Rex "TW" McMurtry’s perpetual single-hood wouldn't bother him so much if all his ex-girlfriends didn't keep marrying the very next person they dated, especially when so many of those grooms are his closest friends. He may be a pro-football defensive end for the Chicago Squalls, but the press only wants to talk about how he's always a groomsman and never a groom. Rex is sick of being the guy before the husband, and he’s most definitely sick of being the best man at all their weddings.
Bartender Abigail McNerny is the gal-pal, the wing-woman, the she-BFF. She's dated. Once. And once was more than enough. Privy to all the sad stories of her customers, ‘contentment over commitment’ is her motto, and Abby is convinced no one on earth could ever entice her into a romantic relationship . . . except that one guy she’s loved since preschool.
The guy who just walked into her bar.
The guy who doesn’t recognize her.
The guy who is drunk and needs a ride home.
The guy who has a proposition she should definitely refuse.
I feel like I just read a story about an alternate versions of Janie and Quinn. Tall busty red-red who loves shoes and knitting meets tall, wealthy, brooding man with ticking jaw. Not that I’m complaining. I LOVE the Knitting in the City series. There a some other similarities with the characters and plot, but it’s still different enough to enjoy. A certain Chicago resident’s cameo was a treat! I didn’t love the pacing of the story, but it was very well written as per usual.
Starts cute…then gets raunchy
I loved the characters! They were fun to get to know! The plot was cute. It started off as a great quick read which is exactly what I was looking for. Then once the two main characters get together the book takes a turn onto fifty shades of grey lane. I’m 51 so maybe young readers enjoy vulgar bedroom slang but for me it made the book a lot less “readable” as the sex scenes were jarring and out of place. Anyhow I would have really liked this book if the random sex scenes were less offensive,or,better yet, not there at all.
I loved everything about this book. One of the best slow burns I’ve ever read. Absolutely lovable strong leads, the payoff was everything and more. I just can’t recommend this book more! Oh I adore Abby and Rex! Rex is my kind of hero! And so so steamy, the connection and intimacy was so freaking earned in this book! The setup of these two and the early connections between them just really laid the foundation. READ this book people! 🔥❤️