Christine Bell starts DOWN FOR THE COUNT with a bang! It's
Lacey Garrity's wedding day and she discovers the worst
betrayal ever -- her groom and her bridesmaid are in the
reception hall closet doing the dirty. With good reason,
Lacey flees her own wedding on the back of her best
friend's older brother's bike where she can wallow in her
misery. However, Galen Thomas isn't about to let her be
alone when she is hurting so bad. Soon, they discover that
there is something between them despite the fact that they
can't act upon it. So instead, what they do is head off to
Puerto Rico where Lacey's honeymoon was supposed to be and
just learn to forget what was done to them and allow
freedom to ring!
As my first novel by Bell, I was immediately ensnared by
the story and felt an immediate kinship with Lacey's
character. What woman wouldn't sympathize with what she
first experiences? With such a strong start to the story,
I definitely had no qualms about diving right into this
book. Strong characters, vivid emotions and explosive
chemistry -- DOWN FOR THE COUNT had it all!
Another fantastic aspect of this book is Bell's humor. Some
pages had me laughing out loud! So unique in her voice, I
felt that Bell's personality definitely showed in her work
and I am so glad to have found a new author for me to
explore. I DARE YOU to read a Christine Bell book. You
won't be disappointed!
When Lacey Garrity finds her groom in flagrante delicto in
the reception hall closet with her bridesmaid, she's saved
by her best friendâ€™s older brotherâ€”childhood tormentor,
crush, and boxing bad boy Galen Thomas. Galenâ€™s solution is
both exciting and dangerous. What better way to forget the
mess of her life than go on her honeymoon with a hot guy who
canâ€™t promise anything beyond today?
Galen had been counting on Lacey's wedding to put her out of
reachâ€”and out of his mindâ€”once and for all, but their steamy
Puerto Rican escape is testing all his boundaries. Now that
Laceyâ€™s embracing her inner bad girl, Galen is tempted to
throw in the towel and claim her for himself. But with the
biggest fight of his career on the line and an important
business merger threatening to derail Laceyâ€™s resolve, their
romance might be down for the count before it even begins.