Book Review: For the Love of Gracie – The Southern Devotion Series #1 by Amy K. McClung

For the Love of Gracie

The Southern Devotion Series #1

by Amy K. McClung






Always falling for the wrong guy, Gracie Walker hasn’t had much luck finding Prince Charming. She’s reached a point where it’s easier to forget about romance and focus on what’s important: college, clubbing, and her friends.

But the best-laid plans don’t always pan out as hoped.

Caught up in a web of relationships that threaten nothing but pain, Gracie has to decide who she can trust and who can help keep her safe.

What lengths will the man of her dreams go to… for the Love of Gracie?


My Rating:



Favorite Quotes:


He’d strolled over to me and used a cheesy pick-up line to get my attention. “Hi, my name is Milk. I’ll do your body good.” My response was beer coming out of my nose from laughter. Apparently, that was a turn-on for him.


The great thing about the South was there were a lot of gentlemen. Unfortunately, I never seemed to date any of them.


He moved to the underwear section and squealed when he found a pair of glow-in-the-dark underwear that said, Stay calm and call Batman. “I’m so gonna rock these.”


I should totally have my gay card taken away for being out in public like this! Can I shower and shave, maybe borrow some clothes that look better?


What a bunch of cunning stunts you are! Feel free to rearrange the letters for what I really think of you. You’re lucky I like you ladies.


My Review:


This was my first exposure to the entertaining word skills and comedic talent of Amy McClung and I am thrilled to have the next two books in this series ready and waiting for me on my beloved Kindle. This book started off the series and featured an endearing and diverse cast of characters while it tackled some rather weighty topics and traumatic experiences between scorching sensual scenes, emotive and heart-squeezing drama, a bit of intrigue and danger, and cleverly humorous and witty bouts of banter and snark.   I adored the sweet and lively Cameron as well as the thoughtful and the sexy Ashton who was “Prince Charming on a Harley.” And although I liked Gracie, I frequently wanted to pinch the unlucky little scum-magnet for her immaturity and flip-flopping tendencies. Reading their shenanigans stirred more than a few memories of spreading my wings during my early college years, although, sadly, my friends were not as well-dressed, good-looking, fun, or riotously clever and quick-witted as this bunch, so I was more than a bit envious of their accommodating and supportive relationships and deeply held bonds.


About the Author


Amy K. McClung was born in Nashville, TN. She is the second oldest of four girls and occasionally suffers from middle child syndrome. She met the love of her life online in August of 2004, on his birthday of all days, and married him in September 2005.

Currently, they have no human children only the room full of colorful robots that transform into vehicles and the large-headed Pop Funko’s who represent their favorite characters. Collecting movies, shot glasses, Pop Funkos, and dust bunnies are some of her favorite pastimes.

She began writing in September of 2011 and independently published her first YA novel called Cascades of Moonlight, Book one of the Parker Harris Series the following May. Her first book was a means of therapy for her as it enabled her to escape reality for a while during a difficult transition in her life.

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