Living in the small town of Cloverleaf, watching her friends settle down one by one, all Lizzy wants is her own happily ever after. But with each failed date she starts to believe that finding the one man who will look at her like she’s his reason for living is practically impossible.
Trevor has had feelings for Lizzy since stepping foot into Cloverleaf, but despite their intense chemistry when they first met, the feisty little redhead friend-zoned him before he ever had a chance to make his move. After watching her date every loser in town he’s finally decided enough is enough. Thanks to a drunken weekend in Vegas, he finally has the one thing he’s always wanted…Lizzy as his wife.
But just because he caught her doesn’t mean he’ll get to keep her. Can Trevor and Lizzy push the boundaries of friendship and build a relationship that can truly last, or will they crash and burn before they ever get off the ground?
So let me start by saying that you can read this as a standalone, but I would recommend reading Picking up the Pieces (#1) and Rising from the Ashes. Why, you may ask? Well this series centers around a group of friends that have grown up with each other, that way, when you read this book, you will know all other characters in the book. Ok, now I need to take my own advice because I need to read Rising from Ashes lol. So enough of my tangent and on to my review. So if you’ve read Picking up the Pieces, you already meet Lizzy and Tyler. Lizzy is from Cloverleaf, Texas but Tyler, he’s Lucas’ friend from the Marines, and he decided to move to Cloverleaf and away from his idiotic family. Lizzy and Tyler are besties, but Tyler has always had a “hard-on” for Lizzy. Lizzy is tired of dating losers and Tyler is very tired of seeing Lizzie dating said losers.
So in the true spirit of friendship, Lizzie, Tyler and all their friends all head off to Vegas for Savannah and Jeremy’s wedding. You know the saying, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas? Not so much for this bunch. When alcohol is involved, you end up in a honeymoon suite, naked with an engagement and wedding ring next your naked BFF. Yup, you read it right. So Lizzie’s payback to Tyler, is to throw up all over him then going into a bit of a tantrum. Everyone is so happy, even Lizzy’s grandmother (whom I loved) was all for this great adventure.
When they head back home to Cloverleaf, Tyler does everything in his power to make sure they stay married. Lizzy will resort to other measures in trying to get an annulment (hence the crazy cat, and Tyler gets the dog who does know how to walk on 4 legs). It took a long while before they “consummated” their marriage that’s for sure. But oh boy, was it hot, hot, hot! Wherein Lizzy has a great and supportive (although crazy) family, Tyler has a real fucked up one. OMG did I hate his dad, but Karma is a bitch and she’s taking names.
There was struggle in keeping their marriage intact. Lots of insecurity on Lizzy’s behalf (but I understood why). What I enjoy most is the friendships. Every friend is in everyone’s business. They are kind of violent (in a funny way) with each other. I want friends like them. So, the million dollar question, do they stay married? Well read the book and find out for yourself.
I really like Ms. Prince’s style of writing. Not only does she bring the funny, but her plot is on point. You are never bored reading her books. Since this is my second time reading, I am definitely a fan. I cannot wait to continue this series with these band of friends.
*An ARC was provided for an honest review.
Picking up the Pieces – http://amzn.com/B00DQXNWYY
Rising from the Ashes – http://amzn.com/B00IMMXQY0
Born and raised around Houston Texas, Jessica spent most of her life complaining about the heat, humidity, and all around pain in the ass weather. It was only as an adult that she quickly realized the cost of living in Houston made up for not being able to breathe when she stepped outside. That’s why God created central air, after all.
Jessica is the mother of a perfect little boy–she refuses to accept that he inherited her attitude and sarcastic nature no matter what her husband says.
In addition to being a wife and mom, she’s also a wino, a coffee addict, and an avid lover of all types of books–romances still being her all time favs. Her husband likes to claim that reading is her obsession but she just says it’s a passion…there’s a difference. Not that she’d expect a boy to understand.
Jessica has been writing since she was a little girl, but thankfully grew out of drawing her own pictures for her stories before ever publishing her first book. Because an artist she is not.
Picking up the Pieces: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17789234-picking-up-the-pieces?from_search=true
Rising from the Ashes: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18039326-rising-from-the-ashes