Title: Things We Never Got Over
Author: Lucy Score
Release Date: January 13, 2022
Knox is a badass, bar-owning barber who prefers to live his life the way he takes his coffee: Alone. Well, except for his basset hound, Waylon. He doesn’t tolerate drama (Knox, not Waylon. Waylon loves drama.). Especially not when it comes in the form of a stranded runaway bride.
Naomi answered her estranged–some would say evil–twin’s call for help, arriving in rural and rough-around-the-edges Knockemout, Virginia, ready to be the good sister as usual.
Too bad her evil twin hasn’t changed at all. After helping herself to Naomi’s car and cash, Tina leaves her with something unexpected. The 11-year-old niece Naomi didn’t know she had. Dun dun dunnnn!
There are reasons why Knox doesn’t do family drama or high-maintenance women who actually believe in all the bullshit trappings of romance. But since her life imploded right in front of him, the least he can do is help Naomi out of her jam. Even if the uptight good girl is a gigantic pain in his ass. As soon as she stops getting herself into new trouble, he can stop dragging her into his bed and go back to his peaceful, solitary life.
At least, that’s the plan until the trouble turns to real danger.
Lucy Score is typically one of my favorite authors. She’s great at small town, funny stories that will pull at your heartstrings. This book has all of that plus some mystery/action added in. As usual this story has some great secondary characters, especially a spirited 11 year old girl. I’m so interested in knowing more about all of them.
If you’ve never read this author before, you’ll have no problem starting with this one to get a feel for this author’s style. If you have read this author before, it will feel very familiar to you. I had a lot of déjà vu from previous stories. Both Knox and Naomi have some good qualities and were well written. I wanted to like them so much, but something fell a little short for me, especially with Knox. Naomi is one that you will be rooting for, wanting to help her, and also feel like a good friend you want to shake to help get her on the right path. Knox is grumpy and reluctantly helps Naomi. While I love a good grumpy hero, I had a difficult time finding the gooey center of this one.
While this one fell short for me, it is still very well written. There are great characters, funny moments, and a quirkiness that only Lucy Score can pull off.
Lucy Score is a Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author. Small town contemporary rom-coms are her lady jam and she enjoys delivering the feels with a huge side of happily ever after.
Her books have been translated into several languages, making readers around the world snort laugh, swoon, and sob. Lucy lives in Pennsylvania with the devastatingly handsome Mr. Lucy and their horrible cat.
In her spare time she enjoys sleeping, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and reading all the romance novels in the universe.