Friday, January 7, 2022

Release Blitz: Homecoming King by Penny Reid

Homecoming King, an all-new holiday romcom from New York Times bestselling author Penny Reid is now live!

Rex “TW” McMurtry’s perpetual single-hood wouldn’t bother him so much if all his ex-girlfriends didn’t keep marrying the very next person they dated, especially when so many of those grooms are his closest friends. He may be a pro-football defensive end for the Chicago Squalls, but the press only wants to talk about how he’s always a groomsman and never a groom. Rex is sick of being the guy before the husband, and he’s most definitely sick of being the best man at all their weddings.

Bartender Abigail McNerny is the gal-pal, the wing-woman, the she-BFF. She’s dated. Once. And once was more than enough. Privy to all the sad stories of her customers, ‘contentment over commitment’ is her motto, and Abby is convinced no one on earth could ever entice her into a romantic relationship . . . except that one guy she’s loved since preschool.

The guy who just walked into her bar.

The guy who doesn’t recognize her.

The guy who is drunk and needs a ride home.

The guy who has a proposition she should definitely refuse.

4 stars

Review by Lisa Kane

Abby McNerny lives a simple life, she loves creating crafts and working at the bar. She's single and has no desire to mingle. She had a disastrous first marriage and is not about to set foot in date land again.

Just before closing time a big burly guy comes into the bar. When she waits on him, she realizes she knows him-he's Rex McMurtry, the famous football player. Despite the fact that they went all through school together-elementary to high school, he doesn't recognize her. When it's time to kick him out to close up, Abby realizes he's drunk off his butt. He doesn't seem to want her to call anyone to come and get him and he doesn't have anywhere to go. What's a girl to do? Why she just does him a solid and takes him home. She didn't count on him throwing up all over her car and her. 

When he wakes up the next day, it's obvious he thinks she set him up or let something happen between them. She lets him know that she knows who he is and doesn't care if he's famous. He knows he owes her a big time favor. 

Abby thinks he's out of her life, but he shows up at the bar where she works. With a proposition- he needs a fake wife. He too is off of dating but he is sick of the press and people pressuring him about his love life and he has tons of appearances he's obligated to attend. He needs her and Abby needs a few things from him herself. 

Commence the fake relationship! 

Homecoming King is a slow, intense, funny romance about two people who live very different lives who somehow become entangled in a relationship. What is real and what is fake? 

This was my first read from Penny Reid. It was cute and steamy and I enjoyed it. 

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Meet Penny Reid
Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she writes kissing books. Penny is an obsessive knitter and manages the #OwnVoices-focused mentorship incubator/ publishing imprint, Smartypants Romance. She lives in Seattle Washington with her husband, three kids, and dog named Hazel.

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