Down for the Count

Christine Bell
Contemporary romance
Available from Entangled Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-62266-976-9
September 2012

The moment Lacey Garrity finds her new husband behind closed doors having sex with one of her bridesmaids, all hell breaks loose. First, she finds herself on the back of her best friend's brothers' motorcycle holding on for dear life. Then she avoids everyone, including her mother, and takes off to enjoy her honeymoon with the very man she rode off into the night with.

Galen Thomas has been struggling with his feelings for Lacey for quite some time now because he has a rule about never getting involved with his sister's friends. However, the moment her marriage falls apart, he's there to pick up the pieces by convincing her to take the honeymoon she was supposed to -- only he'll be the one she takes with her and not her cheating husband.

Down for the count was a fantastic and very enjoyable read that was well-written with a plot that draws you in from the beginning because the bride happens to find the groom in a compromising position and then runs away with her best friend's brother. Talk about a quick turnaround since it was obvious the groom had never been all that important in her affections if she could get over him that hastily. The dialogue was brilliant and I enjoyed the mischievous ways of both characters, especially when Galen coaxed Lacey into doing things she wouldn't normally do. As for the sex scenes, they were hot and had me wondering how Galen could have kept Lacey at arm's length for so long when they had such strong chemistry. What I liked so much about Lacey was her determination to let loose and have fun by doing things she didn't normally do. While with Galen, I liked how supportive he was when her marriage had fallen apart and that he was willing to help her so she didn't become depressed like her best friend thought she would.

Overall, this book is one I'll definitely be reading again and again because not only was I intrigued by the hero and heroine but also the secondary characters -- especially Lacey's best friend, Cat -- whom I'm hoping will get a book of her own in the future.

Overall rating:
Sensuality rating: Very Sensual

Reviewer: Bec
December 11, 2012

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