Sweet Southern Comfort

by Candice Poarch

Harlequin (Kimani Romance)

Contemporary Romance

November 15, 2014

ISBN-13: B00NSE39LM

Available in: e-Book (reprint)

Sweet Southern Comfort
by Candice Poarch

Beastly past…

Monroe Bedford wanted to do the right thing for his ailing grandmother’s business—not go head-to-head with Melanie Lambert, a sassy single mom intent on saving the town’s shopping complex. But the feisty beauty wouldn’t give up easily, and the more time he spent with Melanie and her precious nine-year-old daughter, the more he found the ice around his heart turning to mush.

Beautiful future…

Melanie was convinced that her fledgling business was her second chance at happiness. Now this dark and handsome man—and his kisses—were threatening her plan and her heart. Would Melanie be able to tame the brooding beast in time to give them both a second chance?

Originally published November 2006 in mass market paperback for Kimani Romance #19.



Candice Poarch's Bio

Candice Poarch takes pride in crafting believable stories featuring African-American heroes and heroines.  The characters in her books demonstrate a strong sense of community and family support.  She firmly believes that everyday life in America (whether small town or major metropolitan city) has its own rich rewards.  She also likes telling stories that will leave today’s busy reader feeling refreshed and hopeful—not always an easy task, she says, but well worth the challenge.

Her fourteenth book, BITTERSWEET, (Dafina, July, 2006) deals with the heart, family, extended family and community.  "I really enjoyed Bittersweet... romance, comedy, mystery and intrigue...I would definitely recommend Bittersweet as a book club selection."  —Karen Monroe, Woman2Woman Book Club member.  Candice Poarch’s fifteenth book, SWEET SOUTHERN COMFORT, will be published by Kimani Press in November, 2006.

A native of Stony Creek, a small town in Southern Virginia, Candice Poarch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in physics from Virginia State University.  Formerly a computer systems manager, writing is now her full-time career. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Multicultural Romance Writers, and Washington Romance Writers, where she  served as publicity coordinator for three years and worked on market news for two years. Investing is her favorite hobby. She  particularly wishes  to teach children the value of investing, feeling that children can use these skills to help provide them with financial security and confidence in their adult lives.

Ms. Poarch is married and has three children.  She currently lives in Springfield, Virginia.