I wasn't too sure about this book at first, mainly because I felt like it bordered on the clichéd plot of "Southern Girl leaves town in a huff and comes home again years later to prove everyone was wrong about her." However, by the time I was halfway through, I was hooked on finding out what exactly was going to happen with Piper. But Piper surprised me. And I like being surprised by literary gals. That girl wormed her way into my heart and I could not rest until all was well in her world.
I really did enjoy this book, in the end. It has just a hint of Tamara Leigh's signature snark and lots of her signature chick lit voice, and this time it comes with a bit of a Southern accent.
I am delighted that Leaving Carolina is the first book in Leigh's newest series aptly titled Southern Discomfort.