English teacher Reagan Wild is late for work—and looks like she dressed herself
in the dark—she remembers Carter Anthony, a well-known football star, is coming
to the school to deliver a talk to her overexcited students.
Reagan knows Carter from her high school days, since he was her past crush, she
wasn’t ready to see him again. At the time, she hated being invisible. But
right now, she wished she could simply disappear.
Anthony is keen to give back to his hometown, but what he doesn’t expect is
getting something in return. When a chance encounter with Reagan, the shy girl
from his past, happens, he knows instinctively this woman is supposed to be in
embarrassing ability to blurt out whatever’s on her mind, Reagan doesn’t understand
Carter’s attention. She has no doubt, though, he’ll soon realize his mistake
when he discovers just how crazy she and her family are. But no matter what he
sees, what he hears, or how her looney family behaves, he doesn’t run. In fact,
Carter’s family seem just as unique as hers.
poop, naked yoga, and the paparazzi’s, can Carter and Reagan have any hope in
love, even when it’s fumbled?
This was the first book I’ve read by Lila Rose, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. What I read was an amazingly hysterical story about a fumbling, awkward school teacher who doesn’t know what to do with herself when she comes face to face with her former high school crush and doesn’t know how to handle the fact that he may like her too.
I loved how real Reagan is. She’s spunky, has zero filter and is a hot mess. Who can’t relate to that?!?! When Carter, her high school crush and current NFL Star, shows up at her school, their awkward meeting sets the stage for a romcom that is full of so many laugh out loud moments.
As it turns out, Carter had a crush on Ree back in high school as well, but gave in to peer pressure and dated the pretty girl rather than the curvy one. Now that he has a second chance to get the girl, Carter sets out to prove that he’s not the same guy he was as a teenager.
The slow burn between these two was so amazing. Carter is so sweet, and I even fell in love with him. I really liked that Reagan’s size was just a fact, and didn’t become a plot point itself. Their two families were all kinds of crazy, and it fed into the madness that I loved about this book. I hope that there is a story in there for Carter’s brothers!
I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
Army which caused them to move around a lot. They finally settled in country
Victoria, Australia. Being the youngest of four children she admits she was
spoilt a bit. Even drove her mum crazy when she refused to eat meat at a young
Now, Lila lives with her husband and two children.
She started writing in 2013 and self-published the first of the Hawks MC:
Ballarat Charter series- Holding Out. Since then, she has published eleven
other titles, which range from erotica, humorous romance, YA and