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.
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! 🔥❤️
Wonderful Beginning to a New Series!
What a wonderful distraction from the craziness of the coming holidays. My biggest problem with Penny Reid’s books is finding the time to read them. And that was the case with Homecoming King. Every time I had a moment I was opening my phone to read a little more. I love how Penny slowly reveals what life events have brought her characters to the point they are at in the book. I love learning their fears, quirks and then them coming to the realization they are worthy of love. Abby was such a delight to get to know. And discovering why she collects quilts was so endearing. My second biggest problem is finishing a Penny Reid book. I feel a little lost. It is like saying goodbye to someone I’ve discovered I really enjoy being around. But then I realize that I can reread the book anytime and know that I’ll enjoy it even more the second reading.