When Lacey goes to search out her new husband on the night of their wedding, she’s shocked when she finds him in flagrante delicto with her best friend and bridesmaid, Becca. As if her hours old marriage exploding in her face wasn’t humiliating enough, a crowd starts to gather…including Cat, her other best friend. Cat’s older brother and her childhood (lifelong, really) crush is in the crowd too.
Luckily, Cat takes charge and gets Lacey out of there. Unfortunately, it’s by means of Galen, the previously mentioned stud, and his very sexy bike. In her first daring act as a woman scorned, Lacey rips off her wedding dress, hops on the back of Galen’s bike and crashes at their family cottage for the night. While attempting to take her mind off the disaster that is all of a sudden her life, Galen busts out the alcohol and conversation turns to truth or dare: “I dare you to take your honeymoon”
And so it begins! Not only does Lacey take her paradise honeymoon to San Juan, Puerto Rico (take me with!) but Galen tags along. I think you, Dear Reader, can see where this leads. If not, I’ll spell it out for you: First taste of freedom + a sinfully sexy and willing man + mojitos, waterfalls, and PARADISE = an incredibly sweet, sexy love story with a power couple you can’t get enough of.
I loved watching Lacey grow into herself as a person and a woman. It wasn’t unbelievable because she didn’t jump all in, she dipped her toe in the pool of wild and crazy and inched in like a normal person. She even sucked at it sometimes! She was real.
Galen wasn’t too hard to read about either. He was sinfully sexy and fell for Lacey so hard I couldn’t help but swoon. Although the amazing places they visited in Puerto Rico made me want to book the next flight out!
Down for the Count was a fantastic read, yet another score by Christine Bell. As it’s the first in her new “Dare Me” series, I can’t wait for the next one!
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Down for the Countby Christine BellRelease Date: October 1, 2012Publisher: Entangled Publishing