Redneck Ex

Romance - Contemporary
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 06/08/2012
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Author Biography

Claire Croxton combines soul-searching prose with snarky eloquence to create memorable tales of love and romance such as Santorini Sunset and Redneck Ex.

After spending over a decade as a technical writer in Northern Alaska, Claire Croxton chucked aside her mukluks, loaded up her cats and relocated to a farm in Japton, Arkansas to pursue a career in writing fiction.

She had no idea there were places more remote than tiny, Iñupiaq villages with no road access, yet she managed to find one. The woods of Madison County are inspirational and she has written several short stories that have been published in anthologies. Her novels are filled with unique characters-strong,bold women and knock-your-bloomers-off hot men. Sure they're flawed, but who cares? Have you seen their abs?

Somehow along the way, this cat lady acquired dogs, ducks and too many chickens to count. She lives with her extremely tolerant husband and not so understanding cats. When she's not writing, she's gardening, baking or thinking about making another quilt.

She serves on the board of directors for the Ozark Writers' League and is the President of the Oklahoma Writers' Federation, Inc.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Kristie Ingerto for Readers' Favorite

Claire Croxton's novel "Redneck Ex" will have you eagerly turning the pages as you enter into the life of Summer Leigh, a life that just gets turned upside down with a knock at her door. Summer Leigh has moved on in her life, physically and emotionally, as she now lives in Alaska, miles and miles away from her ex-husband and his family as well as her own. One morning a knock on her door brings Summer Leigh back into the life of her ex-husband Dwight as he is injured and lying in a hospital in Germany and Summer Leigh is listed as his next of kin. Not only does Summer Leigh have Dwight immersed back into her life, but Josh, Dwight's roommate, and Anton, the brother of another injured man, also work their way into her heart. Summer Leigh finds herself thrown into the midst of Dwight's large family and also in the midst of a mystery back in her town of Barrow, Alaska.

This is a well-written romance that will keep the reader turning page after page as Summer Leigh is such a lovable, real character, who finds herself struggling with everyday things and then some out of the ordinary things as well! I felt as if I was traveling all around to these areas with the characters as the author did such an excellent job with creating the scenes throughout this book. The dialogue and the interactions among the various characters are well-written and that is the strong point of this novel! Summer Leigh and her mother have a strong relationship with each other, and the relationship she has with her ex-in-laws is sweet and complicated at the same time, not to mention Summer Leigh and Dwight's relationship as they have the past love, misunderstandings and now the present trials to work through with each other. This is an excellent, sizzling read for the start of summer!