Thursday, 12 November 2015

Review of Some Girls Do by Amy Andrews

The bit on the back…

Fashion student Lacey Weston is desperate to leave the city and go home to Jumbuck Springs. Her three older brothers are adamant she’s not. They made a death bed promise to their mother that Lacey would stay the distance at design school and Ethan, the oldest, takes this responsibility very seriously. But Lacey is deeply homesick and determined not to be dissuaded again. She’s also impulsive enough to try anything – even faking a pregnancy.

Ex-cop turned mechanic, Cooper Grainger – one of Ethan’s oldest friends – agrees to watch out for Lacey in the city even though he has a history with her he’d rather forget. How hard could it be, right? But a couple of years later, Coop is over pulling Lacey out of scrapes and cleaning up her messes as she tries to outrun her grief and sense of dislocation. He takes her back to Jumbuck Springs so she can persuade her brothers to let her come home. But things don’t go according to plan. Before Coop knows it Lacey’s pregnant and he’s putting his hand up as the fake baby daddy, filling in for the town mechanic and moving in with her at the local pub.

Lacey is thrilled to have won a reprieve but nothing about the situation sits well with Coop. Least of all having sweet little Lacey Weston as his new roomie…

Firstly thank you to Tule publishing for approving me for a review copy of this title via Netgalley.
This is the first title I’ve read by Amy Andrews and is also the first in her Outback Heat series.

Some Girls Do is about Lacey and Cooper. The story is dual POV which is fortunate because it’s a short read and you need to quickly grasp how each character feels about the other and the situation Lacey puts them in. Cooper is tasked with looking out for Lacey and is determined to do right by his friend, and Lacey’s big brother, despite one, teeny tiny hot night in their past.

I like how the introduction to the story, and to both characters, sets the scene for the chemistry and sexual tension you can expect throughout the rest of the story. Coop’s determination to abstain from revisiting their history is futile as you know it’s eventually going to happen between them. Lacey’s character is at times impulsive (case in point – fake pregnancy) and immature throughout the story. It’s much easier to take a liking to Cooper than it is to Lacey. Further into the story you being to appreciate more about Lacey’s past and why she acts out the way she does.

No prizes for where this story goes but it is a good, easy read. I will be looking to read the rest of this series after enjoying this opener.

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