Series: Fort Worth Wranglers #1
Genres: Alpha Guy, Best Friends, Contemporary Romance, Fake Relationship, Humorous, Millionaire/Billionaire Hero, Romance, Second Chances, Small Town Romance, Sports
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From New York Times Bestselling author Tracy Wolff and International Bestselling author Katie Graykowski comes a sexy tale of love, laughter and lingerie …
Lyric Wright is an off-beat astrophysicist whose life is falling apart around her. After losing her fiancé to a hula dancing astrologer and losing her dress to an ill-fated leap of faith, she’s sure there’s nowhere for her life to go but up. At least until she sits down on a trans-Pacific flight next to the one man she never wanted to see again—the boy she’d lost her heart and her virginity too back before she’d learned that friendship and football don’t equal true love.
Broken down quarterback Heath Montgomery is on a plane ride to nowhere. Dodging the phone call he’s certain will end his professional football career for good, he might be Texas bound, but he knows there’s nowhere for him to go but down. But that’s before his childhood best friend and confidante plops back into his life wearing nothing but duct tape and a bad attitude. Determined not to lose her again (especially since he isn’t sure why he lost her the first time) and desperate to outrun his own shadowy future, Heath sets out to take Lyric on the ride of her life. Too bad she only dates men who actually know what her butterfly nebula is … and can find it without the help of a star chart.
Add in one passive-aggressive flight attendant with delusions of couture, a cherry red car with a crush on Neil Diamond, an over-protective sister with a black belt in Krav Maga, two parents determined to marry their spinster daughter off to the hometown hero no matter the cost, and a whole lot of lingerie popping up in all the right places at all the wrong times and you’ve got an unforgettable love story that fans of Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Rachel Gibson won’t want to miss!
I’ve been a big fan of Tracy Wolff for quite some time, and every time a book comes by way with her name on it I always make sure to grab it. This is the first book I have read from her that was basically a romantic comedy, I don’t know if that’s because she has a co-author on this one, but either way this book definitely was a bunch of laughs at every turn.
So when the book starts we have Lyric trying to catch a flight back home to Texas from Hawaii after finding out that her father had just had a heart attack. Which is basically how she ends up going through the TSA line in anything but travel wear, think corset, mini-dress, and big huge tall shoes. She almost missed her flight, but manages to get on board thanks to a helpful airport employee, only as she leaps onto the plan, her dress basically comes apart and she ends up basically naked. Enter the world’s funniest flight attendant, who promptly makes her a dress out of duct tape. And of course did I mention that the guy she used to be best friends with and in love with is on the flight too.
The stuff in the air plane honestly was really funny, and it was nice to get a POV from both characters. Of course it gets even funnier once these two finally make it off the plane. I mean getting Lyric out of the duct tape dress so she can use the restroom, well that was a seriously hilarious scene.
I liked Lyric a lot, I liked how smart she was, I really do. I love science nerds, they are the best, and I wish her podcast was real because honestly I would totally be listening to that. I did feel pretty bad for her in a couple of spots, I mean her mother seems to be overly critical of her, and that totally did bum me out. I also wish Lyric did have the amount of doubts that she did, but I totally understood why she did.
Heath is a fun character. He was a pretty funny guy, especially for someone who is going through such a big lifetime change. Heath hurt his leg and suddenly he is never going to play professional sports ever again. That has got to be a hard thing to go through. But it seems like having Lyric back in his life gives him the kind of purpose he needed following his bad news. Being around her really starts to give him the calm he needs and shows him what he had been missing all along. So when he comes up with the idea to fake and engagement with Lyric to make her father happy, I have to admit I was excited to see how this was all going to blow up.
I really did like this book, I totally laughed out loud more than once. I think the reason why this book doesn’t get a five star from me is because I thought everything happened just a little too quick for me, it definitely wasn’t insta-love, but in some spots it felt like it was. Other then that though I really did enjoy it.