Book Review: Rock Bottom Girl by Lucy Score

Hands down Rock Bottom Girl is one of my absolute FAVORITE books this year. When I started reading it, my first thought was, where has Lucy Score been all my life? This book is not to be missed!

Book Review: Rock Bottom Girl by Lucy Score | About That Story
Rock Bottom Girl by Lucy Score

“You may be faking the relationship, but you’re not faking the orgasms.”

Downsized, broke, and dumped, 38-year-old Marley sneaks home to her childhood bedroom in the town she couldn’t wait to escape twenty years ago. Not much has changed in Culpepper. The cool kids are still cool. Now they just own car dealerships and live in McMansions next door. Oh, and the whole town is still talking about that Homecoming she ruined her senior year.

Desperate for a new start, Marley accepts a temporary teaching position. Can the girl banned from all future Culpepper High Homecomings keep the losing-est girls soccer team in school history from killing each other and prevent carpal tunnel in a bunch of phone-clutching gym class students?

Maybe with the help of Jake Weston, high school bad boy turned sexy good guy. When the school rumor mill sends Marley to the principal’s office to sign an ethics contract, the tattooed track coach, dog dad, and teacher of the year becomes her new fake boyfriend and alibi—for a price. The Deal: He’ll teach her how to coach if she teaches him how to be in a relationship.

Who knew a fake boyfriend could deliver such real orgasms? But it’s all temporary. The guy. The job. The team. There’s too much history. Rock bottom can’t turn into a foundation for happily ever after. Can it?

Warning: Story also includes a meet-puke, a bouffanted nemesis, a yard swan and donkey basketball, a teenage-orchestrated makeover, and a fake relationship that gets a little too real between the sheets.

5 out of 5 stars

This book is my happy place! Perfection. 6 stars. I cannot believe how awesomely amazing and entertaining this was. Rock Bottom Girl was everything I could have wanted and so much more. An absolutely stellar story and I had a blast reading it.

Holy mother this was so hysterically funny and awesome. I loved, loved, LOVED Marley. She was so relatable and had the best internal dialogue. I highlighted the heck out of this book because there were just so many awesome things that had me smiling and laughing. She's got such a big heart and I had a major girl crush happening. And Jake. Oh, Jake. Sweet, swoon-worthy, sexy, Jake. Confident, caring, full of heart Jake. I could not get enough of him! Marley and Jake had off the chart’s chemistry. I loved the build to their fake relationship turned real, the heat (which was smokin’ hot!), watching them open up and grow, and it's done in this fantastically witty way. It was everything.

Marley and Jake are amazing, yes, but there is so much more. It's all these great characters in their community. It was this fantastic, eclectic, well-rounded group with memorable and distinct personalities. Marley’s parents, the soccer girls, her best friend Vicky, even high school bullies and nemesis’s. People coming together, opening up, sharing, and growing up. There were so many funny scenes and important bonding moments. There were just so many really great things happening. Yes, I was laughing my butt off but I could also feel Marley’s emotion and so got her. There was so much evolution for these characters, it really was a wonderful thing to read and be a part of.

The writing was stellar. The flow, the build, the descriptions, the humor. I loved the timing of learning what happened in their past. I pretty much turned the page like a madwoman wanting to know all the things. So, obviously, I loved this down to my core. It made me feel all kinds of gushy and happy. This was everything. One of my FAVORITE books of the year!

Book Review: Rock Bottom Girl by Lucy Score | About That Story

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I am going to need this one in paperback. It is 100% bookshelf worthy! I really wish it was available in audio because I bet it would be a riot to listen too. Seriously! I cannot begin to say enough good things! *throws confetti*

Update on 10/20/19: Rock Bottom Girl is now available on audiobook. If you can picture someone doing an obnoxious booty shake dance right now, you'd be picturing me. I am so excited! 

Have you read a knock-your-socks-off book this year? Let me know what it is!

Book Review: Rock Bottom Girl by Lucy Score | About That Story

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