Lyric and Lingerie (The Fort Worth Wranglers Book ) Tracy Wolff , Katie Graykowski
I fell in love with Tracy’s writing through the wonderful Extreme Risk series.
I thought it would be interesting to see what comes out when she teamed up with Katie, as I’ve never read any of Katie’s works.
Its a mixed read for me, what I did like was the sharpness of the writing, the mix of characters, the way the story flowed, but what didn’t work so well was that somehow I never really felt invested deeply in any of the people here.
Heath was lovely of course, a real southern Gentleman, who loved the ladies and had known Lyric and her sister Harmony since they were kids.
Lyric was the super intelligent but dim-on-a-practical-level type, lovely but sort of detached from the real world, only at home with science and the stars.
Its a real treat to get a hot, sensual lady who’s got a brain, instead of the dumbed down bimbos that dominate romance novels, but sadly her lack of practicality in everything except her chosen profession got a little tired after a while.
I couldn’t really see what Lyric and Heath had between them, where and why the magic spark was there. What did he see in her, and she in him, given they’ve been out of contact for what? ten or twelve years? Then they meet and sparks fly? Except they didn’t..
It could have been a great read if I felt I “knew” them better, but I got the feeling I only understood them on a superficial level.
Its a decent length novel, but it seemed a bit to me as through the humour took first place, with fleshing out the actual characters coming second. That works for many readers, and delivers a novel with some humour that’s very funny in parts, and I enjoyed it, but after a while it began to pall for me, and feel a little pressured. A kind of You Will Laugh Here like it or not…and I like my humour more subtle, like to find it kind of hiding, waiting for discovery rather than being spoon fed it, force fed even sometimes.
There are some potentially great characters here, with a fun storyline and humour literally on every page, and I’m sure it a case of “its me not the story” but I just felt what could have been for me a great read was spoiled a bit by the OTT humour, I’d have liked less of that and more of the actual characters, their background and actions instead.
This book wasn’t really the best fit for me though the story and writing are well done as always, and I can see already that others adore it, but again thats just me.
If you’re looking for a laugh every page read this will be perfect for you.
Stars: Three, a cute story, packed with lots and lots of humour.
ARC supplied by authors
Release Date: September 27, 2016
From New York Times Bestselling author Tracy Wolff and International Bestselling author Katie Graykowski comes a sexy tale of love, laughter and lingerie …
Lyric Wright is an off-beat astrophysicist whose life is falling apart around her. After losing her fiancé to a hula dancing astrologer and losing her dress to an ill-fated leap of faith, she’s sure there’s nowhere for her life to go but up. At least until she sits down on a trans-Pacific flight next to the one man she never wanted to see again—the boy she’d lost her heart and her virginity too back before she’d learned that friendship and football don’t equal true love.
Broken down quarterback Heath Montgomery is on a plane ride to nowhere. Dodging the phone call he’s certain will end his professional football career for good, he might be Texas bound, but he knows there’s nowhere for him to go but down. But that’s before his childhood best friend and confidante plops back into his life wearing nothing but duct tape and a bad attitude. Determined not to lose her again (especially since he isn’t sure why he lost her the first time) and desperate to outrun his own shadowy future, Heath sets out to take Lyric on the ride of her life. Too bad she only dates men who actually know what her butterfly nebula is … and can find it without the help of a star chart.
Add in one passive-aggressive flight attendant with delusions of couture, a cherry red car with a crush on Neil Diamond, an over-protective sister with a black belt in Krav Maga, two parents determined to marry their spinster daughter off to the hometown hero no matter the cost, and a whole lot of lingerie popping up in all the right places at all the wrong times and you’ve got an unforgettable love story that fans of Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Rachel Gibson won’t want to miss!
About the Authors
Tracy Wolff collects books, English degrees and lipsticks and has been known to forget where—and sometimes who—she is when immersed in a great novel. At six she wrote her first short story—something with a rainbow and a prince—and at seven she forayed into the wonderful world of girls lit with her first Judy Blume novel. By ten she’d read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore, so in desperation her mom started her on romance novels. And from the first page of the first book, Tracy knew she’d found her life-long love. Now an English professor at her local community college, she writes romances that run the gamut from contemporary to paranormal to erotic suspense.
And for all of those who want the unedited version:
Tracy Wolff lives with four men, teaches writing to local college students and spends as much time as she can manage immersed in worlds of her own creation. Married to the alpha hero of her dreams for twelve years, she is the mother of three young sons who spend most of their time trying to make her as crazy as possible.
Tracy Wolff also writes as Tessa Adams
I write romantic comedy with lots of heart. I like scuba diving, Mexican food, chocolate cream cheese frosting, movies where lots of stuff gets blown up, and sparkly things. I have a husband, a daughter, and three K-9 kids. I’d love to hear from you. Shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org