Southern Charmer - Jessica Peterson

Southern Charmer

By Jessica Peterson

  • Release Date: 2018-10-03
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 478 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


  • 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.
  • Definitely a good read

    By M.ilanoo
    Perfect love story!!
  • Southern Charmer

    By jnruby
    Good reading and worthy characters and feelings.
  • Great story

    By M1234M98764321
    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?