This is the second book by Lucy Score that took me entirely by surprise and rocked my world. Last year’s The Worst Best Man made my year, this year it’s Rock Bottom Girl.
Rock Bottom Girl by Lucy Score
“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?
Warning: Story also includes a meet-puke, a bouffanted nemesis, a yard swan and donkey basketball, a teenage-orchestrated makeover, and a fake relationship that gets a little too real between the sheets.
ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.
Rock Bottom Girl – Lucy Score
If you love entertaining, heart-warming and funny books – this is the book for you.
I’m not usually into rom-coms but some author’s just work for me – and this author’s humor is right up my alley. Never too over the top, and without her characters being embarrassingly stupid, the humor was always just right, and the entire novel easily checked all my boxes – Rock Bottom Girl was a HIT!!
I laughed out loud – and got some strange looks from the people at the hair salon – grinned some more, and just was plain happy reading this little gem.
Rock Bottom Girl was all kinds of awesome things rolled into one.
Sports romance – Small town – Romantic Comedy – Fake Relationship.
A tattooed hero that was all kinds of yummy – but most of all as perfect as it gets. Supportive, incredibly well versed in hitting the right tone whenever needed, but still all kinds of edgy and ‘bad boy’. And one of those fictional teachers you wish were real.
A spunky and feisty heroine, down on her luck, but still retaining her humor. The perfect person to get in trouble with. She is nothing short of awesome and incredibly likable – a down to earth, humble but also a kinda real character.
And there were so many awesome supporting characters. I don’t really know where to start, Vicky, Libby, the Uncles, Amie-Jo – I could go on. Every single one brought something special to this book. And together it was one of these novels that just make you feel good. Low drama – but lot’s of fun.
I’ve come to realize I really love this author’s standalone novels. Don’t ask me why it’s just her standalone novels, it’s no secret I’m picky AF – but it’s now the second time in a row, and I already can’t wait for her next one – probably same time next year. Sign me up for it, I’m ready.
Rock Bottom Girl – Lucy Score