Lissa's Review: Rock Bottom Girl by Lucy Score
KINDLE UNLIMITED PUBLISHER: That's What She Said Publishing, Inc. RELEASED: March 8, 2019 GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE LENGTH: 532 pages FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK
“You may be faking the relationship, but you’re not faking the orgasms.”
Downsized, broke, and dumped, 38-year-old Marley sneaks home to her childhood bedroom in the town she couldn’t wait to escape twenty years ago. Not much has changed in Culpepper. The cool kids are still cool. Now they just own car dealerships and live in McMansions next door. Oh, and the whole town is still talking about that Homecoming she ruined her senior year.
Desperate for a new start, Marley accepts a temporary teaching position. Can the girl banned from all future Culpepper High Homecomings keep the losing-est girls soccer team in school history from killing each other and prevent carpal tunnel in a bunch of phone-clutching gym class students? Maybe with the help of Jake Weston, high school bad boy turned sexy good guy.
When the school rumor mill sends Marley to the principal’s office to sign an ethics contract, the tattooed track coach, dog dad, and teacher of the year becomes her new fake boyfriend and alibi—for a price. The Deal: He’ll teach her how to coach if she teaches him how to be in a relationship. Who knew a fake boyfriend could deliver such real orgasms? But it’s all temporary. The guy. The job. The team. There’s too much history. Rock bottom can’t turn into a foundation for happily ever after. Can it?
FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
It had been a while since I was fully engrossed in a story, one that I couldn’t put down. I found that in Rock Bottom Girl. I love a small town romance. That has all the feels, and this story had it all. Marley is at her rock bottom. Failed relationships, failed jobs, and now was homeless. She is having to move back to the small town she loathed so much. She doesn’t have many fond memories. Her high school life was torture, and it followed her throughout her life. Then she gets a chance, to do something she never thought she’d be good at. Also, there’s that hot rebel guy, and you know the one in high school. But now it’s over 20 years later. Marley had a lot of things she had to confront. She always thought she wanted more, that she needed more in her life. But all of that “more” was in the place, that she never thought to look. This book made me laugh out loud, brought tears to my eyes, and had that ending you would hope for. This is the first book I’ve read of Lucy’s, and I know it won’t be my last. I connected with the characters on a deeper level. The story held my attention from the beginning. Of course, Five Boundless Stars.