Lyric Wright is an off-beat astrophysicist whose life is falling apart around her. After losing her scientist 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.
Heath Montgomery is a pro football player at the end of his career. A knee injury last season has left him facing the reality that he may never play again and he’s busy dodging phone calls from his agent and the team owner in the hope that he can put off the painful truth for as long as possible. When a scantily clad Lyric falls into the seat next to him he’s determined to get a second chance with his childhood love and to try and figure out what he did wrong fifteen years ago.
Ignoring the cringeworthy title this is a really fun story. The characters are solid with more to them than your average romance novel. As well as Lyric and Heath there is a fun supporting cast in the flamboyant and acerbic flight attendant Tre and the pot infused Cherry Cherry – the car with a personality of its own. I love the idea of a car being obsessed with Neil Diamond – the scenes with the car had me laughing out loud. Honestly the only thing that bugged me about the whole book is that Heath goes on about 9 being his lucky number and his jersey number but the cover photo shows a shirt with a 32 on it!
This is the first in a new series (Fort Worth Wranglers) from these two authors so it’s a really promising beginning.
Supplied by the author in exchange for an honest review.
UK publication Date: Sept 27 2016. 255 pages.
Lyric and Lingerie: Volume 1 (The Fort Worth Wranglers)
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