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Sweet Southern Bad Boy

(Harmony Homecomings #3)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  137 ratings  ·  48 reviews
When Katie McKnight gets lost location-scouting for her father’s TV studio, she stumbles upon the perfect setting for their angsty new teen vampire series—a remote barn house unfortunately occupied by a grouchy, disheveled, and incredibly sexy man who instantly mistakes her for the new nanny. Should Katie tell him the truth, or get her foot in t
Paperback, 384 pages
Published December 6th 2016 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Sep 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Katie McKnight wants to show her family that she has what it takes to make it. Treated like an inferior her entire life, nothing she does makes them happy. This is her last shot to make it work and she must convince a bestselling author, Vance Kerner, to let a TV studio use his historic home for a new show.

Mistaken as the nanny, Katie finds herself helping Vance out of bind with his young nephews and niece. Whiling to do just about anything, Katie agrees to continue helping Vance if he will just
So we have a location scout on her last chance with the studio who finds the perfect setting only it's owned by a writer reluctant to extend to the craziness of his life with adding Hollyweird to a book deadline and responsibilities for his brothers three precocious kids. Bargaining is at its finest when the sparks of attraction fly, small town gossip sizzles, secret deals are struck in this sizzling, fun small town romance.

Sweet Southern Bad Boy is the third book in the Harmony Homecoming serie
Tonya Lucas
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Michele Summers Sweet Southern Bad Boy is truly a wonderful, hilarious, up-lifting book from the 1st page to the final sentence.
What do you get when a stressed out author is taking care of his brother's three young- hyper adorable children, an extremely important book deadline, and no clue as to what's about to happen to him, when a Hollywood location scout appears at his door? Mistaken identity, that's a sure bet. Katie only wants to talk to him about using his old farmhouse as a movie location
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Sometimes I’ll admit I judge a book by its cover and Sweet Southern Bad Boy is one of them; I saw the cover and decided it looked like something I’d like, then I read the description and I knew I had to take a chance on this new to me author and I’m so glad I did. There was something endearing about the downtrodden heroine, the intriguing but closed off hero, his adorable nephews and niece, the crazy town folks, and the impossible situation they found themselves in. This book was c
Jan 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Thanks Goodreads' FirstReads for my review copy.

Katie McKnight is a location scout for her father's company, McKnight Studios. She comes upon a remote barn house in the small southern town of Harmony, the perfect setting for their upcoming teen vampire miniseries. Her repeated knocking brings her face-to-face with Vance Kerner, who, to Katie resembles a sexy pirate. "Pirate Man" immediately assumes she is the nanny sent by the agency. Although a bestselling author, he is currently responsible fo
Dec 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
I love small town romances, and SWEET SOUTHERN BAD BOY is sure to appeal to anyone that loves this genre. Vance is a writer with writer's block and also responsible for his sister's kids while she recovers from an accident. Katie enters his life when she comes to scout sites for her father's movie business.
Katie is smart and she does a lot of changing in this story. She has a way with kids and this brings a lot of fun to the story. Unfortunately, she is not strong when it comes to her family o
Bookgasms Book Blog
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: missy
I adore small town romances. Quirky townspeople. Central gossip spots. Everyone knowing everyone. Everyone knowing everything . . . Sweet Southern Bad Boy ticks off all the boxes. I adored my time spent in Harmony, North Carolina today as I devoured the story of Katie McKnight and Vance Kerner.

Katie is out scouting locations for her father’s TV studio, when she comes across what is the perfect setting for the teen vampire series. Out to prove she’s cut out for this job, Katie musters the courage
patrick Lorelli
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Katie McKnight is working for her father who owns a movie studio and she thinks she has found the perfect location for a new series that they are going to be making. She loves the house, the old trees, and is just the feel for the vampire series. What she does not except is the screaming coming from inside the house and the little boy she is looking at who is a mess, along with the inside of the home. When she meets the owner Vance Kerner who is an author and is late for a meeting, she cannot ge ...more
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

I think this book has a good premise but it’s very slow and I did a lot of skimming.

Katie McKnight’s father owns a movie studio and Katie has held a ton of jobs for him, never able to make one work. Now her father has her scouting places for his next movie and Katie’s already managed to screw up once, knowing this is her last chance she heads to the home of Vance Kerner, bestselling author, hoping she can convince him to let them film on his property. When Katie arrives at Vance’s he t
 Reading In Pajamas
Dec 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Rated 5 Stars

I completely enjoyed this contemporary romance about a big city girl finding herself in a small southern town. I connected with Katie right away and completely understood her falling fo
Nicole Smith
Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I LOVED this book. I was completely sucked in. It resulted in a book hangover. Katie is my favorite character and one of my favorite heroines I read about. I can relate to her. It was beautiful to watch her blossom in Harmony. The children were so adorable. Then you have Vance. He's definitely a bad boy with a sweet side along with his sexy side. I laughed a lot while reading this one and that usually means a winner in my book. I highly recommend this one. ...more
Jul 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Cute romance with quirky small-town charm.

Unfortunately, I think it will become dated very quickly due to pop culture references.

3 🌟 = I liked it but I don't think there was anything particularly outstanding about it.
Angel Hatfield
Dec 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Katie was a location scout who wouldn't have any luck at all if it wasn’t for bad luck. Katie had went looking for a perfect location for a horror miniseries and she found it in rural North Carolina. Katie had a manila envelope with the McKnight studio contract with her. It was Katie’s last shot before she was fired by her dad. When Katie knocked a little boy- or so she thought opened the door then .a giant of a man said he was glad she was finally there as he had to hurry to a very important me ...more
3.5 stars

The newest installment in Michele Summers' Harmony Homecomings series, Sweet Southern Bad Boy is a charming romance between a California cutie and a grouchy Southern author. This latest release can be read as a standalone, but I highly recommend the previous novels as well.

Twenty-eight year old Katie McKnight is hoping that finding the perfect location for an upcoming miniseries will finally impress her impossible to satisfy father. The youngest of three siblings, she has never quite me
Dec 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-be-read-again
SWEET SOUTHERN BAD BOY (Book 3: Harmony Homecoming Series) by Michele Summers

•Pirate Man

What an amazingly wonderful instant love at first sight love❤️ story. Although both main characters had some major growing/changing they needed to do before they could settle down and be not only happy with themselves, but each other. I absolutely enjoyed reading their journey along the way! It was not only my first Michele Summers book, but my first Harmony Homecoming book and although this is book #3, I di
Sep 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Best of the series by far! I appreciate when a series improves. Great story.
Nov 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
3.5 “Pirate man” Stars

Vance is a best-selling author in trouble. Between a deadline looming, his three under-seven-years-old nephews living with him, and a case of writer’s block, he is drowning. When a pretty woman knocks on his door just as he needs to head into a meeting, he takes her for the expected nanny. Only Katie is not a nanny but a location scout for her father’s Hollywood studio. When Vance laughs in her face after hearing her reason for being on his property, she offers him a deal,
Sep 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I have only read the previous book by Ms. Summers in this series so when I saw Sweet Southern Bad Boy was up for review of course I had to read it. Just the title alone had me clicking request and then the Blurb just sealed the deal.

Katie wants to please her parents and that's something she has never been good at. She has a new position with her father's tv studio as a location scout and this is her last chance to prove she can do the job. When Katie arrives at the perfect house she has no idea
Kristen Johnson
Dec 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
In trying to win favor with her father and prove herself to not just him, but her ex, Katie's trying to do the best job she can as location scout for her father's upcoming miniseries. When she stumbles upon what she feels could be the perfect location, Katie's willing to do anything to get the owner's agreement. But Katie doesn't know what her father's got going behind her back, and doesn't realize how her life is about to change from this stumbled upon location and the people in it.

Vance didn'
Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!

​​​​​Sweet Southern Bad Boy by new to me author Michele Summers, is a fun and sexy small-town romance. This charming story is replete with desire, cuteness, and cast of very eccentric characters. Although this is the third book from the author's Harmony Homecomings series, it can be thoroughly enjoyed as a standalone.

Harmony, North Carolina is where best-selling author Vance Kerner calls home. He has written over a dozen war thrillers, and now he is suffering from writer's block. Findi
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you need a fun and steamy romance to escape for a little while, then "Sweet Southern Bad Boy" is for you. This book was so much fun! Katie and Vance are so great together. I was hooked from the beginning to the end.

"Sweet Southern Bad Boy" by Michele Summers is book number three in the "Harmony Homecomings" series. This is Katie McKnight and bestselling author Vance Kerner's story.

Vance is on a deadline to complete a novel and he has writer's block. Well, in his defense he has taken responsi
Jess F. (From Me to You ... Book Reviews)
"4 out of 5 stars!! Katie (Kathryn) has been called a free-spirit most of her life, though the term wasn’t one of endearment and it was something she always tried to curb because of her parents domineering ways. Therefore, when she meets Vance it is under the guise of trying to have him sign a contract so she’ll have the rights to use his house and land in one of her father’s upcoming movie productions as an attempt to get into good light with her Dad. Yet what seems so simple at first, turns in ...more
Sep 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Book 3 of this series. I have not... I repeat.. have not read the first couple books, so I am sure that if I did, the book would come together better. :) Fast Paced energetic book. Great flow. I liked Vance quite a bit. I was not hooked on Katie or her California lifestyle and speak. I got hers more than his. I did like the exchanges between Vance and Katie and it is apparent that this author moves with a younger generation, which is great. I don't see that half as much as I want to. This was a ...more
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads Netgalley ARC Review:

Fun, sexy, flirty, Sweet Southern Bad Boy will charm and delight you! The first thing that popped out at me was this incredibly sexy cover. Then the blurb drew me in and the story sealed the deal. I fell in love with Katie and Vance. Their chemistry was off the charts HOT HOT HOT and the romance sizzled and a nice lightening storm. I was SO impressed with this writing that I want to shout it out on the rooftops!

I really anjoy a romance
Becky Burciaga
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A wonderfully sweet and entertaining story filled with humor, passion, romance and A LOT of very quirky characters. The story starts off at a fast pace and rapidly hooks you for a truly fun ride loaded with Southern charm. Vance and Katie have a chemistry that fairly leaps off the page, quickly becoming an enjoyably sweet and sexy pair; you'll find yourself emotionally invested long before the story reaches the midway point. Ms Summers has done a fantastic job in the continuance of the series wi ...more
Clf Foster
Nov 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Summers has done it again! I can’t tell you how much I loved this story. I don’t even know where to begin. Katie and Vance was such a fun couple to fall in love with. Their chemistry is off the charts and reading about all the other characters in Harmony was like coming home again. This story will keep you laughing, with a few tears thrown in for good measure, and a real happy ever after that will melt your heart. If you haven’t read Summers, you need to start NOW. She’s my new go-to contemporar ...more
Isha Coleman
Nov 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
It is gratifying when an author can entertain and rearrange commonplace stereotypes. Ms. Summers stirs up some serious sex appeal while delivering a sassy ball of laughs and heart along the way. Within the pages of Sweet Southern Bad Boy lies heated encounters, cuddly troublemakers and an aura of irresistible fun. To babysit or not to babysit? Kids, a man in over his head and a major dose of tender humour. That's just the recipe for a fun filled afternoon courtesy of a clueless duo. Definitely s ...more
Happily Mary After
Sweet Southern Bad Boy by Michele Summers is a thoroughly enjoyable book. It’s fun, romantic and sexy and features a cast of endearing characters set in a charming small town. Vance Kerner might be my new book boyfriend, because he’s genuinely just sweet as the book's title implies in a hot, bad boy’s body. He helped Katie find her inner strength and realize her own beauty. Sweet Southern Bad Boy is an all around wonderful story and not to be missed!

ARC kindly provided by publisher via Netgalley
Kim Vanravenswaay
Nov 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
I kept wondering if Katie walked around with a sign on her back that said, "walk all over me". By the time she finally gets a clue, it's almost too late.
I don't see the"bad boy" in Vance. I saw a family man that will do anything for those that he loves. So when Katie becomes one of the people that he loves, he stops at nothing to fix everything so they can be together. Katie however had a few ideas of her own.
Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
New author for me and I really loved this book I didn't realize it was book 3 in a series so now I am going to go and get the other books to read them. I loved the character Vance and Katie McKnight was great. They are surrounded by a great cast of characters including 3 kids (one is a girl who thinks she is boy) a cat, dog and some very funny busy bodies in a small town. Great story and I can't wait to read the rest. ...more
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