CADEN'S SITUATIONSHIP - Sherelle Green
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REVIEWER: Cheryl McNeil | RATING: B+
REVIEW: Growing up, Cordelia Sugar Rose was groomed to “flaunt her fancy” the way a good Southern girl should. No matter how much she rebelled against it, she became a southern belle on steroids with her ruffled dresses and shoes. Caden Madden is known as a gentleman and overall good guy, but he’s the last Madden brother that people notice. Cordelia notices him right away and the encounter is less than pleasant.
I didn’t like Cordelia in the beginning. However, as Ms. Green pulls back her layers, I began to understand her. She works at her family’s Investment firm and is questioning what she really wants. Cordelia has her quirks but realizes she has to be comfortable in her own skin. She has a feisty personality and is paving her way by taking chances. She’s much more likable as the story progresses.
There is more to Caden than meets the eye. He’s played the dependable, sweet role for so long, few people know the real him. He’s definitely got some bad boy traits.
Cordelia is working on a business proposal for Caden’s ranch and we discover the pair knew each other in college. Ms. Green explores two old friends reconnecting and realizing there have always been feelings below the surface. Caden wanted Cordelia back in the day and that hasn’t changed. His cognac colored eyes and sexy smile has Cordelia’s mind going places it shouldn’t. Ms. Green describes him as “every southern woman’s fantasy in one tall country package”.
Caden and Cordelia go down a certain path and there is no turning back. Their situation evolves over a short period of time, with chemistry that is off the charts. Caden unleashes passion in Cordelia that she didn’t realize was there. He’s also introduced her to some things that shock her and don’t fit the nice guy persona.
CADEN’S SITUATIONSHIP is my first book of the series and the title is very fitting. The secondary characters complement the story. Caden’s brothers and friends act like they are in a sitcom with banter tossed back and forth. I enjoy learning new things when I’m reading and in this book, I was able to learn about an industry that I’m not familiar with. There is a huge contrast between Caden’s family, specifically his Mom, who is a trip and very matter of fact, and Cordelia’s immediately family, who are clearly the villains of the story. An unexpected appearance has me eagerly awaiting the next book in the To Marry a Madden Series.
7th May 2020 | firstname.lastname@example.org