REVIEW: September Tango by Scarlett Jade and Llerxt the 13th
This book has explicit language and sex scenes. It is NOT intended for readers under the age of 18.
Title: September Tango
Author: Scarlett Jade & Llerxt the 13th
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance (18+)
Loosely based on a true story.
The town of Major is nothing more than a major disappointment for Zoe Parker. She is living in a grey world after the death of her beloved Mama, and can’t seem to shake the growing depression that threatens to consume her. Things only get worse when she discovers her longtime boyfriend is banging every chick in town.
Her daddy is gone most nights, and all she can think about is the boy who really caught her eye in high school more than five years ago… The one with gorgeous dark skin and smoldering eyes… Too bad he was dating her best friend. Now she floats around, moving through the daily routine with small dreams about getting away from the small town, and finding a real man to claim her heart…
Staff Sergeant Calvin Hall of the US Army is finally putting his boots back on American soil for some R&R. It’s been five years since he joined the military, and he hasn’t looked back since. After dealing with his own troubling past, he wants to lay back and enjoy some time to put it all behind him. But fate has other plans for him… A beautiful woman snags his attention the first day in town and the pull between them is too strong to resist. The problem? She is his ex-girlfriend’s best friend, she is just as broken as he is, and he has a war he has to get back to in two weeks.
Who says a summer romance ever has to end? What if thousands of miles and a war separated you? Would you keep dancing? Or would it simply be… a September Tango?
Wow! How much bad crap can happen to one person in a matter of a few days? According to Zoe Parker, A LOT! Just when you think there is no way she can deal with any more bad news, Calvin sweeps her off her feet and is there to show her how she should be treated. This book had a great storyline. It was a whirlwind romance that swept them both away just over a few days. At first I was a little skeptical of the timeframe but then reminded myself that they did grow up together and Zoe has always had her eye on Calvin.
I really liked Zoe as a character. She had depth and an incredible inner strength. She’s dealt with so much rejection and heartache but she kept going and once she realized what kind of people she was surrounded by, she didn’t hesitate to drop them. I really admired that about her.
Calvin is a hot army guy so what’s not to like? But he also is really protective of those he cares about, loving, and recognizes those people that are good and those that need to be dropped to the curb.
This was a really great love story and great if you have a serious book hangover from an overly emotional book or just want a sweet love story. I really hope there is a sequel or at least a novella after this book. Excellent story and I give it a 4 out of 5!
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