By Claire Kingsley with Lucy Score
Release Date: January 4, 2019
June Tucker doesn’t understand people. Numbers, data, and statistics? Those make sense. People? Not so much. In a town of Friday night fighters and moonshine-swilling line dancers, she’s the odd duck. And that suits her just fine. But her sister and friends are pairing off, and the change is unsettling.
George “GT” Thompson was at the top of his game—one of the best receivers in football. But a career-ending injury sidelined him for good. Now he’s hoping to find relief in the healing waters of this tiny West Virginia town. And maybe an idea of what life has in store for him next.
He doesn’t expect the no-nonsense girl at the hot spring, telling him he’s not supposed to be there. And pointing out his sizeable… equipment.
George is fascinated by June, with her head full of statistics and blunt honesty. He appreciates her in a way most others don’t. And when the local missing persons case takes a shocking turn, he’s by Scooby-June’s side as she digs for the truth.
He was her fantasy receiver. Now he’s her real-life boyfriend. But as their relationship heats up, June worries she’s not capable of the kind of intimacy he needs. He’s convinced his campaign to get her out of her own head—to stop thinking and feel—will work. But his own crisis could drive them further apart.
Each time a book in this series comes out, I fall in love with this series more and more. This book is no exception. This time we get June’s story. I’ll be honest I wasn’t sure how this was going to go. June is a very quirky, secondary character in the other books. To me the best way to describe June is she is very “Sheldon-like”. I’ve LOVED her character but I knew her path to HEA was going to be interesting. This story was amazing. George was the perfect match for June. There are so many things that were just amazing, but I don’t want to spoil any of them for you. There was one scene near the beginning where George and June were dancing, and I think right at that moment I fell head over heels for George. He is so kind and patient with June. He’s so swoony in many areas but he was also a typical guy that made mistakes. All of these characteristics made him so endearing. I just can’t get enough of him.
If you’ve read the other books in this series you will definitely see June in a different light. She’s still the highly intelligent, low emotional, straightforward, no-nonsense character, but there is so much more to her. Once she finds someone that understands and accepts her, she just blossoms. You’ll learn of some more twists and turns in the Callie Kendall subplot, and in the process you’ll also learn that June is a little bit of a bad-ass. I really didn’t know what to expect, but this story surpassed everything I could’ve hoped for.
If you haven’t read any of Bootleg Springs series, this book is the 4th in the series. Each book is about a different couple and could be read as a standalone. Trust me when I tell you to just read the entire series. You won’t be lost if you just read this one but it will be so much more enjoyable if you have read all of the series. I cannot recommend this series enough. This is one of my all-time favorite series! Go get this book and get this series. Once you devour it you’ll be telling all your friends to go read it too.