Gin Fling by Lucy Score with Claire Kingsley

Title: Gin Fling

Author: Lucy Score with Claire Kingsley

Series: Bootleg Springs #5

Release Date: June 26, 2019

Blurb

A slow grin spread across his face and I had to turn away from the wattage. It was like staring at the sun. The handsome sun that was making my core temperature rise and causing a hormone dump in my brain. — Shelby Thompson

Personal trainer Jonah Bodine discovers more than he bargained for with the half-siblings he didn’t know he had in small-town West Virginia. Not only is his dead father a person of interest in a cold case disappearance, but the entire town seems way too invested in Jonah’s happily ever after potential.

His summer of solitude in a lakeside cottage is ruined when his matchmaking sister saddles him with an unwanted roommate.

Adorable, snort-laughing nerd Shelby Thompson came to Bootleg Springs looking for answers and ends up getting adopted by the town’s nosy elders. Maneuvered into sharing a cottage with the handsome trainer, she makes the best of a sticky situation by offering her perpetually shirtless roommate a strings-free summer fling.

Jonah is tempted. Very tempted. But Shelby has secrets. And as the Callie Kendall mystery unravels, Shelby’s own past comes back to haunt her. The danger is very real and so are the feelings she’s developing for Jonah.

Pleasure Buttons: Small-town. Romantic comedy. Romantic suspense. Summer fling. Roommates to lovers. Rescued puppies. Family series. Mystery. Happily ever after.

Add to Goodreads

Review

I’ve tried to write this review a few times, but each time it ends up a rambling love letter to Bootleg Springs. I promise to focus, but you will have to stick with me, because there is a lot to say about this one. Long story short? Buy this book immediately and devour it. You’ll try to savor it, but you won’t be able to put it down.

I love this book and everything about it. I adore Jonah and Shelby. I love seeing each of the couples from the previous books. I love hearing from the town residents through the snippets of Shelby’s survey at the ends of the chapters. I love the writing and how both of these characters grow throughout this book. I love that I was on the edge of my seat going through so many emotions regarding the mystery of Callie Kendall. And I love the way I feel like I just might die waiting for Highball Rush, but I also don’t want it to come because I don’t want to ever leave Bootleg Springs.

Jonah and Shelby bring all the feels. Neither of these characters are native to Bootleg Springs, and they both feel a little bit disconnected. They see themselves as puzzle pieces that just don’t quite fit. However, it was absolutely beautiful the way everything else was able to come together, and they could find their place once their pieces joined together. (Get your head out of the gutter…okay, that too.) Not only did things come together for them, but it was as if they were the missing pieces Bootleg Springs had been waiting on as well. They both made the Bodines and Bootleg Springs as a whole better just by being there.

And the mystery…oh my goodness! So many theories were thrown out, brought back, altered, and carefully crafted while reading this. There were some major twists and turns as well as answers revealed. I love the thoughtfulness that went with crafting this series. Things that were foreshadowed along the way, and things that were in place as little red herrings to keep you guessing. I find myself going back through the previous books to check my facts with each new one that is released, and I absolutely love it!

Lucy and Claire have created something so special with this series. The community as a whole is just incredible. This small town is like no other, and I adore it.

Purchase

Amazon US / UK / CA / AU

Free with Kindle Unlimited

Also in Series

Add to Goodreads

Amazon: US / UK / CA / AU

Free with Kindle Unlimited

Add to Goodreads

Amazon: US / UK / CA / AU

Free with Kindle Unlimited

Add to Goodreads

Amazon US / UK / CA / AU

Free with Kindle Unlimited

Add to Goodreads

Amazon US / UK / CA / AU

Free with Kindle Unlimited

About the Author

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.

Author Links

Website / Facebook / FB Group / Newsletter / Instagram / Twitter / Bookbub / Blog / Goodreads / Booksprout / Book+Main

Series Co-Author

Claire Kingsley is an Amazon Top 10 bestselling author of sexy, heartfelt contemporary romance and romantic comedies. She writes books with sassy, quirky heroines, swoony heroes who love their women hard, panty-melting sexytimes, romantic happily ever afters, and lots of big feels.

Co-Author Links

Facebook / Facebook Group Twitter / Goodreads / Instagram / Book+Main Bites / Amazon

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *