4 out of 5 Licks
Keeping her loud, redneck family in line for seventeen years has been no easy feat for Charlie Davies, but she’s managed to carve out a life for herself in the quiet crazy of her hometown. That is, until her baby sister announces she’s marrying a country-club boy from the bright lights of Dallas. Charlie’s got two months to defeat her sister’s she-demon Maid of Honor, keep her cousins from ruining the nuptials, and decide whether her one-time, one-night stand Alex Ramirez is worth a second chance.
Alex has thought of almost nothing but Charlie for two years, since the morning he woke up alone in her empty hotel room. Her sister’s upcoming wedding to his best friend seems like the perfect opportunity to reconnect with the girl who got away, but he underestimates her pull on him and soon finds himself torn between love and duty.
With the wedding fast approaching, Alex and Charlie’s relationship will be put to the test. Hillbillies, debutantes, and the old southern divide of rich and poor threaten to keep them apart. One thing’s for sure, it’s about to get interesting in Harlow County.
Disclaimer: this book has not 1, not 2, but 3 steamy scenes – and I mean, they’re HAWT.
There is no denying Emily Hemmer is hilarious! She keeps my laughing almost the entire time when I am reading her books. After reading Just One I couldn’t wait to get my hands on Plus None. All the best stories have some conflict to them and while I thoroughly enjoyed this book (stayed up all night to finish it) I couldn’t help but feel like the conflict was just silly. Alex could have solved all the issues but he chose to be kinda wussy about the whole thing. I wound up frustrated with him more often than not. I swayed back and forth with Charlie at times too. While her redneck family was amusing at times it got to be a bit too much. With that being said, I still really enjoyed the book. Emily has an amazing ability to bring humor and sexiness into the book. You could feel the electricity between these two and in the end I did find myself rooting for a happy ending. If you want a book that will make you laugh out loud this is it.
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