Redneck Romeo (The Culture Blind Book 1)
by Xavier Neal
A small town man.
A big city woman.
A star-crossed love affair that begins in paradise…
What starts as five days of fun in the sun leads to two people traveling down an emotional dirt road.
Down a highway paved with good intentions but full of unpredicted roadblocks.
Will the tumultuous track they take ultimately tear them apart, leaving their lives in a tattered tragedy, or will they manage to survive and tie their souls together for a life time?
* Complete Standalone *
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I have long been a fan of Xavier Neal’s. She has certainly written some emotional books, but I think this one affected me even more deeply in my soul. Be prepared…she will break your heart, then she will put it back together. Most importantly, she will make you think both with your mind and your heart!
Carly and her best friends, Cordie and Audrey are on vacation, and one that was needed. Carly thinks the change of scenery will help her friend, Audrey, find some much needed confidence in herself and help her take the first steps in mending her broken heart. What she isn’t expecting is Dusty. Dusty is on vacation with his brother Cody. There is an instant attraction between the two, but if ever there were opposites, it’s Carly and Dusty. She is from the city, and he is from the country. Her profession is being a “matchmaker,” but she certainly isn’t looking for something serious at the moment. She and Dusty agree to a having a good time while on vacation since they don’t live close to one another. Neither is expecting love to creep up on them, and Dusty is determined to make her his no matter what the obstacles may be. And…there will be MAJOR obstacles for these two.
As always, Neal’s characters are never one-dimensional, and they always have different layers to them that she reveals with each page you read. Carly and Dusty are no different. I love the fact that Carly deals with romance in her daily life, yet she has no clue about her own. Every one needs a friend like her. She is loyal and loves those she cares about with everything she has. This is perfectly illustrated in her relationship with Audrey and later with Cody. She will put him before herself every time.
Dusty has always been there for his family, and he adores his brother, Cody, Cody’s wife, Lynette, and their children. He loves his parents, so when he is faced with an impossible situation and must confront their prejudices, it will hurt him. However, you can ALWAYS count on him to do the right thing!
Their sparks and attraction to one another was evident from the beginning. However, I soon realized it was more than lust, but a deep and lasting love was developing between them.
Now, for the hard stuff….parts of the book were difficult to read, especially the prejudice. It still takes me by surprise that people still judge others on skin color, but I know it exists. Neal handled it with the realism, sensitivity, love, and hope that she always does. It is my hope that one day LOVE wins out, and people will love each other for their hearts and nothing else, and we can appreciate, admire, and love each other despite our differences. Hopefully, this book will bring healing to those going through the same thing. Just be warned…there is a twist in the book that you won’t be expecting.
Thank you, Xavier Neal, for a beautiful, sometimes heartbreaking book that made me think about this world and how we all can affect it in a positive, loving way!!!! Looking forward to the next book in the series!!!
Xavier Neal lives in Texas where she spends her time getting lost in writing, reading, or fandoms she recently discovered. Whether she is enjoying books or movies, she continues finding inspiration at every turn to bring more exciting stories to life.
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