going to go like this….” and then it didn’t. It was so much better than I expected.
In Mr. Good Enough we meet Trent Sawyer, the town’s high school basketball star and Maddie Mason, geeky girl who had a crush on Trent in high school. They are all grown up now.Trent left town for reasons you will read about while Maddie stuck around. In the opening scene Trent is back and boy is the town all up in arms about it. After all, they all thought he was dead…
This was a fun book. I couldn’t really relate to the characters situation in Southern Fried Blues by Jamie Farrell but I enjoyed it very much. I have never lived in the South, have no experience with anyone close to me while they were active in the military and know nothing about chemistry. However, Jamie was able to write the characters in a way that allowed me to relate to their emotions and feelings and understand why they tried to prevent themselves from getting hurt.
In Southern Fried Blues, we meet Anna who is newly divorced which came as quite a surprise to her. She thought she and Neil would be together forever. As she tries to pull her life together and depend only on herself, along comes Jackson who has to rescue her from an infestation of fire ants in her car. She doesn’t like one bit that a dumb redneck had to help her out of the situation. As she and Jackson cross paths a few more times she realizes he isn’t the dumb redneck she first assumes. Jackson is interested in Anna, but doesn’t think he deserves love. If it didn’t work for the best man he knew (his Father) how could it work for him?