“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.
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Lucy Score is a Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author. She grew up in a literary family who insisted that the dinner table was for reading and earned a degree in journalism. She writes full-time from the Pennsylvania home she and Mr. Lucy share with their obnoxious cat, Cleo. When not spending hours crafting heartbreaker heroes and kick-ass heroines, Lucy can be found on the couch, in the kitchen, or at the gym. She hopes to someday write from a sailboat, or oceanfront condo, or tropical island with reliable Wi-Fi.
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Rock Bottom Girl was the story of Marley and how after two decades of avoiding her home town and all the a future that lead to nothing, here we go, back where all it started.
I had some sympathy for Marley and with her confidence issues, who was looking for a better future who could be finally the one to be seen and needed. Well it felt so wrong to be. Even all her crazy family and friends couldn’t help to let her see the obvious and how it got into her mind. Now she had to be the soccer coach… and seeing again as a failure…
I didn’t mind having a heroine who was so far away into her head, blindsided by her childhood thoughts who so many years later and almost forty, she hasn’t changed while she thought everyone else moved on. She seemed like an old broke record to me. Her issues dragged out for most part of the book and even she had some of her friends to shake her off it, she couldn’t get through it. She was on a roll on self-pity and acting like it and it was just…too much.
What about Jake? The sexy reformed bad boy turned into the perfect teacher who couldn’t be in a relationship. A total virgin when it comes to it. I really liked his character firsthand and how he could make her feel like a high school girl with a crush and blush like no one else. I was excited to see him made me lose a bit and show her that they were great together, and so meant to be.
The thing is, he seemed too perfect to me, a bit too smooth to be. I wanted him to mess up a little and fighting more for her, especially when she get stuck and felt like she was going to bolt at any moment.
High school has changed a lot since and teenagers were more mature that they were. But the old rivalry and old habits die-hard and let’s just say that for people who have to be grown up they acted like teenagers sometimes. The roles were at times reversed. It was pretty funny in the beginning for sure. They cohabited greatly. I appreciated the moments they shared.
My feelings about this book? It’s been a while since I’ve read a book that long. I would have been great if it wasn’t dragged out for most part of the book. I was going on circles and it was too bad. The heroine was too much rooted in the past and so blind when it was about her life, not realizing that she had to live for herself and not for the others.
The hero was perfection but I so wanted to mess him a bit and see him turning some sense into her but also more spontaneity and wildness. I enjoyed their banter, it was sexy and hot, but still it was definitely not enough. I wanted to see the woman succeed and I was so rooting for her. We got that at some point but after all this dry period in her life, I was so great to see her shine and to reveal herself to the others.
It was sometimes going in all directions, some issues solved too easily. The end was rushed to me and even if was so much better there were too much redundancy in the story to enjoy it at the fullest.