I received this book for free from Social Butterfly PR in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Homecoming King by Penny Reid
Series: Three Kings #1
Published by Cipher-Naught on December 14, 2021
Genres: Adult Sports Romance
Source: Social Butterfly PR
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Rex “TW” McMurtry’s perpetual single-hood wouldn’t bother him so much if all his ex-girlfriends didn’t keep marrying the very next person they dated, especially when so many of those grooms are his closest friends. He may be a pro-football defensive end for the Chicago Squalls, but the press only wants to talk about how he’s always a groomsman and never a groom. Rex is sick of being the guy before the husband, and he’s most definitely sick of being the best man at all their weddings.
Bartender Abigail McNerny is the gal-pal, the wing-woman, the she-BFF. She’s dated. Once. And once was more than enough. Privy to all the sad stories of her customers, ‘contentment over commitment’ is her motto, and Abby is convinced no one on earth could ever entice her into a romantic relationship . . . except that one guy she’s loved since preschool.
The guy who just walked into her bar.
The guy who doesn’t recognize her.
The guy who is drunk and needs a ride home.
The guy who has a proposition she should definitely refuse.
So we got a heads up about this book over a year ago I believe, but then the author wasn’t sure about publishing it right away. Then this year she got it ready to go and so I was so excited to read it. And I can tell you my anticipation was not misplaced at all! I loved so much about this story. In fact it started off with one of the most perfect quotes I’ve read in a long time:
“Hot guys have hot guy problems, which are like first world problems on steroids.”
So true, what made this even more real than what it may sound like is that it was said in jest by the character about the hot guy. It didn’t take long before I was hooked and could barely put this down. In fact I went and got a pedicure so I could just sit and read and I finished the last half of the book in an hour it was so good!
I loved the characters as I mentioned. I loved the setting, and I’m so excited to get more from this world with possible other characters we’ve met. Now according to the blurb, I’d like to meet and go out with Rex so that I could meet my future husband with the next guy I dated. But of course Abby is the one for Rex, and he is the one for her, it’s so obvious from the very beginning.
But their chemistry was off the charts, even if the two of them couldn’t seem to quite make it clear to each other at first. Both had their misunderstandings, but finally they kind of figured it out and slowly but surely showed the other one they were what they wanted.
A wonderful winter winning read from Reid!