Heart of Dixie captures the phenomenon of a beloved Hollywood starlett Devon Stafford, whose final role is an astonishing disappearing act. On the hunt for this manufactured actress, biographer Jake Gannon breaks down in his precious Porsche along the beautiful Carolina coast. Stranded and mechanically incompetent, the nearest town of Mare's Nest dispatches Dixie La Fontaine, a captivating poficient towtruck driver to the rescue. The dapper metropolitan is shocked by her female presence and expertise not to mention awestruck by her incredible natural beauty.
Many humorous altercations break out followed by escalating sensual innuendo as Gannon is brought back to quaint little Mare's Nest. The lead and local characters are well seasoned and vividly developed. You can feel yourself sitting in a booth at the Magnolia Bar tasting the local flavors. All the meanwhile a tumultous romance develops between Gannon and La Fontaine. While falling madly in love for each other, the guilt is mounting from both Jack and Dixie as they are each harboring a secret from one another.
While Heart of Dixie lacks the intensity and depth of my top Hoag favorites Cry Wolf and Lucky's Lady, it is still an excellent read. A very quick read at that. I completed this one within a few hours in two nights. The beautiful scenery and down to earth atmosphere gives you that home sweet home yearning. As a desert girl I long for the shoreline, so a romantic story like this is a treasured escape. Moreover, the ending is entirely worth reading the book for! A brilliantly beautiful finale to this lovestory to tug at your heartstrings.