Southern Sunrise - Natasha Madison

Southern Sunrise

By Natasha Madison

  • Release Date: 2020-07-07
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 204 Ratings


Buried secrets never stay hidden in the South.

I fell in love with him when I was fourteen. Under the stars, he told me he loved me, and under the stars we promised to love each other always. But under the stars, he broke my heart by walking away.

He left me without a second glance. I was just an afterthought.
Now he's back, but this time, I'm not falling for his Southern charm.


It's time I get my happily ever after, even if part of me wishes he was still mine.

I found out on my twenty-first birthday that everything I thought I knew was a lie, and the man I had grown up thinking was my father wasn't.

The pain I felt blinded me, making it impossible to hear what anyone said.
I left them all behind, including her, my best friend and the woman I was going to marry.

Five years later, I'm back, only to find the woman I still love has another man's ring on her finger.

She's going to marry my best friend unless I stop her. And this time, I only have until sunrise to change her mind.


  • Absolutely obsessed with this series!

    By Samantha B. Sokol
    Absolutely obsessed with this series! After the explosive end of the previous book where Ethan finds out who his father actually is, he disappears and leaves his life and family behind. This book picks up five years later, where we find that Ethan has completely severed ties from his family and has never looked back, opting to join the armed forces and change his name. When a mission ends up going badly and he’s the only survivor, he is visited by someone from his past who lets him know they’ve known where he’s been the whole time and that it’s time to return home, he resists but eventually decides to go home. Once back in town, he realizes he’s the odd man out, especially when he sees that his old best friend is engaged to his ex-fiancé who he left without warning or a second glance when everything previously imploded. Emily was devastated when Ethan left and struggled for years with being a casualty of what happened and has worked hard to move on in her life, but when Ethan returns all those plans are thrown out the window. We see Ethan work to get back what he once had, and Emily greatly resist, but true love prevails and they end up getting their HEA. I continue to love this series as well as every book I’ve read from Natasha and cannot wait to see where she takes this series next! I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
  • Excellent Book!

    By Yoli277
    Southern Sunrise (Southern Series #4) is EXACTLY how you end a series in spectacular fashion!! This second chance, heartfelt and emotional romance will knock you off your feet. The secrets that come to light and the consequences of those secrets will shake you to your core. Just when I thought Southern Storm (Southern Series #3) was my favorite book in this series, Natasha Madison goes and proves me wrong in the best way possible. Southern Sunrise along with the entire series is flawlessly executed in such a way that you will not want to let these characters and their stories go. Ethan and Emily’s young love is so beautiful and it seems these two are destined to have a wonderful life together. Until Ethan is told a major family secret that completely destroys him and in turn destroys his future with Emily and creates a self imposed isolation from his family. Hearts are broken, families are devastated and although this book gutted me at times, I loved every second of it. I devoured Southern Sunrise and the anticipation of each chapter had me begging for more. Natasha Madison delivers perfection in an all consuming story that I highly recommend reading.
  • Tear-jerker

    By Charisd08
    I received an advanced copy of this book and am choosing to review it. Southern Sunrise is the last book in the Southern series. Ethan and Emily have their perfect live all planned until one day Ethan discover a family secret that devasted him to the point that he leave his town family and love of his life. After 5 years he decided to comeback to find out she was engaged. Now he wants her back but he needs to wins her back and heal all the broken relationship with his family. This story will break your heart but heal at the same time. Amazing words building, tear-jerker, awesome characters, steamy and Happy Ever After. I love how Natasha build her books just not only on the main couple but the family and friends.
  • Great emotional read!

    By Judy Hartley
    If you’ve been with this series from the beginning you know what this book means! It means we’ve been given the gift of Ethan all grown up. And as with everything Natasha Madison, she’s going to make us feel all the feels before we see our characters settled. This second chance romance is going to make you cry. Just get the tissues ready, it will be worth it! Ethan has everything all figured out. He’s asked the girl he’s loved since he was fourteen to marry him. He’s settled in to classes at college. And it’s his birthday. When a letter is given to him secrets from e past are revealed that change everything and Ethan can’t handle what’s been revealed. He takes off and leaves his love and family behind and goes into the military. Emily and the rest of Ethan’s family are left to behind to pick up the pieces and somehow move in. After five years an incident makes Ethan realize he needs to go home and try to mend the broken people he’s left behind and try and mend himself at the same time. You can’t help but enjoy this emotional second chance romance because even though your heart is ripped out, you enjoy every moment of it being put back together again!
  • Amazing!

    By MegM927
    5 Stars Southern Sunrise by Natasha Madison is the fourth book in the Southern Series. While it could be read as a stand-alone, I do recommend reading the others in the series first. Holy hell this book put my emotions through the wringer. This second chance romance was EVERYTHING! I knew Ethan’s story was going to be emotional but I had no idea that it would literally break my heart and then slowly put it back together again. No one expects to stay with their first love forever. But with Ethan and Emily they did until they didn’t. Now five years later, things have changed and no one knows if it could ever be the same again. I loved this book. The characters were in-freakin-credible! Their love was beautiful, pure, and true. Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop. Ms. Madison nailed it! Highly recommend reading it!
  • Natasha Madison at her finest

    By Annie13:)
    Southern Sunrise is Natasha Madison at her finest. She can write a love story like no other. Angst, heartbreak, heartwarming, and reading about a LOVE that was meant to be. Madison pulls at all of your heartstrings. She will break your heart then she will slowly stitch it up and make it whole again. A second chance romance that you can’t put down. A romance that endures heartache and pain. The love of a family that is stronger than anything. Southern Sunrise gives you everything you love in romance. Highly recommended. *I was provided an advanced readers copy of this book by the author in exchange for my honest and voluntary review.*
  • Must-read! Loved it! All the feels!

    By Virna Thompson
    Southern Sunrise by Natasha Madison is the fourth book in the Southern series and gives us Ethan’s story. I would suggest reading the previous books before jumping into this one and trust me, it is totally worth it. This was an emotional story about family, secrets, heartbreak, love and second chances. I was not sure my heart was going to survive. Ethan thought he had it all. But when a secret tore his world apart, he ran. He was devasted. But running also meant leaving the love of his life behind. Now he is back and Emily is set to marry another. Though deep in their hearts they know they are soulmates, can Emily forgive Ethan? They were everything to each other, but heartbreak can change so much. But once he is back, he is determined to show her what she means to him. Their journey was not an easy one, but you can see their love on every page. This story was truly about love and family and all that it means. Two things that are not always easy but mean everything. I absolutely loved reading not only Southern Sunrise, but the entire Southern series and highly recommend it. Happy reading!
  • Wow

    By Webbhf
    Wow. Ethan and Emily’s story was full of angst, heartbreak, and so much love. Natasha Madison is so good with wringing out every ounce of emotion from a story. It was a true story of redemption.
  • Beautiful and emotional!

    By Jamilagiel
    This is one of the most beautiful book I’ve read this year. I knew it would be heartbreaking but Natasha made me cry with this book. This book is a beautiful second chance story about forgiveness and about family. Ethan and Emily were childhood sweethearts. They were even engaged. But one day Ethan got a news that devastated him and he left everything and everyone behind. I confess, I was mad at Ethan. I understood him but I was still mad and my heart broke for everyone. After five years Ethan returns and everything changes.. My favorite scene? That last person he made amends with. It made me cry. This book give me so many emotions. I didn’t want it to end. Natasha is one of my favorites authors and wonderful storyteller. But she scored with this book. My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • Wonderful second chance romance!

    By KindleKat64
    I absolutely adore Ethan and Emily and their second chance emotion-filled journey to their beautiful and satisfying HEA. I would have expected nothing less from Natasha Madison with this amazing series she has written! Although Ethan and Emily’s story was not all rainbows and unicorns, it makes sense because life generally isn’t. I love second chance romance but it’s important to keep the reality that there would never be an easy way towards a future together if things did not end on an easy note the first time. And things did not end easy for these two. Ethan had his reasons for leaving and he knows he has a lot to make up for and explain, but he knew that when he returned with his sights set on winning Emily back. He has been through so much but with Emily by his side he knows he can do anything! Loved this whole story and the epilogues were fantastic!! My heart is so full!