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Title: Homecoming King
Series: Three Kings #1
Author: Penny Reid
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Release Date: December 14, 2021
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.
Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best Selling Author of the Winston Brothers, Knitting in the City, Rugby, and Hypothesis series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she just writes books. She’s also a full time mom to three diminutive adults, wife, daughter, knitter, crocheter, sewer, general crafter, and thought ninja.
Holy swoons! This newest story and the start of a sure-to-be best-selling series by Ms. Reid has all the hallmarks of a funny, romantical, and steamy story.
I fell in love hard with this story! I fell in love hard with both Abigail and Rex. I loved the miscommunication and how they both fumbled a bit in the relationship.
Abigail is comfortable in her routine and her world. But her friends want to come out of her comfort zone, so when the opportunity comes along for Abby to color outside the lines, she does it big and bold. I empathized with her feelings of insecurity and trust. She had been burned badly in her past, and she still feels it.
Rex, oh you big old loaf of crusty bread you! His hard exterior and irresistible insides were swoontastic. He was oblivious to Abigail in the past, and when he finally sees her, fireworks fly.
I loved the slow burn element; the longing, the lingering, the flirty banter was perfect!
This story was perfect, and I can’t wait to see what comes next from the brilliant mind of Penny Reid.