USA Today bestselling author Lisa Plumley does it again with another sparkling, sexy novel of crazy coincidences—and crazier love...
"Lisa Plumley creates charming characters. Her books are a delight!" -- USA Today best-selling author Rachel Gibson
About the book...
Her name was Josie, she was a showgirl...
...until the night she Heimliched a martini olive out of fabulously wealthy and eccentric casino owner Tallulah Carlyle. Now Josie Day—proud new owner of one of Tallulah's spare estates—is leaving Vegas behind for...Donovan's Corner, Arizona? Ironically, her "reward" has brought her right back to the dusty hometown she thought she'd left behind forever. Still, Josie's ready to prove there's more to her than feathers and a wicked rumba. She plans to sell the old mansion and use the profits to open a dance school. But first, she'll have to figure out some fancy footwork to avoid knocking heads—and other things—with caretaker and local bad boy Luke Donovan...
It isn't every day a woman like Josie comes strutting into town—which is fortunate, since her presence on the estate has Luke hotter and more bothered than he's been since, well, ever. He's a little annoyed with his Aunt Tallulah, though. This was supposed to be his property to renovate and sell—an opportunity to make good after being cut off from the family fortune. But Josie doesn't have to know that...at least not until Luke figures out a way to make both their dreams come true—and prove that Vegas isn't the only place where taking a chance can change everything...
What people are saying...
"In this heartwarming, often humorous story, the feisty Josie proves that you can go home again --if you've got the right stuff. And once again, the talented Plumley, whose books include Perfect Switch, proves that when it comes to writing romantic comedy, few do it better." --Booklist (starred review)
"Secrets, misunderstandings, and miscommunications complicate this bright, amusing story, which takes a pair of protagonists with opposing goals, adds a host of family upheavals, and lets the off-beat tale unfold. For readers who like their contemporaries with up-front humor, sassy dialog, and small-town settings." --Library Journal
"Turning not-so-perfect, unlikely characters into romance heroes and heroines is Lisa Plumley's forte, and she once again delivers a zany cast who will make you laugh. If you want a light romance that will have you chuckling every few pages, Josie Day Is Coming Home won't disappoint you." --The State newspaper
"Plumley's story is lighthearted, with some serious tug-at-the-heart moments. Josie is upbeat and unbeatable, while Luke is determined and just the sort of guy Josie needs to make that happily ever after ending." --The Oakland Press
"Josie Day is a delight. Plumley writes her lead character using determination, beauty, and notorious appeal. Luke Donovan is simply: sexy, dangerous and fun. They are a wonderful couple." --Contemporary Romance Writers
When Las Vegas showgirl Josie Day saves wealthy widow Tallulah Carlyle from choking to death on a martini olive, she hardly expects to receive a ranch for her efforts. But the well-meaning, and somewhat harebrained, matron insists that Josie have Blue Moon, which is conveniently located in Josie's old hometown of Donovan's Corner, Ariz., but which inconveniently already belongs to Tallulah's bad boy nephew, Luke Donovan, who's turning it into a motorcycle repair shop. Upon her arrival at Blue Moon, Josie mistakes Luke for the handyman. Luke, meanwhile, thinks Josie is a real estate lady looking to sell the place out from under him. Typical of Plumley's lighthearted romances, madcap mayhem ensues. However, Josie's initial decision to return to Donovan's Corner, the "Aqua Net soaked, small-minded gossip haven" that once branded her disreputable, is more than unexpected; it's unbelievable. The same could be said for the townspeople's decision to just as suddenly and inexplicably embrace Josie for her false eyelashes and skimpy Spandex skirts. This unreality cripples the story from the start. A slow-paced plot doesn't help, either, nor does the heroine's penchant for atrocious knock-knock jokes.
Josie Day is Coming Home
I loved this book.....however I wish we could have experienced Josie's surprise at finding the ballroom finished......it would have made an heartfelt ending!❤️🙏
Good engaging characters. Writer kept the story moving. Enjoyed every minute
I loved this book. I felt it was very well written. I enjoyed the main characters and also their family and friends. I loved how the story unfolded with Josie and Luke their life together as they worked on Bluemoon. I also liked the end of the book with their families. How they all got involved in Josie and Luke's life and how they helped to bring the two of them back together again. This book truly showed the worts and the love of family and friends. It also gave a moral "you can come home," and "families are forever."