Title: Some Girls Do
Series: Outback Heat #1
Author: Amy Andrews
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: September 22, 2015
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 5 stars
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 deathbed 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.
Read on for my thoughts on Some Girls Do. No true spoilers, promise.
If Some Girls Do is any indication, this entire series is going to be fantastic. Lacey and Coop’s story caught my attention from the very start and held it captive until the final word.
Usually right here I’d be giving you an additional tease of the story, but really that story description gives you just enough to give you a really good idea of what this story is all about. One stubborn woman, one sexy, dependable man and a cast of characters that you would probably find in your own neighborhood or small town. Really.
I found the development of Lacey and Coop’s relationship to be so sweet and sexy at the same time. It felt real, I really didn’t have to stretch my imagination at all. When I can just fall into the story without thinking about it, that’s golden to me.
I’m looking forward to Lacey’s brothers having their own stories. Plus, with this type of series the secondary characters are usually so much fun. I love secondary characters, they can make or break the believability of a story. But these guys aren’t going to stay second in line for long, so I’ll be watching to read how their ladies tame them. 🙂
Very simply, an enjoyable story, a charming couple and a small town full of interesting people. It’s a win all around. I would recommend Some Girls Do for anyone who enjoys a really good story. If you enjoy series, this one is going to be well worth following.
*I received an e-ARC of Some Girls Do from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*
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