Review: Then Came Alexandra (Southern Love #1) by E.L. Todd


“You’re everything to me. More than everything.” 


After a horrific accident working as a nurse in the emergency room, Cassandra becomes reclusive to the world around her. Unable to be speak or function, she pushes away her boyfriend, Paul, of two years. Her distance causes him to spend time with someone else…the betrayal causes her to pack her bags and leave everything behind. She doesn’t know what comfort she’ll find in Savannah, Georgia, but she flees anyway.


After inheriting the most lucrative cotton field in the south, Blaise has to become a man early in life. He spends his nights with different girls, knowing they are after his money and his special abilities in the bedroom, but he makes a serious mistake with Danielle. Now she lives with him and he guards a secret that he promises to keep…even though that secret is destroying his life. When Cassandra comes into town, her smile and compassion evident, Blaise wants her, and not just in a physical way. Unable to keep his distance, he falls for her, not knowing how long he can keep his secret…


I received a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review.

3.5 stars! 

Alexandra moves from New York to Savannah because of complications with her boyfriend.  I’m not completely on her side because she was also unfair to her boyfriend. She had an incident working as a nurse and it made her distant and she didn’t stop to think about how her boyfriend might feel if one day she was just so cold and won’t tell him why. It doesn’t justify what he did, but Alexandra should have at least listened to him more before disappearing to Savannah. 

She goes to her aunt’s house and helps her take care of the cotton there. She goes back to school to pursue a degree in English and gets a job as a Tech. 

Blaise comes into the picture when he helps out Alexandra’s aunt tent to the cotton fields since she hurt her back. They develop a friendship and Alexandra tries to give Blaise hints that she likes him, but he never tries anything with her. There is something, or rather someone, who is holding Blaise back. I was just so disappointed with how Daniella kept holding him back. He has nothing to lose by cutting all ties with this girl, but his conscience won’t let him be free of her.  

I will be anticipating for the second book!

Favorite Quote: 

“Never trust someone who lies to you, and never lie to someone who trusts you.”


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