Series: Fort Worth Wranglers #1
on September 27th, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Lyric Wright is an off-beat astrophysicist whose life is falling apart around her. After losing her fianc├® to a hula dancing astrologer and losing her dress to an ill-fated leap of faith, sheÔÇÖs sure thereÔÇÖs 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 againÔÇöthe boy sheÔÇÖd lost her heart and her virginity too back before sheÔÇÖd learned that friendship and football donÔÇÖt equal true love.
Broken down quarterback Heath Montgomery is on a plane ride to nowhere. Dodging the phone call heÔÇÖs certain will end his professional football career for good, he might be Texas bound, but he knows thereÔÇÖs nowhere for him to go but down. But thatÔÇÖs 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 isnÔÇÖt 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 ÔÇª 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 youÔÇÖve got an unforgettable love story that fans of Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Rachel Gibson wonÔÇÖt want to miss!
From New York Times Bestselling author Tracy Wolff and International Bestselling author Katie Graykowski comes a sexy tale of love, laughter and lingerie ÔÇª
Lyric & Lingerie is the first book by either of the authors that I’ve read and IÔÇÖm so happy to have found my way to them. Why? Well simply put, itÔÇÖs an amazingly FUN read! At times itÔÇÖs fabulously silly and I felt positively giddy. The main characters, Lyric and Heath are very authentic feeling, so much so that I felt an immediate affinity for them.
Due to some unfortunate circumstances and crazy good coincidence, Lyric and Heath end up back in each others worlds after a decade of being incommunicado. The reasons for the fall out stems from a pretty epic mistake that Heath makes when they are 18 and both Lyric and her twin sister Harmony shut him out. HeÔÇÖs clueless, but he knows that years with Lyric in his life left a great big hole in that soft heart of his. Following some hilarious first couple of chapters and as they venture to their hometown together in the 1980ÔÇÖs ÔÇ£Sweet Cherry CherryÔÇØ cadillac, they rediscover their connection. So while their friendship was interrupted, Heath now finds himself feeling oddly protective and somewhat responsible for Lyrics happiness. He takes this very seriously *wink wink* and he almost manages to convince Lyric that this is more than a friendly attempt to be back in her good graces.
Heath is the perfect balance of sweet and sexy hero and Lyric is a smart (astronomically) and sassy heroine. ThereÔÇÖs a little angst in an unrequited love aspect (which is my very most favorite sub- genre) and boy oh boy, did that tug at my heartstrings. It was easy to see why Lyric has her doubts about Heath and his feelings for her. While he seems genuine, the situation is one where he manages to muck things up a bit.
Lyric & Lingerie is one of those reads that will have you giggling and simultaneously sighing in contentment. The story line is well paced and Lyric and Heath find themselves surrounded by a crazy cast, including her family, a few nurses, a wedding planner, and a crew from ESPN. I found that I didn’t want to put it down, but I also knew that picking it back up gave me something to look forward to and that made me oh so happy. L&L is a 4.5 star read in the romantic comedy genre and has firmly placed Tracy Wolff and Katie Graykowski on my list of go to authors!
~Review by Cyndi