Coming Up Roses (Southern Roots #1) by L.K. Farlow


Myla Rose McGraw may be twenty, single, and pregnant, but she's no damsel in distress. She doesn't need a man. After all, her Grams taught her a thing or two about making lemonade out of life's lemons. 

Then she meets Cash Carson. 

Reeling from a bad breakup, Cash has sworn off love. It led to nothing but pain and misery, and he’s determined to move forward alone. 
Until a redheaded Southern beauty crashes into him. With her shopping cart. At the local Piggly Wiggly. 

If love wasn't for him, why did his heart beat a little faster every time Myla Rose sent that sweet smile his way? 

He was no knight, and she didn't need saving. 

But damn if he didn't want to try anyway.

Pet’s $0.02

This author was brand new to me, but I thought the blurb sounded good, so here we are.

The premise isn’t a new one but it didn’t feel cliché.

I loved Myla Rose. The way she handled an unexpected pregnancy and the ass who was her boyfriend was great. Yeah, it would have been nice to have help from the tool, but she had tons of help with her adopted brothers/best friends, Simon and Drake. And her best girlfriend, Azelea, was hilarious. I’m so glad she’s getting her own book. I really wanted her Dr., her ex's father, to stand up to the asshole her ex was, but I was okay with that not happening. I get the feeling his hag of a wife makes his life miserable. Rose is lucky to have dodged that family bullet.

Cash’s story also isn’t new. I liked him, he was sweet most of the time and he seemed like a generally nice guy, but he got on my very last nerve with the way he constantly jumped to the wrong conclusions. It got old quickly. If I were Myla Rose I would have gotten real damn tired of paying for the sins of Kayla, Cash’s ex. But, Simon and Drake made it clear that Cash’s being a dick was not going to be tolerated, which made me love them even more.

This was a sweet southern story with really likeable characters that I will be following in the next books. There’s a good mix of drama and humor and I wasn’t overwhelmed with a ton of southern’isms. I’m counting this as a win in the accidental find category.