Everybody loves local attorney and favorite son, Ben Laroux. Well, at least everybody of the female persuasion–until he meets Sabine O'Connor. She loathes him and makes no secret of her feelings, even when he pours on his famous charm hoping to thank her for helping his family. Ben has never been told no, and if there's one thing he's never walked away from, it's a challenge.
Sabine hopes she’s finally found peace and safety in the small town of Ministry. She’s changed her name to escape her painful past and her shameful family secrets. Ben Laroux is a gorgeous and sexy complication she can’t afford, but also can't resist. However, when her past threatens to derail her present and future, Ben might be the only man she can trust.
As someone born and raised in Alabama, graduated from U of A and enjoyed many Iron bowls, I am always on the lookout for Southern stories. I found this series and am in love! Ms. Sands totally captured small town living in the South, from Alabama to Louisiana. After reading this series, I put her in the same category as Abbi Glines. It takes a southern girl to write a good southern novel. I will buy anything that she writes!55
Ben Laroux is an Attorney in small town Ministry Alabama. Ben is friendly with all the ladies in town with strict rules on dating which include not getting attached to the women he sees. That starts to change when he meets town therapist Sabine O'Connor. Sabine is laying low with her mom in Ministry from her estranged husband and everything haunting her in New Orleans. Sabine is having trouble trusting Ben after having so many of the women in town in therapy bragging about there time with him. When the two start building a relationship Sabine knows she has to open up to Ben and tell him her secrets hoping he wont turn his back on her. Can the two come together to rid Sabine of her past for a happy future or do the both carry too much baggage? I loved this story. It's always nice to catch up with an interesting family and see an unlikely character come off as sweet and caring. I really hope there is another book in this series.55