Thursday, October 11, 2012

"Down for the Count" by Christine Bell

Published: 2012
A Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
My Thoughts:
Holy crap, why has no one told me about boxers? I think I need to pay more attention to the sport...
Ok, back to the book. I have been reading a lot of books lately that I wish were longer. Down for the Count is another book I would have loved to keep reading. I'm hoping that there will be a 2nd book (hopefully Cat's story). I love books where the female lead is a woman with a backbone. While Lacey didn't start the book with one, she sure did have it by the end of the book. I kept saying "you go girl!" whenever she stood up to her skunk bastard of a fiance and her snob bitch of a mother. I wish she stood up to Galen when he left towards the end, though. Ah well, she more than made up for it. Galen...where do I start? He's hot, sweet, hot, loving, hot, funny....have I mentioned hot? :) I loved the scene of him teaching Lacey to box. Now that takes patience. Where Galen helped Lacey shed her inhibitions, Cat (Galen's sister and Lacey's best friend) was ready to kick some butt for Lacey.
I love books that have friends that become lovers. Their romance just always seems more real and special. I loved the storyline, characters, and the banter between everyone. Here's wishing that there is a 2nd book...

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