Review: Live for You (Boys of the South #1) by Marquita Valentine

*I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review*
On the surface, twenty-two year old Cole Morgan is exactly what any girl would be proud to take home to meet her parents: He’s charming, intensely handsome and goal-oriented...Only he has some secrets of his own, which include provoking bar fights and a former drug-addict of a mother slowly wasting away in a medical facility.

At barely twenty, Violet Lynn is Country Music's hottest star, until one night of partying gets out of control. Violet ends up in jail and on TMZ. Suddenly, she’s the girl least likely to be invited anywhere. Sick of the drama and keeping secrets, she runs away from the prying eyes of the paparazzi to her grandmother’s home in Forrestville, North Carolina.

A chance meeting knocks Cole off his feet, but he doesn’t recognize Violet for who she is. In fact no one does and Violet plans to keep it that way.

Circumstances, however annoying,keep throwing Violet and Cole together. Unable to stop themselves they give into the inevitable.

But when Nashville is ready to forgive and forget, Violet is forced to choose between Cole and claiming her spot as the new and improved Princess of Country Music.

Will Violet and Cole have the courage to live for their dreams...Or their hearts?

I always love it when cliché stories turn out to be so much more. Violet is shunned by the entire A-list world and runs to her grandmother to recuperate. Spending time in a small southern city where nobody knows who she is, is really what she needs right now.

What she didn't expect finding there was Cole, the towns bad-boy and sweetheart all roled in to one fine package. Cole doesn't have the time or energy for the extra drama Violet might bring, but still he has to have her.

The electricity between these two is obviously smoking hot, but they each have so many issues and extra problems going on that might keep them apart. Choices will have to be made and secrets are revealed, it will either drive them apart or together.

The biggest issue I had with this story was the lack of certain details and depth, which kind of go hand in hand. I really like the characters, Cole is simply amazing and Violet is really strong. Still after I finished the story I still had a lot of unanswered questions, which I believe are essential for the story. Violet who has been in an accident and you don't get to know what really happened. Cole's whole family situation, how it became that way could have used more details.

The ending is pretty closed, but I know there is coming a second book in the series. What I don't know is whom's story it is going to be. There is definitely room to continue Violet and Cole's tale, but there were plenty of other characters introduced, each willing to tell their story.

Anyway, overall it was a good and fun read, but I'm still a bit left with the feeling it could have been more.

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