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Curves in the Road

(The Southern Devotion Series #2)

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**This book is currently being rewritten, edited, and published through Hot Tree Publishing***

Living in Nashville with his daughter, Katelyn, single dad Derrick Collins’s main goal is to provide a good life for his daughter. With no social life to speak of, he knows it’s time for a change. He just needs to find the perfect woman who will complete his happy family. The pro
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Paperback, 228 pages
Published August 1st 2014 by Create Space
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DJ Sakata
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: new-adult, southern
My Rating:

4.5

Favorite Quotes:

Damn, why did this woman make me so nervous? In high school, I’d been such a smooth talker. It was how I ended up being a teenage dad.

Derrick made the sky bluer, chocolate taste sweeter, and the sun shine brighter, at least it seemed that way with him in my life.

Damn, girl, I don’t usually run unless I’m being chased by a serial killer, so you should feel honored, because seriously, that never happens.

Cameron made a “pshh” sound. “No bumping? Derrick, baby, that is n
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A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
In this book we meet Derrick and Mary Jane. Out of the four books, this one was my favorite. Mary Jane loves fiercely, her friends, family and job. Derrick is the same way with his family and friends, especially his daughter. I loved their relationship.

Reviewed by: Paige R.
Kathy Rouchelle
Beautifully written, this story will make you cry tears of joy more often than not. There is so much sweetness in this book that you will find that you want to curl up and read it through without stopping. I loved the story line for Derrick and Mary Jane. I hated the suffering they experienced apart but I loved that they tried and that they still had their family and "family" around them helping with needed but standing aback when needed as well. I also loved seeing the same characters from the ...more
Linda Buzard-Moffitt
I Loved this story. Both books in the series so far are great and were very well paced and felt like two complete stories in one (in a good way) I did like this one even more than book #1, probably because of the children involved. This was a story about the romance between MJ and Derrick and how it evolved. Derrick's daughter Katie-Cat is adorable and falls in love with MJ just as much as her Daddy did. Katie-Cat would love for MJ to be her Mommy and MJ would love to take over that position. At ...more
Lisa
May 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love at first sight for Derrik and MJ but life sometimes puts curves in the road and it can take a while to reach your destination.

Single dad Derrik is an amazing dad and person, so when he meets MJ he sees an opportunity for a HEA of his own. Whilst MJ feels the same, she has the chance of a lifetime in getting her dream job. Their journey back to each other will take time and patience but love can find a way.

Even though this book took place over a long period of time, it didn't feel like it as
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StinaMadsMN
Sep 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
❦❦❦❦- 4 Floral Hearts!
We've Fallen and There's No Going Back!
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THE STORY:
Derrick Collins met Mary Jane Evans when his older brother Aston was in an accident and he needed a babysitter for his 4 year old daughter Katelyn so he could go to the hospital. It was love at first sight for Derrick and for a while they were really happy. But then life threw them a curve when MJ was offered a job in Florida working for Disney. They tried a long distance relationship
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Sara Nelson
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with all these characters when I first read book 1, For The Love Of Gracie. These books are an emotional rollercoaster, so get out your tissues and open your heart to all the feels of these stories. In this book, I got to learn more about MJ and Derrick. I must say, these Collins brothers are swoon worthy!!!! This is a must read and I recommend it to everyone over 18!! There is adult content that just makes you swoon even more.
Paula  Phillips
Aug 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Love and Romance isn't always straightforward ,though we definitely wish it could be as sometimes love takes us on a journey of never-ending decisions, heartbreaks and yes and no's. For Derrick Collins, Love for him has never been easy as when he was 16 he became a father and because the mother couldn't care for the little girl - he became a solo dad. Now years later when that little girl is four years old , Derrick's brother ends up in a accident and Derrick needs someone to look after Katelyn. ...more
Sassy Beta Reading & Review
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was just as good, if not even better than book 1! This can be read as a stand alone, but I don't recommend it because the series is just that good.

I so loved MJ and Derrick. Their journey to finding their happily ever after is not an easy one. This had me on such an emotional roller coaster ride, I would find my self laughing one moment and in tears the next. Heart twinges were a regular occurrence for me which was great!

This was a multi pov and brought in the characters from book 1, l
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Geri
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was so beautifully written it is hard to believe it isn't a true story at times. Derrick is a single dad of a little girl and he is what single dads should be like. He stepped up when she was born and has lived his life putting her first and making sure he didn't have a revolving door of women to confuse her. MJ comes along at a time when nothing was expected but helping out her friend's brother-in-law and sparks fly. It is refreshing to read a book that is focused on relationships and ...more
Amy
Sep 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story about MJ and Derrick. I feel in love with them in book one and couldn’t wait to read their story. Derrick is such an amazing man and father. His relationship with MJ is tested when she takes an internship with her dream job out of state and they try a long-distance relationship. They have their set of ups and downs, but in the end, the HEA we love to read about wraps its arms around them. This is a great love story that I highly recommend. I can’t wait for book three!!
Kelly with Sugar Shack Book Blog
Loved it!!

Loved it!!

I absolutely fell in love with the first book in the Devotion series and this one was no different. I love MJ and Derrick and all the rest of the characters. I would absolutely recommend this book and the first one to anyone that loves to read a great love story!! I can't wait for the next one!!
Kolleen Fraser
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Beautiful story, I loved it so much.
Sassy Southern
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in The Southern Devotion Series and I recommend reading them in order as there is many things in the second book that come out of events in the first book.

Derrick Collins is Ashton's brother and a single dad to four year old Katelyn. He has been raising her since she was born by himself with the help of his parents but when he finds himself in a bind Gracie says her friend Mary Jane can watch her. The two soon discover that they have a great time together and begin a rela
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N.D. Jackson
Curves in the Road is the story of Derrick and Mary Jane. He’s been a single dad since he was a teenager and has his life laid out just the way he wants it. His daughter, who is super adorable, is his first priority so when Mary Jane manages to connect with her easily, he finds himself intrigued. But MJ and Derrick are young and while he is a hardworking single father, she is a college student with big dreams that eventually take her away from him. Those dreams are a big part of the ‘curves’ Amy ...more
Rebecca Austin
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I loved the first book in the series so I wasn't sure what was going to happen with the second book. I thought this book was great but in a different way. The first book dealt with a lot of emotional issues where as this book deals with everyday problems about following your dreams or choosing love.

I loved Mary Jane and how she dealt with her own insecurities and issues. She had always wanted to work for Disney and she couldn't let that dream go when faced with her first hard decision. She was s
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CHERRY0BLOSSOMS
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I gave this book 4.5 stars!

I fell in the love with For The Love of Grace and the characters that I knew I had to continue with this series and this author and boy she didn't disappoint us. This is the story of Derrick and Mary Jane (MJ). Their story we got to see a glimpse in FTLOG and I for one was rooting for them to pick up with MJ being in Florida and Derrick in Nashville. Little did we know that these two were going to have so many Curves In The Road!!!!

MJ takes a internship at Disney as
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Jennifer Pierson
Aug 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Curves in the Road is the second book in the The Southern Devotion Series, and while each book is about a different couple, they do intertwine since everyone is best friends, so I encourage everyone to read For the Love of Grace (Book 1) first. This is MJ and Derrick's story. See MJ is one of Gracie's best friends, while Derrick is the hot single daddy who is brother to Ashton. Their story started to take shape in Book 1, but once again, the push & pull made me want to pull my hair out with ...more
Kari Hansen
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Derrick is a single father to his four year old daughter Katelyn so when his brother Ashton is in a car accident and Ashton's girlfriend Mary Jane offers one of her best friends MJ to babysit it was the perfect solution. They have an instant connection and their friendship soon develops into something deeper.

MJ’s lifelong dream has been to work at Disney so when a two year opportunity arises she can’t say no despite the pain the separation causes her , Derrick and Katelyn. They decide to have a
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Laura Reading
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
MJ and Derrick's romance is anything but traditional. Meeting when his brother Ash has had an accident, Derrick must entrust his daughter's care to Grace's best friend. The way his daughter relates to MJ encourages Derrick to open up and risk getting to know this attractive woman. The attraction is mutual but MJ has worked had for an employment opportunity. She doesn't feel a long distance relationship is wise where a child is involved.
Miscommunications abound but friendship and love continue t
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A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
What a great read! The story line is so well written and flows perfectly. I have enjoyed getting to know the characters in this series. I love that Derrick knows what he wants, he wants his true love and his daughter. And Mary Jane, what a stubborn woman! She knows what she wants but just fights it. I enjoyed getting insight to Katie, Derricks daughter, she is just too cute! I love her personality. She just wants a family…a mommy and a daddy.

This is my second read by Amy K. McClung. My first wa
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Reanna Hanley
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this ride so much, I read book 1 For the Love of Gracie and immediately started on this. I love the characters and definitely hope I won't have to wait long to read the next book.

There was drama, romance, and a wonderful story. Experiencing the bumps, bruises, and curves kept me turning the pages, I did not want to put this book down. MJ and Derrick are so great together and I loved how Katelyn really balanced the story out. I hope you give this a chance and fall in love with the char
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Le Ann Foster
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I gave this book 4.5 stars!

I fell in the love with For The Love of Grace and the characters that I knew I had to continue with this series and this author and boy she didn't disappoint us. This is the story of Derrick and Mary Jane (MJ). Their story we got to see a glimpse in FTLOG and I for one was rooting for them to pick up with MJ being in Florida and Derrick in Nashville. Little did we know that these two were going to have so many Curves In Th
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Leah
Mar 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow.....I started this book back a few years ago and lost interest in my reading. I missed out on so much and I am so happy that I picked this back up. I absolutely adore these characters and the obstacles that they overcome is amazing. I don't think I could be as strong as MJ is. What a beautiful character. Her personality is one of a kind. I really enjoyed this read and of course shed some tears along the way. I really liked the way the story ended and I can't wait to move on to the next story ...more
Amanda
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm loving this series! I honestly can't get enough. I loved reading MJ's and Derrick's story. I was addicted all the way through. I really enjoyed it so much. I don't even know any other words to describe how much I loved it. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series! I just wish I didn't have to wait so long for it.
Read.Review.Repeat Blog
I'm loving this series! I honestly can't get enough. I loved reading MJ's and Derrick's story. I was addicted all the way through. I really enjoyed it so much. I don't even know any other words to describe how much I loved it. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series! I just wish I didn't have to wait so long for it.
Cassie Caskey
Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved Derrick and MJ in this book! I think Mary Jane is my favorite female in this series. Derrick was swoon worthy and had all the right words to put MJ’s insecurities at ease. His daughter Katelyn was an absolute doll and she stole quite a few scenes in this book.
Mary
May 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't put it down! MJ is such a lovable character I was so happy for her. As a curvy lady myself I really enjoy not having the characters all stick thin and built to the hilt. This is one reason what Amy McClung is one of my new favorite writers.
Stacy Aube
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received and voluntary reviewed a copy of this book.

A wonderful emotional story. MJ and Derrick go through some stuff times to get to where they need to be. A highly unpredictable ride.
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Other books in the series

The Southern Devotion Series (4 books)
  • For the Love of Gracie (The Southern Devotion Series, #1)
  • Complicated Relationships (The Southern Devotion Series, #3
  • Twisted Fate (The Southern Devotion Series #4)