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Sweet Southern Trouble

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  185 ratings  ·  45 reviews
An ambitious Southern belle
Marabelle Fairchild knows she's a gal who can get things done. Feeling unappreciated at the exclusive private school where she's a kindergarten aide and varsity tennis coach, Marabelle determines to score with the next big fundraiser. What she doesn't expect? A smokin' hot football coach to throw her off her game...

A reclusive NFL bachelor...
Paperback, 416 pages
Published May 2nd 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
I am a huge fan of the fake relationship premise and love anything set in the south, so I was all over this book {even though I really don't like the cover.} Sadly, I was pretty disappointed.

I liked Marabelle for the most part. She's feisty and speaks her mind and can hold her own. The situation with her family is a little weird, but I could overlook that. Nick...well, I wanted to like him. His inner monologue is kinda horrible. In the beginning he belittles Marabelle's profession, asks if she'
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Sweet Southern Trouble" by Michele Summers is the story of Nick and Marabelle. This is my first book by Ms. Summers and I hope to read more of her stories! This was a fun, hot hard and hard to put down story! Nick is a former NFL star and now coaches a NFL Team. Nick is used to women throwing themselves at him and people being taken with him. Nick was a hot male character that I so enjoyed his interactions with Marabelle. So Marabelle is somewhat a surprise to him. Marabelle is a Kindergartner a ...more
May 04, 2017 rated it liked it
**ARC Provided by the Author and NetGalley***

This one took a while for me to get into, as I was not the biggest fan of Nick. His inner dialog makes him come across as a jerk, and the things he thinks about Marabelle, and the things he thinks she has done, make him seem like someone who is not really a hero of a romance novel.

Marabelle and Nick were interesting together, and I mostly believed their relationship and their attraction. Although, a lot of this was from the idea that the things Nick s
May 10, 2017 rated it did not like it
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May 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs:**
Sweet Southern Trouble is an adult sports romance by author Michele Summers. This is the first book I have had the pleasure of reading by Mrs. Summers, but it certainly will not be the last. I loved Sweet Southern Trouble. It was the kind of book that allowed me to totally escape from the real world. I was very absorbed in this book late into the night and even in the morning before I drove to work. I just had to fin
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, romance

Not sure how I found this book, but I'm so glad I did! Sweet Southern Trouble is the story of Marabelle Fairchild, a petite young kindergarten assistant who has been tasked with throwing the school's biggest fundraiser. She's been asked to lure Nick Frasier, former NFL quarterback and current football coach for a charity bachelor auction.

Nick is a bit of a ladies man, and has gotten himself into a bit of trouble with his team. He is NOT cool with the idea of being an auction bachelor, but needs
Tonya Lucas
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My hearts soaring!! Michele Summers has done it again!! Sweet Southern Trouble is her best book, yet.
Funny, spicy, and super-sexy-hot.
Marabelle needs Nick's help getting her celebrity charity auction set up without a hitch, in order to save her school teaching career.
Nick needs Marabelle's sweet, next-door-neighbor girl disposition to help save his spiraling wild NFL career, due to bad press he's garnered over failed relationships and dumped divas, in which social media has exposed.
A plan is
3.5 Fake relationship stars

Fake relationships can be so much fun, and by the end of this one I was totally on board with Marabelle and Nick. There was great banter between the characters – they both held their own with each other and could both bring the snark and sass.

Marabelle is a real firecracker – she may be small, but she’s grown up having to stand up for herself and, after walking away from her inheritance, paying her way and fighting for everything she has. When she signs on to becoming
May 05, 2020 marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
DNF at around 40%.

Not getting into this at all. The heroine is the typical pretty girl who doesn't realize she's pretty even though (in this case) an entire sports team is basically telling her so. She's cool in that she's a good cook, and her antics to get bachelors for the school auction are amusing, but otherwise, isn't really interesting me.

The hero is a hot alpha male, but a tad too possessive and jealous for my taste. TBH, I'm also not sure what kind of personality he has beyond being hot
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Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: missy
Loved this fourth installment of the series! I love a friends to lovers trope--and Sweet Southern Trouble was SO much fun. Nick and Marabelle started off like oil and water, but they definitely heated up! Loved how the players became involved--loved that Nick and his inner caveman were tamed. I didn't love how Marabelle allowed herself to be railroaded, but I did love how Nick and the players rallied around her once the truth came out. It was a great, quick summer read and I can't wait to see wh ...more
C.J. Butcher
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Publication Date: May 2nd, 2017

Genre: Romance
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Synopsis: An ambitious Southern belle
Marabelle Fairchild knows she's a gal who can get things done. Feeling unappreciated at the exclusive private school where she's a kindergarten aide and varsity tennis coach, Marabelle determines to score with the next big fundraiser. What she doesn't expect? A smokin' hot football coach to throw her off her game...

A reclusive NFL bachelor...
NFL coach Nick Frasier is Raleigh's
All Marabelle Fairchild needs to do is convince Nick Frasier and his celebrity pals to be a part of the bachelor auction she's putting together for a fundraiser. Sounds easy enough, except she gets more than she bargained for when he asks her to be his fake fiancée in exchange for giving her what she wants from him. However, when their relationship starts becoming more real than fake, will Marabelle take a chance on Nick or will her fear of happy ever after have her running scared?

This is the fi
Isha Coleman
Apr 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ARC Review: Sweet Southern Trouble by Michele Summers

Nick and Marabelle are magically delicious. She's the sugar, he's the spice. Put them together and they make for the hottest of vices. Sweet Southern Trouble is an organic blend of humor, heart and smart writing. Ms. Summers has a lock on temperature rising, incredibly entertaining down home southern charm. When it comes to romance author, characters and story delivers a one, two punch to the heart.
Vikki Vaught
Awesome read! Full review to follow.
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh My Gosh!!!!! This was an AMAZING read.
Marabelle Fairchild has been doing everything she can in order to prove that she does not need her inheritance in order to survive. She wants to show her mother that she can survive, no scratch that thrive, without her mother always medaling and dictating what she wears or whom she marries. Now as a elementary school teacher and a tennis coach she thinks everything is falling into place. Until the coveted full time teaching position is dangled in front o
patrick Lorelli
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
This was an interesting book about a woman who is working at a private school as a teacher and a tennis coach. She is really forced into heading the event for the year raising money since she is not full- time, and the fact the most eligible bachelor in town and former pro quarterback has a nephew in her kindergarten class. Taking the task by the horns she plows through and when he says no at first she stays driven and gets him to agree to sign footwear since he is the head football coach of the ...more
Becky Burciaga
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A truly enjoyably heartwarming romance in which hilarity abounds. There is a depth and dynamic to Nick and Marabelle's relationship that I have seldom seen from other authors. Sure their banter was witty, the dialog fast paced and sharp, but there was an under layer to the draw these two had for each other that was breathtaking; Ms Summers has created two very memorable characters in Nick and Marabell. The secondary characters played an important role in the story's success as well, quirky thoug ...more
Heather andrews
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Nick seems to hear only what he wants to hear at times, "she bent to straighten a cup of crayons on one of the small desks when Coach Frasier entered her space. “You think I’m sexy?” he said in his smoky voice." There were times Nick turned into a bossy man, "Nick smoothed her dress down, patting her bottom. “We’re going inside, straight to my bed. Now.” I fell in love with the characters from page one, I loved Nick and his football players especially Beau I hope that man gets a book of his own.
Sweet Southern Trouble by Michele Summers
Source: Netgalley
My Rating: 5/5 stars
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The title of this one really does tell the whole story!! If there is trouble to be found, Marabelle Fairchild is not only going to find it, she’s going to dive into it with her eyes wide open and her mouth, that has no edit button, open and going a mile a minute.

There is very little that goes through Marabelle’s mind that doesn’t come out her mouth and in her latest episode of verbal diarrhea, she’s gotten
Another day, another contemporary romance read that’s too adorable for its own good. For whatever reason, I’ve only been reading good books lately, and my last four reads were all five star reads. It’s great and all, except I’m living in fear of the day the streak ends and I’m going to be stuck reading something awful (although in all honesty it’ll probably be three stars or something instead). But anyways, let’s talk about the book.

Sweet Southern Trouble is the love story of a debutante turned
Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
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Sweet Southern Trouble got off to a slow and questionable start with me. It’s difficult when I’m not liking the couple from the start to stick with the story and give them a chance to grow on me. But I’ve learned over the years that is exactly what needs to be done with some books, and some characters. I’m glad that was the attitude I took with this story as Marabelle and Nick do indeed come into their own personalities, and they have quite an endearing story to tell
Dec 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was NOT provided a copy to review and am a reader who just found the book on amazon. I loved it! I kept putting off reading it, thinking it would be the Same Old sports romance i had read 1000 times.(it seems they're all blending together these day) but it wasn't. It was refreshingly different. It did take a little while to love the characters. At first, I thought that I was not going to like either of them, but they settled down and really grew on me! Maybe it's because I could relate to the ...more
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Having never read Michele Summers’ books before I wasn't sure what to expect so was pleased to find that ‘Sweet Southern Trouble’ was an easy and enjoyable read. This 4 star read was a fun and easy book to get lost in.

Sometimes when you pick up a book it just connects with you and the mood you are in and that is exactly what I found with this book. Although the story was at times predictable it was an easy, light hearted read for me that I relished reading while relaxing in the garden on a Satur
Jess F. (From Me to You ... Book Reviews)
"5 out of 5 stars!! Under the pretense of getting Nick (Nicholas), the head coach of the North Carolina Cherokees, to allow her access to Nick’s team for her school's planned bachelor auction Marabelle (Tinker Bell/Mary-bell/Thumbelina) agrees to the ruse of being his fiancée. However, every time Nick and Marabelle are together, sparks fly and they quickly find that their relationship is progressing rapidly and into something VERY real. That is if Marabelle can get over her own securities, Nick ...more
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-reads, arc, rom-com
3.5 stars

I enjoyed this story, it was a light and fun read. Nick, aka Prince Charming, and Marabelle, aka Tinker Bell, are vibrant characters, their antics were hilarious.

Marabelle Fairchild is an assistant elementary school teacher who has been assigned the difficult task of convincing wealthy and famous Nick Frasier to participate with his friends in a bachelor auction. A former NFL star, Nick comes off as a cocky jerk, at first, entitled and rude. I admit that it took me some time to like hi
Christina Montminy
I received this book from Net Galley for an honest review and I really enjoyed it. This book had me giggling so much. I truly loved the character of Marabelle she was a riot to read. Her explosive personality & take now prisoners when she wanted something was hilarious. She was a great foil to strong, serious Coach Nick. This book moved at different speeds throughout the book but it always moved forward. I'm still seeing the favourite phrase of Marabelle (holy Roger Federer) in my head, it was h ...more
Jul 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: public-library
Overall I enjoyed the book. Marabelle had me laughing from the beginning till the end. She is someone I wanted to be friends with just so I could have someone loyal and entertaining on my side. Coach Nick I also enjoyed because he was alpha male throughout the book, but was sweet and caring. Together they complimented each other and made for more laughs. The only con of the book for me and why I didn't give it 5 stars because after a while Marabelle's insecurities started getting old and frustra ...more
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
THIS BOOK WAS ADORABLE!!! Absolutely loved the plot line and it was so different how it involved an NFL coach instead of a player. I wish it involved the game, but it was off season. I loved the dynamic between Nick and Marabelle. The drama and the relationship between all the characters was amazing!! Definitely read if you are looking for a slow burn romance :)
Happily Mary After
Michele Summer’s Sweet Southern Trouble is an entertaining book with a heartfelt love story punctuated with lots of laughs and sizzling chemistry. Kindergarten teacher Marabelle Fairchild is being strong armed into heading up her school’s fundraiser, and she needs NFL coach Nick Frasier’s help. From the moment they meet in her classroom, sparks fly.

Nick doesn't want to help Marabelle, but she is hard to deny. She is utterly unique - unlike any woman he has ever met. He finds himself agreeing, an
Pelusa Rivera
May 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Received an ARC for my fair review for netgalley. I loved this book, Marabelle was great. I did enjoy Nick as her love interest, but I absolutely loved his team, Beau was awesome, Tyler was good and Rocker. Then we have the others Elizabeth, her friend and her sister. What a fun cast of characters, they all added spice to the story. I truly had fun reading this, and I hated the villain, Ginger, which shows you how good the writing is, when you hate the person you are supposed to hate.. Reading y ...more
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SWEET SOUTHERN TROUBLE is coming May 2nd. Read all about Marabelle, a pint-size kindergarten teacher, and how she wrangles a bunch of big, tough professional football players to help with her auction. Nick, NFL head coach, doesn't know what hit him when he crosses paths with this tiny tornado! Can't wait for you to read about their funny banter and sweet budding

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