Going Up South by Janet W. Ferguson


No one told him he had a son.

Actor Dylan Conner is furious. Not only has he been left out of his child’s life, the baby boy has been given another man’s last name. Determined to be a better father than the sorry guy who’d left him and his mother, Dylan fights to ensure a significant place in his son’s life. Unfortunately, his bad-boy reputation overshadows his good intentions. Only one woman in this small town sees beyond his Hollywood image. And he’s falling for her. Too bad she’s the custody mediator.

After her scandalous divorce in the small town of Oxford, Mississippi, attorney Cassie Brooks has no intentions of practicing law again. The humiliating experience left a bitter taste for love, marriage, and her profession.

Now friends need Cassie’s help in a custody negotiation, and her role demands she remain objective. She never expected to be drawn to Dylan Conner—the actor who everyone warns is bad news. Not only is the mediation at stake, but so is her heart.

“Not only is Going Up South an engaging love story of two people who shouldn't fall for each other, doing exactly that, but it's a story that leaves the reader rooting for Dylan and Cassie to find their happy-ever-after. Warning: readers will want to fly through the pages to discover if they do, while at the same time wanting to stop and savor the Southern charm and humor that's so a part of Janet Ferguson's writing.” – Marion Ueckermann, USA Today Bestselling Author