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City Boy, Southern Girl

(Small Town Hearts)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  14 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Growing up in a small town, Sarah Wright knew city boy Jake Ryland was going to be trouble the minute she saw him.

In order to help a friend, Jake moved from his home in the city - with its vast amounts of entertainment options and women - to a small town in the middle of nowhere. Accustomed to the fast paced life he loved, life now seemed to move as slow as the molasses th
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 114 pages
Published May 25th 2017 by H.C. Bentley
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Three Chicks
Jun 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Review by Lisa Kane

Jake Ryland is staying in Kentucky to help out his friend, Marc. His dad has been sick and Jake agreed to come to town and help Marc out with his construction business. Jake is a city guy-loves the action and the women and the fast pace. Being in the back woods of Kentucky is not something he ever saw himself doing. Sarah Wright is the sassy waitress that works at the local diner. They had a date a bit ago but ever since then she’s given him the cold shoulder. He’s not sure wh
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I ADORE a well-written small town romance and this series by H.C. Bentley is that...and so much more! City Boy, Southern Girl is a novella in the Small Town Hearts series, but it can be read as a standalone. All the main characters from the the first two books are here, and I urge you to read them, but you can enjoy this novella without having read them!

I LOVED that this wasn't insta-love, that Sarah wanted nothing to do with Jake at first because she knew he was only there for a short time to h
Tina Todd shobe
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Jake Ryland is a city boy that comes to a small town in Kentucky to help his friend, Marc out working in his dad's construction company when Marc's dad becomes ill.

Sarah Wright is a waitress full of attitude when it comes to dealing with Jake. They previously went on a date that had a different outcome then what they can agree on.

Sarah knows that Jake is in town temporarily and doesn't want to waste either of their time as she is looking a 'forever' guy and Jake is not it. Jake talks Sarah into
Anett Simonsen
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sarah is content where she is and has all kinds of words about who Jake is. Luckily her friend Kari is not afraid to kick her in the butt a couple of times. Jake is helping an old friend (Marc – Karis love), because that is what you do for friends. He cannot wait to get back to the city but wants to get to know Sarah. Sarah does not want anything to do with Jake at first because he is leaving, soon right?
Jake does everything he can to convince Sarah of his intentions but does she believe him. An
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved the duality in Jake, the city boy who is having a good time in a small town. I loved how caring and easy going he was. Sarah was a very typical small town girl in the fact it was all she knew. I loved in the book where Jake is talking to Sarah about her small town life.
"You've lived here your whole life. You don't know how to be anywhere else, or even who to be....This is your comfort zone"
I think at some point in all of our lives we do need to step out of our comfort zones and explore
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
A novella that's packed with all the feels of a full length novel, if you've read H.C Bentley's small town hearts books then you will feel very at home with the characters in this novella... if you haven't then go grab them now and fall in love. This Novella can be read as a Standalone and is beautifully written, it's not a insta love for Jake and Sarah but a slow burn with a plot that keeps you utterly captivated from start to finish.

Will Jake and Sarah get the HEA that they both want or is he
Melissa Basnight
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Jake and Sarah's first date did not go that well, but Jake is determined to make it up to her. He has to work hard to gain her affection and once he has it then he has to decide if he wants to return to the city for a new job or stay in the small town with Sarah and build a relationship. The chemistry between the two is sweet and not over the top insta-love connection. Nice short story romance. I voluntarily reviewed this book.
BethAnn Redd
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book was great. He listens, she wants to be sure.... It was funny, romantic, wonderful smaller book with alot of punch packed into it. You get done wanting more but not needing it if you do not want to read it in a series. I love that! I will make sure to get the next book when Bentley releases it. So far ALL her books are amazing.!
The Cobbler's Daughter
Just a sweet, short story of city boy, Jake Ryland and country girl, Sarah Wright. Jake is wild city boy who works hard, plays hard and never sticks with the job or a girl too long. When he heads to a small quiet Southern town, he knows he's not staying longer than the time to collect his paycheck. It's there in this sleepy, no night life town where he meets Sarah. Sarah grew up in town, it's her life, her way. Both Jake and Sarah find themselves unable to fight the connection they feel towards ...more
Terri Handschumacher
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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*****3.5 stars*****
this was a cute love story. the characters were well formed and the story is a good quick read. the two main characters are ones that both like the idea of having each other, but have their hesitations. if your looking for a quick read that has a feel good feel to it this is one for you.
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet short story about a city boy, who bounced from job site to job site only to find the girl of his dreams in the small town he was working in at the time. He wants to go back to the city, she has roots in the small town. Where there is love, can there be sacrifice? Sweet romantic story.
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There's just something about a small town that makes relationships interesting, whether they are romances, long-running feuds, or life-long friendships. These are the relationships H.C. Bentley enjoys discovering and exploring. Well that, and the fact she just loves a good happily ever after or second chance story.

When she's not writing, H.C. works as a cataloging librarian at her county library.

Other books in the series

Small Town Hearts (5 books)
  • Her Last Love (Small Town Hearts, #1)
  • When Love Comes Home (Small Town Hearts, #2)
  • To Love Again (Small Town Hearts, #3)
  • Small Town Hearts Box Set: Trilogy + Novella

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