Southern Charmer

Southern Charmer Summary

He's sexy. He's southern. And he won't stop showing up at my door half naked. Meet Elijah Jackson, my hot new neighbor. 

From the outside looking in? I’ve got it all. Prestigious job. Pretty house. And a perfect boyfriend who just proposed with the perfect ring.

I should feel ecstatic—but instead, I feel suffocated. So I break up with my boyfriend, hop in my car, and head south.

Charleston, South Carolina: home to stunning architecture, sultry accents, and—oh yeah—my perpetually shirtless neighbor, Elijah Jackson.

As if his abs for days and inked up deliciousness aren’t enticing enough, he also encourages me to chase down my dreams. And the chemistry between us? Hotter than the kitchen at Eli’s restaurant.

But I still have a life a thousand miles away. One I’ve worked really hard to build. And I don’t know if I can just leave it all behind.

I have to choose. A choice Eli doesn't make any easier by inviting me out to his cabin for a long weekend. Just the two of us. And one bed. I swear to God this southerner is out to charm the panties right off me. Just this once, I might let him...

SOUTHERN CHARMER is a slow burn, standalone romance with no cheating. It’s the first book in the CHARLESTON HEAT series, set in Charleston, South Carolina.

The books in the Charleston Heat series are interconnected standalone romances, and can be read in any order.
SOUTHERN CHARMER: Eli and Olivia's Story
SOUTHERN PLAYER: Luke and Gracie's Story
SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN: Greyson and Julia's story

Book Reviews

Lizzy Bo

Excellent!!5 star

Couldn’t put it down. Read through the wee hours of the night. Great book!!55


Food, Romance, and Drop Dead Gorgeous Chef?!5 star

I love how Peterson changes narrative between Olivia and Elijah. I also love that there’s food involved with the Southern Charmer. This is a fantastic read! I felt myself climaxing along with the characters!55


Breathtaking!5 star

I’ve have to say this book has it all. You can’t help but immerse yourself in the master storytelling and the souls of these characters. Yes, souls! Jessica Peterson brilliantly created this addicting universe full of uncertainty, chemistry, awakenings, pain, love, lust and a hunger for life. Happy reading!55


Southern Charmer5 star

Hot, sexy, and oh so sweet! This love story that takes place in Charleston, SC in the heart of the south will warm your heart!55


Southern Charmer5 star

This was an awesome story! Loved how they had to each find themselves first... very real story... loved it!55

mia's allie

Southern Charmer5 star

Indeed, this was an extremely charming book. The title alone caught my attention. Y’all, read this book. It’s fun. It’s sexy. It’s so real. Great characters all the way round. Oh, and by the way, I’d love to get my hands on a copy of My Enemy the Earl!55


5 stars5 star

Thoughtful, well-crafted.55


Definitely a good read5 star

Perfect love story!!55


Southern Charmer5 star

Good reading and worthy characters and feelings.55


Great story5 star

Southern Charmer is the story of Olivia and Eli and it is a standalone with an epic HEA. Olivia is trying to recharge and escape her seemingly “perfect” life in small town New York, to pursue her passion for writing and relocates to Charleston to stay at her friend’s house. It’s the perfect little hide-away to regroup and determine what she wants out of her life. Little did she know that her friend’s house comes with a distractingly handsome, foul mouthed neighbor -Eli. He is an Executive Chef and owner of one of the most successful restaurants in Charleston - The Pearl. Through series of neighborly run-ins and talks they get to know each other and slowly discover each other’s secrets while exploring the off the charts chemistry between them. Charleston heat has everything a romance lover could wish for - captivating story line, amazing cast of characters, swoon, steam and love. Is Olivia going to be able to step away from her seemingly perfect life un north to pursue happiness in the South with the man she’s falling for?55

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