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Drawn to Her

(Southern Heat #1)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  62 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Feisty and outspoken, Lexie McKenna will do anything to protect her cantankerous and ailing patient—even if it means going up against his cold and calculating, but sexy and irresistible, grandson. After all, as a nurse, her number one priority is her patient.

Drake Carmichael doesn't trust the nurse who's taking care of his grandfather—despite how adorable and compassionate
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published April 12th 2016 by Penner Publishing
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C.H. Armstrong
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Drawn to Her is a really smart, well-written contemporary romance about a young nurse who has taken a job as a hospice caretaker to a crusty old man who has spent his life with the misguided priorities of business first, family second. Now in his final days, he has set his twin grandsons -- who he raised after the deaths of their parents -- against each other in a competition to win the family business.

In order to get a leg-up on the competition, one of the old man's grandsons moves into his hom
Jun 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
For this one Lexie made the story for me. She is one delightful character. She's the catalyst for the changes to come for the Carmichael family. There is also a sad air through out this book and it has a powerful message behind it. Like many nowadays out priorities are not always ordered as they should be which could lead us to have many regrets down the road. The way Drake grew up and the path he is on is making him into the man he's truly not meant to be. When Lexie comes into his life she thr ...more
Mandy Saial
Drawn to Her ( Southern Heat Book 1 ) - Jenna Harte

(5 Stars)

A Heart - String Pulling Story !!!

* Gifted an ARC Copy by Author through instafreebie for an Honest Review.

Lexie is hired by Oliver a Curmudgeon of an old man to be his stay at home nurse , but they get along splendid with her fiery , outspoken take charge attitude.
When his grandson Drake shows up out of the blue to visit the ailing man about a business problem , Lexie is Fuming inside , because of the lack of Trust and Compassion th
Apr 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC received from NetGalley

This was a really nice book to read, it's low on angst but you still want to know what's going to happen next throughout the book.

The ages are not mentioned in the book, which is a blessing and curse at the same time... I personally like knowing the ages of the characters because it's easier to relate, to be honest. But, it was nice that this story didn't mention the ages because it kept me wondering and I could easily create their ages myself.

Lexie is a nurse who is
Jun 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lexie is the nurse to a dying cranky older wealthy man Oliver. He's left the family business & returned to his childhood home. He has pitted his twin grandsons against each other & raised them after the deaths of their parents. There was no love only business.
Drake, the nicer of the twins, tracks down his grandfather & encounters Lexie thinking she is a gold digger & after his grandfathers money. They are at odds in the beginning even though being attracted to the other. A love/hate develops un
Bertie Welck
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a well written easy read.

Lexie and Drake WOW I loved them both. Lexie was the nurse hired to take care of Drake's Grandfather, and Drake was a workaholic who came to get help for the business from his Grandfather.

Lexie was a take no crap southern girl, and Drake was a stiff stick up the butt New Yorker. At first they didn't get along, but with the help of Oliver (Drakes Grandfather) they finally got together and the sparks did fly.

And they finally got the HEA they were both looking for.
Heather W
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Drake needs to learn to live life to the fullest. That is exactly what his dying grandfather and Lexie have to teach him. This was a charming story that draws you in with the wonderfully-written characters and storyline. It is emotional, funny, steamy, and keeps you turning the pages as you read of the importance of love and family over all else.

I would love to read more from Jenna Harte.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
A Klue
From its classy book cover to its opposite attract/adversaries to lovers main couple, this romantic tale definitely drew this NetGalley reviewer in. But here’s a friendly warning, folks. You better be prepared to deal with an overbearing, maddening, rich, very competitive, workaholic, forgotten what it’s like to be human, too handsome for his own good hero, at least in the very beginning. But don’t worry. Beautiful, short, feisty, calls it like she sees it, caring/compassionate Southern Belle nu ...more
Kelly  - Kelly's Book Blog
Apr 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Drawn to Her (Southern Heat) by Jenna Harte (Book Review)

4 of 5

ARC provided for an honest review through NetGalley.

Wow. What a roller coaster ride of emotions! This book will hook you and take you for a ride. I was frustrated, angry, upset, sad, elated at various points within the story and I LOVED it! I really enjoyed the well-rounded main characters, Lexie and Drake, their background stories and the relationship that forms between them.

Lexie is a sweet and smart southern girl who doesn’t let a
P Leslie
Apr 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I got this book from net gallery for an honest review.

This book was absolutely brilliant and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Lexi is privately nursing an elderly man called, Oliver. She's been nursing him for a few weeks but no family members have ever visited him. However, one day when she's playing cards with Oliver, a harsh male voice draws her attention. Drake, is Oliver's grandson and he is not impressed by Lexi's jokes. Oh my god, I was laughing so hard when Lexi grabs a step stool to gain an ext
Apr 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
I won this book through a contest, and I just couldn't put it down! The southern charm was endearing, but it was the characters that really set this book apart.

I think Lexie really made the book for me. She is funny, smart, and sassy. Best of all? She tells it like it is. This was one of Drake's favorite characteristics, and I have to say it was one of mine too. It seems like most books I have been reading lately center around the main characters not communicating or the heroine not saying what
Jun 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Genre fiction is quite often formulaic. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that, unless the author uses the formula like a crutch to prop up poor writing skills. I am thrilled to say that Jenna Harte does not have to resort to that. Drawn to Her follows the archetypical romance novel formula of boy meets girl, boy and girl hate each other, boy and girl realize that fighting the chemistry between them is futile, complications arise causing boy to lose girl, resolution of the complications, an ...more
Melissa Caldwell
I really liked Lexie. She's smart, compassionate, funny, and come across as a genuinely good person. I think she was the reason this book drew me in (no pun intended) so quickly. Her interactions with Oliver, her patient, are what brings that point home. Not only is she taking care of him and making sure his last days on earth are meaningful, but he's helping her (and his grandson) learn to actually live.

Drake took a bit to like and get to know. He starts off as the stereotypical rich snobbish
Apr 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC provided for an honest review through NetGalley.

I really loved this book, I don’t typically read contemporary romance but this book kept me turning pages all night!

Lexie gave me everything I was looking for in a heroine, she was well-rounded with a backbone (I can’t stand a central character that allows themselves to be walked all over). She had tons of personality and southern charm, with cute little sayings like, “Great Day!” and “O Lordy”. Drake on the other hand I wasn’t sold on at first
Kelly Cain
Mar 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: need-to-review
I really liked this book. I don't often read straight romance, but I really liked it.

The heroine was petite and spunky, a nurse - not someone I can identify with at all (being super tall and introverted). However, I liked her and wanted her to have her guy even though she wasn't entirely sure she wanted him.

As for the guy, when I read the synopsis, I wasn't sure he'd be my type since I'm more of a beta hero type of girl. He has everything in world except the love of family, and that definitely m
Jul 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
Excellent contemporary billionaire romance. Drake has competed against his identical twin his entire life. At a young age their patents died so they were raised by Oliver, their grandfather. Oliver taught them that business comes first. Oliver is dying and only has a few months left yet told his family to stay away. Lexie was an Emergency Room nurse when she met Oliver. After getting his diagnosis Oliver hired her to care for him for the duration. Drake shows up to ask Oliver for help with the c ...more
Jul 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
A new Author for me. This is book one in the series and I know I want the next one as I could not put this one down. Lexie McKenna is Oliver Carmichael’s live in nurse the two after some time have become close friends. She is angry that none of his family have come to visit with him as he is dying.When Drake Carmichael comes he wants Oliver's help with the family company, he and his brother had not believed Oliver was dying, Oliver had told them to stay away .Drake and his twin brother Derrick h ...more
Apr 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
"Drawn to Her" is a lovely story and a pleasant way to spend a few hours. Having said that, I did wrestle with something. The problem I had with book was that as much as the characters were genuinely likeable, they didn't seem fully realized. The scene where Lexie and Drake first meet is so vibrant, you can't help but mentally rub your hands together and think, "oh boy this is going to be good". She's sassy and a bit of a firecracker and he is broody and dominant. What's not to love? After that ...more
Donna Sweeney
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kindly provided with an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review......

Brilliant !!! This was Lexie and Drake's tale and I found it a wonderful witty, romantic story.
It features Lexie as a nurse who's patient has two grandson's who are vying for the family business. Drake moves into his grandfathers house in a bid to out maneuver his twin and earn points with Grandaddy. However Drake ends up with more than he bargained for.......he looses his heart and falls in love !!! *sigh*.

A defini
Jul 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this book in exchange for my honest review. I can't wait to read more to this series. I just couldn't put it down once I started reading it. You will love reading about Drake and Lexie. They battle it out till they find out that they know nothing about once another and decide to change that fact. Lexie and her top priority it to look after her patient. Drake just doesn't trust the nurse looking after his grandfather. He thinks that she is out for their hard earned family money. Will t ...more
Heather andrews
Apr 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
You could tell there was some mega chemistry between Lexie and Drake, "she lifted her knee blocked by his thigh and heaved herself toward the notebook. “Whoa!”Drake banded his arm around her and jerked her to his chest just as her knee was about to land in his lap. Her face hovered inches from his. “I’ve got important things down there.” Was his voice husky or were her ears ringing?" I really liked this book I thought I would dislike Drake more but I fell in love with him. ...more
Elle Markov
Apr 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Main Girl: Lexie McKenna
Main Guy: Drake Carmichael

Mean Old Man That Later Changes: Oliver Carmichael

I really liked this story, the way both characters come together with a little help from an old man that went from being Mr. Scrooge to Mr. Rogers.

This was a story about second chances at love, life and family. You’ll be rooting for Drake to learn there is more to life than money and you will absolutely love Lexie and her attitude.

Rating 5 out of 5
Oct 07, 2016 rated it did not like it
[1.5 stars] plot was okay, execution doesn't feel very good. overall felt the story was just bland, cannot really connect with the characters. characters are asking to much hypothetical questions to themselves, thought it was too much. ...more
InD'tale Magazine

“Drawn to Her” is the first book in the “Southern Heat” series and is a contemporary story about life, death, love, and heartache.

Read full review in the 2016 July/August issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Apr 08, 2016 rated it it was ok
Idk. I found this book to be boring. I've read this kind of story before and there was nothing special or unique about it. I skimmed through a lot of it. ...more
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