Series: Southern Justice Book 2
Author: Cayce Poponea
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 2, 2016
“Hold a door open for your girl, not because it’s expected of you, but because it gives you a moment to appreciate her as she walks ahead of you.”
Austin Morgan left the safety of his home in Charleston, accepting a position in New York City to make a name for himself. He wanted to earn his reputation through hard work, inventive ideas, dedication, and not by the legacy or influence of his family’s name. His dedication to work leaves little time for a social life or the promises forgotten, creating the perfect opportunity for deception to reach its greedy hand out and grab ahold of this Southern born gentlemen. What will happen when he has to make an unexpected trip home and rediscovers what is really important? Will his eyes finally be opened to the deceit and misplaced trust of those around him?
“Never let the fear of falling keep you from learning how to fly.”
Lainie Perry has never backed down from a challenge her entire life. She has come to count on her wits and stamina in achieving her goals. She has left her fears and those who would prey upon them in the dust. What happens, though, when her latest adversary exists only in her mind? Can she win the battle when the imagined enemy is already dead? Or will she need to seek help for this struggle?
Can these two find the help they need in each other? The answer is... Absolute Corruption, the second installment of the Southern Justice Trilogy.
I am from the south, so I love books that are based in the southern United States. Austin Morgan, like all the Morgan brothers was raised to be a true gentleman and to treat women with respect, holding the door, standing when they enter, pulling out chairs and walking between his woman and traffic. After a series of events in Austin's life, he moves from New York back to his home of Charleston, SC, where he meets Lainie. Lainie is the best friends with Austin's brothers girlfriend. And Lainie is trying to recover from a very tragic event in her life. This book is about how these two whether together or apart work though past events and current events.
I loved this book. I loved the realistic aspect of each character's range of emotion. Austin's family as a group was a prominent character in this novel. It was a constant. That sense of "we are all in this together, once you are in". I loved the references to southern euphemisms and characteristics. I also enjoyed the suspense that was interwoven into this plot. A story that not only played with my emotions and had me cheering for each collective set of good guys, but also a story that had me sitting on the edge of my seat and daring me to turn the next page!!!
Cayce Poponea currently resides in Southern Georgia, with her three dogs and wonderful husband. A true romantic at heart, she writes the type of fiction that she loves to read. When she isn't setting behind her computer screen, creating yet another heart stopping, page turning novel. You can find her enjoying down time with her family.