Southern Charmer - Jessica Peterson

Southern Charmer

By Jessica Peterson

  • Release Date: 2018-10-03
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 834 Ratings


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


  • Meh

    By Maria0110
    Predictable and kinda cheesy
  • Southern heat, you mean!!

    By Jean_Ray
    Great, steamy, quick read that leaves you wanting more of Eli and Olivia! I’m loving this author’s style!
  • Good!

    By ACH0910
    Nice light read, enjoyable respite for my busy mind
  • Excellent!!

    By Lizzy Bo
    Couldn’t put it down. Read through the wee hours of the night. Great book!!
  • Food, Romance, and Drop Dead Gorgeous Chef?!

    By aubbeelovesrice
    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!
  • Breathtaking!

    By Pepa123
    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!
  • Southern Charmer

    By sbsbrinson
    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!
  • Southern Charmer

    By rachel12465
    This was an awesome story! Loved how they had to each find themselves first... very real story... loved it!
  • Southern Charmer

    By mia's allie
    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!
  • 5 stars

    By NewEarthorBust
    Thoughtful, well-crafted.