Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Review: Down for the Count by Christine Bell

Today I have a review for a "new to me" author, Christine Bell. She writes for Entangled Publishing and this is the first book in her Dare Me series. I really enjoyed this book. So without further delay, here is the review.



4 STARS

Blurb:

Truth or dare…

When Lacey Garrity finds her groom in flagrante delicto in the reception hall closet with her bridesmaid, she's saved by her best friend’s older brother—childhood tormentor, crush, and boxing bad boy Galen Thomas. Galen’s solution is both exciting and dangerous. What better way to forget the mess of her life than go on her honeymoon with a hot guy who can’t promise anything beyond today?

…or TKO?

Galen had been counting on Lacey's wedding to put her out of reach—and out of his mind—once and for all, but their steamy Puerto Rican escape is testing all his boundaries. Now that Lacey’s embracing her inner bad girl, Galen is tempted to throw in the towel and claim her for himself. But with the biggest fight of his career on the line and an important business merger threatening to derail Lacey’s resolve, their romance might be down for the count before it even begins.

Review:

Wow! What a bang up start to the story! I can’t say much more because that would be bad. Oh, who am I kidding? It is clearly spelled out in the blurb! She catches her brand new husband shtupping her close friend. Well, now FORMER friend. Oh the agony. I wanted to jump into the book and rip his eyes out.  Don’t even get me started on the witch that poor Lacey calls her mother. But the scene that really stuck with me was Lacey getting out of her wedding dress in the parking lot and leaving it in a pile on the ground as she takes off on the back of a motorcycle. I could picture it in my head, clear as day.

This book was the perfect mix of funny and sexy with the addition of sweet. I fell in love with the characters and the exotic setting made it a blast to read. After a drunken night of “I Never” which turns into Truth or Dare, I just knew the results would be interesting. It really gave new meaning to “morning after regrets” I am not going to divulge what happened but it isn’t what you’re thinking.

Once at the resort we have a whole new set of circumstances and whole new set of problems. That awkward moment in the pool…I can’t say too much without giving anything away, but it was priceless! I was rooting for Galen and Lacey all the way. Who couldn’t tell they were the perfect couple?  There is so much to enjoy about this book, you really need to go out and read it for yourself.

Tomorrow look for the review of Down and Dirty, book 2 in the Dare Me series by Christine Bell.

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