Knox is a badass, bar-owning barber who prefers to live his life the way he takes his coffee: Alone. Well, except for his basset hound, Waylon. He doesn’t tolerate drama (Knox, not Waylon. Waylon loves drama.). Especially not when it comes in the form of a stranded runaway bride.
Naomi answered her estranged–some would say evil–twin’s call for help, arriving in rural and rough-around-the-edges Knockemout, Virginia, ready to be the good sister as usual.
Too bad her evil twin hasn’t changed at all. After helping herself to Naomi’s car and cash, Tina leaves her with something unexpected. The 11-year-old niece Naomi didn’t know she had. Dun dun dunnnn!
There are reasons why Knox doesn’t do family drama or high-maintenance women who actually believe in all the bullshit trappings of romance. But since her life imploded right in front of him, the least he can do is help Naomi out of her jam. Even if the uptight good girl is a gigantic pain in his ass. As soon as she stops getting herself into new trouble, he can stop dragging her into his bed and go back to his peaceful, solitary life.
At least, that’s the plan until the trouble turns to real danger.
This story had me from when Knox was trying to kick Naomi out of town. Although he was mistaking her for her infamous twin Tina, who apparently caused quite the ruckus in Knockemout. This story was so much more than just a simple story. So very much more! I felt such a kinship with Naomi because I am just like her; I am always trying to please everyone before I even think of myself. And then when I do focus on me, I won’t ask for help by the people in my life who always offer to help.
And Knox. Freaking Knox. From the word go, he’s been attracted and annoyed by Naomi. And Naomi isn’t as fond of Knox either. Or the Viking. But then they are both so interwoven, that yeah, they started to like each other.
And then enter all the other characters in Knockemout, from friends to Knox’s family. After reading this story, I can’t wait for more of Knockemout! I truly hope there will be more!
Lucy Score is a Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon bestselling author. Small town contemporary rom-coms are her lady jam and she enjoys delivering the feels with a huge side of happily ever after.
Her books have been translated into several languages, making readers around the world snort laugh, swoon, and sob. Lucy lives in Pennsylvania with the devastatingly handsome Mr. Lucy and their horrible cat.
In her spare time she enjoys sleeping, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and reading all the romance novels in the universe.