Thursday, January 13, 2022

Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score - ARC Review & Release Blitz


Knox is a badass, bar-owning barber who prefers to live his life the way he takes his coffee: Alone. Well, except for his basset hound, Waylon. He doesn’t tolerate drama (Knox, not Waylon. Waylon loves drama.). Especially not when it comes in the form of a stranded runaway bride.

Naomi answered her estranged--some would say evil--twin’s call for help, arriving in rural and rough-around-the-edges Knockemout, Virginia, ready to be the good sister as usual.

Too bad her evil twin hasn’t changed at all. After helping herself to Naomi’s car and cash, Tina leaves her with something unexpected. The 11-year-old niece Naomi didn’t know she had. Dun dun dunnnn!

There are reasons why Knox doesn’t do family drama or high-maintenance women who actually believe in all the bullshit trappings of romance. But since her life imploded right in front of him, the least he can do is help Naomi out of her jam. Even if the uptight good girl is a gigantic pain in his ass. As soon as she stops getting herself into new trouble, he can stop dragging her into his bed and go back to his peaceful, solitary life.

At least, that’s the plan until the trouble turns to real danger.

This was a fun book full of quirky characters and situations that made you feel for the people involved, as well as cringe and laugh with them (or what to hit them with your Kindle) as they worked their way through figuring out a happily ever after that looks nothing like they thought it would.

Knox and Naomi were fun. I love how optimistic she is and the way it not only is the perfect balance for his grumpiness but also allows her to be willing to handle and accept things that happen to her that would possibly be more than someone else was able to handle.

I also enjoyed their connection and the slow burn was well done with a wonderful payoff with the connection they already developed becoming so much more than they thought it would be, both emotionally and physically.

I did think that there was a little too much time spent on the development of the other characters and some of the parts of the book more focused on them did feel a bit like they slowed down the story and pulled away the focus.

That said, I did enjoy this title and I recommend it.

Lucy Score is a Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author. Small town contemporary rom-coms are her lady jam and she enjoys delivering the feels with a huge side of happily ever after.
Her books have been translated into several languages, making readers around the world snort laugh, swoon, and sob. Lucy lives in Pennsylvania with the devastatingly handsome Mr. Lucy and their horrible cat.
In her spare time she enjoys sleeping, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and reading all the romance novels in the universe.


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